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Monday, March 18,2013

Honoring tradition-bearers

Great Lakes Folk Festival presents the 2011 Michigan Heritage Awards

by Tracy Key
Thursday, Aug. 11 — This weekend, a special ceremony will take place at the Great Lakes Folk Festival to honor three tradition-bearers from Michigan. The 2011 Michigan Heritage Awards were given to sheep shearer Deborah Caryl, sacred steel guitar player Calvin Cooke and, posthumously, to Gaylord Klancnik, a Slovenian polka musician and bandleader.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Full of 'Life'

What happens when a radio show becomes cinematic? You get to see what you've been missing

by Tracy Key
Friday, May 11 — In the weeks leading up to the debut of “This American Life Live — You Can’t Do That on Radio,” host and executive producer Ira Glass promised fans they were in for a “multimedia adventure” or a “complete train wreck,” and he delivered on his word. For an adventure, that is.
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Monday, March 18,2013

An art show with bite — so to speak

Lansing Art Gallery hosts a reception for

by Christina Strong
Food is great, and art is great — but nothing is better than food and art together in the same place. That is exactly what Lansing Art Gallery has in store for its community reception for the art exhibit titled “Chomp! Chomp!”
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Monday, March 18,2013

'Faces of Caring'

Local photographer gives portrait sittings in exchange for donations to help drought-stricken families in the Horn of Africa

by Christina Strong
Friday, Aug. 5 — Local photographer Michael McPeak is giving back to those in the community who also give back. On Saturday, he’ll offer portrait sittings to people that donate to Save the Children for the Horn of Africa Drought Relief.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Puppet masters

East Lansing Public Art Gallery showcases work by Reach and All-of-us Express artists; reception at 1 p.m. Saturday

by Christina Strong
East Lansing Public Art Gallery puts the accent on youth with “All-of-us/Reach: A Retrospective of Puppets and Masks Created by All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre and Reach Studio Art Center.” It’s a showcase for puppets and masks made as a collaboration between the two groups.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Oh say, can you sing?

Michigan State University Choral Union holds auditions Wednesday

by Christina Strong
If you know the national anthem, you’re in luck — you can sing it for the Michigan State University Choral Union auditions.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Sharing Michigan memories

Author/poet Melissa Dey Hasbrook tells 'Stories About Turtle Island' Saturday at Everybody Reads Books and Stuff

by Ashley Brown
Author and poet Melissa Dey Hasbrook shares stories about what makes Michigan home in “Stories About Turtle Island” at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., in Lansing. Dey Hasbook will be debuting her recent book, “Circle …Home.” Inspired by the land in which she grew up, Dey Hasbrook wanted to pay homage by dedicating her book to Michigan and her ancestors, she said. Advance copies of the book, which is officially released this fall, will be available at a discount price.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Where hot dogs chill out

Need some doggie biscuits in your ice cream? Try Cones & Bones

by Ashley Brown
Wednesday, July 20 — Ice cream is a treat meant to be enjoyed by everyone — even our four-legged friends. At Cones & Bones, they are welcome customers, according to owner Jim Byrnes.
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Monday, March 18,2013

There's gold in Frandor!

Well, at least in the Mid Michigan Family Theatre's production of 'Go West!'

by Ashley Brown
Wednesday, Aug. 3 — Whether it's finding gold in the hills of the Old West, or the opportunity to explore uncharted territory, Mid Michigan Family Theatre's "Go West!" tells the story of what it really means to chase the American dream, said director Bill Gordon.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Food truck on food TV?

A local food truck is in running to be featured on national television

by Ashley Brown
Monday, Aug. 15 — The Purple Carrot Food Truck is in the running for $10,000 and national television coverage with its nomination to appear on the Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race” in 2012.
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