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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Friday Fashion Pulse

Worldly inspiration

by Marisol Dorantes
Friday, March 1 — This week, instead of just talking about where Lansing fashionistas go shopping, I decided to explore the areas where these trendsetters shop for inspiration. Shuhang Yu was browsing a section of delicate white blouses at Forever 21 in the Eastwood Towne Center that reflected the style she was wearing.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Pay for plays

Lansing-area theaters get receive arts grants

by Dylan Sowle
Thursday, Jan. 17 — Last week, three Lansing-area theaters — Riverwalk Theatre, All-of-us Express Children's Theatre and the Williamston Theatre — were named as grant recipients for 2013. The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs offers a variety of grants for art-oriented organizations that are to be used for everything from general use, to facility improvement and special projects. The groups were chosen from over 400 applicants around the state.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Calling all sculptors

Third annual Sculptures in the Park exhibition gives Michigan sculptors chance to display work downtown

by Dylan Sowle
Thursday, Feb. 7 — Michigan sculptors have the opportunity to display their work in a prominent downtown Lansing park this summer through the Lansing Art Gallery’s third annual Sculptures in the Park exhibition.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

New art series reaches out to students

Broad Art Museum calls for performers with Student Performance Sundays

by Dylan Sowle
Wednesday, Feb. 20 — On March 17, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum starts a series called Student Performance Sundays, offering an opportunity for Michigan State University student artists to showcase their work. Through Friday, MSU students can send the museum’s manager of education a digital copy of their work or drop off a performance proposal at the museum’s reception desk. Broad Museum’s manager of education, Leyna Lightman, said that the series is an effort to engage skilled campus artists in the new building space.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Wharton Center gets ’Blue‘

Blue Man Group rolls into East Lansing this weekend

by Dylan Sowle
Thursday, Feb. 21 — It's not every day that a band of blue-faced men beating drums and playing PVC pipes wanders into your town, but East Lansing will get that opportunity this weekend. The Blue Man Group makes a stop at Michigan State University's Wharton Center for a three-day gig starting Friday. And from what Blue Man member Shane Andries has to say, this incarnation of the popular performance will be memorable.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Making an impact

MSU radio station advances in MTV contest

by Dylan Sowle
Thursday, Feb. 28 — WDBM-FM was named “College Radio Station of the Year” 11 times by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, and snagged City Pulse's Top of the Town award last year for “Best Radio Station.” Now it’s less than a month away from potentially adding a national trophy to the collection.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Taking the initiative

Old Town installs two sculptures and six artistic benches

by Justin Anderson
Tuesday, Jan. 15 — The Old Town Commercial Association’s Art Initiative project was realized recently with the installation of two metal sculptures and six poetry-inscribed benches throughout the sidewalks of Old Town. Louise Gradwohl, executive director of the OTCA, said her organization had the idea of installing local artwork throughout the city for years, but budgetary restrictions have always kept that idea just outside of the realm of possibility. But thanks largely to the donations from the City of Lansing and Downtown Lansing Inc., the OTCA has moved forward with its initiative.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Mini chili cook off, big chili taste

Lansing City Market’s first chili cook off will send someone to the BWL big chili dance

by Justin Anderson
Friday, Feb. 15 — Think of the Lansing City Market’s mini chili cook-off as an opportunity to get to Lansing’s flagship chili competition — and to see which merchant can hold the flag for best chili in the market. On Saturday, the City Market hosts its first Mini Chili Cook-Off, a competition among seven market merchants for the best chili and salsa. The winner of a popular vote earns a chance to compete in the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s annual chili cook-off in May.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Service-oriented

Local theater recognizes companies with outstanding customer service

by Justin Anderson
Friday, Jan. 18 — The voting for Celebration! Cinema’s second annual Celebrated Service Award starts today, which lets the community vote for local companies that have outstanding customer service.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

D-BOX at the box office

Celebration! Cinema immerses movie goers in an interactive viewing experience

by Justin Anderson
Friday, March 1 — Lansing’s Celebration! Cinema is shaking things up with some new technology debuting today. The theater unveiled 26 D-BOX seats to enhance the moviegoing experience for its customers.
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