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Friday, April 25,2014

Loving Lucy … and cellos

Wharton Center announces full 2014-’15 season

by City Pulse Staff
Friday, April 25 — The Wharton Center unveiled the remainder of its 2014-’15 slate today. Earlier this month, it dropped the first part of its upcoming schedule, which includes powerhouse shows such as multiple Tony winner “Kinky Boots” and violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. Today’s announcement included a mix of Broadway hits, symphony performances and a peek behind the curtain of the mother of all TV sitcoms.
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Thursday, April 24,2014

Book reviews: Notes from Neil

An Early "Best of 2014" Contender

by Neil Rajala
Thursday, April 24 — Back to new books this week. The publishers continue to put out a steady stream of major new releases, ramping up for what everyone expects to be a blockbuster summer reading season. Here's what we're reading:
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Wednesday, April 23,2014

Earth bound

Common Ground announces hip hop, classic funk to lineup

by City Pulse Staff
The full lineup of headliners was released this week for the 15th annual Common Ground Festival. Eclectic funksters Earth, Wind & Fire will be the Sunday night closers on July 13, while Detroit-born Big Sean will anchor Friday night’s hip-hop-themed night on July 11. Former Three 6 Mafia member Juicy J opens for Big Sean. Fitz and The Tantrums, a Los Angeles-based neo soul/ indie pop band, was announced for July 12.
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Wednesday, April 23,2014

Out On the Town

by City Pulse Staff
THURSDAY, APRIL 24 >> CYRILLE AIMÉE Born near Paris, based in Brooklyn, 29-year-old vocal star Cyrille Aimée caused a big stir at last June´s Summer Solstice Jazz Festival in East Lansing. (To pronounce her name correctly, imagine an advanced degree in the art of Salvador Da...
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Wednesday, April 23,2014

Herrmann’s history

Celebrated Lansing home is the setting for Historical Society fundraiser

by Bill Castanier
The historic house at 520 N. Capitol Ave. in Lansing is part of the bustling Lansing Community College campus, and home of the college’s president Brent Knight, and his wife, Rise. But in 1893, the year it was built by German immigrant/entrepre neur John T. Herrmann, the house’s environs were considerably more rural: A German friend, already in Lansing, had lured Herrmann to the area in a letter, by writing: “Come to Lansing — you could shoot a deer from the back porch.”
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Wednesday, April 23,2014

Free love

Lansing Symphony launches outdoor concert series with trip to the ‘60s

by ALLAN I. ROSS
This spring, the Lansing Symphony reached out to local orchestra fans to choose a theme for its second free Summer Pops Concert and the people answered: Take us back the ‘60s, man.
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Wednesday, April 23,2014

New In Town

THE POWER OF WATER

by ALLAN I. ROSS
A new Lansing business opens this week dedicated to the city’s central natural feature: The Grand River. Trey Rouss, owner of The Power of Water, opened the watercraft sales/rental/ education shop within throwing distance of the river. He thinks the waterway gets a bad rap.
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Wednesday, April 23,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Slick Rick at The Loft - Friday, April 25 Hip-hop icon Slick Rick (real name Richard Walters) headlines his first American tour since his highly publicized immigration case. The Loft show features openers DJ Ruckus, Josef Coney Island, Rafa’el De La Ghetto, Ozay Moore and Ward Sk...
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Wednesday, April 23,2014

Love poems?

Old Town Poetry Series ends its season with open mic event

by Kyle Koehler
Wednesday, April 23 – With spring finally thawing out the bitterness of winter, the Old Town Poetry Series ends its season with one more event. On Thursday, local poets Ann Andrews and Dorothy Brooks will appear at the Creole Gallery in Old Town to read from their works and lead an open mic session.
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Wednesday, April 23,2014

Inner space

Broad maximizes unusual dimensions with unconventional art

by Jonathan Griffith
Not every art installation benefits from being displayed in one of the Broad Art Museum’s improbably shaped galleries, with all their obtuse angles and razor sharp architectural edges. Two-dimensional pieces hung in rectangular frames look oddly … square … at the Broad, a building that proudly boasts a lack of right angles.
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