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Wednesday, April 22,2015

Making a (SCENE)

As deal nears completion, community members raise concerns

by Ty Forquer
An agreement between the City of East Lansing and MSU’s Art, Art History and Design department to turn curatorial control of (SCENE) Metrospace over to MSU seems all but inevitable at this point. But as the deal nears completion, members of the East Lansing community — especially the East Lansing Arts Commission — have raised concerns about the arrangement. For its part, the city seems to be treating the gallery as if this is a done deal. City Pulse reported in January that former (SCENE) Metrospace curator Tim Lane was leaving the gallery and had accepted other positions with the city. In an April 9 memo from Tim McCaffrey, director of parks and recreation, to City Manager George Lahanas, McCaffrey explained that the lighting and sound equipment at (SCENE) had been on long-term loan from “a private individual,” and that person chose to take the equipment back when he learned of the proposed deal.
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Wednesday, April 22,2015

Curtains up

The Wharton Center announces 2015-16 season

by Ty Forquer
A potent mix of iconic artists, rising talents and old favorites come together in the Wharton Center’s 2015-16 season, which was announced Monday. Big time Broadway shows are the Wharton Center’s bread and butter, and next season is no exception. The season features eight ...
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Wednesday, April 22,2015

Youth meets experience

Friday, April 24

by Ty Forquer
Trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn soloist Geoff Galante has performed with the Louisville Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Orchestra and the Philadelphia Brass Quintet. He has played the national anthem in 16 professional sports venues and has performed at the White House and the Kennedy Center....
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Tuesday, April 21,2015

'Hair' connections

Actors find parallels to the present in 'Hair'

by Ariel Rogers
TUESDAY, APRIL 21 — “Hair” may seem a bit outdated — with its heavy focus on free love, hippies and the Vietnam War — but actors from the Michigan State University Department of Theatre are proving its relevance to young adults today in their production of the classic 1960s rock musical.
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Friday, April 17,2015

Have cash, will travel

Arts Council of Greater Lansing awards over $100,000 to local groups

by Ariel Rogers
The Arts Council of Greater Lansing awarded over $100,000 to 14 local nonprofits Tuesday as it announced the 2015 recipients of the Ingham County Hotel/Motel Funds for Arts and Tourism grants.
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Thursday, April 16,2015

Turn it Down: Punk doc 'Salad Days' hits Studio C!

Film documents legendary DC hardcore punk scene

by Rich Tupica
Lansing punk-rock legend Tesco Vee of the Meatmen hosts a screening of “Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)” April 24 at Studio C! in Okemos. The acclaimed 2015 documentary, which features an assortment of talking heads — including Ian MacKaye, Henry Rollins and Dave Grohl — chronicles the early Washington hardcore punk scene. The scene is renowned in punk rock circles for its pioneering, DIY ethic.
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Wednesday, April 15,2015

UPDATED: Rocked by the living and the dead

Two local concerts mix silent films and live music

by Lawrence Cosentino
Two exhilarating greater Lansing events mixed silent film and live music last weekend. Saturday´s mashup of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and the Capital City Film Festival was great fun, but the sleeper was Sunday´s energized screening of Buster Keaton´s masterpiece, “Sherlock, Jr.,” at MSU, presented with an original score for piano and string quartet.
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Wednesday, April 15,2015

History on paper

Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper show returns to the Lansing Center

by Bill Castanier
Book collectors, history buffs and the just-plain-curious will get a literary look into the past at this weekend’s Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show. For over 30 years, Ray Walsh, owner of East Lansing’s Curious Book Shop and the show’s organizer, has been hosting the popular show in Lansing. It will hold its 61st semi-annual show Sunday at the Lansing Center.
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Wednesday, April 15,2015

New in town

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Last week, Whipped Bakery temporarily moved out of Old Town, setting up shop inside Roma Bakery Deli & Fine Foods. For the last year, Whipped, a specialty dessert shop, operated at 1216 Turner St., adjacent to the Creole Gallery. But with that space set to become the Creole, a New Orleans-inspired restaurant/bar/performance venue, Whipped owner/operator Randy Umfleet was asked to relocate so the Creole could take over his space.
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Wednesday, April 15,2015

Be our guest

by Jonathan Griffith
Located in a modest-sized house on North Sycamore Street, Loaves and Fishes Ministries has been offering Lansing'euro;'s homeless a place of hope and healing since 1982.
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