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Nov. 15 2018
After nearly 20 years on the job, Spitz braved many challenges. He’d deal with blowtorching ice to glue down new plastic clips for light bulbs and inclement weather blowing his extension ladders...
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Robert Park loses case, ordered to take down art
Nov. 15 2018
Despite calling the Blue Loop art, Clinton County District Judge Michael Clarizio ruled it violated the township’s junk ordinance. Park faces a $250 fine and a court order to rid his property of...
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Nov. 15 2018
“A collection of artists, critics, donors and more gather for the opening,” Roznowski said. “A harried curator welcomes the audience to the opening and then sets the audience free to...
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Nov. 15 2018
Ten years ago, The Hat Madder released its debut experimental-pop LP, “Friend of the Devil.” Since then, the Lansing-based outfit has released a stack of other synth-laden indie-rock LPs, including...
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Nov. 15 2018
A front page headline in the May 3, 1935, issue of the Des Moines Register set the stage for a great aerial derring-do, declaring: “How Human Will Fly Like a Bat Today.” Thousands of Iowans...
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Nov. 15 2018
After the city solicited bids in July, the Capital Area Soccer League, or CASL, was selected as the new owner of the facility after they offered $125,000 — with $25,000 down and $10,000 in annual...
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Nov. 14 2018
Not all works of art are complete before they’re shown, and “Framing Device” is no exception
Nov. 8 2018
Aries (March 21-April 19) In 1994, Aries pop diva Mariah Carey collaborated with an associate to write the song "All I Want For Christmas Is You." It took them 15 minutes to finish it. Since then it has...
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Nov. 8 2018
Rising country songster Lindsay Ell has scored some recent Billboard success, thanks to her poppy singles “Criminal” and “Waiting On You
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Nov. 8 2018
It’s similar to a silly American sitcom, but instead of a recorded laugh track the chuckles are genuine. “Leading Ladies” is a farcical performance by the Owosso Community Players that...
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Nov. 8 2018
Remember the draft? Many, of course, do not. It was abolished in 1973. What does it do to the mind of a young man, 18 to 22 years old, to be informed you were going to war in Vietnam? A war no one declared,...
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Nov. 8 2018
In a new book, former Michigan state archaeologist John R. Halsey draws deeply from early newspaper sources, notes from explorers and expedition summaries to flesh out who the miners were, where they came...
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Nov. 8 2018
Turcsak was mourning the loss of a friend to suicide when she heard about the program on the radio. That led her to join the nonprofit This Is My Brave, which sponsors the nationwide mental health awareness...
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Nov. 8 2018
We all get down on our luck, but we must get back up. Hosts Media Sandbox invite Michigan State University students and entrepreneurs from different walks of life to campus to share their personal experience...
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Unsung jazz warrior Jeff Shoup gets JAMM tribute
Nov. 8 2018
The weekly ritual draws a panoply of local and national artists, including the stellar professors and students at MSU Jazz Studies program, with Shoup himself usually at the drum kit. Last Tuesday, Whitaker...
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Are we asking too much or too little of public sculpture?
Nov. 8 2018
Last month, the unveiling of four proposed sculptures sparked a fresh discussion about public art in Michigan’s capital city.The arts community was overwhelmingly underwhelmed by four generic, emoji-like...
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Nov. 8 2018
Known for her signature style and socially conscious commentary, Gonzalez has long been an advocate of the LGBTQ community, long before it was acceptable to do so. Armed with a M.F.A in creative writing,...
Nov. 1 2018
Aries (March 21-April 19) In 1994, Aries pop diva Mariah Carey collaborated with an associate to write the song "All I Want For Christmas Is You." It took them 15 minutes to finish it. Since then it has...
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Nov. 1 2018
“It’s not Halloween.” No, there’s actually nothing spooky or macabre about Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, at all. The centuries-old Mexican tradition, also widely...
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Nov. 1 2018
The DNA of American roots music is tightly wound in its sound, but listen to the Dustbowl Revival — performing Thursday at the Wharton Center — and you’ll often feel as if you’re...