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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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Wednesday, April 15,2015

An unlikely voice

Lansing native Joshua Davis advances to the top 10 on ‘The Voice’

by Ty Forquer
Powered by rave reviews from the judges and a groundswell of support from his native state, Traverse City-based singer/songwriter Joshua Davis advanced to the next round on reality TV singing competition “The Voice” Tuesday night. On Monday’s telecast, Davis sang “America,” Simon & Garfunkel’s classic song of two young lovers hitchhiking around the country in search of the real America. The celebrity judges were impressed.
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Wednesday, April 15,2015

Making space

3D printers are the highlight of East Lansing Public Library’s 2.0 Maker Studio

by Ty Forquer
Tucked into the second floor of the East Lansing Marriott is a tiny space that is starting to generate a big buzz among Lansing-area creative types. As you step into the space — formerly occupied by a beauty salon — the whiteboard in an unassuming lobby welcomes you to East Lansing Public Library’s 2.0 Maker Studio, a temporary off-shoot of the library devoted to giving community members a space to be creative.
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Wednesday, April 15,2015

‘Nothing overlaps’

Ira Glass of brings his unique stage show to Wharton Center

by Ty Forquer
For nearly two decades, Ira Glass’ distinct, slightly nasal tone and halting cadence has been a fixture on National Public Radio. As producer and host of “This American Life,” Glass has earned a reputation as one of the best storytellers in modern radio. But radio is an audio medium, so when Glass wanted to put a touring stage show together, he did the obvious thing and recruited two dancers. Wait — what?
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Wednesday, April 15,2015

Family business

At only 35, Samuel Seth Bernard — who goes by Seth — has become something of a father-figure within the Michigan folk music scene. A prolific singer/songwriter and guitarist himself, Bernard founded Earthwork Music to support other Michigan fo

by Ty Forquer
At only 35, Samuel Seth Bernard — who goes by Seth — has become something of a father-figure within the Michigan folk music scene. A prolific singer/songwriter and guitarist himself, Bernard founded Earthwork Music to support other Michigan folk artists. Built on a loose collective of like-minded artists, Earthwork Music provides distribution, promotional help and professional guidance to musicians. It’s roster includes such Michigan folk heavy-hitters as Joshua Davis, Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys and Red Tail Ring.
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Wednesday, April 15,2015

Relatively speaking

Ixion Theatre production puts a spotlight on family connections

by Ariel Rogers
Family ties — both real and fictional — will take center stage when Ixion Theatre presents “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” this weekend. Real-life mother and daughter duo Patrice “PK” and Kaleel Van Voorhees come together to play an onstage mother and daughter duo in the production.
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Wednesday, April 15,2015

The green report: Medicinal mantra

Om of Medicine is a hidden gem

by Steve Green
In downtown Ann Arbor, it can get very busy with people rushing around everywhere. The first time I went to Om of Medicine a couple years ago, I honestly walked right by the entrance. Twice. There is no eye-catching sign, so it is easy for newcomers to miss. Once I made it up the stairs to the third floor of its downtown building, however, I felt that the hunt —and exercise — had paid off.
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Monday, April 13,2015

Alternative invasion

Empire of the Sun and the Flaming Lips will close Common Ground 2015

by Ty Forquer
MONDAY, APRIL 13 — The Flaming Lips and Empire of the Sun will close out the 2015 edition of Common Ground Music Festival. While the prime slots on Friday and Saturday have not been revealed, Common Ground has announced the headliners for Sunday’s lineup.
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Wednesday, April 8,2015

His name is Mudd — got a problem?

Descendant of vilified Civil War doctor kicks off month of Civil War events

by Lawrence Cosentino
The Historical Society of Greater Lansing and local partners are pulling out all the stops for a monthlong series of events and exhibits, turning up a surprising number of Lansing-area connections to one of the bloodiest and most fateful of our national dramas.
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Wednesday, April 8,2015

Curtain Call: As good as it gets?

‘Sirens’ takes a surrealistic look at mid-life crises

by Tom Helma
There comes a moment in a long-term relationship where a person can look back from whence they came and wonder what would have happened if he or she had pursued a different path. “Sirens,” at Williamston Theatre, sounds light-hearted warning bells for a settled-in couple when the nest has emptied, when the every ordinary days of life are droning endlessly on, when at least one member of the couple has lost their reason for living, their purpose in life, their very … song.
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