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Monday, March 18,2013

Warm up with chili

Lansing Board of Water & Light spices up the weekend with 16th annual Chili Cook-Off

by City Pulse Staff
Wednesday, June 1 — Pay no attention to the weather forecast: One way or another, downtown Lansing will be hot on Saturday. That's when the Lansing Board of Water & Light holds its 16th annual Chili Cook-Off in Adado Riverfront Park, featuring live music, rides on a mechanical bull and the 3rd Annual Duck Derby, in which 1,000 toy ducks will race down the Grand River.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Jackson Browne — Unplugged at Wharton Center

Singer-songwriter comes to East Lansing for an acoustic show in September

by City Pulse Staff
Thursday, June 2 — In 2005, Jackson Browne released his Grammy-nominated "Acoustic, Vol. 1" CD. Three years later, he unveiled "Acoustic, Vol. 2." And now that another three years have passed, he's giving fans the chance to hear what he sounds like unplugged in concert.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Pulsar winners announced

'Hairspray' takes best musical; 'While We Were Bowling' wins best play

by City Pulse Staff
The 2011 Pulsars were presented Monday evening at a ceremony held at Connxtions Comedy Club. The night featured selections from the nominated musicals, as well as an opening number — "Hell Block Tango," a parody of the "Cell Block Tango" from "Chicago" — produced by Chad Badgero, Chad DeKatch and Joe Quick. Among the evening's multiple award winners were Williamston Theatre's "While We Were Bowling" (which took best play, best director of a play for John Lepard, best actress in a play for Suzi Regan and best featured actor in a play for Edward O'Ryan), Riverwalk Theatre's "Hairspray" (which won best musical, best actor in a musical for Tony Sump, best supporting actor in a musical for Prince Jerrell Spann, best supporting actress in a musical for Amanda Whitehead, best featured actress in a musical for Tigi Habtemariam and best choreographer for Karyn Perry) and the Peppermint Creek/Riverwalk co-production of "Caroline, or Change" (which won best director of a musical for Chad Badgero, best actress in a musical for Tigi Habtemariam and best featured actor in a musical for Chad DeKatch).
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Monday, March 18,2013

Something Cool for Common Ground — LL Cool J, that is

Verve Pipe, Tonic, Larry McCray among other additions to festival lineup

by City Pulse Staff
LL Cool J has won Grammys, starred in TV's "NCIS: L.A.," written a fitness book and acted in such movies as "Last Holiday," "Deep Blue Sea" and "Charlie's Angels." Now he's got another title to add to his resume: Common Ground Music Festival headliner.
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Monday, March 18,2013

So much Harry, it's scary

Celebration Cinema offers you the chance to see all the 'Harry Potter' adventures in one day

by City Pulse Staff
Don't call it a marathon — it's more of a Harry-thon. Next week, Celebration Cinema will announce the details on its plans to show all eight "Harry Potter" adventures back to back to back to ... well, you get the picture.
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Monday, March 18,2013

A magical day at the movies: 'Harry Potter' marathon now on sale

See all eight Potter pictures in a row at Celebration Cinema July 14

by City Pulse Staff
July 6 — If you need a refresher course in Hogwartian history before the debut of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two" next Friday, Celebration Cinema is happy to oblige. All seven Potter pictures will be shown in a marathon July 14, concluding with a premiere showing of "Hallows, Part Two" at 11:59 p.m. Tickets are $32.50 and are on sale now at the Celebration Cinema website.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Saturday Afternoon Fever

Bust a move on the Capitol lawn this Saturday at noon

by City Pulse Staff
The term "Lansing movers and shakers" might take on a whole new meaning Saturday, as dancers descend on the Capitol lawn to celebrate National Dance Day.
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Monday, March 18,2013

All-of-us Express gets a $5,000 grant

The money will support the theater's Guild Program

by City Pulse Staff
Young people who want to learn stagecraft just got a boost. Earlier this month, the All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre was awarded a $5,000 grant from Jackson National Life in support of its Guild Program, which trains students from 9- to 18-years-old in the arts of directing, ma...
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Monday, March 18,2013

Minions in the Moonlight

'Despicable Me' screens tonight in East Lansing's Valley Court Park

by City Pulse Staff
Thursday, Aug. 4 — The Moonlight Film Festival continues tonight with the PG-rated animated comedy "Despicable Me," featuring the voices of Steve Carell, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig and Julie Andrews. The movie begins at 9 p.m. in Valley Court Park, 400 Hillside Court, East Lansing; live music precedes the film. Call (517) 319-6823 for more information.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Auction action

Craig Mitchell Smith works are up for bids at Dow Gardens on Tuesday

by City Pulse Staff
Friday, Aug. 12 — Glass sculptures from Craig Mitchell Smith’s Dow Gardens show will be up for auction at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 at Dow Gardens, 1809 Eastman Ave. in Midland. Approximately 20 of the 30 pieces featured in the “Art in the Garden” project are expected to be available.
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