Fundraisers, a film festival and further weekend fun

The Ukulele Kings, a Lansing-based trio, will perform a children's concert 11 a.m. Saturday at University United Methodist Church. Another ukulele-focused event, a fundraiser for this year's Mighty Uke Day Festival, runs 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at UrbanBeat.
The schedule of events in Greater Lansing this weekend is packed, from numerous fundraising events, concerts, theater productions and film screenings to horse shows, art workshops, kids’ activities and much, much more.
Michigan State University alumna Endea Owens, a New York-based bassist, composer, singer and bandleader, will perform at the school’s Jazz Spectacular Finale Concert 8 p.m. Saturday (April 13).
Few musicians dig deeper or glow brighter than New York-based bassist, composer, singer and bandleader Endea Owens, the special guest at this year’s MSU Jazz Spectacular. Owens is a proud representative of her hometown of Detroit and MSU, where she began her jazz education.
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Catherine Russell finds a groove with tuba virtuoso Howard Johnson at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York.
Everyone loves Duke Ellington, but few of his fans have heard his 1940s gem “Long, Strong and Consecutive,” with lyrics like this: “Kiss me long, strong and consecutive; no short snort will suit me, jack.”
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Aurat headlines the official Capital City Film Festival afterparty on April 20.
Punk takes center stage at official afterparty Aurat is a Los Angeles-based band led by Pakistani American vocalist Azeka Kamal and her music partner, bassist and producer Gil Talbot. The …
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Lansing-based power trio No Skill releases its “Fields of None” LP on Friday (April 12).
No Skull returns with ‘Dark Tower’-inspired riffs -Q&A with vocalist and bassist Ryan Andrews Ryan Andrews of No Skull has been making loud sounds in the Lansing music scene …
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Our 2023 Arts and Culture Issue:
By TESSA PANETH-POLLAK “Marqueetown” is a documentary about one man’s quest to restore the historic marquee of the single-screen Nordic Theater in Marquette. An Art Deco …
“The Activated Man”
By MARY CUSACK Calling a film a “slow burn” is often a compliment. In the case of “The Activated Man,” not so much. The plot is slow, and the plot holes burn through …
Symphonic Cinema: “Fresh”
“Fresh,” released in 1994, may be the least fresh offering in a lineup of much more recent films. But three decades later, the intense story about a 12-year-old losing childhood innocence …
Popular last-century writer a longtime state worker
Even her name dripped with mystery and romance.

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