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Wednesday, May 8,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Mighty Uke Day is Michigan's largest ukulele festival. Held at various spots around Old Town, this will be the third iteration of the quirky two-day event, which consists workshops, performances — including a show by the Lansing Area Ukulele Group — children's activities and more.
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Wednesday, May 8,2013

Your dog here

Legislation would allow dogs to dine outdoors with owners

by Sam Inglot
Some dog owners like taking their four-legged friends with them everywhere they go, but that's illegal in some spots — such as restaurant patios. However, legislation to change that was introduced in the state House earlier this year.
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Wednesday, May 8,2013

Big top tabbies

Performing cat show rolls into East Lansing this week

by Dana Casadei
The traveling show coming to the Hannah Community Center this week features animals you're more likely to find dozing in a warm sunbeam on your living room floor than prowling through the jungle.
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Friday, May 3,2013

Hops and heroes

Separate Saturday events appeal to lovers of craft beer, comic books

by Allan I. Ross
Friday, May 3 — Craft beer and comic books are two things you wouldn’t normally associate with each other, but this Saturday, fans of both suds and superheroes have their choice of ways to celebrate. Two simultaneous national events, National Homebrew Day and Free Comic Book Day, will bring out the inner fanboys and beer hounds in mid-Michigan residents.
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Thursday, May 2,2013

First Sunday

by City Pulse Staff
New Exhibits Absolute Gallery. “What We Really Need,” work by eight teenagers in the foster care system. Reception: 1 p.m.-4 p.m. 307 E. Grand River, Lansing. (517) 482-8845 (see story, p. 13). Arts Council of Greater Lansing. “Celebrating Creativity.&rdq...
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Thursday, May 2,2013

Gig Report

A rundown of Lansing shows this week

by Hannah Scott
Thursday, May 2 — Rock is not dead, at least in Lansing this weekend. Nashville and Hollywood natives hit The Loft and Mac’s Bar, respectively, for a couple nights of hard-driving, 90s-inspired rock and roll. Both bands also have a connection with a certain 90s rock band everyone loves to hate (read below for more).
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

Wait for it ...

Pulitzer Prize-winning MSU grad reflects on his early struggles

by Bill Castanier
A woman from a local book club recently accosted me about Richard Ford's novel, "Canada." She'd read my review, but was perplexed by its lack of kinetic action.
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

New in town

Lamai's Kitchen / I Scream

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Lansing diners are going to have to find a new place to find their pad thai next week — Lamai's Thai Kitchen, 2033 E. Michigan Ave. closes Saturday.
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Local radio personality and avid record collector Richard "Dick" Andrews died on March 13 at 71. A memorial service stocked with food and live music will be Sunday at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #1039 in Lansing.
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

Fostering hope

Art exhibit heightens awareness of teenagers in foster care system

by Dana Casadei
The First Sunday Gallery Walk is usually dedicated to established or upcoming artists, but at Absolute Gallery this Sunday, guests will be greeted by novice artists working with elementary media.
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