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Thursday, July 8,2010

Silent Lapse holds benefit concert

Show will raise money for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patient

by Jane Alexander
Members of the band Silent Lapse are reaching out to help Emily Hepker, with a benefit concert at 8 p.m. Friday at The Loft. Hepker, a friend of the band, has battled Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for three years. The band hopes to help pay her medical bills and travel expenses throughout the process of her fourth round of chemotherapy.
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Wednesday, July 7,2010

Man of two worlds

Broad Museum adviser Carl Koivuniemi is equally at home in Michigan or Manhattan

by Lawrence Cosentino
This month, he’ll join about 100 farflung relatives for a reunion on the Lake Michigan dunes, following a 56-year tradition. He grew up in tiny St. Ignace, at the north end of the Mackinac Bridge, where many of his fellow Finns still dwell among the pines and pasties.
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Wednesday, July 7,2010

The woman who mistook her sinkhole for a boyfriend & Single trite female

by Amy Alkon
of his clinginess until we moved in together. If I want some “me time,” he gets offended. If I don’t stand or sit next to him or cuddle with him, he claims I don’t like him. If I eat lunch with a friend instead of him (as I do daily), he’s upset. Even when we spend time with my family, there are repercussions (moping and drama when we get home).
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Wednesday, July 7,2010

Controversial or a classic?

’To Kill a Mockingbird’ still inspires debate

by Bill Castanier
Fifty years after its publication, "Mockingbird" is still the subject of intense debate. Lee, who never published another novel, has not said a word about the novel’s meaning or offered any insight into the ambiguities of race and equal justice laid out in the story.
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Wednesday, July 7,2010

’Skungpoomery’ is the word at LCP

by City Pulse
The Lansing Civic Players will add a few new entries to your dictionary when “Skungpoomery” opens Friday,. The familyfriendly comedy is directed by Ann Carlson. The cast includes Adam Carlson, Maria George, Brian Hosler, Kathryn Renaldi-Smith, Andrew Snyder, Parri Rich, Charlie Ogar, Crystal Carlson and Abigail English.
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Wednesday, July 7,2010

1 st Sunday gallery walk & other exhibitions

by City Pulse
  New Exhibits Haze Art Gallery Featuring anime wall art by Benjamin Geddie and funky jewelry by Dawn McKnight. Reception: 1–4 p.m. July 11. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. T-S, 1-4 p.m. Su. 306 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 372-HAZE. www.hazeartgallery.com Agog Arts A photog...
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Wednesday, July 7,2010

Punk preservation

Touch and Go magazine chronicled hardcore history, as seen by two fans from the lansing Underground

by Rich Tupica
At night, Vee and Stimson, both in their mid-20s at the time, would sit in Vee’s second-floor apartment in downtown Williamston and listen to new, ultra-limited pressings of hardcore punk, post-punk, even second-wave ska. They would browse the bins at Flat, Black Circular in East Lansing for the latest Black Flag singles.
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Wednesday, July 7,2010

The fix was in

by Rich Tupica
Along with the Crucifucks, The Fix was one of the few Lansing acts TG raved about. The band lasted from 1980-82, was known for a dynamically fast live show and opened for Black Flag at Club DooBee in Haslett in 1981. That same year, The Fix became one of TG’s first independent 7-inch releases.
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Wednesday, July 7,2010

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

A quick guide to Common Ground

by Rich Tupica
11th Annual Common Ground Music Festival Monday, July 12-Sunday, July 18 @ Adado Waterfront Park, between Grand Avenue and Shiawassee Street, Lansing For ticket information, visit www.commongroundfest.com/Tickets, or call (800) 585-3737..
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Wednesday, July 7,2010

Proving his metal

Former taxidermist now sculpts in bronze

by Jane Alexander
When Roger Smith makes a sculpture, he doesn’t just carve something out of a block. He forms clay molds, carves them and coats them with various layers of wax, rubber, liquid and dust silica, and works away until he is left at last with something detailed and life-like.
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