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Thursday, December 9,2010

'There is music here that means something'

Wanderer's Teahouse attracts a diverse crew of performers

by Kritika Bharadwaj
Thursday, Nov. 4, 8:05 p.m.: Wanderer’s Teahouse & Café on Grand River Ave. is packed. About 50 people sit in their chairs, chatting away, many sipping on the small ceramic cups of hot aromatic tea. All are excited for the second performance night the café will host.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

The art of nutrition

Lansing students get lessons in creating ceramics -- and healthy diets

by Kritika Bharadwaj
Reach Studio Art Center specializes in art education in an after school setting for students, says executive director Alice Brinkman.“The emphasis came from the Greater Lansing Potter Skills, which approached me," she says. "They like to fund projects every year to do with ceramics and kids, and they approached me to give Reach ceramic classes for underserved youth."
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

Art Market has gifts with style

by Kritika Bharadwaj
“We have all kinds of media represented and of all price ranges," says Catherine Babcock, the Gallery’s executive director. "The lowest-priced item is $3. Everything we have is made in Michigan. During the holidays we ask our artists for things in the gift-giving price range.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

It’s a holiday double play at Mid-Michigan Family

by Kritika Bharadwaj
"With ’A Place Called Christmas,’ we had a good turnout for auditions," Gordon said. "So, rather than double casting (having different actors play a role at certain performances), we went for another play, and I hope it strikes a good contrast. We have one play that’s more modern and upbeat, and the other that’s more traditional.
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Thursday, December 2,2010

Christmas in a cabin

Woldumar Nature Center offers tours — and a visit with Santa

by Kritika Bharadwaj
One of the main attractions at Woldumar Nature Center is a hand-crafted log cabin built in the 1860s and brought to Lansing in 1890. On Saturday, Dec. 4, the Nature Center will give visitors a tour of the log cabin.
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Thursday, November 11,2010

Stiff upper lips

Mustaches vs. Cancer contest is now in its third year

by Kritika Bharadwaj
Phrases like “Get your ‘stache on” and “Grow a rug on your mug!” are some of the slogans of the Mustaches vs. Cancer Charity, which is midway through its annual drive to collect donations for the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

Back to the future

All-of-us Express brings 'Time Machine' to the stage

by Kritika Bharadwaj
(Wednesday, Nov. 3) All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre revs up H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine" with a cast of 48 young actors this weekend.
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Wednesday, October 27,2010

It's showtime for Chopin

MSU College of Music launches new series

by Kritika Bharadwaj
“Two Hundred Years of Chopin” will showcase the West Circle Players ' made up of award-winning pianists Panayis Lyras, Deborah Moriarty, Alan Nathan, Derek Polischuk, Minsoo Sohn, George Vatchnadze and Ralph Votapek ' who will perform as soloists and as part of mixed chamber groups.
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Wednesday, October 20,2010

A soupçon of Sousa

Lansing Concert Band whips up ’Autumn Winds’ with guest artist Illman

by Kritika Bharadwaj
It’s followed by a suite of Aaron Copland themes taken from the soundtrack of the 1949 film "The Red Pony.
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Wednesday, October 20,2010

A new fashionista in town

Vim fashion and health magazine launches at MSU

by Kritika Bharadwaj
Vim, a new fashion and health magazine made its way to the Michigan State University campus this week. The magazine will be published quarterly, with spotlights on seasonal fashion trends and designs. “We’ve been working since last February and we started putting up flyers. We called ourselves the Vogue Project, since we didn’t have a name then, and within a few days we had hundreds of students applying,” says Kerry Chereskin, editor-in-chief of Vim. To promote the magazine, a launch party will be held on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 9 p.m. to close at the Post Bar, 213 Ann St. in East Lansing. Advance copies of the first issue will be available, and guests can also have their photos taken in red carpet style.
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