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Wednesday, April 30,2014

Dis-Connxted

After 29 years, Lansing comedy club kills the spotlight

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Wednesday, April 30 — Last weekend, stand-up comic Carlos Mencia took the stage at Connxtions Comedy Club, 2900 N. East St. on Lansing’s north side. Since the club opened in 1985, thousands of aspiring and professional comedians had stood in that exact spot under the club’s spotlight — pre-“Home Improvement” Tim Allen, pre-“Tonight Show” Jay Leno, post-“Tom Green Show” Tom Green — but Mencia has a singular distinction among them: He was the last act that will ever perform there.
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Wednesday, April 30,2014

New In Town

NAING MYANMAR FAMILY RESTAURANT

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Add “Malaysian” and “Burmese” to the list of Asian cuisine offerings in the Lansing area. The two styles are joined by Thai food to make a triad of Asian intown dish options on the menu at Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant.
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Wednesday, April 30,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Golf Clap at Mac´s - Thursday, May 8. Golf Clap, an emerging electronic duo from Detroit, was voted 2014’s “Best Electronic Artist” by Real Detroit Weekly, and got buzz for its deep-house single, “Dream Trippin’,” on Grant Nelson’s Freeze Dried...
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Wednesday, April 30,2014

Crowdsource surfing

Raising zombies, dodging gluten and fighting cancer

by Alexandra Harakas
Crowdsourcing websites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo and GiveForward give local artists, entrepreneurs and charities extensive access to dollars that can help complete projects, fund business startups and pay hospital bills.
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Friday, April 25,2014

City Pulse summer camp guide

by City Pulse Staff
All the reptile identifying, stargazing, horseback riding and basketball conditioning your kid can handle.
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Friday, April 25,2014

Loving Lucy … and cellos

Wharton Center announces full 2014-’15 season

by City Pulse Staff
Friday, April 25 — The Wharton Center unveiled the remainder of its 2014-’15 slate today. Earlier this month, it dropped the first part of its upcoming schedule, which includes powerhouse shows such as multiple Tony winner “Kinky Boots” and violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. Today’s announcement included a mix of Broadway hits, symphony performances and a peek behind the curtain of the mother of all TV sitcoms.
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Thursday, April 24,2014

Book reviews: Notes from Neil

An Early "Best of 2014" Contender

by Neil Rajala
Thursday, April 24 — Back to new books this week. The publishers continue to put out a steady stream of major new releases, ramping up for what everyone expects to be a blockbuster summer reading season. Here's what we're reading:
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Wednesday, April 23,2014

Earth bound

Common Ground announces hip hop, classic funk to lineup

by City Pulse Staff
The full lineup of headliners was released this week for the 15th annual Common Ground Festival. Eclectic funksters Earth, Wind & Fire will be the Sunday night closers on July 13, while Detroit-born Big Sean will anchor Friday night’s hip-hop-themed night on July 11. Former Three 6 Mafia member Juicy J opens for Big Sean. Fitz and The Tantrums, a Los Angeles-based neo soul/ indie pop band, was announced for July 12.
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Wednesday, April 23,2014

Out On the Town

by City Pulse Staff
THURSDAY, APRIL 24 >> CYRILLE AIMÉE Born near Paris, based in Brooklyn, 29-year-old vocal star Cyrille Aimée caused a big stir at last June´s Summer Solstice Jazz Festival in East Lansing. (To pronounce her name correctly, imagine an advanced degree in the art of Salvador Da...
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Wednesday, April 23,2014

Herrmann’s history

Celebrated Lansing home is the setting for Historical Society fundraiser

by Bill Castanier
The historic house at 520 N. Capitol Ave. in Lansing is part of the bustling Lansing Community College campus, and home of the college’s president Brent Knight, and his wife, Rise. But in 1893, the year it was built by German immigrant/entrepre neur John T. Herrmann, the house’s environs were considerably more rural: A German friend, already in Lansing, had lured Herrmann to the area in a letter, by writing: “Come to Lansing — you could shoot a deer from the back porch.”
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