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Thursday, June 19,2014

Book reviews: Notes from Neil

Summer Used Book Roundup!

by Neil Rajala
Thursday, June 19 — Another trip through the used book stacks, thinking about what might be fun for the upcoming summer months. This list comes from the Grand Rapids store, so folks in Lansing will need to check on the availability of these. And they're first come, first served, so if you see something you have to have, give us a call and we'll set it aside for you. Here's what we're reading:
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Thursday, June 19,2014

Cutting the fat

Legislators, medical community weigh in on ways to combat obesity

by Simone Carter
THURSDAY, June 19 — This week marks the one-year anniversary of the American Medical Association officially defining obesity as a disease. Obesity has become one of America’s biggest health issues, and Michigan is at the frontline of the battle of the bulge: Michigan is ranked 10th among obesity rates in the country.
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

Timelessness meets spaceiness

Worlds collide at Summer Solstice Jazz Festival

by Lawrence Cosentino
The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival brings two raucous flavors of jazz into its tent this weekend — ecstatic “space mu sic” and jubilant New Orleans-style brass — in a venue only East Lansing can offer.
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

Ripped, soiled and battered

Summer events highlight for revitalized Lansing Sports Hall of Fame

by Lawrence Cosentino
Bob Every doesn´t let anything bug him for long. He picks up the phone and calls the bullpen, deploys the spread option offense, goes for the fast break, pulls the goalie, bowls the extra frame. He can do that — play all the sports at once — because he’s the director of the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame.
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

You are here

Author profiles all of Michigan’s 139 breweries and brewpubs

by Bill Castanier
Travel writer Kevin Revolinski calls himself a “born-again drinker with a writing habit.” Over the last several years, he’s developed a practical knowledge of Great Lakes area craft beer and brewpubs, and he describes the Mitten State’s burgeoning beer industry in his new book, “Michigan’s Best Beer Guide.” The new book is the follow-up to his “Wisconsin’s Best Beer Guide,” and was published by Thunder Bay Press in Holt.
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

2nd annual City Pulse beer issue

by City Pulse
On taps and apps Michigan craft beer scene gets digital by Allan I. Ross You’ve probably noticed the beer selection at your local tavern slowly transforming itself from the same labels that have been there since tube TVs (remember those?) into an ever-widening array of ...
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

New in town

MEAT SOUTHERN B.B.Q./BLACK CAT BISTRO

by ALLAN I. ROSS
I recently reported that Tallulah’s Folly in Old Town would be closing early next month. At the time, the building’s owner was mum on what lay in store for the building, but I learned this week that next-door neighbor Meat Southern B.B.Q. and Carnivore Cuisine will be expanding into that space, transforming the former intown flower and vintage shop i n t o a 1,700-square-foot dining room.
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

Golden road

Q&A: Gordon Lightfoot plays Wharton on 50th anniversary tour

by Rich Tupica
Bob Dylan once said that when he heard a Gordon Lightfoot song, he wished it would last forever. The two songwriters came up through the ‘60s music scene together, churning out folk tunes that have become standards.
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Kongos at The Loft - Mon. June 23%u2028Kongos has its roots in South Africa and London, but the band, which headlines an all-ages show at the Loft, is based in Phoenix these days. The folk-rock group is composed of four brothers who are the sons of songwriter John Kongos (who scored a hit...
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

Out on the town: Old Town celebrates the first nights of summer with two festivals

FRIDAY, JUNE 20 -SATURDAY, JUNE 21

by Simone Carter
Although the first night of summer is also the shortest night of the year, it doesn’t affect the number of hours in the weekend, and Old Town is maximizing every last one of them. On Friday, Lansing’s Old Town Commercial Association hosts its 10th annual Festival of the Moon, followed by its 15th annual Festival of the Sun the next day, which is also the summer solstice — and the longest day of the year.
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