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Thursday, March 27,2014

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Lansing hosts program to honor man behind Spartan statue

by Nicole Halvorsen
Thursday, March 27 — The artwork that launched a thousand of selfies will be honored next week. Michigan State University’s statue, The Spartan, and its sculptor, Leonard Jungwirth, will be the subject of an informational program by Historical Society of Greater Lansing next Thursday, April 3.
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Wednesday, March 26,2014

All about Ava

Lansing Symphony unleashes principal trombonist in explosive concerto

by Lawrence Cosentino
Ava Ordman will get more than a spotlight at Saturday’s MasterWorks concert. The Lansing Symphony’s principal trombonist is about to straddle a bomb like Slim Pickens in “Dr. Strangelove” and ride it to a climax no listener is likely to forget.
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Wednesday, March 26,2014

Multi-grain jazz

Newport tour kneads diverse group of stars into one hot loaf

by Lawrence Cosentino
Detroit-born jazzman Clarence Penn savored an afternoon of solitary bread baking last week. Drummers don’t often get to cook alone. “If you could smell my house right now, it’s killing,” he said. “I know what’s in it. No weird chemicals. Three or four simple ingredients.”
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Wednesday, March 26,2014

Out On the Town

by City Pulse Staff
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 >> ‘EMOTIONS IN MUSIC’ BY LANSING CONCERT BAND The Lansing Concert Band continues its season with two presentations of the “Young Personīs Introduction to the Band” program. The theme for this year is “Emotions in Music,”...
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Wednesday, March 26,2014

Immigrants in time

MSU welcomes U.S. poet laureate for national poetry month

by Bill Castanier
Poets are the Rodney Dangerfields of the literary world, located somewhere down near society writers at weekly newspapers on the no-respect spectrum (no-respectrum?) But each April — National Poetry Month — they get a chance to strut their stuff. Or to put it poetically, to test their mettle.
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Wednesday, March 26,2014

New In Town

CURVACEOUS LINGERIE/AUGGIE'S PUB/GUS'S BAR

by ALLAN I. ROSS
After closing in 2012, Auggie’s Pub and Grill on Lansing’s south side reopened earlier this month under new management. Manjit Singh owns the strip mall that Auggie’s is in, which is also home to the Sav More II party store he operates next door. His brother, Karpal Singh, owns Auggie’s and holds the liquor license, but Singh runs the day-to-day operations.
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Wednesday, March 26,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Real Ghosts EP release - Sat. Mar 29th Local indie punk trio Real Ghosts releases its debut disc, the four-track EP, “In the Nervous Light.” The band is Vittorio Vettraino (guitar, drums, vocals), Holly Johnson (drums, bass, vocals) and Ian Eberhart (bass, keyboard, guitar)...
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Wednesday, March 26,2014

Reduce, reuse, recycle-rama

Lansing hosts annual recycling fair on Saturday

by Nicole Halvorsen
Wednesday, March 26 — This weekend, you can get ahead on spring cleaning and clean out your garage, basement or attic and recycle your unwanted items for free. On Saturday, the Ingham County Health Department hosts the 5th annual Recycle Rama, the largest free recycling event in Lansing.
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Monday, March 24,2014

The Moth flutters to mid-Michigan

Tickets on sale Thursday for Wharton Center storytelling production

by City Pulse Staff
Monday, March 24 — You’ve heard their stories on the weekly NPR show, “The Moth Radio Hour”; now you can put a face with those voices. The Moth, a storytelling group based out of New York, brings its traveling production to East Lansing on May 28. Tickets go on sale Thursday for The Moth Mainstage: Twist of Fate..
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Friday, March 21,2014

Snakes on a stage

REVIEW: MSU’s ‘The Serpent Lady’

by Paul Wozniak
Friday, March 21 — For students of the MSU Department of Theatre, performing and producing “The Serpent Lady” looks like a blast. Translated and adapted from Carlo Gozzi’s original work by Valentina Denzel and production director Daniel Smith, the fantastical show features elaborate costumes and masks while providing plenty of space for actors to improvise on the spot. For audiences, “The Serpent Lady” is like watching a slowly moving tornado filled with kinetic energy that inches toward its final destination.
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