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Wednesday, April 23,2014

Herrmann’s history

Celebrated Lansing home is the setting for Historical Society fundraiser

by Bill Castanier
The historic house at 520 N. Capitol Ave. in Lansing is part of the bustling Lansing Community College campus, and home of the college’s president Brent Knight, and his wife, Rise. But in 1893, the year it was built by German immigrant/entrepre neur John T. Herrmann, the house’s environs were considerably more rural: A German friend, already in Lansing, had lured Herrmann to the area in a letter, by writing: “Come to Lansing — you could shoot a deer from the back porch.”
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Wednesday, April 23,2014

Free love

Lansing Symphony launches outdoor concert series with trip to the ‘60s

by ALLAN I. ROSS
This spring, the Lansing Symphony reached out to local orchestra fans to choose a theme for its second free Summer Pops Concert and the people answered: Take us back the ‘60s, man.
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Wednesday, April 23,2014

New In Town

THE POWER OF WATER

by ALLAN I. ROSS
A new Lansing business opens this week dedicated to the city’s central natural feature: The Grand River. Trey Rouss, owner of The Power of Water, opened the watercraft sales/rental/ education shop within throwing distance of the river. He thinks the waterway gets a bad rap.
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Wednesday, April 23,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Slick Rick at The Loft - Friday, April 25 Hip-hop icon Slick Rick (real name Richard Walters) headlines his first American tour since his highly publicized immigration case. The Loft show features openers DJ Ruckus, Josef Coney Island, Rafa’el De La Ghetto, Ozay Moore and Ward Sk...
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Wednesday, April 23,2014

Love poems?

Old Town Poetry Series ends its season with open mic event

by Kyle Koehler
Wednesday, April 23 – With spring finally thawing out the bitterness of winter, the Old Town Poetry Series ends its season with one more event. On Thursday, local poets Ann Andrews and Dorothy Brooks will appear at the Creole Gallery in Old Town to read from their works and lead an open mic session.
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Wednesday, April 23,2014

Inner space

Broad maximizes unusual dimensions with unconventional art

by Jonathan Griffith
Not every art installation benefits from being displayed in one of the Broad Art Museum’s improbably shaped galleries, with all their obtuse angles and razor sharp architectural edges. Two-dimensional pieces hung in rectangular frames look oddly … square … at the Broad, a building that proudly boasts a lack of right angles.
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Thursday, April 17,2014

Book club

Capital Area District Library announces summer events schedule for kids

by City Pulse Staff
Thursday, April 17 — The Capital Area District Library has announced its slate of free summer youth activities. The program, Fizz, Boom, Read!, will bring a mix of magicians, live animals, drum circles and live actors to the library’s five branches.
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Thursday, April 17,2014

Book reviews: Notes from Neil

Used Book Roundup!

by Neil Rajala
Thursday, April 17 — There are few perks better than working in a place with thousands of used books waiting to be explored whenever the mood strikes. There are surprises and delights on every shelf. I'm happy to report on what I find, so here are the highlights of the most recent expedition. This list comes from the Grand Rapids store, so folks in Lansing will need to check on the availability of these. And they're first come, first served, so if you see something you have to have, give us a call and we'll set it aside for you. Here's what we're reading:
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Thursday, April 17,2014

Something to hold

What are record-store owners’ picks on Record Store Day?

by RJ Wolcott
Thursday, April 17 — A seemingly endless array of album artwork abounds as the sounds of the ‘70s welcome visitors to The Record Lounge, 111 Division St. in East Lansing. Plastered on the shops’ exterior windows are advertisements for Saturday’s upcoming event, Record Store Day, the most significant event for owners and aficionados across the country.
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Wednesday, April 16,2014

Kink and class

Wharton Center announces first part of its 2014-’15 season

by City Pulse Staff
East Lansing is getting kinky next year — literally. The Wharton Center announced a portion of its 2014-’15 last week, which includes a stop for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Kinky Boots.” Violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman is coming too, but chances are his wardrobe will be much more subdued.
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