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Wednesday, April 9,2014

Latin pride

Music festival celebrates 10 days of Latin American culture

by Alexandra Harakas
Two weeks ago, the film “Cesar Chavez,” featuring Michael Pena as the titular civil rights leader, debuted at Lansing’s NCG Cinemas. It is one of only 664 theaters in the country — and around 10 in Michigan — that are showing the movie, and its local release was supported by a petition campaign launched by local Latin Americans that garnered over 250 signatures. A spokeswoman for NCG said the screenings are getting “good” business, including two of the daily showings that feature Spanish subtitles.
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Wednesday, April 9,2014

Art prize

Michigan Fine Arts Competition giving $5,000 to one Midwest artist

by Kyle Koehler
Friday, March 28 — An ongoing art contest could make one Lansing-area starving artist not so starving. The 32nd Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition (MFAC), open to artists all over the Midwest, started taking submissions last month; applicants have until April 11 to submit their entries. Winners will divvy up a $5,000 cash prize. There is a submission fee of $40, and is open to artists 18 and over. More information on how to submit, go to bbartcenter.org.
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Wednesday, April 9,2014

Vote for Vixens

Local roller derby league has shot at $25,000 prize

by Nicole Halvorsen
The Lansing Derby Vixens hope to skate past the competitors to win a national contest this week. The local roller derby team has made it to the top 10 in the “Make Your Idea Happen” contest, sponsored by the office supplies chain Staples. The contest puts the Derby Vixens in the running (rolling?) for a chance at a grand prize of $25,000 gift certificate to Staples.
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Tuesday, April 8,2014

What’s happening today in Lansing

by City Pulse Staff
Tuesday, April 8 Classes and Seminars Coupon Swap. Share coupons and strategies. 6-7:45 p.m. FREE. Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing. (517) 321-4014 ext. 4. dtdl.org. Intro to Small Business. Includes steps, costs, planning and financing. 6-7 p.m. ...
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Monday, April 7,2014

What’s happening in Lansing today

by City Pulse Staff
Monday, April 7 Classes and seminars Adult Rape Survivor Support Group. 6-7:30 p.m. FREE. Women’s Center of Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 372-9163. womenscenterofgreaterlansing.org. Support Group. For the divorced, separated and widowed. Room 9. ...
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Monday, April 7,2014

Microbrew shuffle

Microbrew and Music Festival changes location back to Adado Riverfront Park

by Nicole Halvorsen
Monday, April 7 — Organizers for Lansing’s inaugural Microbrew and Music Festival announced today that the festival will return to its original planned location in Adado Riverfront Park downtown.
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Friday, April 4,2014

What’s happening in Lansing today

by City Pulse Staff
Friday, April 4 ‘Varekai’ by Cirque Du Soleil A winged man falls from the sky, setting off an evening of gravity defying, jaw-dropping feats of acrobatics and visual effects. In “Varekai,” the Cirque Du Soleil performers whisk audiences off to a magical fo...
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Friday, April 4,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
The Plurals at Mac's - Mon. Apr 7 After spending February and March touring the Southeast, Southwest and all over Southern California, the Plurals, a Lansingbased rock ‘n’ roll trio, play its first local show in almost a year at Mac’s Bar. Opening the gig are Honah L...
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Friday, April 4,2014

‘It’s “Mamma Mia!”’ for dudes’

Q&A with Andrew Sklar, star of Wharton Center’s ‘Rock of Ages’

by Katy Barth
Friday, April 4 — The Wharton Center will have its sound system cranked up to 11 this weekend when “Rock of Ages” rolls into East Lansing for a one-night performance. The Tony Award-nominated jukebox musical incorporates ’80s hair metal classics “Nothing But a Good Time,” “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “The Final Countdown.”
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Thursday, April 3,2014

Book reviews: Notes from Neil

The Space-Pie Continuum

by Neil Rajala
Thursday, April 3 — I don't usually spend much time talking about TV or movie related books, but I'm making an exception this week - for the good of all mankind. Here's what we're reading:
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