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'Garden of Joy' brings words and music of the Harlem Renaissance to Wharton Center
March 13 2013
The poets and musicians of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance bottled enough of New York’s fabled "Negro Metropolis" to keep you high on Harlem for the rest of your life
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March 13 2013
For the second year in a row, that annual drunkfest-dressed-up-as-a-holiday known as St. Patrick's Day falls on a weekend. So instead of a single day of debauchery, you can fill all three nights and two...
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Detroit author reaches out to Michigan writers
March 13 2013
Thriller writer Karen Dionne, who will keynote the 26th annual "A Rally of Writers," has had three novels published, including the environmental thrillers "Boiling Point" and "Freezing Point." The Detroit...
Vaudevillian humor elevates genteel comedy
March 13 2013
A curiosity, indeed, is Ethel Savage, a wealthy widow who wants to donate her late husband's millions to charity rather than to her three cranky, selfish, ne'er-do-well adult stepchildren. "The Curious...
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A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
March 13 2013
The Plurals, one of Lansing's busiest indie bands, plays Wednesday at The Avenue Café. Opening the show are fellow local punks To Fear the Wolf and Honah Lee, a New Jersey-based power-pop-punk band
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What to expect from The Lil’ Darlins Vaudeville Troupe
March 9 2013
Thursday, March 7 — Sword swallowers, fire eaters, acrobats and music. Just a typical night for The Lil’ Darlins Vaudeville Troupe, which performs Sunday night at The Loft in Lansing
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Broad Art Museum hosts bracket-style event, giving the public a chance to choose a new piece for display
March 8 2013
Thursday, March 7 — As Tom Izzo’s Spartans battle through the month for a shot at the national championship, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum has organized “March Madness at the Broad,”...
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Award-winning filmmaker will be keynote speaker at Michigan author event
March 8 2013
Thursday, March 7 — Polarizing documentary filmmaker Michael Moore will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Night for Notables event on April 27 at the Library of Michigan
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A master of the sweat shirt
March 8 2013
Friday, March 8 — Few things are more comfortable and less creative than a sweat shirt — or so I thought until Peter Ferstz proved me wrong. He artfully turns a college student’s item...
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A rundown of Lansing shows this week
March 7 2013
Thursday, March 7 — Still no plans for the weekend? City Pulse has tracked down some ‘90s skate punk, a controversial folk artist and Celtic jamgrass hitting area venues this week. For even...
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Lansing's Fire House No. 8
March 6 2013
One of two things lay ahead for Jeff Brenner, who purchased Lansing's iconic Fire Station No. 8 in January: Either make it the new headquarters for his company, Brenner Heating and Cooling, or transform...
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Grammy winning folk singer plays East Lansing Friday
March 6 2013
This year's Grammy Awards had a surprise winner for "Best Spoken Word Album." Famed folk singer Janis Ian won for her autobiography, "Society's Child," over such big-name nominees Michelle Obama, Bill...
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Jazz trio joins Lansing Symphony for powerful night of music
March 6 2013
It felt like a security breach at a gated community when a man in the audience at the Wharton Center alerted his wife to an unfamiliar glint on the stage before a Lansing Symphony concert Saturday night
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Local thriller author makes it big by e-publishing
March 6 2013
More than half a million readers can't be wrong. That's the number of e-books sold by Holt thriller writer Rick Murcer
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A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
March 6 2013
Grammy winner Jack White's Third Man Records is known for pressing records from the likes of Beck, Wanda Jackson and The White Stripes. Last week, the famed label released some Lansing-based rock n roll,...
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March 6 2013
"Ahhh-TEN-shun, LAYYY-deez and gentlemen! For the first time ever, this year's City Pulse/WLNS Top of the Town Contest has TWO rounds. WELL-caaaahhhmm to the second and final round — the FINAL FIVE!!"
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Bradly's Home and Garden
Feb. 27 2013
Old Town's Thelma Joyce Osteen Comfort Station — or, colloquially, simply "the Comfort Station" — turns 98 this year. The building has varied in utility over the years from a public restroom...
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Lansing Symphony chaperones a heavy classical-jazz date
Feb. 27 2013
After a while, you can tell when musicians are "excited to be doing X" because it's their default mode and when they really are a little bit on fire. Composer Brian Gaber, a professor at Florida State...
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Lansing Symphony Orchestra wants your advice on its summer concert
Feb. 27 2013
Will "Billie Jean" or "Angie" get a chance to waft down the Grand River in downtown Lansing? The Lansing Symphony Orchestra is getting a head start on its summer concert in the park this year by asking...
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Lansing's newest theater ensemble moves up to the main stage with 'Chicago'
Feb. 27 2013
It's the theater company equivalent to an extravagant coming out party, a la MTV's "My Super Sweet 16." After eight years of producing youth-oriented Broadway revue shows, the Blue Light Players, a nonprofit...