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Wednesday, November 28,2012

Fiddles and mohawks

Annual genre-fusing show doubles as CD release party for local band

by Rich Tupica
These days, if you're talking about country music, you usually think about superstars like Kenny Chesney or the glossy pop styling of Taylor Swift – a manufactured contemporary sound that strays so far from true twang that it should be barred from claiming the genre.
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Wednesday, November 28,2012

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
A pair of Michigan-based duos share a twin bill at the Ten Pound Fiddle concert series Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Church. Taking the stage will be Jan Krist & Jim Bizer and Siusan O'Rourke & Zig Zeitler — both accomplished area folk outfits. Krist and Bizer recently released its first album as a duo, "Influence."
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Wednesday, November 28,2012

Make hunger history

by Terry Link
As we enter the colder months and the holiday season, the face of hunger in our community will be brought closer. The annual giving requests will pour in from the charities that work to address the immediate needs of the hungry.
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Wednesday, November 28,2012

Saving Christmas

Two fundraisers give Lansing area residents an opportunity to spread some holiday cheer

by Dana Casadei
Not all children get to tiptoe down a flight of stairs on Christmas morning to see what Santa has left for them — for many local kids, there are no presents. It's like waking up in Who-ville after the Grinch has taken all of the Who-pudding and Who-roast beast. But two local fundraisers are trying to un-Grinch-ify this holiday season for some needy children.
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Wednesday, November 21,2012

Whom You Love

Gender identity and children

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Ken Zucker, psychologist-in-chief at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, is the 10th speaker in Michigan State University’s semester-long series, "Whom You Love: the biology of sexual orientation," which aims to demonstrate that homosexuality is a natural occurrence in humans.
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Wednesday, November 21,2012

2012 Gift Guide

Our list of #LoveLansing gift ideas

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Despite those doomsday prognosticators who've been trying to scare us into thinking we're one minor calamity away from being a third world country, things really aren’t that bad, fiscally speaking.
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Wednesday, November 21,2012

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
For those who still dig neon clothes and poppy synthesizers, the Starfarm show tonight at the Green Door may be the pre-Turkey Day spot to be.
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Wednesday, November 21,2012

New in town

The Family Restaurant

by Sam Inglot
South Lansing diners looking for home-cooked eating that goes beyond chain restaurants and dollar menus have a new option: The Family Restaurant. And don't worry about that name — no one's looking over your shoulder telling you to clean your plate or no dessert.
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Wednesday, November 21,2012

Hole for the holidays

by Dana Casadei
This month, you might find a holiday show that has fake snow, Santa and maybe a few elves, but the one playing at Riverwalk Theatre certainly has something that makes it stick out from the crowd: goblins.
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Wednesday, November 14,2012

This book rocks

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Last week, Schuler hosted Michigan rock 'n' roller Dick Wagner, who talked about his new book "Not Only Women Bleed."
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