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Wednesday, May 7,2014

Sonic boom

East Lansing Jazz Festival pushes the envelope

by Lawrence Cosentino
From the U.S. Air Force’s crack big band to the far-out signals of avant-garde spaceman Sun Ra, East Lansing´s Summer Solstice Jazz Festival has announced a stellar lineup that thrusts the 18-year-old event into new layers of the stratosphere.
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Wednesday, May 7,2014

Blissed out

Pianist Andrew Hsu had the audience belly up and purring at symphony closer

by Lawrence Cosentino
A chic-looking young woman drags her working-class dad to the symphony. Squinting at all the musicians and instruments on the stage, he squirms in his seat and demands, “Who am I supposed to root for?”
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Wednesday, May 7,2014

Out On the Town

by City Pulse Staff
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, MAY 9-10 >> MIGHTY UKE DAY FESTIVAL The ukelele may be a staple in Hawaiian culture but it also has solid ties to Michigan. For example, “Waikiki,” one of the classic hapa-haole songs, was written by Andy Cummings in Michigan in 1938. And Gibson Guita...
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Wednesday, May 7,2014

Anatomy of a writer

Annual symposium celebrates the work of eccentric Michigan author, judge

by Bill Castanier
In his three years as a Michigan Supreme Court judge in the late ‘50s, John D. Voelker wrote an impressive 100 opinions. One of the most titillating was “People v. Hildabridle” in 1959, which involved a Battle Creek-area nudist camp. Voelker, who died in 1991, was decidedly offbeat, said his good friend and fellow fly fisherman and attorney, Frederick Baker.
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Wednesday, May 7,2014

Splashes of dialogue

Broad guest artist gets East Lansing talking

by ALLAN I. ROSS
“Can I go here?” A young woman walking through East Lansing’s Ann Street Plaza earlier this week stopped short of a maroon blotch splattered across the pavement. It looked like a giant splash of blood, about 12 feet long and 3 feet wide. She looked around. A man nearby waved her forward. “It’s OK, you can walk on it,” he said. “It’s art.”
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Wednesday, May 7,2014

New in town

Tipsy by Design

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Old Town gained a new art gallery last week, bringing the number of art-related businesses within a threeblock radius to roughly 800. But Tipsy by Design has a few things going on to differentiate it from the others. Notably, the retail side of the business is focused on a particular type of work: Hand-painted wine glasses.
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Wednesday, May 7,2014

The big grapple

Flying high with Lansing-area pro wrestlers

by Rich Tupica
You don’t need to be a pro wrestling fan to know who Hulk Hogan, the Rock and Batista are, but the Mysterious Movado, the Soul Shooters and Jack Thriller are probably flying under your radar. You may not have heard of them, but for Lansingarea pro wrestling fans, they represent a novel way to watching suplexes and burning hammers being thrown instead of on Monday Night RAW — they perform live locally about once a month.
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Wednesday, May 7,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas at The Loft - Saturday, May 10. Detroit native Jessica Hernandez is known for her Motowninfluenced rock ‘n’ soul. She also strays into jazz and blues territories, even blending in hints of Latin, surf rock and ‘60s girl group melodie...
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Wednesday, May 7,2014

Particular art

Lansing-area art galleries offer candy for eye and brain in May

by Jonathan Griffith
It’s not uncommon for an untrained eye to question the skill involved in an abstract work of art. Overlooking any subtext or form, some people may snicker to themselves that a child could produce such a piece. But “Reductive Uncertainty” at (SCENE) Metrospace, one of many opening exhibits at Lansing’s First Sunday Gallery Walk last weekend, features highly conceptual prints and sculptures by a cyclotron physicist — hardly child’s play.
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Thursday, May 1,2014

Book reviews: Notes from Neil

A May Day Mix

by Neil Rajala
Thursday, May 1 — Happy May Day everyone! We're caught in that awkward place between the onset of (mostly) nice weather and summer vacation. Don't forget to leave time for some good books while you're starting the year's yard work and prepping your bicycle. Here's what we're reading:
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