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Monday, March 18,2013

Oh say, can you sing?

Michigan State University Choral Union holds auditions Wednesday

by Christina Strong
If you know the national anthem, you’re in luck — you can sing it for the Michigan State University Choral Union auditions.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Sharing Michigan memories

Author/poet Melissa Dey Hasbrook tells 'Stories About Turtle Island' Saturday at Everybody Reads Books and Stuff

by Ashley Brown
Author and poet Melissa Dey Hasbrook shares stories about what makes Michigan home in “Stories About Turtle Island” at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., in Lansing. Dey Hasbook will be debuting her recent book, “Circle …Home.” Inspired by the land in which she grew up, Dey Hasbrook wanted to pay homage by dedicating her book to Michigan and her ancestors, she said. Advance copies of the book, which is officially released this fall, will be available at a discount price.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Where hot dogs chill out

Need some doggie biscuits in your ice cream? Try Cones & Bones

by Ashley Brown
Wednesday, July 20 — Ice cream is a treat meant to be enjoyed by everyone — even our four-legged friends. At Cones & Bones, they are welcome customers, according to owner Jim Byrnes.
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Monday, March 18,2013

There's gold in Frandor!

Well, at least in the Mid Michigan Family Theatre's production of 'Go West!'

by Ashley Brown
Wednesday, Aug. 3 — Whether it's finding gold in the hills of the Old West, or the opportunity to explore uncharted territory, Mid Michigan Family Theatre's "Go West!" tells the story of what it really means to chase the American dream, said director Bill Gordon.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Food truck on food TV?

A local food truck is in running to be featured on national television

by Ashley Brown
Monday, Aug. 15 — The Purple Carrot Food Truck is in the running for $10,000 and national television coverage with its nomination to appear on the Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race” in 2012.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Worth the wait

Genocya finally rolls out a debut CD, nine years after the band started

by Ryan Horky
Lansing’s long-running thrash/death stalwarts Genocya have finally released a real full-length album, “Ever Descent.” The band had a demo and an unreleased but reasonably easily obtained live disc prior to this, if you’re keeping track, but this is the first legit disc. Not many bands wait nine years to put out a proper debut album, but most bands don’t have as many line-up shifts (or as much bad luck) as Genocya, either.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Ruhala opens 'Psych Ward'

New Planet Broadway staged reading was written by the performers

by Jennifer ten Haaf
Thursday, July 21 — What do you get when four teenage girls are thrown into a psych ward, after proving to be a danger to themselves and society? According to Mark Ruhala, the executive director at the Ruhala Performing Arts Center, you get an eyeful of “the healthy versus the pathological.”
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Monday, March 18,2013

Look out! River dragons!

The Grand will be taken over by dragon boat racers this weekend

by Denyse Smith
Wednesday, Aug. 31 — It’s not a rain dance: It's the sound of 18 paddlers in Taiwanese-style boats, moving swiftly down the Grand River to the beat of a drummer pounding out a cadence in the inaugural Capital City Dragon Boat Race.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Poetry series kicks off with back to school theme

Read your own work — or a piece by your favorite poet — at Creole Gallery

by Denyse Smith
Wed., Sept. 7 — Two professors from Cooley Law School will wax poetic about the good, the bad and the incredibly funny aspects of going back to school to kick off this year’s Old Town Poetry Series.
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Monday, March 18,2013

He's watched Regis for years — not just on TV

Dave O'Leary, Sr. talks about his 60-year friendship with Philbin

by Denyse Smith
Friday, Nov. 18 — They met on their first day at Notre Dame and have kept in contact ever since, and Dave O’Leary, Sr. visited the set of “Regis & Kelly” a couple weeks ago during Regis Philbin’s last month of filming the live morning show.
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