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Thursday, December 9,2010

Bells are ringing — again

Wentworth Park clock is making music after a lengthy silence

by Meghan Spork
Music is in the air. At least it is near Wentworth Park in downtown Lansing. Across from the Radisson, on the corner of Michigan and Grand, sits a 31-foot steam-powered clock, which — for the past two years — has been rather quiet.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

Christmas comes early for Stormfield Theatre

Kristine Thatcher gets good news: Her company can stay at Frandor address

by Meghan Spork
In the midst of the holiday season, the Stormfield Theatre has found a permanent home.What was originally thought to be a temporary arrangement at 201 Morgan Lane, in the Frandor Shopping Center, has officially become the long-term location for Stormfield Theatre.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

How a ballet leads to dismay

A group of seniors gets stage fright in ’Nutcracker’s Nuts’

by Meghan Spork
Sometimes what seems like a bright idea can lead to some dark consequences. That’s the lesson learned by a group of ambitious senior citizens in “The Nutcracker’s Nuts,” the Riverwalk Theatre’s holiday production..
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Conniving kitty claws her way up the ladder of success

Riverwalk lets the cat out of the bag in ’Puss in Boots’

by Meghan Spork
When the youngest son of a miller (Danny Bethea) receives a cat (played by Donna Green) for his inheritance, he has no idea how cunning the feline is. Puss’ ingenuity helps her to gain money, clout and even a princess (Chelsea Hagger) for her lowly master by passing him off as the fictitious Marquis of Carabas.
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Singing in the season

Tickets are going fast for Lansing Concert Band

by Meghan Spork
The band will play three major concert classics: Floyd Werle’s “A Celebration of Christmas,” Percy Grainger’s “Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol” and Alfred Reed’s “Russion Christmas Music.
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

The next Jack Hanna?

MSU student hopes to follow in idol's footsteps

by Meghan Spork
Do you wanna to be like Jack Hanna? Michigan State University student Bret Muter does. Muter has been selected as one of five finalists in the "Wanna Be Like Jack Hanna Contest?," sponsored by the Columbus Zoological Park Association.
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Wednesday, November 10,2010

Silver celebration

Women in the Arts festival turns 25

by Meghan Spork
During the day on Saturday, performances range from a lesbian oral history to poetry and music. Evening concerts wrap up the festival both nights in Edgewood United Church’s sanctuary. Friday’s performers include C.A.T., a fusion of three Michigan-based musicians.
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Wednesday, November 10,2010

Goodbye, Arden ' hello, America

MSU director puts a new spin on Shakespeare’s ’As You Like It’

by Meghan Spork
Michigan State University Department of Theatre 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, Wednesday, Nov. 17 and Thursday, Nov. 18; 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21 Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center $15; $10 students theatre.msu.edu (800) WHARTON.
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

Project SALUTE

Vets get legal help from U of D Mercy Law School

by Meghan Spork
On the morning of Election Day, a mobile law office sat outside the Volunteers of America building in downtown Lansing, providing legal advice for the area’s veterans.
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Thursday, October 28,2010

Organists Guild performs pops concert

Bell choir, vocalists and instrumentalists are also on the bill

by Meghan Spork
(Thursday, Oct. 28) The Greater Lansing Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will be presenting its Fifth Annual Autumn Pops Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7 at the Presbyterian Church of Okemos.
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