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Wednesday, March 19,2014

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Voting begins for LSO’s Summer Pops Concert theme

by City Pulse Staff
It’s barely spring, but some folks already have summer on the mind. On June 4, the Lansing Symphony takes over Adado Riverfront Park in downtown Lansing for its Summer Pops Concert, an evening of free orchestral music under the setting sun. This will be the event’s second year.
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Wednesday, March 19,2014

Out On the Town

by City Pulse Staff
THURSDAY, MARCH 20 >> “ Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” at Williamston Theatre Love has knocked Frankie on her butt too many times to count, leaving her reluctant to fall for its tricks again. Johnny is a romantic who makes every effort to woo Frankie. The...
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Wednesday, March 19,2014

Graphic history

‘One Book, One Community’ chooses graphic novel memoir of civil rights activist for 2014

by Bill Castanier
Thirteen-term Georgia congressman John Lewis is the last living member of the core group of speakers who addressed the historic March on Washington in 1963. He also led marches and sit-ins that would result in severe beatings for him and his followers at the hands of the police. Lewis recently added comic book author to that resume. This week, his graphic novel memoir, “March: Book One,” was officially announced by the City of East Lansing and Michigan State University as the 2014 One Book, One Community book.
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Wednesday, March 19,2014

‘Wrong side of the war’

Exploring the culture of the Hmong, forgotten ally to France, America

by ALLAN I. ROSS
In 2005, French journalist Cyril Payen’s provocative documentary “Guerre Secrète Au Laos” (“The Secret War of Laos”) debuted on French television. The film focused on the plight of the Hmong people who have lived in hiding in the jungles of Laos for over 60 years. The Hmong, an Asian ethnic group, continue to be oppressed by the native Lao tians for collaborating with French forces in the Indochinese War in the 1940s and ‘50s, and with Americans in the Vietnam War in the ‘60s and ‘70s.
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Wednesday, March 19,2014

New In Town

ZOOBIE´S OLD TOWN TAVERN/THE COSMOS WOOD-FIRED PIZZA

by ALLAN I. ROSS
This week, the owners of Zoobie’s Old Town Bar announced that the north Lansing hotspot plans a massive exterior renovation that will more than double the size of the building’s footprint.
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Wednesday, March 19,2014

Jackass of all trades

Exclusive Q&A with stuntman/comedian Steve-O

by Rich Tupica
British-born comedian/stuntman Stephen Gilchrist Glover, who goes by the nom de “Jackass” Steve-O, is famous for death defying stunts. He’s dangled from a wire over an alligator pond with raw meat in his jockstrap, pierced his cheek with a large-gauge fishhook before jumping into shark-infested waters and fired bottle rockets from his bum — all in a days work. Before that he had his own section in the irreverent, groundbreaking skateboarding magazine Big Brother.
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Wednesday, March 19,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
New Canyons at Mac’s Bar - Thu. Mar 20 New Canyons is based out of Chicago, but the experimental group has local roots. “We’re really excited to perform in Lansing again,” said the group’s co-founder Andrew Marrah about their Thursday gig at Mac’s Bar. ...
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Wednesday, March 19,2014

REVIEW: “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”

Classic opera an inspiring, triumphant work of American art

by Allan I. Ross
Wednesday, March 19 — When “Porgy and Bess,” George and Ira Gershwin’s American opera debuted in 1935, Jim Crow still ruled the roost in America. Since then, laws have changed, ideals have shifted, but white people are still more likely to have lunch with white people and black people are still more likely to have lunch with black people. What hasn’t changed is the uniqueness of this show, which was just as singular then as it is now. Seriously: How many operas specifically set in the African-American community do you know of?
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Wednesday, March 19,2014

Curatain Call

by Mary Cusack and Paul Wozniak
Hurtling toward Ruin LCC drama brings to life the final days of Dylan Thomas By Mary Cusack Rage is all the rage in Lansing Community College’s production of “Dylan,” a play about the end days of angry, alcoholic poet Dylan Thomas. After more than two intense ho...
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Thursday, March 13,2014

St. Patty’s events & specials

by City Pulse Staff
The Avenue Café: Baby Guinness shots, green PBR, Irish-themed menu. Hours: 3 p.m.-2 a.m. 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 853-0550. Bad Brewing Co.: Green blonde ale on tap. Hours: 3-10 p.m. 440 S. Jefferson St., Mason. (517) 676-7664. Barn Tavern: St. Patrick´s Day party on Sat...
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