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Wednesday, April 3,2013

Summer camp traditions alive and well in Lansing

by Dylan Sowle
We've all seen enough feel-good movies to know all about the traditional summer camp experience: long days of playing outside, arts and crafts, and heading down to the swimming hole before spending a night under the stars.
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Friday, March 29,2013

Hoops alternatives

Check out these art-centric events this weekend at the Broad

by City Pulse Staff
Friday, March 29 — Brackets schmackets. If you’re looking for an alternative to all the March madness going on around town this weekend, the Broad Art Museum has two events — a film and a jazz concert — to take your mind off all the hoop hoopla.
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Friday, March 29,2013

MSU Museum receives $1.9M gift endowment

Money would pay for the museum’s first endowed curatorship

by Allan I. Ross
Friday, March 29 — Yesterday, the Michigan State University Museum announced a $1.9 million gift that would support an endowed curatorship, the first such endowment for the 155-year old museum.
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Friday, March 29,2013

Friday Fashion Pulse

Don’t fool around with fashion

by Marisol Dorantes
Friday, March 29 — In all my years of fashion appreciation, I have never come across a more distinctive or versatile style than the recent “walking sleeping bag with furry boots” look popular with young women. This trend seems to be more prolific than questionable rashes on a college campus.
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Thursday, March 28,2013

Come together

Beatles tribute heading for Wharton

by Dylan Sowle
Thursday, March 28 — For Steve Landes, a self-proclaimed hardcore Beatles geek, taking the stage as John Lennon is “a dream come true.” He and his bandmates roll into the Wharton Center this Friday for the North American tour of RAIN — A Tribute to the Beatles.
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Wednesday, March 27,2013

From pennywhistle to gold flute

'Galvanizing' James Galway brings 'Legacy Tour' to Wharton Center

by Lawrence Cosentino
If intergalactic aliens ever demand to hear one of our "musicians" before deciding whether to blow us up, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon could do a lot worse than send Sir James Galway.
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Wednesday, March 27,2013

Read poets society

East Lansing's celebrates poetry throughout April

by Bill Castanier
April is National Poetry Month, and, like the flowers it often celebrates, poetry is about to spring forth all around town. Michigan State University's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities' Center for Poetry has several activities planned for the month, including three poetry readings, a poetic chalking of a section of the Lansing River Trail and Poetry in Motion, which is hitching a ride on local CATA buses for the second year in a row.
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Wednesday, March 27,2013

Opening the door to schools

As the Lansing School District cuts elementary arts instructors, community groups re-evaluate their roles

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Last week, the Lansing Board of Education approved a five-year teachers' contract that will get the Lansing School District about $7 million closer to closing the next school year's projected $9 million deficit. On the chopping block: 87 teaching positions, including 23 professionally certified — or "endorsed" — elementary school art, music and physical education teachers.
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Wednesday, March 27,2013

New in town

Williamston New Businesses

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Spring is off to a relatively chilly start, but in Williamston business is in full bloom. Three new businesses celebrated grand openings last week, while a fourth moved into a space nearly six times the size of its previous location.
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Wednesday, March 27,2013

Diary queen

Peppermint Creek depicts fictionalized effort to publish Anne Frank

by MARY CUSACK
Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.'s latest production, "Compulsion, or the House Behind," may be a bit esoteric for a broad audience. The biggest challenge is getting past a spectral puppet of Holocaust victim Anne Frank, who — figuratively and literally — shares a bed with the lead couple.
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