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Wednesday, February 5,2014

New rodeo in town

Organizers will promote river activities with Lansing summer fest

by ALLAN I. ROSS
The Grand River flows north and west from Hillsdale just south of Jackson, through Lansing and out to Grand Haven, where it dumps into Lake Michigan. It’s about 250 miles long, but it’s only the milelong stretch running through downtown Lansing we’re focusing on here.
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Wednesday, February 5,2014

100 shows and counting

‘Leaving Iowa’ director celebrates milestone with Riverwalk comedy

by ALLAN I. ROSS
A typical community theater show usually takes about two months of work from first rehearsal through closing night. If you take that as your average, actor/ director Michael Schacherbauer has spent 200 months — just under 20 years of his life — pounding the boards or calling “action” for one show or another.
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Wednesday, February 5,2014

Forming Team Tony

Fundraiser helps ailing local theater director

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Two weeks ago, Williamston Theatre’s co-founder and artistic director Tony Caselli, 45, was hospitalized. His family requested that full details not be revealed, but confirmed that he is “fighting a sudden and unexpected illness.”
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Wednesday, February 5,2014

New In Town

Travelers Club/ White Bros. Music/ Mayfair Bar

by ALLAN I. ROSS
The Travelers Club International Restaurant and Tuba Museum is looking to add some flavor to Old Town. The longtime business, which closed in November 2012 after 30 years on the corner of Okemos and Hamilton roads in Okemos, wants to make the move to the old Mustang Bar, 1215 Turner St., bringing its globe-hopping menu, and possibly a microbrewery, to the historic Lansing district.
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Wednesday, January 29,2014

Angels and unbalanced washing machines

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner on his body of work, same-sex marriage and spending time with Abraham Lincoln

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Last year, President Barack Obama presented Tony Kushner with the National Medal of Arts, the highest individual honor given for achievement in the arts. The award crowned a lifetime of groundbreaking work, which has encompassed a variety of media, including essays, books, operas and screenplays.
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Wednesday, January 29,2014

NEXT time

Old Town gets young in February with art, music, comedy exhibition

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Lansing’s Old Town district is a textbook example of transforming a formerly undesir able neighborhood into a thriving arts community, but that doesn’t mean it still couldn’t use some tweaking. And Henry Brimmer thinks he’s just the guy to do the tweaking.
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Wednesday, January 29,2014

The social network

‘Short Term 12’ follows the unsung heroes of social work

by ALLAN I. ROSS
You have to be tough as nails, both physically and emotionally, to be a social worker. On any given day, you could have to wrestle a frenzied teen to the ground or mop up the blood from a suicide attempt. The indie drama “Short Term 12,” part of the East Lansing Film Series at Studio C!, believably depicts the highs and the lows of a group of college-age workers helping emotionally damaged teens.
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Wednesday, January 29,2014

New In Town

ATHENA´S DINER/ OFILIA´S EL BURRITO

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Athenas Diner opened last week in the former home of Big Jon’s Country Burgers. Owner/operator Anton Prenaj renovated the former location for Jon’s Country Burgers, leaving the eatery’s signature tabletop telephones in place.
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Wednesday, January 22,2014

Fantasy career

East Lansing entrepreneur taps into global ‘Game of Thrones’ replica market

by ALLAN I. ROSS
The warehouse of Chris Beasley’s East Lansing business is stocked with replicate swords, shields, daggers and helmets from the hit HBO show “Game of Thrones.” Some of the blades have names: Ice, Longclaw, Catspaw. One shield bears a direwolf; one of the helmets is shaped like a snarling metallic dog.
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Wednesday, January 22,2014

‘Death’ at C!

Acclaimed documentary with Lansing ties gets local premiere tonight

by ALLAN I. ROSS
There doesn’t seem to be much of a cultural overlap between audiences that appreciate thoughtful foreign language documentaries and those who rock out to death metal.
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