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Dec. 6 2018
“Somm 3” is the third installment in director Jason Wise’s “Somm” movie series, and he continues to weave a compelling narrative. The first chapter, “Somm,” was...
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'Paving the Way' looks at the impact of I496 on Lansing's black community
Dec. 6 2018
There’s nothing left even to mourn. These once-vibrant city blocks had no chance to gentrify or decay over time. You can’t go back to the old house and marvel at how small it looks now, or...
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Dec. 6 2018
Link Wray only needed two chords to be banned from the radio and change the world of rock ‘n’ roll. Never heard that name? A new documentary, “Rumble: Indians Who Rocked the World,”...
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Gift from Stober family keeps local history alive
Dec. 6 2018
In 1941, a scared 15-year-old boy from East Prussia was shipped off to the icy horrors of World War II’s Russian front. To keep his spirits up, young Rudolph Stober sang as he marched. Decades later,...
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Nov. 29 2018
Reading “Joni on Joni,” a compilation of interviews with music diva Joni Mitchell, elicits intense memories of good times and bad times and of breakups and makeups
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Nov. 29 2018
Lansing artist Mary Molnar has wrapped up the finishing touches on an intensely collaborative painting. It’s a triptych depicting the past and a hopeful present and future for sexual assault survivor...
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A Q&A with Carol Beaugard from 'Fiddler on the Roof'
Nov. 29 2018
“Fiddler on the Roof,” the classic musical by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein based on Sholom Aleichem's “Tevye and His Daughters,” has been revamped for a national...
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Judge ponders arguments over potential shutdown
Nov. 15 2018
After a four-hour hearing on Friday, Michigan Court of Claims Judge Stephen L. Borrello left in place his temporary restraining order against a state-mandated shutdown of more than 200 unlicensed dispensaries...
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Nov. 15 2018
How can a house look good enough to attract buyers even in the middle of a Michigan winter? I am happy to report that with a few simple steps, this is possible. Make sure there is a clear path through...
Nov. 15 2018
Aries (March 21-April 19) Interior designer Dorothy Draper said she wished there were a single word that meant "exciting, frightfully important, irreplaceable, deeply satisfying, basic, and thrilling,...
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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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...
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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Ravishing new mural an instant Old Town icon
Nov. 1 2018
Last Wednesday, Albuquerque-based artist Nanibah Chacon was perched in a cherry picker, dabbing yellow highlights onto a matrix of enormous strawberry drupelets. The wall, on the south side of Polka Dots...
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Nov. 1 2018
John Lennox searched for a play with a “Rage Against the Machine” concept for the latest Lansing Community College theater production. After discarding “Sweeny Todd,” because of...
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County officials bank on millage renewal
Oct. 25 2018
Voters will soon be asked to extend Ingham County’s Farmland and Open Space Preservation Initiative for another 10 years. The millage renewal will keep taxes flat and aims to shield certain lands...
Oct. 18 2018
Aries (March 21-April 19) In her poem "Shedding Skin," Harryette Mullen compares her own transformation to the action a snake periodically carries out to renew itself. Since you now have an excellent opportunity...
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Oct. 18 2018
Standup comedian Shane Mauss’ Friday show at the Fledge, “A Good Trip,” a 90-minute performance centered around psychedelic drugs, combines the sensibilities of his regular routine and...
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Oct. 18 2018
The Macomb County and rural Michigan working class saw in Trump a bit of their own personality mixed with what they always dreamed for themselves. A blunt, common sense, tell-it-like-itis billionaire with...
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Oct. 18 2018
The Detroit Red Wings alumnus is touring everywhere in Michigan, from Escanaba to Detroit, for 30 shows. However, it won’t be the first time he’s been on tour in front of a microphone. He spent...