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Wednesday, March 10,2010

Black and white and red-faced all over

Editor Gerald Boyd broke down barriers, until scandal ended his career

by Bill Castanier
Stone was recently on the Michigan State University campus as part of the School of Journalism’s centennial celebration and to promote Boyd’s book, “My Times In Black and White,” which has just been published.
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Wednesday, March 10,2010

The eyes have it

Entertaining ’Watch’ looks at insecurities in post-9/11 world

by Paul Wozniak
After seeing “The Watch List” at Riverwalk Theatre, it is easy to tell playwright Eric Dawe is as big a fan of TV and film as he is of theater.
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Wednesday, March 10,2010

’Alice’ gets a makeover

Director Tim Burton adds his own flavor to a visually stunning revamp

by Susan W. Woods
And what a trippy trip it is, in 3D no less. All the beloved characters from Lewis Carroll’s 1865 classic books, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass,” populate to the film: The Mad Hatter, played by a gleeful Johnny...
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Wednesday, March 10,2010

Turn it Down: A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

Two new venues open

by Rich Tupica
The Loft Located in the heart of downtown Lansing, above Harem Urban Lounge, is the area’s newest rock club: The Loft. Masterminded by Jerome White, a veteran local promoter, The Loft opened in February to serve one purpose: live shows. Both national and local acts will be booked at the space.
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Wednesday, March 10,2010

Wharton Center adds 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

Ted Neeley stars in touring production

by James Sanford
Ted Neeley, who starred in the film adaptation of "Jesus Christ Superstar," will reprise the role in a touring production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera coming to the Wharton Center at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 5. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 15.
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Wednesday, March 10,2010

The Screening Room

Lansing native Hughes gets Oscar attention - finally

by James Sanford
"I think that the best way to judge movies is, like, 10 years after they’re released," Damon told the Los Angeles Times. "I think they should actually do the awards that way. I think they should have done the Academy Awards this year for movies from 1998.
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Wednesday, March 10,2010

Mackerel Sky misses opening deadline

East Lansing art gallery settles in at new location Friday

by James Sanford
Mackerel Sky's grand re-opening in its new location at 211 M.A.C. Ave. is going to happen a couple days later than originally planned.
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Tuesday, March 9,2010

Barbershop meets the Big Apple

Chordsmen present a song-filled salute to New York City

by Gabi Moore
The Capital City Chordsmen will bring the sights and sounds of New York City to Wharton Center with their annual barbershop show on Saturday, March 13. “New York, NY – Thanks for the Memories” highlights some of the most important moments and significant attractions of the city.
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Friday, March 5,2010

And the Oscar goes to...

Expect some close races in Sunday night's Academy Awards

by James Sanford
Forget Christmas: For filmmakers, the most wonderful time of the year is Oscar season, a time when they do everything they can (and sometimes more than they’re allowed to) in order to take home one of those prized statuettes. Making movies is all good and well, but making big money off of them — that’s the real work.
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Thursday, March 4,2010

Old-school 'Alice'

An elaborate 1933 adaptation is full of vintage stars and vivid images

by James Sanford
Search the title “Alice in Wonderland” at the Internet Movie Database, and you’ll find more than two dozen film and TV adaptations of Lewis Carroll’s freaky fantasy, ranging from the well-known Disney animated version to the obscure 1982 musical “Alice at the Palace,” in which Meryl Streep hurls herself down the rabbit hole.
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