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Thursday, July 30,2015

Photos: 2015 Car Capital Auto Show

by Ty Forquer
The 2015 Car Capital Auto and Bike Show took over the streets of Lansing Saturday. Check out the link below for City Pulse's photos of the event.
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Wednesday, July 29,2015

Curtain call: Bloody Sunday

Mysteries abound in Williamston Theatre’s latest production

by Tom Helma
A murder mystery, as everyone knows, is supposed to begin with a dark and stormy night. Seeing Williamston Theatre’s “The Art of Murder” at a Sunday matinee on a bright, sultry summer day, may not have helped its case, but a more fitting evening may not have been eno...
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Wednesday, July 29,2015

Secret fantasy

Local author releases tightly guarded video game novel

by Bill Castanier
For the past year, local fantasy novelist Jim Hines has led a double life. During the day, he plugged away as a demographer, compiling education statistics for the State of Michigan. But at the same time, he also was working on a top secret assignment. Everything was hush-hush. T...
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Wednesday, July 29,2015

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Fawn Larson at Mac´s Bar, Thursday, July 30 Louisiana native Fawn Larson started playing harmonica at 6. Soon after, she picked up the fiddle and never looked back. The singer/songwriter, now based in Nashville, plays a dynamic blend of alt-country, folk and indie rock. Her new album, ...
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Wednesday, July 29,2015

New in town

by Allan I. Ross
A walkable Lansing bakery seems to be an anomaly. Roma Bakery sits on a busy one-way street a few blocks north of downtown. (It’s also the temporary home of former Old Town sweet shop, Whipped). Bake N’ Cakes is located off U.S. Highway 127 on the east side, making it more of a destination location. And when Korner Krust Bread (née Great Harvest Bread Co.) went kaput in 2012, it wasn’t because customers couldn’t find it’s shop on the corner of Washington Square and Allegan Street.
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Wednesday, July 29,2015

Geometric system

Mark Piotrowski finds art in geometry, patterns

by Jonathan Griffith
The key to understanding how Bay City artist Mark Piotrowski executes his brand of vibrant and complex works is the concept of fractals, geometric shapes that repeat and scale, creating self-similar patterns. It all starts with a singular shape that expands upon itself, repeating in va...
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Wednesday, July 29,2015

Grand REO-pening

Robin Theatre opens its doors this weekend

by Ty Forquer
Lansing’s newest performance art space opens this weekend with a debut celebration at the Robin Theatre Friday and Saturday. The new theater space is the brainchild of Dylan Rogers and his wife, Jeana- Dee Allen. Locals may recognize Rogers as the ring master in charge of the musica...
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Wednesday, July 29,2015

(SCENE) Metrospace 2.0

East Lansing art gallery prepares for its reopening

by Ty Forquer
East Lansing’s (SCENE) Metrospace gallery, which has been effectively shuttered since mid-April, finally has a reopening date. The space, now under the curatorial control of MSU’s Department of Art, Art History and Design, is tentatively slated for a Sept. 18 kick-off recept...
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Wednesday, July 29,2015

Flying first glass

Craig Mitchell Smith finds opportunity in Sri Lanka

by Ty Forquer
Last year, local glass artist Craig Mitchell Smith moved his studio some nine miles west, from Okemos’ Meridian Mall to an Old Town storefront. This year, he has a bigger move in mind. Multiply that distance by 1,000, and you’re in the ballpark. Smith was approached by a S...
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Wednesday, July 29,2015

Dropping in

Parachute’s acoustic tour lands at the Loft

by Sarah Spohn
Hailing from the same college town where the Dave Matthews Band got its start, Parachute, based in Charlottesville, Va., is charting its own course in the world of pop music. The band, which began under the moniker Sparky’s Flaw, changed its name to Parachute in 2008 before to its m...
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