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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Local programming takes center stage

WKAR previews fall 2012 schedule

by Tracy Key
Friday, Sept. 7 — Have the dramatic exploits of “Downton Abbey” lost some of their charm? Is the old quilt episode of “Antiques Roadshow” no nail-biter the sixth time around? Good news, then: Local PBS affiliate WKAR announced its fall television and radio lineup last night at the 2012 fall preview, and there is some compelling public broadcasting on the horizon. And don’t worry, you’ll still get your scowling Maggie Smith fix, you junkie.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Part of the Art: Exhibition Day

Photos of participants now on display in the Broad art museum

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, Nov. 27 — As a group of a dozen Michigan State University art students stared at the wall earlier today, 228 eyes stared back. They were inside the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, which had just unveiled its latest piece, “The Gift: Lansing, Michigan.”
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Party like it’s 2013

What to do for New Year’s Eve in Greater Lansing

by Sam Inglot
Friday, Dec. 28 — If you’re still searching for a party to help ring in the New Year next week, here’s a list of Lansing-area venues that are hosting some ball-dropping bashes with music, booze and food.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Enjoy a 'Taste of Art and Life'

Arts Council holds it annual fundraiser Tuesday

by Holly Johnson
Monday, May 14 — The Arts Council of Greater Lansing hosts its sixth annual "Taste of Art and Life" fundraiser 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15. The event is held at David and Nancy McKeague’s home, located at 627 North Harrison Road in East Lansing.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

The picture of health

Area health departments offer open discussions about recent assessment

by Holly Johnson
Wednesday, June 20 — Health officials in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties invite residents to participate in a community dialogue to look at the recently released “Community Health Profile and Health Needs Assessment.” The report examines factors and conditions — such as obesity, smoking, infant mortality rates and access to doctors — that affect the health of residents of the region.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Chill out in Narnia

Riverwalk Theatre's Young Artisan Workshop presents 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'

by Holly Johnson
Wednesday, July 11 — The Riverwalk Theatre steps off the River Trail and into Narnia for its first Young Artisan Workshop production. “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is a stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ adored novel, in which siblings Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy venture away from World War II England and travel through a closet door into a land filled with talking animals, an evil queen and magic galore.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Slam jam

Showcase is ‘last hurrah’ for student poets

by Allan I. Ross
Thursday, Nov. 29 — Tonight/poetry will take flight/with two teams of students who are bright. /Their words will ignite/and soar like a kite/dropping rhymes that are tight/to excite/and enlighten/the audience like Turkish Delight. You get the idea, right? (OK, we’ll stop.) The poets at tonight’s MSU Slam Showcase will likely lay down some better work than that.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

JazzFest for kids

Instrument-making workshop at JazzFest geared toward the young ones

by Allan I. Ross
Friday, Aug. 3 — If the idea of keeping your kid busy at JazzFest this weekend is stressing you out, relax, man. This Saturday, the Broad Art Museum has created a unique children’s workshop that will give them the tools to make their own band and give those hepcats on the main stage a run for their syncopation.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Vicious cycling

42nd annual DALMAC bicycle tour leaves from East Lansing starting Wednesday

by Allan I. Ross
Friday, Aug. 24 — Ah, Labor Day weekend. Time to drag the lid over the pool, fire up the barbecue one last time, or maybe clip into your bicycle and pump the pedals several hundred miles for five straight days. If you find that last part a little extreme, there are about 1,700 bicycling enthusiasts rolling through town next week who can show you how it’s done.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

‘The fat lady has sung’

After 14 years, 621 calls it quits for good

by Allan I. Ross
Friday, Aug. 31 — The owners of the upscale martini lounge, 621, located at 621 E. Michigan Ave., announced Thursday they will be closing the nightclub for good after 14 years.
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