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Thursday, June 13,2013

Hello Sun, hello Moon

Old Town announces line-up for festival entertainment, food

by Kali Jo Wolkow
Thursday, June 13 — The Old Town Commercial Association announced its lineups for next Friday’s Festival of the Moon and next Saturday’s Festival of the Sun. The events feature both locally and nationally known bands and food from across the Lansing area.
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Thursday, June 13,2013

Back again

WKAR’’s BackStage Pass aims for younger demographic

by Sean Bradley
Thursday, June 13 — Attending tapings for WKAR’s BackStage Pass concert series means being part of a rock and roll show and getting yourself on TV.
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Thursday, June 13,2013

Gig Report

A rundown of Lansing shows this week

by Sean Bradley
Thursday, June 13 — A healthy dose of comedy, electronica and good old rock and roll swings through Lansing this weekend. At The Loft, a state police trooper headlines a comedy benefit tonight, while a monthly electronic show re-emerges on Friday. Uli’s Haus of Rock on the south side does what it does best on Saturday, featuring three bands from around the state.
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Wednesday, June 12,2013

The squid, the bear and the guy who ate his own baby

Michigan author launches tour of dark fable set in magical woods

by Bill Castanier
Mat Bell's debut novel, "In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods," is popping up on some impressive must-read lists this summer.
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Wednesday, June 12,2013

A thin line between Saturday night and Sunday morning

'Discount Dave' selling former Cadillac Club to Riverview Church

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Inside the former Cadillac Club in REO Town, Dave Sheets' desk is wedged into one end of what used to be the bar. On what was once the dance floor, a leather sectional sits, festooned with a giant price tag. Couches, chairs, desks and dressers, also plastered with price tags, pack the rest of the 20,000-square-foot space.
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Wednesday, June 12,2013

Oh, you pretty things

Local photographer transforms women into pin-ups

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Some say nostalgia in fashion trends runs on a 20-year cycle. Others put it at around 50. That would give modern-day wistfulness to anything from the flannel-and-combat boot grunge look of the '90s to the fastidiously groomed, impeccably decked-out "Mad Men"-era chic of the '60s. Not a lot of overlap there.
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Wednesday, June 12,2013

New in town

Nationwide Gold and Silver Exchange / Zoobie's Old Town Tavern

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Nationwide Gold and Silver Exchange, a new concept jewelry store, opens later this week at 500 E. Oakland Ave. in Lansing. Gary Ganakas is part of a management team that owns the building and co-creator of the Nationwide concept, which will focus on mid- to low-priced new and used jewelry.
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Wednesday, June 12,2013

Mellow 'Drama'

Over the Ledge starts summer season with quirky dark comedy

by MARY CUSACK
"Drama at Inish" is a wee tale about a hotel owner in a wee seaside town who hires a wee acting troupe to perform decidedly un-wee plays for its summer season. The troupe, led by husband-and-wife actors Hector De La Mare (Brad Rutledge) and Constance Constantia (Gini Larson), sweeps into town with its repertory of Chekhov, Ibsen and Tolstoy.
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Wednesday, June 12,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical Landscape

by Rich Tupica
The Michigan DJ Olympics, in its fourth year, is a statewide DJ competition held annually in Lansing. Hosted by Boxcar Management, it pits 16 DJs from all over the state against each other. The competition is a four-category battle for gold, silver and bronze medals.
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Tuesday, June 11,2013

Free to celebrate

The 20th Annual Juneteenth Festival pays tribute to history

by Kali Jo Wolkow
Tuesday, June 11 — This Thursday through Saturday, the 20th Annual Lansing Juneteenth Festival will commemorate the end of U.S. slavery. The Lansing event will feature live entertainment, guest speakers and children's activities.
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