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Wednesday, June 22,2011

Westside story

Lansing neighborhood shows off its floral finery as the Westside Garden Tour gets underway

by Ashley Brown
The event features a raffle for prizes including quilts, family memberships at the YMCA, a cruise for four on the Grand River and a glass bowl from artist Craig Mitchell Smith. Tickets are $2 each, or three for $5, and can be purchased at Lansing’s Westside Fire Station #7, 629 W.
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Tuesday, June 21,2011

She plays hard for the money

Street violinist Alexis Dawdy adds her own touch of classical class to Lansing's downtown

by Tracy Key
In the business district of downtown Lansing, a high-pitched trill of music can be heard floating almost effortlessly through the air. Distant at first, it becomes louder and more distinct as you approach South Washington Square.
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Wednesday, June 15,2011

Don’t trust a jazz musician over 30

East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival puts the accent on youth this time around

by Lawrence Cosentino
At 19, Grace Kelly has left the jazz prodigy bit behind her. But Kelly, who brings her quintet to the East Lansing Jazz Festival Friday, has aged in a selective way. Her alto sax sound has quickly matured into Black Label scotch, but her bubbly enthusiasm and stage moves are still Juicy Juice.
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Wednesday, June 15,2011

Minding Ps and Qs the LGBT way

Author tackles the questions Emily Post never faced

by Bill Castanier
Nearly 90 years after Emily Post wrote what at the time was the definitive guide to etiquette, Steven Petrow has added what he calls the definitive guide to LGBT life: “Steven Petrow’s Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners”. In the book, he answers new etiquette questions ...
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Wednesday, June 15,2011

Pulsar winners

by City Pulse
Special judges awards for outstanding limited-run productions were presented to Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s "Dark Play, or Stories for Boys" and Riverwalk Theatre’s "Looking Over the President’s Shoulder.".
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Wednesday, June 15,2011

A taste of nature in the city

Lansing’s farmers markets are about more than just food — they connect communities as well

by Joe Torok
Bunches of fresh-picked Michigan asparagus banded together into little battalions stand at attention on a vendor’s table, sent straight from the farm with marching orders to be cooked by the end of the day. Next to them are carrots so fat they’re fit for a horse.
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Wednesday, June 15,2011

Turn it Down: A survey of Lansing’s musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Sunny Wilkinson is a local jazz singer known for her mischievous vocal style. She has sung with The Count Basie Band, Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass, Clark Terry, Mark Murphy, Milt Hinton, Curtis Fuller and Edgar Winter, among others.
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Wednesday, June 15,2011

The Screening Room

Waterfront: Saugatuck's cinematic success story

by James Sanford
But that was exactly what Holland/ Saugatuck natives Tod Hopwood DePree, Dori DePree, Dana DePree, Kori Eldean and Judy Smith wanted to do in the summer of 1999 in the city of Saugatuck, a place where, if you wanted to watch a movie, you had to either drive 20 miles to Holland, rent a DVD or subscribe to cable.
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Wednesday, June 15,2011

Capturing the nuances of nature

When Carol Spry goes shooting in the forest, nobody gets hurt — she’s a wildlife photographer

by Fiona Guo
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Wednesday, June 15,2011

Apocalypse whenever

A graduate student goes into hiding to protect himself from Doomsday in MSU’s comedy ’Boom’

by Tracy Key
“Boom” tells the story of a marine biology graduate student named Jules (Tyler VanCamp) whose research on Beaugregory Damselfish has convinced him that the end is near; he has gone into hiding in a bunker in order to protect himself from the impending apocalypse.
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