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Wednesday, July 29,2015

Dropping in

Parachute’s acoustic tour lands at the Loft

by Sarah Spohn
Hailing from the same college town where the Dave Matthews Band got its start, Parachute, based in Charlottesville, Va., is charting its own course in the world of pop music. The band, which began under the moniker Sparky’s Flaw, changed its name to Parachute in 2008 before to its m...
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Wednesday, July 29,2015

Riverside rebranding

Lansing City Market debuts new summer events

by Brooke Kansier
The Lansing City Market’s revitalization plan is in full swing, with three events geared toward attracting new faces and refreshing the market’s image making their debut this month. Jazz on the Grand will grace the market’s outdoor plaza on select Wednesdays this summer, featuring live jazz by Michigan musicians. Market vendors will stay open late on these nights, offering attendees a chance to grab a locally produced dinner or snack while they take in the show.
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Wednesday, July 29,2015

Crowdsourcing: A guide to Lansing-area online fundraising campaigns

The Mini Maker, a kid focused makerspace

by Asha Johnson
Crowdsourcing highlights local crowdsourcing campaigns. To find the events, go to the designated website and search by title. kickstarter.com/projects/821322426/themini-maker-a-kid-focused-makerspace While most people head to the mall in search of a new shirt or a fresh pair of ...
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Wednesday, July 29,2015

Teeing off for a cause

Wednesday, Aug 5

by Helen Murphy
In Wednesday’s Hope in One golf outing, the score isn’t what matters. Advent House Ministries and North Westminster Presbyterian Church are joining forces to present the golf outing, which will serve as a fundraiser for ongoing charitable mission projects within both organizations. The joint fundraiser is hosted by Mason’s Branson Bay golf course. John Tucker, longtime North Westminster Presbyterian Church member, helped organize the event.
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Thursday, July 23,2015

Old Town Facelift

Elderly Instruments exterior gets a colorful new addition

by Helen Murphy
THURSDAY, JULY 23 — Lansing community members gathered Tuesday afternoon outside Elderly Instruments in Old Town to celebrate the completion of a mural on the outside wall of the store, facing North Washington Avenue. The event featured cake and live music, as well as speeches from prominent figures in Old Town and Lansing.
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Wednesday, July 22,2015

The green report: Kushy assignment

The Kushion impresses with quality products, superior service

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With the summer heating up, I was looking for a chill spot where I could get quality meds from a knowledgeable budtender that was on a CATA route. The Kushion Provision Center is where I found myself. The store has some curbside parking, as well as a lot in the back that is accessibl...
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Wednesday, July 22,2015

Drive-by history

New book looks at the history of M-22

by Bill Castanier
Tourists have been navigating the narrow roads of Northern Michigan’s M-22 since the early 1900s, checking out the beautiful beaches, idyllic farm lands, sweeping sand dunes and the seemingly lockedin-time villages. Thanks to “Vintage Views Along Scenic M-22 Including Sle...
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Wednesday, July 22,2015

Turn it down

When Particles Collide at Macīs Bar, Wednesday, July 29

by Rich Tupica
When Particles Collide, an alt-rock duo from Bangor, Maine, mixes Blondie-influenced vocals with commanding, Queens of the Stone Age-style guitar riffs and a punk rock ethos. The band headlines Mac’s Bar Wednesday, openers include local bands Hat Madder and Red Teeth. Rounding out t...
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Wednesday, July 22,2015

Off-Broadway Boogie

Boogie Bob prepares for a run of shows in New York

by Ty Forquer
Telling the story of American piano music, from early styles like rhythm & blues and stride through jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, is an ambitious undertaking. One could easily fill a textbook tracing the history of these musicians. Bob Baldori, however, is attempting to tell that...
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Wednesday, July 22,2015

Reboot

Vandalay reinvents itself with new EP

by Ty Forquer
“Starting Over,” the latest EP from Lansing-based rock band Vandalay, is more than a collection of songs. It’s a portrait of a band at a crossroads. The EP’s title track is, on its surface, about a relationship. But it has also become a metaphor for a new chapt...
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