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Wednesday, September 14,2011

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
Dan Unkefer will perform a set of free music Saturday at Coffee & Friends Café in Central Park Plaza in Okemos. Unkefer established the group Free Rein in 1993, though he’s been playing guitar and performing honest, heartfelt tunes since the 1970s. For booking information call Aimee West at 517-347-0962 or visit www.
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Wednesday, September 14,2011

From LCC to NYC

Designers Claire and Shawn Buitendorp can count Katy Perry and Betsey Johnson among their fans

by Chris Galford
Although they just turned 21 in April, the pair has already graduated from LCC’s fashion design program, created a dress for singer Katy Perry and secured internships with designer Betsey Johnson in New York; they arrived just in time for the excitement of Fashion Week.
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Wednesday, September 14,2011

Curtain call

'The Divine Sister' looks for laughs

by Christopher Horb
“Sister” was written by Charles Busch, a Tony-winning playwright and female impersonator known for irreverent pop-culture-skewering shows like “Psycho Beach Party” and “Die! Mommy! Die!” Coming directly from an acclaimed off-Broadway run, “Sister”...
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Wednesday, September 14,2011

Holt Performing Arts Center gets a smooth groove

Renowned jazz saxophonist returns to Holt Performing Arts Center for concert, student workshops

by Denyse Smith
“(Groove) was talking with our school board and asked to do a concert and workshop with our students,” M i l l e r s a i d , adding the district is preparing itself for the budget deficit. “We want to use our facilities and present events that our community will like and will be able to enjoy.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

New face, for a new museum

Andrew Kuo paintings are Broad Museum’s first art purchases

by Lawrence Cosentino
The diptych is dominated by two vivid sets of telescoping rectangles ' Kuo’s homage to the famous “Homage to the Square” series of paintings and prints by American artist and teacher Josef Albers.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Advice Goddess

This is where you draw the spine & Wishful finking

by Amy Alkon
I’m not invited to the wedding. Last spring, when we were broken up for three months, he had a fling with the bride’s friend. As a courtesy to the fling woman, I’m blacklisted. Last summer, when we got back together, I asked that he clear up things with his fling immediately, which he agreed to do.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Get a clue

Popular mystery authors Stephanie Pintoff and Louise Penny come to town Saturday

by Bill Castanier
Mystery lovers get a double shot of love Saturday as two of the hottest mystery writers in North America visit Schuler Books & Music in the Meridian Mall for back-to-back presentations. Both are so good it wouldn’t be fair to pit them against each other.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Food Finder

Cafes & Diners

by City Pulse
Meridian Crossing Drive, Okemos. 6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. (517) 381-7437. www. gtpie.com. D, TO, P, OM, WIFI, $ Other locations at 1403 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 6:30 a.m.- 10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Three cheers for ’Heroes’

Stormfield Theatre scores again with ace production of Tom Stoppard’s comedy about World War I vets

by Mary C. Cusack
In its second season, Stormfield Theatre is proving itself to be the little theater that can ' that is, they can produce high-quality shows that so transfix an audience that one easily forgets there is a sports bar to the rear and a Sears across the parking lot.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Tejano/Latino festival celebrates the legacy of Chavez

The Saturday event in Old Town features musical acts, dancing, a car show, food and a bit of history as well

by Eric Gallippo
Guerrero, of Lansing, is a member of Lansing for César E. Chávez, a volunteer organization first formed with a mission of “preserving the legacy of César E. Chávez through education, commemoration, service and self-determination.” The group formed in early 2010 to support the efforts to rename Grand River Avenue in Old Town for Chavez.
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