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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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Wednesday, July 7,2010

Wax on

DJ Space spins to win at the DJ Olympics

by Craig Burge
DJ Space followed. His expertise shone through and he seemed to know when to step aside and let the music play to the room. A combination of tricky technical parts and popular song choices left the room wanting more..
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Sunday, July 4,2010

Wax on

DJ Space takes top prize in DJ Olympics

by Craig Burge
Saturday night at The Loft marked the culmination of Greater Lansing’s very first DJ Olympics. An eclectic group of local house, techno and hip-hop DJs played through an ambient haze of smoke and lighting for the title of champion.
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Thursday, July 1,2010

When 3D means dingy, dull and downright ugly

Hideous effects make

by James Sanford
It’s not just the presence of titles like “The Karate Kid” and “The A-Team”: If you’re heading to the movies this summer, it really is 1983 all over again. That was the last time we had this kind of an onslaught of 3D extravaganzas — with the accompanying headaches and eye-aches from sloppy filmmaking and sub-par projection.
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Thursday, July 1,2010

More than meets the eye

'Please Give' wraps complex characters in a deceptively simple story

by James Sanford
For Kate (Catherine Keener), charity does not begin at home but guilt begins in the workplace. She and her husband, Alex (Oliver Platt), own an upscale used-furniture store in Manhattan, one of those shops that will sell you a couch just like Grandma used to have for a mere $5,000 or so. To maintain their inventory of retro-chic furnishings, Kate and Alex travel around the city, cutting deals with the relatives of the recently deceased; these kids or grandkids are often eager to dispose of the belongings, and Kate and Alex are more than happy to write them a check.
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Wednesday, June 30,2010

Fresh wind

Gary Sullivan sets sail with Lansing Concert Band

by Lawrence Cosentino
The Lansing Concert Band got an unexpected bonanza when Sullivan, band director at Charlotte High School since 1983, decided to take advantage of Michigan’s earlyretirement incentive for veteran school workers and step down July 1. Sullivan had planned to stay five more years, but Charlotte’s loss is Lansing’s gain.
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