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Great Lakes Folk Festival injects summer with international art, music, food
Aug. 7 2013
Traditions and cultures from around the world will meet again this weekend at the 11th annual Great Lakes Folk Festival in downtown East Lansing. This year´s edition of the multifaceted music, art...
Performances shine through off-kilter Mitch Albom script
Aug. 7 2013
Over the Ledge Theatre Co.’s production of Mitch Albom’s “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel” is A.) a caricature of Southern stereotypes; B.) a multi-pronged tragic-comedy with pseudo-“Twilight...
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'industrial heartland' decayed into the Rust Belt
Aug. 7 2013
Edward McClelland purposely chose “Nothin’ But Blue Skies” as the title for his new book on the rise and fall of America’s once great manufacturing cities because it was ambiguous
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A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Aug. 7 2013
Diana Krall at Wharton Jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall has had eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart and has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. The two time Grammy...
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Community ambassadors needed for annual event
Aug. 6 2013
Tuesday, Aug. 6 — Community ambassadors are needed for the 4th Annual East Lansing Welcomes the World, which introduces international students and families to the East Lansing community. The event...
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Hotels in Greater Lansing see a bump in occupancy
Aug. 5 2013
Monday, Aug. 5 —Lansing area hotels saw an uptick in occupancy this year, signaling a growth in the capital city’s tourism industry. The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau released...
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Intimate show featuring Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt comes to East Lansing
Aug. 2 2013
Friday, Aug. 2 — On Oct. 29, acclaimed singer/songwriters Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt will perform an unplugged show at the Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall on the campus of Michigan State University....
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Alina Poroshina's art backstrokes through disaster
Aug. 1 2013
Uneasy immersion into a dangerous world: That's the theme of a deeply personal exhibition of oil paintings on display at the Lansing Women's Historical Center and Hall of Fame through July 27
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Third annual Grateful Dead ‘Meet up at the Movies’ showing in Lansing tonight
Aug. 1 2013
Thursday, Aug. 1 — The Grateful Dead had just come off their legendary spring tour of Europe in 1972 when they took the stage at the Oregon County Fair to perform a benefit show for author Ken Kesey’s...
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A rundown of Lansing shows this week
Aug. 1 2013
Thursday, Aug. 1 — The hard-pounding sounds of nu metal, ‘90s-nostalgic pop punk and a new age vaudeville show all convene in Lansing over the weekend. This week’s Gig Report tracks down...
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July 31 2013
This weekend, Munchie’s, a local fried food chain, celebrates the grand opening of its new location at 4902 S. Waverly Road in Lansing
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Mardra Thomas brings out the story in a song
July 31 2013
Mardra Thomas isn’t out to kill you with mad skills, although she’s got them. Deep healing is more her style. When she sings Duke Ellington’s “Solitude,” you don’t notice...
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Bassist David Rosin and the joys of sticking around
July 31 2013
Some faces pop up a lot in old movies, like Walter Brennan, Michael Caine or that blustery cop Edgar Buchanan who’s in all the Three Stooges shorts
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Terell Stafford is one with the music
July 31 2013
Jazz and classical musicians have a lot in common these days. Beleaguered by arts budget cuts in schools, pushed further to the margins of the culture, both are clinging to life almost exclusively in universities,...
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Artist Lisa Walcott explores 'the space between' at the Broad
July 31 2013
You find a closet door open. One hanger is wobbling back and forth. Who was just here? Why did she leave? And why is a wobbly hanger so weirdly fascinating?
Lansing’s first restaurant week 'definitely a success'
July 31 2013
Last week, Lansing joined the great restaurant meccas of New York, San Francisco and Miami in dedicating a week to highlighting its local dining establishments. The first-ever Capital Area Restaurant Week...
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Fred Newman and the art of the sound effect
July 31 2013
Sound effects man Fred Newman ends a lot of sentences with “AH-WOOGA,” but he’s dead serious when he tells you that he learned his “low and dark art” under the Spanish moss...
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A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
July 31 2013
Coolio at The Loft Looking for some ‘90s nostalgia? Coolio headlines The Loft on Aug. 8. The crazy-haired, 49-year old rapper won a “Best Rap Performance” Grammy Award in 1996 for his...
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Leslie Donaldson to leave Arts Council of Greater Lansing
July 31 2013
Wednesday, July 31 — Leslie Donaldson, executive director of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, announced today that she will be stepping down after eight years in that position. She announced...
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Lansing Historical Society Hosts Old Town Tour
July 30 2013
Tuesday, July 30 —The Historical Society of Greater Lansing has added a tour of Old Town to its summer schedule of historical and architectural walking tours. The Old Town tour was added as part...