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Wednesday, December 18,2013

Diesen’s sphere

Grand Ledge author recommends kids books this holiday season

by Bill Castanier
Books make great presents. “The key to a really fun book for very young readers is it must be enjoyed by the child and also the adult,” said Grand Ledge childrenīs book author Deborah Diesen.
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Wednesday, December 18,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Big D at the Loft - Sun. Dec 22 Big D and the Kids Table, a veteran six-piece band led by David McWane, brings its classic brand of Boston-style ska-punk to Mac’s Bar; openers are the Pietasters, Lawnchair Crisis, Take a Hint and The Snails. Big D has toured for 18 years playing ...
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Wednesday, December 18,2013

Variety revival

Local newsman showcases local talent with new variety show

by Allan I. Ross
Beachler has performed on stage with Pinsonnault several times, including last year’s “Follies” at Riverwalk Theatre. The two have developed a crackling rapport, both on stage and off. At the New Year’s Eve taping, Beachler will trade barbs with Pinsonnault and sing a few songs. Old school stuff.
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Wednesday, December 18,2013

New In Town

The Institution/FLEXcity

by Allan I. Ross
A new fitness studio opened last week in downtown Lansing, just in time to help folks looking to fight their urge to load up on carbs and hibernate. The Institution, a group exercise and training studio, held its grand opening at 216 S. Washington Square.
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Wednesday, December 18,2013

They write the songs

MSU prof helps students find their inner songsmiths

by Jordan Bradley
The usual thinking behind signing up for a university humanities class is “enrichment,” not “career establishment.”
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Wednesday, December 18,2013

Craft ‘n’ tunes

New Microwbrew & Music Festival tickets go on sale Friday

by Katy Barth
Wednesday, Dec. 18 — Mid-Michigan already has two-day blues, jazz and folk festivals. This spring, we’re getting a new one, this time dedicated to local musicians and craft beer. The Microbrew & Music Festival, running Friday-Saturday April 18-19, will feature over 100 musicians and over 300 varieties of adult beverages, including craft beers, cider, mead and wine. The whole shebang will happen at Adado Riverfront Park from 5-11 p.m. Friday and noon-11 p.m. Saturday. Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, Dec. 20.
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Friday, December 13,2013

Frontier Ruckus returns to Lansing, studio

City Pulse checks in with Matthew Milia of Frontier Ruckus on inspiration for the next album

by Rich Tupica
Friday, Dec. 13 — The members of Frontier Ruckus cut their teeth in the Michigan folk-rock scene while attending Michigan State University, though today they spend much of their time on the road or flying overseas playing gigs. The band, formed in 2003 by its 28-year-old chief songwriter Matthew Milia, is in the studio working on a fourth full-length album.
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Thursday, December 12,2013

Who wants to own a brewery?

Local startup looking for community members to own a piece of the action

by City Pulse Staff
Thursday, Dec. 12— If you’ve ever wanted to own a brewery, here’s your chance. A brewery and whiskey distillery has set its sights on Lansing’s east side, and the co-founders are looking to include the community in on the action.
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Thursday, December 12,2013

Notes from Neil

Best of (Semi)2013: Nonfiction

by Neil Rajala
Thursday, Dec. 12 — I certainly don't mind the idea of cold, snowy weather in Michigan in December. It's what's supposed to happen, and I'll always believe that a white Christmas is better than a green one. What I do mind is leaving earlier for work and getting home later after. Less...
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Wednesday, December 11,2013

Out On the Town

by City Pulse Staff
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11 >> East Lansing 2030: Collegeville Re-Envisioned This is the second part of a series of monthly presentations from urban designers, architects and landscape architects that offer a future vision of East Lansing. This month’s guest is Craig Borum, a pro...
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