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Wednesday, July 1,2015

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Abbey Hoffman plays free Avenue Cafe show, Thursday, July 9 Since 2012, singer/songwriter Abbey Hoffman has gigged around Lansing playing her fervent folk tunes. She plays a free show July 9 at The Avenue Café, opener is M Mackay. In late 2014, Hoffman released “This Too Shall Pas...
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Wednesday, July 1,2015

New in town

by Allan I. Ross
There haven’t yet been any car accidents attributed to Capital City BBQ yet, but that could soon change. Lansing’s newest barbecue joint is tucked in the back half of Sunshine Cellular, a cell phone store on the northeast corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Saginaw S...
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Wednesday, July 1,2015

Navigation inspiration

Elisa Schmidt infuses maps with artistic memories

by Jonathan Griffith
If you’re unfamiliar with topography, it is, simply put, the art or science of making maps that illustrate the height or shape of a particular expanse of land. Artist Elisa Schmidt has attempted something similar with her latest works. But rather than give the viewer an idea of the lay the land, she is, through her own artistic implementations, actually showing you a memory of it. The show features a collection of nautical maps and atlases which Schmidt has altered. Illustrated on the maps are scenes that Schmidt has pulled from various photographs she has taken, which relate to the maps she has illustrated them on. The illustrations were created using a variety of mediums, such as charcoal, watercolor pencils, drawing inks and even one piece solely in acrylics. Schmidt had some reservations with her choice of mediums and the way they’d react to the map paper but was pleasantly surprised in the end.
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Wednesday, July 1,2015

Locally sourced

Lansing bands bring local flavor to Common Ground

by Ty Forquer
You already know the headliners. It’s difficult to drive around Lansing without seeing Snoop Dogg, Meghan Trainor or the guys from Jane’s Addiction looking down at you from billboards or plastered on the sides of buses. Common Ground Music Festival has booked some big name tal...
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Wednesday, July 1,2015

Dance party

Tuesday, July 7

by Asha Johnson
That´s why, the City of East Lansing has created a series of events for children and families to get outside and enjoy some quality entertainment. Play in the Park is an interactive outdoor children'euro;'s entertainment series in East Lansing where families can bring a picnic dinner and enjoy weekly programs every Tuesday in July.
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Wednesday, July 1,2015

Crowdsourcing

A GUIDE TO LANSING-AREA ONLINE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS

by Helen Murphy
Why do you love Michigan? Art therapist Kate Roos is attempting to gather answers to this question through a collaborative art project on wheels. Roos and a team from the Ann Arbor-based Aartworks Project have begun a 3,000-mile road trip, stopping in major cities in Michigan.
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Sunday, June 28,2015

Beers, bands & brawls: The story of The Brewery

Forty years ago the Silver Dollar opened its doors. But its precursor, the Brewery, has its own wild legacy.

by Rich Tupica
In the early hours of July 3, 1974, an estimated 300 patrons of the Brewery, Lansing’s most notorious rock club, drunkenly flooded East Michigan Avenue in what the city of Lansing later dubbed a “major disturbance.” One police officer was injured. Several police cruisers were damaged. It was a free-for-all. The incident was nothing new to local law enforcement. Since its owners, Paul Kacer, Bruce Wahlin and Rick Becker, launched the show bar in April 1972, it had not only become the place to see up-and-coming national acts, it was also the place to get loose — thanks to the short-lived lowered drinking age of 18.
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Sunday, June 28,2015

The Woolies Celebrate 50 Years

Drummer of legendary East Lansing band reflects on Chuck Berry, 'Who Do You Love' single

by Rich Tupica
In mid-August 1968, the Woolies walked into the Dells, a now demolished music venue in Haslett near Lake Lansing. The shaggyhaired, blues-inspired rock ‘n’ roll group was hired for a multiple-day run backing the legendary Chuck Berry.
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Thursday, June 25,2015

New in brewin'

Lansing Brewing Co. names head brewer

by Ty Forquer
THURSDAY, JUNE 25 — Lansing Brewing Co., the upcoming Lansing brewery planning to resurrect the century-dormant brewery’s legacy, has named a head brewer to lead its brewing operations. The outfit announced today that Sawyer Stevens is taking the helm as head brewer at the Lansing Brewing Co.
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Wednesday, June 24,2015

Valhalla & beyond

NEW MILES, NEW PLANS MAKE 2015 THE YEAR OF RIVER TRAIL MADNESS

by Lawrence Cosentino
It was a lovely day. I was straddling my bike, looking south from Maguire Park, waiting for the signal to turn at Jolly Road. A stranger with an affable face and a tan jacket pulled his bike alongside me. Typical Sunday duffer, I thought. Suddenly, he turned and bared his teeth. River ...
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