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Wednesday, February 6,2013

What to do

Out & About

by City Pulse Staff
Need to step away from the conference for some grub or entertainment? We've got you covered — there's plenty to do in Lansing, East Lansing and Okemos this weekend. Here's a list of bars, restaurants, museums, art galleries and activities you can hit while you're here, separated by region for easy navigation.
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Wednesday, February 6,2013

Endgame for 'art mecca'

Local mall's gallery project dissolves after three years

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Less than three years after it began, Meridian Mall's fledgling "art mecca" will soon be uninstalled, having never made it past its first phase. It's an inauspicious end to what was supposed have been a bold expansion of the thriving Lansing art gallery scene.
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Wednesday, February 6,2013

Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey, Part 1

Daughter of civil rights icons: 'We have a moral obligation to help others'

by ALLAN I. ROSS
"Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey" is an annual lecture series commemorating Black History Month. Three different speakers will be featured who have become icons of the African-American struggle for civil rights. Donzaleigh Abernathy, 55, is a playwright and actress, appearing in shows such as "The Walking Dead" and "Shameless."
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Wednesday, February 6,2013

Start your engines

'RuPaul’s Drag Race' star stops at Spiral

by Rich Tupica
Before Latrice Royale was a world-famous, plus-sized drag queen and reality TV star, she was Timothy Wilcots, a child of the '70s growing up in Compton, Calif., just blocks away from gangsta rap legends Eazy E and Dr. Dre.
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Wednesday, February 6,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Over the past three years The FunDubMentals have been playing its hybrid of reggae/dub/ska/roots music across the state. In 2010, they were voted "Best New Band" in the Northern Express Magazine. Friday, the band headlines a Bob Marley Birthday Bash at The Loft.
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Wednesday, February 6,2013

New in town

Guitar Center

by Rich Tupica
Guitar Center is the largest chain music store in the world, and this week Lansing gets a store of its own. On Thursday, the California-based company opens its 242nd location in the Frandor Shopping Center with a grand opening party that’s guaranteed to catch some eyes.
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Wednesday, February 6,2013

Strength under pressure

Istanbul transgender community on display at MSU photo exhibit

by Marisol Dorantes
Stepping into a photo gallery at the Michigan State University Museum, a playful woman on a rooftop greets you. This is Filiz, a transgender in Istanbul.
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Wednesday, January 30,2013

The next riff

$1 million gift to MSU Jazz Studies program is a 'game-changer'

by Lawrence Cosentino
As seductive in college as it was in the clubs, jazz has long had the power to coax open a well-placed wallet, but a recent gift from the MSU Federal Credit Union to Michigan State University's Jazz Studies program is in a class by itself.
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Wednesday, January 30,2013

Music for a fading empire

BBC Orchestra, Keith Lockhart brings high British melancholy to Wharton

by Lawrence Cosentino
Forget FDR and Churchill, Monty Python at the Hollywood Bowl or fond nods from Ronald Reagan to Margaret Thatcher. The "special relationship" between Britain and America was really cinched in 2002 when Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart was named music director of the very British BBC Concert Orchestra.
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Wednesday, January 30,2013

Lansing-area Black History Month events

by City Pulse Staff
Feb. 4: “Coffy” (1973). An example of blaxploitatoin cinema, popular in the early 70s. African-American nurse (Pam Grier) takes violent revenge against a group of drug dealers. 7 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library Meeting Room, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2...
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