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Wednesday, January 9,2013

Turn It Down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
A night Latin entertainment happens Friday at The Firm. The event, dubbed "Latin Xplosionar," is "a celebration of culture and dance," according to the organizers. The night will feature two DJs spinning the hottest reggaeton, cumbia, merengue and salsa.
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Wednesday, January 9,2013

Dream house

Riverwalk undertakes ambitious play with ambitious set

by Dana Casadei
"If you build it, he will come" is one of the most iconic lines in movie history. Local director Emily English Clark may not have built the set for "August: Osage County," the play she's directing — or been hoping for dead baseball players to audition —but the line still rings true.
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Friday, January 4,2013

Back to the Garage

Madness, money and music: The legacy of Lansing’s 1960s rock scene

by Rich Tupica
Soon after Feb. 9, 1964, Lansing area teens began filing into Marshall Music in search of guitars, organs, amplifiers and drum kits. Those school kids had just witnessed the Beatles perform on "The Ed Sullivan Show" ' and they wanted to experience the energy of live rock ’n’ roll.
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Thursday, January 3,2013

And in this corner…

The opening bell rings on 5th annual top of the town slugfest

by Lawrence Cosentino
Scene: the refrigerated dressing room of Kid California, a fighting piece of sushi past his prime. It's after midnight. Kid's trainer, Salm Salmon, is rubbing him down.
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Wednesday, January 2,2013

First Sunday

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New Exhibits Creole GalleryArtist James McFarland will have his paintings showcased. Reception: Noon-5 p.m. Jan. 6. Hours: By appointment. 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 1218 Turner St., Lansing. (517) 899-1371.  East Lansing Public Art GalleryThe Mid Michigan Photography ...
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Wednesday, January 2,2013

Of movies and monuments

'Red Violin,' Brahms anchor first LSO concert of 2013

by Lawrence Cosentino
The birches are bare and solace is scarce in mid-Michigan, but the Lansing Symphony's first concert of 2013 promises a pore-clearing steam bath of epic proportions.
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Wednesday, January 2,2013

Pieces of Marta

Cellist's CD project has global spin

by Lawrence Cosentino
When 24-year-old Okemos cellist Marta Bagratuni thought about making a debut CD, she dreaded soldiering through a "normal" recital of well-worn classics. Instead, she came up with "Pieces of the World," an adventurous array of music by composers from Italy, Estonia, Armenia, Poland, Austria, China, Ukraine, and the United States.
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Wednesday, January 2,2013

Cheery bomb

Yarn art project brings smiles to park visitors at MSU

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Don't panic now, but there's a bomb in a park on the campus of Michigan State University. However, the woman who put it there, Lynn Hershberger, isn't crazy about that word so she's changed it — at least the spelling of it. She prefers bOMb.
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Wednesday, January 2,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Ann Arbor folkies Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys perform at The Avenue Café Friday, along with local Americana gypsy-jazz band Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle (L.U.V.S.). Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys give a nod to American roots music while creating a distinct sound through inventive arrangements.
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Wednesday, December 26,2012

2012 Wrap-Up

Here We Are Now, Entertain Us

by City Pulse Staff
Mid-Michigan got a ton of cool, new stuff this year. The Eagle Monk Brewery in Delta Township put beer lovers in good spirits, Studio C! in Okemos redefined upscale moviegoing and the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum brought contemporary art to East Lansing in what is inarguably (and cons...
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