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Wednesday, September 14,2011

Detroit R&B legend comes to life in bio, 'Fever'

Michigan author, journalist Susan Whitall tells the tragic tale of '50s and early '60s singer Little Willie John

by Bill Castanier
Detroit writer and 1974 Michigan State University graduate Susan Whitall, who in her new book “Fever: Little Willie John: A Fast Life, Mysterious Death and the Birth of Soul,” makes the legend of Willie John come to life. It also shows Whitall to be an accomplished historian and music ethnomusicologist.
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Wednesday, September 14,2011

’Two 9/11 Plays’ recall tragic events

Michigan State University offers up double bill

by City Pulse
Lammers is the director of “Return to the Upright Position,” a performance collaboration written in the six months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The show is half of a double-bill alongside “What H a p p e n e d : The September 11th Testimony Project” premiering Tuesday at Michigan State University’s Auditorium Theatre.
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Wednesday, September 14,2011

Food Finder

by City Pulse
MIJO’S DINER ' Located near the Capitol City Airport, Mijo’s offers hearty breakfasts like the massive western omelet made with five eggs to satisfy the hungriest appetites. 5131 N. Grand River Ave., Lansing. 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday- Friday; 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. (517) 886-0406. TO, $
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Wednesday, September 14,2011

Retro night-owl spot

Fleetwood Diner is a haven for coffee lovers

by Joe Torok
Fleetwood Diner on Cedar St. looks like one of those Airstream trailers from the 1950’s with rounded edges, a low profile and a glinting chrome exterior. In reality the atmosphere is much more nuanced (thankfully) than that. Fleetwood is the kind of place a novelist might visit for character research, especially after midnight.
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Wednesday, September 14,2011

BluesFest takes over Old Town

Lansing musicians featured alongside regional blues players

by Rich Tupica
“I’m a professional musician, I play a lot of different styles, but the blues is really the foundation of all the styles,” Wilson said. “Any good jazz player has a lot of blues in their playing. I’d say the same for a rock‘n’roll player, even folk music.
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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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