July 7 2010
Along with the Crucifucks, The Fix was one of the few Lansing acts TG raved about. The band lasted from 1980-82, was known for a dynamically fast live show and opened for Black Flag at Club DooBee in Haslett...
Broad Museum adviser Carl Koivuniemi is equally at home in Michigan or Manhattan
July 7 2010
This month, he’ll join about 100 farflung relatives for a reunion on the Lake Michigan dunes, following a 56-year tradition. He grew up in tiny St. Ignace, at the north end of the Mackinac Bridge,...
Former taxidermist now sculpts in bronze
July 7 2010
When Roger Smith makes a sculpture, he doesn’t just carve something out of a block. He forms clay molds, carves them and coats them with various layers of wax, rubber, liquid and dust silica, and...
DJ Space spins to win at the DJ Olympics
July 7 2010
DJ Space followed. His expertise shone through and he seemed to know when to step aside and let the music play to the room. A combination of tricky technical parts and popular song choices left the room...
July 7 2010
The Lansing Civic Players will add a few new entries to your dictionary when “Skungpoomery” opens Friday,. The familyfriendly comedy is directed by Ann Carlson. The cast includes Adam Carlson,...
A quick guide to Common Ground
July 7 2010
11th Annual Common Ground Music Festival Monday, July 12-Sunday, July 18 @ Adado Waterfront Park, between Grand Avenue and Shiawassee Street, Lansing For ticket information, visit www.commongroundfest.com/Tickets,...
’To Kill a Mockingbird’ still inspires debate
July 7 2010
Fifty years after its publication, "Mockingbird" is still the subject of intense debate. Lee, who never published another novel, has not said a word about the novel’s meaning or offered any insight...
July 7 2010
New Exhibits Haze Art Gallery Featuring anime wall art by Benjamin Geddie and funky jewelry by Dawn McKnight. Reception: 1–4 p.m. July 11. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. T-S, 1-4 p.m. Su. 306...
July 7 2010
of his clinginess until we moved in together. If I want some “me time,” he gets offended. If I don’t stand or sit next to him or cuddle with him, he claims I don’t like him. If...
DJ Space takes top prize in DJ Olympics
July 4 2010
Saturday night at The Loft marked the culmination of Greater Lansing’s very first DJ Olympics. An eclectic group of local house, techno and hip-hop DJs played through an ambient haze of smoke and...
Hideous effects make
July 1 2010
It’s not just the presence of titles like “The Karate Kid” and “The A-Team”: If you’re heading to the movies this summer, it really is 1983 all over again. That was...
'Please Give' wraps complex characters in a deceptively simple story
July 1 2010
For Kate (Catherine Keener), charity does not begin at home but guilt begins in the workplace. She and her husband, Alex (Oliver Platt), own an upscale used-furniture store in Manhattan, one of those shops...
June 30 2010
It’s a scene we’ve all witnessed a thousand times before: “Marry me,” the hero asks his beloved. And she responds… “Change me.”Excuse me? Anyhow, that’s...
Gary Sullivan sets sail with Lansing Concert Band
June 30 2010
The Lansing Concert Band got an unexpected bonanza when Sullivan, band director at Charlotte High School since 1983, decided to take advantage of Michigan’s earlyretirement incentive for veteran...
John Lepard goes back to his musical roots
June 30 2010
Imagine that on your whole body. But not for a second, forever. You never escape.’ “Then there was the other side where they would tell us of how great Heaven is going to be, the part where...
June 30 2010
That’s changed now, since Three 6 Mafia - the duo that won an Oscar for best original song for "It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from the 2005 drama "Hustle Flow" - is booked to perform Saturday,...
Fussy neighbors, scorched tables: Welcome to Scrapfest
June 30 2010
Some random bit of wisdom says to “do something every day that scares you.” For two weeks, I did that consistently as a member of a team competing in Old Town Scrapfest 2010. The event, a fund-raiser...
Smooch Project catches kisses on-camera
June 30 2010
While studying Buddhism in Minnesota, Bonnie Fournier came across a concept that immediately clicked. Mudita, or joy, can be interpreted as the enjoyment one gets merely from witnessing someone else’s...
Spend the summer with Michigan authors
June 30 2010
And as you linger over a cold glass filled with amber liquid, read “Last Call,” the history of Prohibition in this country. The author, Dan Okrent, is a University of Michigan grad and has...
June 30 2010
The series, sponsored by WMMQ-FM, continues with Jimmy Thackery on July 8; Big Bill and the Blues Ambassadors and Homemade Jamz on July 22; Stan Budzynski and the Third Degree and Sonny Moorman on July...

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