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Wednesday, March 17,2010

'Cheatin','April' among this week's theater openings

by James Sanford
“Cheatin’” (Lansing Civic Players) — Wagging tongues and other wagging body parts stir up big trouble in a tiny Texas town where infidelity is inescapable. Leo Sell, Paul Levandowski, Bob Purosky, Kat Cooper, Sandy Vanlacker, Tim Cody and Tippy Canal star in a farce...
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Wednesday, March 17,2010

Mackerel on the move

Gallery opens in new location

by Brandon Kirby
“There’s always buzz with any kind of change,” Dufelmeier said, and Mackerel Sky was no exception. “Excitement was generated with coming to see the new place.”.
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Tuesday, March 16,2010

"Sounds of Relief" for Haiti

Local musicians and DJs unite for a wide-ranging fundraising event

by Brandon Kirby
“Sounds of Relief” will be heard all through the Old Town Temple Building in Lansing with a wide range of music from rock to hip-hop to electronic in an event to benefit relief efforts in Haiti. What started out as a modestly sized event sponsored by Lansing Electronic Artist Kollective and other organizations has turned into an eight-hour night of music from 6 p.m.-2 a.m Friday, March 19.
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Monday, March 15,2010

King of Queen

Gary Mullen will rock you in a tribute to the late Freddie Mercury

by Luke Allen Hackney
Not everyone sounds like Queen's Freddie Mercury — and, of those that do, only Gary Mullen has managed to make a career of it."One Night of Queen," coming to the Wharton Center on Monday, March 22, is a two-hour tribute to the arena rockers best known for "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Another One Bites the Dust," "We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions" and "Somebody to Love."
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Friday, March 12,2010

Isn't it woe-mantic?

Thinking about seeing "Remember Me"? Forget it

by James Sanford
“Remember Me” is a tearjerker that won’t make you cry. It will, however, make you groan and squirm and possibly snore as it painstakingly details the lackluster love story of a bitter rich-kid-turned-rebel and a sunny social-worker-to-be brought together by police brutality. That may sound a bit peculiar but, as Al Jolson once said, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet.
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Thursday, March 11,2010

Call her the cat's meow

Melissa 'Inky' Kim emerges victorious in Cocktail Wars

by Luke Allen Hackney
Kim appropriately named her winning concoction the “Hell Cat.” The rim was covered in blue raspberry sugar and Melissa "Inky" Kim of The Chrome Cat won the top prize in Cocktail Wars, a six-weeklong contest sponsored by Banzai Energy Drink and City Pulse.
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Thursday, March 11,2010

Who's that girl?

Instant fame. Instant friends. She's living a Twitter fanatic's dream — all thanks to Conan O'Brien

by Gabi Moore
At 2 p.m. on Friday, March 5, Sarah Killen, 19, of Fowlerville, was just a normal small-town girl.She was working online to get her diploma from Howell High School, on an old computer that didn’t work that well.She had been engaged to her boyfriend, John Slowik, Jr., for almost a year, and she was worried that they wouldn’t be able to pay for their impending wedding on Sept. 25.She was planning to participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure event to raise money for breast cancer in August, and she was concerned about getting the $2,300 she needed to fundraise for that, too.
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Thursday, March 11,2010

Something fishy

Friday fish fries abound during the season of Lent

by James Sanford
Ifyou want to adhere to the meatless Fridays of Lent, but you don’t want tosettle for a salad or fast-food fish sandwich, there are plenty of otheroptions available. Numerous churches and organizations in the area are offeringFriday evening fish fries through April. 2 The p...
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Thursday, March 11,2010

Something fishy

Friday fish fries abound during the season of Lent

by James Sanford
If you want to adhere to the meatless Fridays of Lent, but you don’t want to settle for a salad or fast-food fish sandwich, there are plenty of other options available. Numerous churches and organizations in the area are offering Friday evening fish fries through April. 2 The prices are rather appetizing, too: less than $10 for all-you-can-eat fish, fries and other menu items.
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Wednesday, March 10,2010

Rainbows and monsters

Show spotlights artwork of autistic students

by Lawrence Cosentino
The show isn’t all rainbows. At Sunday’s reception, Ben Davis, a sophomore at Charlotte High School, stood proudly next to a display case of insectoid horrors made of ceramic, clay, wire and acrylic paint. Davis caught me looking into the blood-red mouth of a spidery thing with a lot of eyes.
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