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Wednesday, May 1,2013

The Lansing-Lolla connection

Two mid-Michigan acts take the stage at national music fest

by Shawn Parker
A lot has changed since Jane's Addiction honcho Perry Farrell gave birth to the mammoth music festival known as Lollapalooza in 1991. Long gone are the days of the fest as a traveling road show featuring up to a dozen headlining bands on a main stage and as many as 40 second-tier acts on a smaller stage.
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

'Confidential'-ly speaking

Anthony Bourdain dishes on fellow celebrity chefs, farm-to-table dining and why he loves to make fun of hipsters

by Gabrielle Johnson
Anthony Bourdain had just returned to New York after spending a week in Spain filming his new CNN show, "Parts Unknown," when we spoke by phone recently. The bestselling author and culinary world's sexy, swaggering bÍte noire was sitting next to his 6-year-old daughter, who was playing Grand Theft Auto throughout the interview.
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Friday, April 26,2013

Friday Fashion Pulse

Call for prices

by Marisol Dorantes
Friday, April 26 — Cody Sehl, an undergraduate at Michigan State University, has a style vision that is as unique as his jacket. Although he’s had years of experience behind a sewing machine, it was only last year that his sights were very differently focused.
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Wednesday, April 24,2013

Blue-sky run

Pain, politeness and pride at the 2013 Lansing Marathon

by Lawrence Cosentino
The quick hustled past the dead at Mile 9 of the 2013 Lansing Marathon early Sunday morning, as hundreds of runners streamed down the slope of northbound Aurelius Road and rounded the hills of Mt. Hope Cemetery, dotted with headstones and mausoleums, for the return loop downtown.
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Wednesday, April 24,2013

Growing the pie

Big lineup announced for East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival

by Lawrence Cosentino
While other jazz festivals shrivel, a three-way alliance among the City of East Lansing, the Wharton Center and the Michigan State University College of Music has led to more depth and breadth than ever for Greater Lansing's early summer jazz fix, June 21-22.
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Wednesday, April 24,2013

Pedaling Detroit

Author takes a unique look at the beleaguered metropolist

by Bill Castanier
When he was researching his book, "Detroit City Is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis," Rolling Stone contributing editor Mark Binelli wanted to see a different side of Detroit than the one portrayed in popular media — a side even some of us "locals" have only seen by expressway on our way to see the Tigers, the Lions or a show at the Fox Theatre. To accomplish this, he spent a year in the city, exploring the streets by bicycle.
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Wednesday, April 24,2013

Open secret

Lansing artist collective elevates its profile with open house

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Career artists, for the most part, tend to be self-contained. To paraphrase Kurt Vonnegut, they instinctively know that opening the window on their creative process could make their work catch cold. But that's the paradox of the profession — although art often comes from a secretive place, it doesn't mean much until the public has its say.
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Wednesday, April 24,2013

Anonymous

Documentary about AA founder gets local special engagement

by ALLAN I. ROSS
How do you make a documentary film about a person who spent his life diligently avoiding the camera, denying even Time magazine so much as a shot of the back of his head? Filmmakers Kevin Hanlon and Dan Carracino of Page 124 Productions set the bar pretty high for themselves by choosing to tell the life story of Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, for their debut endeavor, "Bill W."
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Wednesday, April 24,2013

New in town

HopCat / Zoobie's / Travelers Pub

by ALLAN I. ROSS
On Monday, HopCat-East Lansing held a ceremonial groundbreaking — and fittingly, it was a hop bine planting. (Hops are the aromatic plants used to flavor some beers.) The restaurant/brewpub opens this August on the ground floor of the mixed-use development, The Residences.
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Wednesday, April 24,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Married couple Samuel Seth Bernard and May Erlewine are a respected duo in the growing Michigan folk community. Friday, the pair will perform songs off their latest album, "New Flower," along with some other fan favorites, at their 5th annual Ten Pound Fiddle concert.
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