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Wednesday, June 10,2015

Consumption junction

A look at the variety of marijuana ingestion methods

by Steve Green
Should I smoke, eat or vape my marijuana? Now, more than ever, we see headlines and hear more talk about marijuana, both for medical and recreational uses. It seems everywhere I go, I get a question or two about marijuana products or the laws regarding them. One of the questions I h...
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Wednesday, June 10,2015

Boogie men

Thursday, June 18

by Michelai A. Graham
Every good meal deserves an appetizer, and East Lansing’s Summer Solstice Jazz Festival is offering a musical appetizer June 18 before serving a full plate of jazz June 19 and 20. The festival is hosting its first ever kick-off fundraising event, featuring performances by “Boog...
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Monday, June 8,2015

Censorship happens

Re-release shines light on forgotten Lansing author

by Bill Castanier
MONDAY, JUNE 8 — Almost 90 years after it was banned in the U.S. for obscenity, “What Happens,” a 1926 book by Lansing author John Herrmann, has been re-released.
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Friday, June 5,2015

Fight for your right

Wilson rises up with new LP

by Rich Tupica
With a debut 2013 album titled “Full Blast Fuckery,” one could guess that Wilson delivers fist-pumping hard-rock tunes. Known for its colossal, riff-driven sound, the Detroit based band comprises vocalist Chad Nicefield, guitarists Jason Spencer and Kyle Landry, bassist James Lascu and drummer Matthew Puhy. This year the band inked a deal with Razor & Tie Records and recorded its hook-filled sophomore album, “Right to Rise,” in Atlanta. The upcoming disc is due out June 30.
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Thursday, June 4,2015

Hoofing it for history

Historical Society of Greater Lansing offers summer walking tours

by Ty Forquer
THURSDAY, JUNE 4 — Lansing residents can get a little history while they get a little exercise this summer. The Historical Society kicks off its series of summer walking tours Saturday with a tour of Lansing Community College’s downtown campus.
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Wednesday, June 3,2015

A falcon, not a duck

MSU clarinetist Guy Yehuda flies high on new CD

by Lawrence Cosentino
Clarinets have a reputation as the splashing, raucous waterfowl of the orchestral ecosystem, indelicate tubes that Review emit goosey honks and lubricious smears. There’s not much duck in Guy Yehuda, the latest top-drawer musician to join the faculty of MSU’s College of Music. Yehuda imbues his tube with a purity, nobility and lofty distance that calls to mind a falcon’s flight.
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Wednesday, June 3,2015

Curatin Call: Escalation game

‘Best of Friends’ serves up cold revenge

by Paul Wozniak
Imagine a world where people assumed the worst intentions of others and acted on their basest instincts. Welcome to “Best of Friends,” a dark comedy from the twisted mind of Jeff Daniels (yes, that Jeff Daniels). Inspired by Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage,” “Best of Friends” centers on a dispute between two adult couples. In “Carnage,” the couples argue about the civility of their respective children. In “Best of Friends,” the couples are the children, treating every perceived offense as grounds for vengeance.
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Wednesday, June 3,2015

Duke springs eternal

New downtown country bar part of national trend

So far, 2015 is shaping up to be the year of the Duke in Metro Lansing. In April, 94.1 FM became Duke FM, swapping its alt rock playlist for old school country. And last week, downtown Lansing’s former Harem Urban Lounge reopened as Duke’s Saloon, a countrythemed dance club that will also play top 40 music and serve Tex-Mex fare. Although the two Dukes are not affiliated, the saloon’s moniker isn’t entirely coincidental.
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Wednesday, June 3,2015

Curtain Call: Irish romance

Williamston Theatre capitalizes on intimacy

With its latest production, “Outside Mullingar,” Williamston Theatre proves once again why it earns such recognition as its 2014 National Theatre Company grant. It selects plays that maximize the intimacy of its space, enhancing the audience’s connection to the characters. “Mullingar” was written by John Patrick Shanley, best known for “Doubt,” the Tonyand Oscar-winning drama about a priest accused of molestation that delves deeply into ethics, morality, piety and righteousness. “Mullingar” is the antithesis of that work: a fairly straightforward romantic dramedy about loneliness, longing and love.
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Wednesday, June 3,2015

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Laura Stevenson at Macīs Bar, Thursday, June 4 Brooklyn-based indie-folk-rock songwriter Laura Stevenson headlines an all-ages show Thursday at Mac’s Bar. Openers are Tidal, Cardboard Swords and Stefanie Haapala. Stevenson’s latest LP, “Wheel,” was released in 2...
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