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Thursday, April 4,2013

Gig Report

A rundown of Lansing shows this week

by Hannah Scott
Thursday, April 4 — What better way to bring in a warm, early spring weekend than with some bright indie and laid-back mellow rock shows? The styles — both homegrown and all the way from Vancouver — make their way to Lansing this weekend through the likes of Hey Ocean and Billiards music.
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Wednesday, April 3,2013

The gallery that isn't

Neighborhood Empowerment Center raises ghost of Kresge Art Museum

by Lawrence Cosentino
Art is supposed to stir deep questions. Here's one that comes to mind the minute you walk into the Neighborhood Empowerment Center in northwest Lansing: "What is this — a gallery or something?"
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Wednesday, April 3,2013

First Sunday

by City Pulse Staff
New Exhibits The Avenue Café  Work by James McFarland. Hours: 10 a.m.-midnight. Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 2021 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing. (517) 853-0550. EagleMonk Pub and Brewery “Lost Butterfly Studio,” macro photography by Rodney Johnson. Re...
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Wednesday, April 3,2013

Williamston's funny 'Valentine'

Funny, poignant look at middle age grounded in sincerity

by Paul Wozniak
Meet Shirley Valentine: a middle-aged wife, mother and genre trope who learns to love herself on an excursion to a foreign country. She sometimes speaks in rhetorical Oprah-isms, such as, "You don’t start again at 46, do you?"
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Wednesday, April 3,2013

New in town

Jonna's 2 Go & Portable Feast and Friends

by ALLAN I. ROSS
The "gateway to East Lansing" is getting a little more welcoming this week with the opening of Jonna's 2 Go, the western-most location for a series of southeast Michigan-based convenience stores.
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Wednesday, April 3,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Known as the "Belleville Three," Detroit producers Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson are heralded as the innovators of techno. Saturday, Saunderson performs at The Loft.
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Wednesday, April 3,2013

The great outdoors

Film festival celebrates extreme sports, instills a love of nature

by Dana Casadei
"Extreme" and "extraordinary" are two words that are frequently used to describe the Banff Mountain Film Festival. "Inspiration" follows closely behind.
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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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