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Friday, August 28,2015

Historic addition

LCC brings old YMCA pillar to downtown campus

by Ty Forquer
FRIDAY, AUG. 28 — Lansing Community College’s newest piece of public art isn’t so new. It’s over 70 years old. An 18-foot-tall limestone column, dedicated at a public ceremony this morning, was installed this week at the corner of Shiawassee and Seymour streets. And while it is new to this location, the pillar has a long history in Lansing. The structure sat for decades at the northeast corner of the former Lansing YMCA on Lenawee Street.
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Thursday, August 27,2015

Legend of Zynda

Williamston Theatre's building gets a new name

by Helen Murphy
THURSDAY, AUG. 27 — Williamston Theatre founders, staff and supporters — along with members of the Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce — gathered Thursday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony honoring the new name of the Williamston Theatre building. The home of the group, now christened the Zynda Building, sits at 122 S. Putnam St. in downtown Williamston.
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Wednesday, August 26,2015

'The sun does shine'

Author Bryan Stevenson brings message of equal justice to MSU

by Bill Castanier
  Lawyer Bryan Stevenson has helped make the sun shine again for some 115 men, among them Anthony Ray Hinton of Montgomery, Alabama. Stevenson, who founded and directs the Equal Justice Initiative, added Hinton to that number this past April, after he served more than 30 years o...
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Wednesday, August 26,2015

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
  L. Soul album release at the Loft Friday, Aug. 28 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $12, $10 adv., 8 p.m. East Lansing-based rapper L Soul releases his new album Friday at the Loft, openers are Ca$h Nelly, Ishmael, Swavy Nation, Diamond Jones and Tugga....
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Wednesday, August 26,2015

Liquor in Lansing

Looking at the city’s biggest spenders

by Ty Forquer
The area’s top three bars, at least in terms of liquor purchases, are in East Lansing — but Lansing isn’t too far behind. The top 10 liquor purchasers in the tri-county area, according to numbers from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission, are split evenly between East L...
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Wednesday, August 26,2015

Live and lively

The Appleseed Collective turns in virtuoso performance on ´Live at the Ark´

by Ty Forquer
  Ann Arbor-based group the Appleseed Collective is certainly a folk band, but it doesn’t take the preservation society approach common to many folk bands. The group specializes in writing new music that sounds old, drawing on a wide variety of American traditions. On its lat...
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Wednesday, August 26,2015

Here be dragons

Sunday, Aug 30

by Helen Murphy
The Grand River will be filled with dragons Sunday. Luckily, none of the dragons will be able to breathe fire. The river will be filled with traditional Chinese dragon boats — paddled longboats elaborately decorated with dragon heads, scales and tails. The boats will compete in th...
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Friday, August 21,2015

Making a deposit

Capital Area Restaurant Week makes its donation to the Greater Lansing Food Bank

by Ty Forquer
FRIDAY, AUG. 21 — The Greater Lansing Food Bank got a financial boost today in the form of a $3,672.50 check — the proceeds from this year’s Capital Area Restaurant Week.
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Thursday, August 20,2015

MSU memories

Walking tour explores the university's historic West Circle

by Michelai A. Graham
THURSDAY, AUG. 20 — Take an MSU-themed stroll down memory lane Saturday with a walking tour of old West Circle. The tour, hosted by the Historical Society of Greater Lansing, will be led by Stephen Terry, author of the postcard book “Michigan Agricultural College: 1900-1925.” Terry will guide participants through what he calls MSU’s “sacred space” where most of the universities original buildings stood.
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Wednesday, August 19,2015

Heady matters

Jim Proebstle takes on concussion awareness in youth sports

by Bill Castanier
  The “NCAA Game of the Week” football program for Nov. 23, 1963 lists J. Proebstle at right end and D. Proebstle at quarterback for the Michigan State University Spartans. For the brothers, Jim and Dick Proebstle, this wasn’t the first team they had played togeth...
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