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Wednesday, November 17,2010

The queen moves on

Former Liebermann's owner Betty Price leaves Lansing, leaving behind an indelible legacy

by Lawrence Cosentino
She bought the chair for Don in 1961, the year the Prices opened their East Lansing store. “He worked so hard that year, I thought, ‘He needs something special.’” But Price is not stuck in the past. “You do what you have to do,” she said. That’s right, Mrs.
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Wednesday, November 17,2010

Nomad for real

Creole gig is sendoff for Zambia-bound musician Thom Jayne

by Lawrence Cosentino
Jayne, a professor of agricultural economics at Michigan State University, helps small farmers in Africa hook up with local and global markets. He goes to Africa several times a year, but hasn’t had an extended stay there since a Peace Corps stint 18 years ago.
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Wednesday, November 17,2010

Advice goddess

Plain and suffering & Till death grip do us part

by Amy Alkon
Q: Guys pay a lot of attention to my drop-dead gorgeous friend when we go out. So, what can you do if you’re her not-as-pretty sidekick? I can honestly say I’m cute, especially when I’m all dressed up. I’m told I have a great personality, but I know I lack a certain confidence many women have, and maybe that’s making things harder when we’re in bars and clubs.—Pretty Unsure Of Myself
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Wednesday, November 17,2010

Football feasts

Haven House rolls out a second cookbook for sporty Spartan chefs

by Bill Castanier
If the new “Tailgating on the Banks of the Red Cedar, Vol. 2” cookbook is any indication, tailgates have come a long way.
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Wednesday, November 17,2010

Signing up a storm

David Sedaris treats fans to ’Squirrel’ stories

by Paul Wozniak
However, perversions and grotesque details never make up the heart of his stories. Nor do they reflect the character of a man who, according to Schuler’s promotions coordinator Whitney Spotts’ introduction of Sedaris, sends every person working at each book-signing event a handwritten thank-you note.
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Wednesday, November 17,2010

The 'gypsy' keeps on rolling

At 87, Eddie Kirkland isn't ready to hang up his beloved guitar

by Rich Tupica
John Lee Hooker had just released his debut hit single “Boogie Chillen” when he met fellow Detroit blues guitarist Eddie Kirkland. A year later, in 1949, the pair began recording and touring together, playing Hooker’s tunes at clubs from the Motor City to the Mississippi Delta.
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Wednesday, November 17,2010

TURN IT DOWN: A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Dagwood’s hosts open mic Looking to perform your music in front of a live audience? Tuesday Night Open-Mic at Dagwood’s might be the spot. The event has been running for three years and performers from as far away as Winnipeg have performed. Jen Sygit, a local singer/songwr...
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Wednesday, November 17,2010

Fishy tales

Williamston Theatre cooks up ’Tuna’

by James Sanford
In less than two hours, Aral Gribble and Wayne David Parker put themselves through a sort of acting aerobics workout, changing costumes and altering their voices every few minutes to portray an assortment of oddballs: a pair of garrulous radio disc...
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Wednesday, November 17,2010

The Screening Room

Capital City Film Festival kicks off in April

by James Sanford
With Michigan caught up in movie mania, the time seemed right for the launch of a new film festival. So Cochran, director of Lansing’s Office of Community Media, and his partners launched the Capital City Film Festival, scheduled for April 14 to 17. Submissions are being accepted.
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Wednesday, November 17,2010

A message for Michigan

Paul J. Miles salutes the state in song

by Chris Galford
For "We Live in Michigan," Miles took the feelings of the musical and broadened them out to reach the whole state. To that end, Miles has done extensive research into many aspects of Michigan, hoping to create a personal melody that anyone can relate to.
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