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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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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Friday Fashion Pulse

Dressing for an early spring

by Marisol Dorantes
Friday, Jan. 11 — Fifty degrees in January? Even for Michigan weather, that is obscene. One of the biggest challenges about drastically fluctuating temperatures is dressing for the day. This morning’s balmy air called for a lightweight jacket — but later on, when the temperature drops, spring attire might be a huge mistake. Editor’s note: Friday Fashion Pulse is a new weekly feature on lansingcitypulse.com. We hit the streets to find the latest fashion trends exhibited by those in the Lansing area. The author’s work has appeared on the website, College Fashionista.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Friday Fashion Pulse

His for hers

by Marisol Dorantes
Friday, Jan. 18 — Advertisements for clothing that’s perfectly tailored for specific body types are everywhere, but what happens when this fashion norm gets turned on its head? Crystal Gause, a James Madison student at Michigan State University, exemplifies the ease and beauty that can come from delving into the men’s section of a store.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Friday Fashion Pulse

Plaid-itude is no platitude

by Marisol Dorantes
Friday, Jan. 25 — Besides the tiny pops of color peeking out from under heavy jackets, in general, winter clothing color schemes are monochromatic and pattern-free. Plaid, however, is one of the few designs that survives this color hibernation. The multi-colored, cross-barred fabric is used for scarves, flannels and headbands, among many other things. Finding the pattern is clearly not a difficult task, but seeing it in a new way is difficult. Remarkably, the plaid that made me do a double take was a muted winter coat.
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