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Friday, May 16,2014

Compete with wheat

New Lansing homebrew competition debuts Sunday

by Eric Finkler
Friday, May 16 — This Sunday, the Hopped-Up Homebrew Awards will be held at Midtown Brewing Co. in downtown Lansing. This debut event is presented by That’s How We Brew Homebrew Supplies. The winner’s recipe will be put on tap at Midtown and will also receive $150 to be used at That’s How We Brew.
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Thursday, May 15,2014

Book reviews: Notes from Neil

by Neil Rajala
Thursday, May 15 — We seem to be getting a double dose of the old spring adages. There's no shortage of May flowers to been seen around town, but the April showers are being rather tenacious about sticking around, as well. As I say in almost every situation - there are always books! Here's what we're reading:
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Wednesday, May 14,2014

Fresh taste, stealthy wallop

New music, symphonic sleepers fill 2014-‘15 LSO season

by Lawrence Cosentino
“Fresh, but not raw” should be the label for the 2014-‘15 Lansing Symphony season. Maestro Timothy Muffitt will disperse a generous portion of 21st century music along with classics from long deceased souls such as Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Elgar. But the new stuff is all on the gentle side.
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Wednesday, May 14,2014

Curtain call: Sisters act

Starlight’s ‘Nunsense’ musical gets surreal

by Tom Helma
The sisters in Starlight Dinner Theatre’s “Nunsense: The Mega Musical” are a far cry from the stiff-upper-lipped guardians of one’s soul in traditional depictions. This enthusiastic ensemble has reasonably good singing voices — and in the case of Sister Robert Ann, played by Amanda Dill, serious comedic acting chops as well.
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Wednesday, May 14,2014

Out On the Town

by City Pulse Staff
Get your face on the cover of City Pulse! Well, sort of. Stop by the City Pulse booth at the East Lansing Art Festival anytime Sunday to get your photo taken. We’ll superimpose your mug under our newspaper banner and post it to our Facebook page. THURSDAY MAY 15-17 >> &ls...
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Wednesday, May 14,2014

Rock-y, horror

Former MSU student finds success with debut novel, rock group

by Bill Castanier
In his new novel, the apocalyptic horror thriller, “Bird Box,” Josh Malerman hits all the right notes. It makes sense, since Malerman is also a musician who has shared his writing skills as the front man for the indie band the High Strung since 2004.
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Wednesday, May 14,2014

Curtain call: Secrets and ‘Lives’

The women in Riverwalk comedic drama play with the truth

by Mary C. Cusack
The title of Riverwalk Theatre’s latest black box production, “Telling Lives,” may be a play on “telling lies,” or it may be that the circumstances in which each character finds herself is Review telling of the life she has led. As uninteresting as their lives end up being, it is a relief that they can be told in just over 90 minutes.
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Wednesday, May 14,2014

Fabric of the festival

East Lansing Art Festival gives local artist first poke at success

Among the artists loading in on Friday at the 51st East Lansing Art Festival will be first-time exhibitor Carol Van Drie. As one of seven people chosen as part of the annual festival’s emerging artists showcase, she’s the very definition of “emerging”: She did her first art piece one year ago this month.
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Wednesday, May 14,2014

New in town


I recently told you about the north Lansing food court proposed by entrepreneur Frank Tignanelli, who opened his pizza cart Detroit Frankie’s Wood Fired Brick Oven on the corner of Oakland Avenue and Cedar Street. Tignanelli envisioned an assembly of up to a dozen vendors that would create a destination for lunch diners on the go looking for an alternative to fast food.
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Wednesday, May 14,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Fuel at The Loft - Friday, May 23. Post-grunge band Fuel hit the Billboard charts in 1998 with its major label debut, “Sunburn.” The album spawned hit songs “Shimmer” and “Bittersweet.” By 2000 “Sunburn” sold 1 million copies and was cert...
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