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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Silence may be golden for Riverwalk

Silent art auction at Decker's raises money for theater lighting

by Chris Galford
Coffee at Decker’s will soon come with a view. Decker’s Coffeehouse, 220 S. Washington Square in downtown Lansing, is teaming up with Riverwalk Theatre to host a silent art auction. Funds raised at the auction will support the theater. The goal is to raise enough money to pay for track lighting in the theater’s lobby, to lighten up its art shows.
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Real 'Murder' inspires judge's fictional mystery

William C. Whitbeck’s debut novel is ready for its day in court

by Christopher Horb
In the course of his career, Judge William C. Whitbeck has taken on many roles, from his work as an attorney in private practice to political endeavors (including a stint assisting Gov. George Romney) to his long-running position on the Michigan Fourth District Court of Appeals.
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Sunday, November 21,2010

Nothing to wine about

Columnist Michael Brenton is spotlighted in British wine guide

by City Pulse Staff
Uncorked columnist Michael Brenton got a bit of international exposure when his comments on the wines of Chateauneuf du Pape were quoted by the British website Fine Rare: Your Fine Wine Marketplace.
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Saturday, November 20,2010


The fractured fables of David Sedaris are 'bedtime stories for children who drink'

by James Sanford
It all sounds perfectly innocuous. A lonely mouse befriends a snake. A stalwart rabbit stands guard at the gate to his forest. A chipmunk thinks she’s found Mr. Right in the form of a sophisticated squirrel.But despite its seemingly cuddly characters and an array of beguiling illustrations by Ian Falconer, David Sedaris’ “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk” is probably not the best holiday gift for that special youngster on your shopping list.
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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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