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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Glitter ball

Annual fundraiser recognizes local art supporters

by Hélène Dryden
Tuesday, Dec. 4 — There are about 20,000 different types of glitter produced worldwide. Yep — people really love the stuff, especially around the holiday season. So in the spirit of all things bright and sparkly, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing is holding the 33rd annual Holiday Glitter fundraiser tomorrow at the University Club of Michigan State University.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Every Time I Die stays alive

Checking in with the “mathcore” metal band before its show Tuesday at the Loft

by Darby Vermeulen
Friday, Dec. 14 — Every Time I Die, a Buffalo, N.Y.-based “mathcore” metal band, released its sixth studio album, “Ex Lives,” on Epitaph Records earlier this year and it quickly became the band’s most commercially successful album to date, even hitting the Billboard Charts. On Tuesday, the band brings its progressive form of metal to an all-ages show at The Loft.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Castle thrashes into Lansing

San Francisco band hits Mac’s Bar Thursday night with doom metal

by Darby Vermeulen
Wednesday, Jan. 23 — Castle, a San Francisco-based doom metal band, released its second thrash-inspired studio album, “Blacklands,” on Prosthetic Records late last year. Fronted by Elizabeth Blackwell, the trio stands tall in a genre full of female-fronted bands.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Rewarding creativity

Grant program gives $1,000 to local artists

by Justin Anderson
Monday, Jan. 7, 2012 — The Arts Council of Greater Lansing’s Individual Artist Grant Application awards artists with $1,000 grants to showcase their artwork. The Arts Council is offering a free informational meeting about the grant program this Thursday at 4p.m at 1208 Turner St. in Lansing.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

The hidden treasures of Lansing

Old Town Poets launch new writing contest seeking the hidden treasures of Lansing

by Justin Anderson
Monday, Jan. 21 — Do you know about a hidden treasure in the greater Lansing area? If so, write about it. The Old Town Poets — a loose collection of writers based in the north Lansing neighborhood — are hosting the first-ever Celebrating My Secret Lansing writing contest, which is open to anyone in the greater Lansing area.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Bringing home the gold

Lansing organization wins national marketing awards

by Justin Anderson
Tuesday, Feb. 12 — The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau was honored recently for its marketing efforts to make the Capital City area a destination location for business and entertainment.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Showing some love

South African choir group coming to the Wharton

by Marisol Dorantes
Monday, Feb. 18 — The South African a capella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo just wrapped up a tour of Canadian leg of their North American tour. Member Albert Mazibuko said he hoped that the cold subsides as they head into Michigan for their performance at the Wharton Center on Wednesday.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

No (more) reservations

Anthony Bourdain to appear at sold out meet-and-greet at Red Haven

by Marisol Dorantes
Tuesday, Jan. 29 — Celebrity chef, public speaker, bestselling author — however you know Anthony Bourdain, a select few Lansing-area residents will get to meet him this spring. Bourdain’s Guts and Glory Tour, a recounting of his experiences in the culinary world, comes to the Wharton Center on May 7. And after the one-night stop in East Lansing, Bourdain will attend a private reception at the new eclectic restaurant Red Haven where 150 VIP ticket holders will get to take pictures with him and get his autograph.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Museum ‘take over’

The new Broad Art Museum reaches out to MSU students

by Marisol Dorantes
Thursday, Jan. 10 — The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum has created an event to engage the new crop of incoming students. The “MSU students take over the Broad” event is designed to promote student interest and involvement.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Museum ‘take over’

The new Broad Art Museum reaches out to MSU students

by Marisol Dorantes
Thursday, Jan. 10 — The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum has created an event to engage the new crop of incoming students. The “MSU students take over the Broad” event is designed to promote student interest and involvement.
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