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Nov. 17 2017
Want to see a fun musical show while supporting local artists? Check out the Monte Pride Trio as they have their debut performance.Monte Pride Trio - LIVE at The Robin Theatre. Songs and stories
Nov. 16 2017
There are tons of compelling straight characters, for sure, but they’re straight. And most LGBTQ+ mystery fiction is about the characters’ sexuality. I didn’t want that. I wanted Liz...
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'An American in Paris proves to be a timeless classic
Nov. 16 2017
Timeless is one of those words that gets tossed around for older movies and shows. But “An American in Paris,” the musical now running at the Wharton Center, really is timeless. It may be based...
Lansing Symphony, choral forces try to gel in baroque concert
Nov. 16 2017
Re-discovering the music of Bach, Vivaldi and Handel in all its intricate transparency, you have to wonder: Why aren’t there more large-scale baroque music concerts? After many nights of romantic-era...
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French Horn Folk Tales blends a variety of genres
Nov. 16 2017
Grand Rapids Symphony veteran Mary Beth Orr will be performing a fusion project along with three other distinguished artists on Nov. 21 at the Cook Recital Hall. The program fuses two unlikely genres of...
Nov. 16 2017
Bauer, who represented the 68th District for six years until she was term limited in 2012, is a former Lansing City Councilwoman. Schor replaced her in the Legislature. Both are Democrats
Thanksgiving wines that are sure to impress
Nov. 16 2017
I don’t know what you’re eating on the fourth Thursday in November, but if I were a betting man, my odds are on turkey. Still, Thanksgiving is a very personal holiday, with families having...
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'Misanthrope' thrills
Nov. 16 2017
If the descriptors “classic” or “spoken in verse” usually scare you away from the atre, fear not. Michigan State University Department of Theatre’s current production of “The...
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Michael Smith writes a book about Detroit architectural legend, Wirt Roland
Nov. 16 2017
It’s likely Detroit’s architectural gems, the Guardian Building, the Penobscot, the Buhl and the General Motors Building, looming over the city like art-deco cathedrals, helped land Detroit...
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Monte Pride Trio to release debut at Robin Theatre
Nov. 16 2017
This Saturday, the Monte Pride Trio will have their debut performance at the Robin Theatre, and they are bringing a lot of local flavor into their music. The namesake of the show, Monte Pride, is a folk...
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Joe Hertler and Rainbow Seekers perform at Silver Bells in the City
Nov. 16 2017
Now, the event has grown to include the lighting of the State Tree, a community sing led by the Steiner Chorale, ice sculptures, fireworks behind the Capitol, live performers and an Electric Light Parade...
RPA puts coal plants on life support; BWL plans to pull the plug anyway
Nov. 16 2017
The Trump administration is taking multiple steps to prolong the life of the nation’s aging coal-fired power plants, from reversing the Obama-era Clean Power Plan to intervening in the market and...
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East Lansing struggles after tax loss
Nov. 16 2017
Mayor Mark Meadows said the city will likely pursue those options in addition to making cuts to employees through attrition. That means when employees leave the municipal government, their positions will...
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Nov. 16 2017
The family’s original Cancun Mexican Grill opened in 2004 at 1754 Central Park Drive in Okemos, just east of Meridian Mall. Acapulco Mexican Grill will take over the 5,000-square-foot former home...
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Red Cedar Renaissance project worth wait
Nov. 16 2017
By a public vote, in two separate elections (the large majority voting for this project), the Montgomery Drain improvements and the Red Cedar development project have been demanded by the public
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Nov. 16 2017
My only insight boils down to three words: Attention to detail. I bring all of this up with Dusty’s Cellar in mind. This Okemos eatery has the look, the promise, the panache, to be great. Alas, it...
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Scandals cloud MSU President Lou Anna Simon’s growing legacy
Nov. 16 2017
In nearly 13 years as president, Simon has led the university through a transformation so thorough and multi-faceted that observers are beginning to compare her tenure to the epic 28-year reign of post-World...
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New city hall and downtown hotel, but no jail and courts
Nov. 16 2017
The developer, Beitler Real Estate Services, of Chicago, was one of four to submit plans but the only non-local one. Its president, J. Paul Beitler, is an alumnus of Michigan State University. His company’s...
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Nov. 16 2017
What better way to celebrate the coming holiday season than with the Silver Bells in the City Celebration. This annual event features live music from Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers, the lighting
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Nov. 15 2017
Ever wonder what's going on with all the new solar technology being produced? Well, here's your chance. Come sit in on a relevant discussion to solar energy. Refreshments provided!Solar Stuff