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Monday, March 18,2013

'It's a Breast Thing'

Annual event raises funds for breast cancer patients and survivors

by Carlee Schepeler
Monday, Oct. 3 — Kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month by supporting patients in your community.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Put on those glad rags

Turn back the clock at 'Ragtime Festime' Friday

by Carlee Schepeler
Thursday, Oct. 10 — Ragtime is a dance genre that peaked in popularity in the early 1900s, until it was phased out by jazz. But it’s never gone completely out of style.The Mayflower Congregational Church will host “Ragtime Festime: Three Keyboards and an Alto” at 7 p.m. Friday.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Looking at the bigger picture

Photography group honors its late leader

by Carlee Schepeler
Friday, Oct. 21 — A Lansing-area photography group gathered at Perspective2 Wednesday to pay respects to their former leader, Brian Knoblock, who died suddenly on Oct. 2.
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Monday, March 18,2013

'It's still a timely topic'

Lansing Community College revisits 'The Shrike'

by Carlee Schepeler
Friday, Nov. 4 — Joseph Kramm’s “The Shrike” is Lansing Community College’s entry in the sixth annual Stages of the Law series, sponsored by Cooley Law School. “The Shrike” opens tonight at Dart Auditorium.The drama is directed by Paige Dunckel, a theater teacher at LCC. She has used the play in her classes before. “I always knew I wanted to direct it,” she said.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Sharing Herstories

Lesbian poet Bobbi Byrd reads at (SCENE) Metrospace event

by Carlee Schepeler
Wednesday, Nov. 16 — The Herstories Project, which hosts events that celebrate women, is reaching out to all genders with a written and spoken-word open mic night to recognize the transgender community.
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Monday, March 18,2013

'It won’t happen overnight, but it is happening; it’s starting over there'

Filmmaker explores the changing times in Afghanistan in 'Outside the Wire,' showing this weekend at Riverwalk Theatre

by Kurt Anthony Krug
Thursday, Sept. 22 — When Anthony Hornus ran into old high school classmate Vic Kuchar, a retired colonel in the United States Air Force, that chance encounter changed the direction of his life. “We met at a local pub and got to talking. He told me about all the trips he made to Afghanistan,” explained Hornus, 58, of Corunna. “He showed me these incredible pictures of Afghan children, who are under threat of death everyday. It’s a very impoverished country, of course, and yet the kids are all smiling. It struck me, it stayed with me. I said there has to be another side to this war story and indeed there was.”
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Monday, March 18,2013

Laying down the law

Scott Turow discusses his legal thrillers at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids

by Kurt Anthony Krug
Tuesday, March 13 — New York Times best-selling author Scott Turow — renowned for “Presumed Innocent,” a seminal novel in the legal thriller genre — always wanted to be a novelist.
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Monday, March 18,2013

A slice of the season

Get pie-eyed at Capital Area Interfaith Respite’s Annual Autumn Pie Fest Saturday

by Cristina Toscano
Wednesday, Oct. 5 — Enjoy some of the Lansing area’s most mouthwatering pies and get your fill of fall activities at the Capital Area Interfaith Respite’s Annual Autumn Pie Fest on Saturday. CAIR is an organization that gives caregivers a chance to take a break, free of charge, by providing senior citizens with companionship.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Scream dreams

Local filmmakers get showcases in Grand Rapids' Thriller! Chiller! festival

by Cristina Toscano
Wednesday, Oct. 19 — Not long ago, Chadrick O’Maelmona and writing partner Matt Snitgen were discussing future projects and decided to try something new with vampires. “The recent over-saturation of the genre seemed to have split into two categories: extreme romantics, like ‘Twilight’ and also the intense horror like ‘30 Days of Night,’” O’Maelmona said. They felt there was more exploring to do.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Taking Art Alley by 'Storm'

Musician David Meader releases his first CD Saturday

by Cristina Toscano
Thursday, Oct. 20 — David Meeder believes that the flute is a “heart-centered” instrument: You carve the “heart” out of the instrument, but when you play it you put the heart back into it to create the music. He has been playing music for over 30 years and calls his first album, “Eye of the Storm,” “a labor of love” inspired by vacant buildings in Detroit.
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