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Wednesday, May 19,2010

BoarsHead Theater faces final curtain

LCC trustees reject proposed partnership

by James Sanford
“Currently, BoarsHead is defunct, they are bankrupt. We’re not rescuing anyone,” he said. “The BoarsHead people are working hard to reconstitute themselves to once again be a viable theater company in Lansing. Without us, they’d have to go back to the drawing board.
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Wednesday, May 19,2010

Carrying the torch

New and seasoned artists converge at East Lansing Art Festival

by Jessica Carreras
In 1964, as an answer to street fairs taking place in Ann Arbor, a Michigan State University advertising student began a similar event that allowed art students to exhibit and sell their work.
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Thursday, May 13,2010

Home at last - after 60 years

Quaker Meeting House completed in Old Town

by Megan Murphy
“We liked the area, and when the particular lot was made available it seemed perfect,” Waltz said. “The zoning was right. Normally an easy place to build a church is out in the countryside somewhere, but we loved the feel of Old Town and wanted to be part of a community, not outside of it.
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Wednesday, May 12,2010

Take this badge off-a me

There’s no room for labels in ‘Blended People’ photo exhibit

by Lawrence Cosentino
Hozman is a Lansing resident and longtime civil rights activist whose last photo exhibit was a 2006 Creole Gallery show of specially enhanced images for the blind. For this project, she said she chose subjects whose mother and father “have origins from different parts of the globe.
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Wednesday, May 12,2010

Guitar yeoman

Laurence Juber carves out his own territory

by Lawrence Cosentino
The London-born, California-based guitarist Laurence Juber has toured the world with Paul McCartney and held his own on stage with The Who’s Pete Townshend and Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant. Sunday, he’ll sit down at the one of the smallest venues on his busy schedule, Old Town’s Creole Gallery, to work the solo acoustic soil he loves best.
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Wednesday, May 12,2010

Punchlines, minus the punches

’Dead’ inspires yawns instead of chuckles

by Tom Helma
Starlight occupies a unique niche in the local theater community. It is a dinner theater in a middle school cafeteria with an auditorium stage and caters somewhat to a more geriatric demographic than other theaters.
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Wednesday, May 12,2010

’Size 8 Shorts’: Long on hilarity

Riverwalk hits home run with a night of sketches

by Tom Helma
There are 30 words in just the titles alone of the eight pieces that make up this delightful confection of laughs and snorts, beginning with “Wedding Duet,” a two-person compendium of all the roller coaster emotions that confront a bride and groom as they try to imagine what married life might actually look like.
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Wednesday, May 12,2010

Needy Gonzales Truth Theorem

by Amy Alkon
This guy takes the “Dear Occupant” approach to love: Instead of “It had to be you,” it had to be somebody, and you’re standing right there and have yet to call the cops on him. He claims to love you, but you really have to know somebody to love them.
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Wednesday, May 12,2010

From battlefields to bookstores

Three authors discuss war as a literary topic

by Bill Castanier
“War ' what is it good for?” Edwin Starr may have not gotten an answer to his famous rhetorical lyric of the 1960s, but three writers who have written about war and who have Michigan connections will use their insight to attempt to answer why writers have been fascinated by war since the beginning of time.
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Wednesday, May 12,2010

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

In vinyl veritas

by Rich Tupica
The label saw its biggest success in 2009 with the release of the Frontier Ruckus double-LP, "The Orion Songbook/Way Upstate and the Crippled Summer pt. 1" The label’s next record is from Sunil Sawani of Troy, Mich., who Krohn calls “the best songwriter you’ve never heard of.
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