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Wednesday, July 18,2012

Return of the Texas twosome

Williamston Theatre catches another 'Tuna'

by Holly Johnson
There's a reunion on the Williamston Theatre stage as well: Actors Aral Gribble and Wayne David Parker are once again playing a cross-section of the Tuna population (some 20 kooky characters in all) in the two-person quick-change comedy "Red, White and Tuna."
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Wednesday, July 11,2012

'Eat' with your eyes

Katina Bitsicas' artwork combines ballet, commentary — and meat

by Holly Johnson
"It's a reaction to how I used to be a ballet dancer and how I would feel onstage when everyone is looking at you," said Bitsicas, an East Lansing native. She uses photography, video art and performance to provide social commentary on constricting and over-sexualized societal views of the female body.
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Wednesday, July 11,2012

'People can learn what the art is about'

Broad curator Alison Gass hosts a tour of Kristin Cammermeyer's 'Resituating'

by Holly Johnson
"People can learn what the art is about, instead of just seeing it," Gass said. By knowing the journey of the exhibition and artist, Gass says she hopes to provide the viewer with a more complete experience.
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Thursday, July 5,2012

Return to 'Escanaba'

Over the Ledge tackles Jeff Daniels' venerable farce

by Holly Johnson
It's the company's second Daniels script ("Apartment 3A” opened the season) and it only makes sense for "Escanaba" to take place at the Ledges Playhouse because, as director Michael Hays puts it, "it's extremely rustic."
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Wednesday, June 20,2012

Good grief! It's 'Charlie Brown'

by Holly Johnson
The Peanuts gang is back in action for the Lansing Community College Performing Arts Summer Stage Under the Stars production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at LCC’s amphitheatre. Based on the Charles M. Schulz comic strip, the musical follows Charlie Brown and his crew as they play baseball and the piano and exchange valentines.
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Wednesday, June 13,2012

Plenty of Pride

by Holly Johnson
Friday, June 15 9 p.m. WHITE PARTY — Kick off Michigan Pride weekend at Michigan’s largest white-apparel-themed event, which begins at the Michigan Pride Festival Tent located at the corner of Grand River Avenue and Turner Street in Old Town. A $10 ticket grants access to the Grand Café, Esquire Bar, Spiral Dance Bar and the Festival Tent. Beginning in the late 1970s, the white party theme was used as a symbolic approach to unify members of the LGBTQ community. “Everybody wearing white means we’re all the same; we’re all equal,” said Spiral Dance Bar general manager Daniel Young. White Party-themed food and drink specials will be offered at participating venues, as well as music from DJ Sammy, DJ Element and other live performances. Portions of the proceeds benefit Michigan Pride.
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Wednesday, June 13,2012

Out and about with God-des & She

The hip-hop/soul duo takes the stage Saturday at Pride

by Holly Johnson
Since 2006, God-des & She, a two-woman hip-hop duo, has been making a name for itself in the music world. The two were first noticed after an appearance on Showtime'euro;'s hit series 'euro;'The L Word'euro;'; since then, God-des & She have hit the No.
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Wednesday, June 13,2012

It's a prideful life

Michigan Pride recognizes Daniel Campbell as Grand Marshal

by Holly Johnson
Daniel Campbell has been a gay rights activist for over 49 years, and says his work continues to go on. The Lansing Community College professor of cultural history has been chosen as grand marshal for this year’s Michigan Pride.
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Wednesday, June 6,2012

C'mon, get scrappy

Scrapfest challenges teams to transform trash into eye-catching artwork

by Holly Johnson
Friedland Industries' scrap yard is filled with 9,000 pounds of abandoned scrap metal. To an average consumer, this may appear entirely worthless, even useless.
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Wednesday, May 30,2012

See more of your city

Be a Tourist event returns for its 18th year

by Holly Johnson
The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau invites residents to explore their own backyard with Be A Tourist In Your Own Town. By purchasing a $1 Be a Tourist Passport eventgoers have access to over 60 local businesses and festivities. The passport also includes free entry to Impression 5 Science Center and Potter Park Zoo.
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