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Wednesday, May 13,2015

Breach of trust

‘A Good Killing’ explores issues of trust, access and abuse

by Bill Castanier
After the successful debut of her mystery/ thriller novel, “Law of Attraction,” author Allison Leotta decided she needed what she called a “little writing nest.” So she repurposed an extra bedroom, painting it a light blue because she had heard that the color helped creativity. She soon found that wasn’t working for her, and went back to working at the kitchen table. She has since written three more superb thrillers at this table, drawing on her 12 years of experience as a federal sex crimes prosecutor in Washington, D.C.
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Wednesday, May 13,2015

Curtain Call

by City Pulse
CORRECTION: Due to an editing error, the second paragraph of "Laughing at death" was omitted in an earlier version of this story. The missing paragraph has been added below. Domination drama Sexual tension drives edgy ‘Venus in Fur’ It feels like a mistake...
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Wednesday, May 13,2015

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Surfer Blood at the Loft, Wednesday, May 20 Surfer Blood has toured the world and shared stages with alt-rock icons the Pixies and Guided By Voices. On Wednesday, the Floridabased indie band headlines at the Loft. Opener is local indie rockers Lights and Caves. This month, Surfer B...
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Wednesday, May 13,2015

New in town

by Allan I. Ross
As our society has become increasingly dependent on electronics, we’ve become just as reliant on the batteries that keep them going. Who hasn’t experienced the abject horror that comes from looking down at your phone in the middle of your day to see a “low battery”...
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Wednesday, May 13,2015

Canvassing the city

Detroit artist makes his mark on the walls of Lansing

by Jonathan Griffith
A unique take on pizza and fancy beer aren’t the only new things Sam Short and company have brought to Lansing with the Cosmos and the Beer Grotto. Visitors to either place have certainly noticed there is just as much artistry on the walls as there is in their pint glasses or on their plates. Meet Detroit-based artist Jeremy Harvey. Harvey is owner of the interior art company inFUSE Murals and the man behind the science fiction-themed interior of the Cosmos and the fantasy-laden vista found in the Beer Grotto. It wasn’t until his gig at the Cosmos that Harvey’s work had really found its way out of the Detroit area, but, given the response, it seems his work in Lansing’s newest pizza joint was only the beginning here in Lansing.
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Wednesday, May 13,2015

Final four

Joshua Davis advances to the final round on “The Voice”

by Ty Forquer
Last week on “The Voice,” it felt like the contestants on the singing competition reality show were pulling out all of the stops. On Monday’s show, with the finals looming and just one con testant going home before then, the remaining five competitors seemed to be playing it safe. Perhaps they were afraid to take a big risk this close to the end, or maybe they were trying to save their best for the finale. Regardless, this week’s performances were a full plate of lackluster performances.
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Wednesday, May 13,2015

Something old, something new

East Lansing Art Festival attracts familiar faces and fresh talent

by Ty Forquer
Visitors to downtown East Lansing Friday evening will find that the usual barhopping crowds have been replaced by a legion of stoic white tents, looking like some other-worldly base camp. There is an invasion afoot, but it’s an amiable incursion. These tents will open their flaps Saturday morning, flooding the streets with a legion of sculptures, paintings and pottery pieces. East Lansing Art Festival, which draws some 60,000 people each year, has become a can’t-miss event on the Greater Lansing cultural calendar. For Mason-based artist Doug DeLind, the social part of the festival is just as important as the artistic part.
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Wednesday, May 13,2015

Crowdsourcing

A GUIDE TO LANSING-AREA ONLINE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS

by Ariel Rogers
Crowdsourcing highlights local crowdsourcing campaigns. To find the events, go to the designated website and search by title.  Beacon Soccer Field patronicity.com/project/beacon_ field  A crowdfunding campaign to create Beacon Soccer Field in downtown Lansing kicked off o...
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Wednesday, May 13,2015

Salon treatment

Thursday, May 14

by Ariel Rogers
Friends of Turner-Dodge House is attempting to tap into the manor’s rich musical past with its new Music in the Mansion concert series. This month’s installment of the series will bring harpist Dorthea Fields for the salon-style event. Fields holds degrees in harp, education and music education, all from Michigan State University. She achieves her unique playing style by mixing classical and non-classical elements into her performances, playing a range of genres from Celtic to popular.
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Wednesday, May 13,2015

Green Report: Flying first class

First Class Wellness delivers good service, potent products

by Steve Green
First Class Wellness Center, a fairly new dispensary in Lansing, has been open for about three months. It is easy to find, located on North Grand River Avenue just south of Capital Regional International Airport. The shop is set up in a free-standing building with extensive parking in the...
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