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Thursday, January 23,2014

Notes from Neil

by Neil Rajala
Thursday, Jan. 23  — Every week, Neil Rajala, Director of Community & Business Services for Schuler Books, rounds up a selection of exciting new releases and old favorites to round out your reading schedule. Here's what he's reading: NIGHT WATCHSergei LukyanenkoMr. Lukyanen...
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Wednesday, January 22,2014

Soul attack

MLK ‘Women in Jazz’ concert was earthy, eminent and oh-so-stylish

by Lawrence Cosentino
MLK ‘Women in Jazz’ concert was earthy, eminent and oh-so-stylish It’s hard to believe that “Jazz: Spirituals, Prayers and Protest,” MSU’s annual Martin Luther King celebration, is in its 14th year. The mélange of gospel, soul and jazz, knit together with the spoken word, gets fresher and resonates deeper each year.
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Wednesday, January 22,2014

Out On the Town

by City Pulse Staff
THURSDAY, JAN. 23-SUNDAY, FEB. 23 >> ´The Lion in Winter´ at Williamston Theatre Last month we lost Peter O’Toole, “the untamed lion of King Street” himself. He received one of his eight Academy Award nominations for his portrayal of King Henry II in the 1968 fi...
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Wednesday, January 22,2014

(Pad)locks of love

Express yourself on the Feb. 12 cover of City Pulse

by City Pulse Staff
Lovers travel from around the world to memorialize their feelings for each other at the Ponts des Arts bridge outside the Louvre Museum in Paris. Once there, they will inscribe a padlock with a message of love, clip it onto the bridge’s chain-link fence and hurl the key into the Seine River below. Yes folks, never before has public littering been sweeter.
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Wednesday, January 22,2014

The edge of oblivion

Life, death and poetry with Thomas Lynch

by Bill Castanier
There are celebrity chefs, celebrity fitness instructors and, yes, even celebrity duck call manufacturers. But there is only one celebrity mortician.
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Wednesday, January 22,2014

Fantasy career

East Lansing entrepreneur taps into global ‘Game of Thrones’ replica market

by ALLAN I. ROSS
The warehouse of Chris Beasley’s East Lansing business is stocked with replicate swords, shields, daggers and helmets from the hit HBO show “Game of Thrones.” Some of the blades have names: Ice, Longclaw, Catspaw. One shield bears a direwolf; one of the helmets is shaped like a snarling metallic dog.
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Wednesday, January 22,2014

‘Death’ at C!

Acclaimed documentary with Lansing ties gets local premiere tonight

by ALLAN I. ROSS
There doesn’t seem to be much of a cultural overlap between audiences that appreciate thoughtful foreign language documentaries and those who rock out to death metal.
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Wednesday, January 22,2014

New In Town

AGGIE MAE´S BAKERY/THE ENGLISH INN

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Aggie Mae’s Bakery, which got its start in the Lansing City Market, moved last week to its new location in Grand Ledge. At 2,100 square feet, it’s more than double the size it had in its previous space.
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Wednesday, January 22,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
The dt´s Reunion at The Avenue Cafe - Sat. Jan 25th. The dt´s formed in the Lansing area in the late ‘80s, playing a brand of amped up power pop and rock ‘n’ roll, echoing influences like The Replacements, Soul Asylum and Husker Du. After a 12-year hiatus, the band re...
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Wednesday, January 22,2014

‘The end of of an era’

Steppin’ In It comes of age during more than a decade of Monday nights at the Green Door

by Andy Balaskovitz
Steppin’ In It was never really a band, but rather, a couple of them. It’s traveled the country as a swinging, Cajun string quartet, something straight out of the French Quarter. It manifested itself as a harder hitting electric six-piece, beefing up originals or succinctly clanging through Tom Waits covers. Sometimes within the same week.
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