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Wednesday, June 18,2014

2nd annual City Pulse beer issue

by City Pulse
On taps and apps Michigan craft beer scene gets digital by Allan I. Ross You’ve probably noticed the beer selection at your local tavern slowly transforming itself from the same labels that have been there since tube TVs (remember those?) into an ever-widening array of ...
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

New in town

MEAT SOUTHERN B.B.Q./BLACK CAT BISTRO

by ALLAN I. ROSS
I recently reported that Tallulah’s Folly in Old Town would be closing early next month. At the time, the building’s owner was mum on what lay in store for the building, but I learned this week that next-door neighbor Meat Southern B.B.Q. and Carnivore Cuisine will be expanding into that space, transforming the former intown flower and vintage shop i n t o a 1,700-square-foot dining room.
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

Golden road

Q&A: Gordon Lightfoot plays Wharton on 50th anniversary tour

by Rich Tupica
Bob Dylan once said that when he heard a Gordon Lightfoot song, he wished it would last forever. The two songwriters came up through the ‘60s music scene together, churning out folk tunes that have become standards.
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Kongos at The Loft - Mon. June 23%u2028Kongos has its roots in South Africa and London, but the band, which headlines an all-ages show at the Loft, is based in Phoenix these days. The folk-rock group is composed of four brothers who are the sons of songwriter John Kongos (who scored a hit...
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

Out on the town: Old Town celebrates the first nights of summer with two festivals

FRIDAY, JUNE 20 -SATURDAY, JUNE 21

by Simone Carter
Although the first night of summer is also the shortest night of the year, it doesn’t affect the number of hours in the weekend, and Old Town is maximizing every last one of them. On Friday, Lansing’s Old Town Commercial Association hosts its 10th annual Festival of the Moon, followed by its 15th annual Festival of the Sun the next day, which is also the summer solstice — and the longest day of the year.
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

Don’t train in vain

Basic preparation tips for entering your first endurance race

by Nathan Kark
Since the warm weather started, some of your friends may have started tossing terms like “triathlon,” “half marathon” and variations of “warrior,” “mudder” and “some-number-K” into seemingly normal conversations. Your social media outlets are packed with status updates of your friends crossing finish lines or standing proudly, medal in hand, with a gigantic smirk of accomplishment across their faces. You comment, “You’re a machine,” and go about your day.
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Friday, June 13,2014

Sizzling summer

REVIEW: MSU Summer Circle Theatre’s 'What I Did Last Summer'

by Paul Wozniak
FRIDAY, June 13 — It’s summer again. Cue the sound of fireworks, the smell of hot dogs on the grill and the staging of coming-of-age dramas like A.R. Gurney’s “What I Did Last Summer,” the first show of the MSU Department of Theatre’s Summer Circle Theatre season.
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Thursday, June 12,2014

Offensive play, ‘Book’

REVIEW: “The Book of Mormon” at Wharton will hurt your face

by ALLAN I. ROSS
THURSDAY, June 12 — Since Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the nation’s preeminent pop culture provocateurs, arrived on the scene in 1997 with their naughty animated TV show “South Park,” they’ve left an ever-expanding wake of outrage in their skewerings of politics, religion, sexuality — you name it.
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Thursday, June 12,2014

Book reviews: Notes from Neil

The Godfather, Part IV

by Neil Rajala
Thursday, June 12 — There's nothing that says summer's nearly here like looking outside and still seeing some daylight as the clock nears 10:00pm. My back deck is getting more and more use - for reading of course. Here's what we're reading:
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Wednesday, June 11,2014

‘Heartbeat of Old Town’

Creole Gallery sale stirs vibrations of founder Robert Busby

by Lawrence Cosentino
Nobody feels the heavy vibrations pulsating from the Creole Gallery’s peeling walls more keenly than its new owner, Jamie Schriner-Hooper.
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