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Wednesday, February 27,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Fans of jazz and gumbo might want to stop by The Avenue Café every Thursday for a free performance by the Peter Nelson Jazz Quartet and a chance to order from the New Orleans-inspired menu.
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Wednesday, February 27,2013

Woman of steel

Broad Art Museum gets three new exhibits featuring diaries, geometry and metallic underwear

by Dana Casadei
Staying true to its contemporary theme, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum rotates in three new exhibits this week.
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Wednesday, February 27,2013

A vote for the orchestra

Lansing Symphony Orchestra wants your advice on its summer concert

by Dylan Sowle
Will "Billie Jean" or "Angie" get a chance to waft down the Grand River in downtown Lansing? The Lansing Symphony Orchestra is getting a head start on its summer concert in the park this year by asking you to choose what music you want to hear.
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Saturday, February 23,2013

Q&A with Big Perm

Lansing rapper keeps busy

by Rich Tupica
Aside from recording over 10 mix tapes, he has a strong focus on the business side of music, including promotions, marketing and management. Perm’s label, Street Dream Entertainment, has become his main focus in life, and his efforts are beginning to pay off.
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Thursday, February 21,2013

Witty little liars

All is not as it seems in Riverwalk's 'Sleuth'

by MARY CUSACK
"Sleuth," Riverwalk Theatre's latest production, is a classic cat-and-mouse story that remains entertaining, despite being somewhat dated.
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Thursday, February 21,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
The East Lansing-based band East Harvest plays an eclectic mix of acoustic indie, soul, and reggae rock. The band, which is releasing its "Restless" EP Saturday at an all-ages show at Mac's Bar, features vocalist/guitarist Adrian Sanchez, Connor Ralph (vocals/percussion), Spender Ralph and Joe Vasquez (bass), Jordan Otto (percussion) and Royce Phillips Jr. on saxophone.
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Wednesday, February 20,2013

Meaty, mighty diva

Renée Fleming to give rare recital at Wharton Center

by Lawrence Cosentino
The voice of Renée Fleming inevitably causes music lovers to wheel out a pastry cart of adjectives like "creamy" and "honeyed." But don't reach for the dessert too fast. Last week, the music world got a reminder that Fleming is a meaty, mighty diva.
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Wednesday, February 20,2013

New in town

Bonnie's Place & City Limits East

by ALLAN I. ROSS
After months of speculation, at least one part of a local rumor is true: Lansing bar and grill Bonnie's Place, 415 E. Saginaw St., will close on Saturday. Owner/operator Scott Feltenberger, who bought the restaurant from his mother, Bonnie Weiss, 12 years ago, confirmed on Monday that Saturday will be the last day Bonnie’s is open for business.
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Wednesday, February 20,2013

Joshua Davis releases new album

Local musician's 'eye-opening' experience in Israel inspires album

by Rich Tupica
Most albums start in practice rooms or music venues where songs take their shape. But the roots of Joshua Davis' new album, "A Miracle of Birds," run all the way to the West Bank in the Middle East, a hostile terrain where Israelis and Palestinians hurl stun grenades, teargas and rocks at each with seemingly endless verve.
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Friday, February 15,2013

New in town

Portable Feast and Friends

by ALLAN I. ROSS
This week, a fascinating three-year-long game of restaurant switcheroo comes to an end when Portable Feast and Friends returns to its former Old Town digs. After closing in 2009 and embarking on a different food service venture the next year, owner/operator Sharon Hind has settled back in at 1216 Turner St. with the re-opening of her breakfast and lunch café.
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