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Wednesday, September 22,2010

Taking a classic to court

Taking a classic to court Mark Twain testifies at ’Trial of Tom Sawyer’

by Lawrence Cosentino
Would modern DNA forensics have saved Tom from being smacked upside the head by Aunt Polly for the sugar bowl broken by his brother, Sid? Aunt Polly, though well-meaning, has a disturbing penchant for corporal punishment, leaving her open to several serious battery charges.
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Wednesday, September 22,2010

’Door’ to discovery

’Door’ to discovery Williamston drama examines racial identity

by Lawrence Cosentino
Williamston Theatre 122 S. Putnam Rd., Williamston Sept. 23-Oct. 17 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; 3 p.m. matinees Sat., Oct. 2 and Thurs., Oct. 16 Pay-What-You-Can Thursday, Sept. 23 Preview performances $15 (through Sept. 30); beginning Oct.
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Wednesday, September 22,2010

Shaky Shakespeare

Shaky Shakespeare ’Shrew’ doesn’t shine

by Tom Helma
For those of you not familiar with this overly familiar tale of misogyny, “Shrew” is the simple story of Baptista, a father who sells his tempestuous eldest daughter to the aging Petruchio, a wealthy merchant, who “tames” (read: abuses) and thereby transforms this fiery female into a loving Stepford wife.
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Wednesday, September 22,2010

52nd Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show

by City Pulse Staff
Twice a year, book and paper enthusiasts of all kinds come together in Lansing to search through books, postcards, magazines, posters and more.
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Wednesday, September 22,2010

From deadlines to dead people

From deadlines to dead people Pulitzer-winning journalist becomes best-selling author

by Bill Castanier
Sandford is especially known for his 20 “Prey” novels featuring Minneapolis detective Lucas Davenport, but he is on the road promoting his relatively new series that features police detective Virgil Flowers. He has written four novels in that series, which grew out of the “Prey” franchise.
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Wednesday, September 22,2010

Eyes on ArtPrize

Local talents enter annual G.R. competition

by Mary C. Cusack
The grand prize is greater than Bravo’s “Top Chef," but less than “Survivor” or “Big Brother.” It’s a competition for world’s largest prize awarded for the creation of art, but it’s not on television, and it doesn’t take place in New York, London or Los Angeles.
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Wednesday, September 22,2010

TURN IT DOWN: A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
For those looking for a night of original bluesy music ' with a touch of saxophone ' Big Willy might be worth checking out at the Green Door this Thursday. The Lansing band, led by Will Rideoutt (guitar/vocals), is heavily rooted in blues, with a solid dose of old-school rock and soul elements.
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Wednesday, September 22,2010

What makes her run

What makes her run From asthmatic childhood to Capital City River Run

by Jessica Carreras
I’m not alone in this thinking. Race codirector Dick Miles says the route itself is much of what draws runners to the River Run. The half marathon takes in the beauty of Michigan State University, the Lansing River Trail, Scott Woods, Hawk Island Park and Potter Park.
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Wednesday, September 22,2010

Disaster to dazzler

Two home tours showcase dramatic renovations

by Meghan Spork
One house holds an extended family of 20 with room to spare; the other snugly fits a family of four. One is in East Lansing; the other is on Lansing’s west side. Both owners have great renovation stories, and both are opening their homes for a good cause.
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Wednesday, September 22,2010

Nighthawk with a day job

Trumpeter McWilliams debuts ‘noir’ sounds

by Kritika Bharadwaj
In high school, McWilliams came under the wing of trumpeter Kris Johnson, a stellar graduate of the MSU jazz studies area. McWilliams started to get hooked on jazz when Johnson turned him on to classic recordings of Count Basie, Miles Davis, and other jazz giants.
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