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Thursday, May 21,2015

Top of the Town Winners

by City Pulse
HANGOUTS Church 1. Riverview Church 2. Trinity Church (Jolly/Dunkel) 3. St. Gerard Catholic Church Coffee Shop 1. Strange Matter Coffee Co. 2. Starbucks  3. Espresso Royale Biggby 1. 2006 S. Cedar St., Holt 2. 120 W. Ottawa St., Lansing 3. 115 W. A...
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Wednesday, May 20,2015

Usual and unusual

Cocktail list for 2015-16 Lansing Symphony season calms, piques and zings

by Lawrence Cosentino
Lady walks into a bar. Bartender gives her a drink called a Concerto for Four Saxophones and Orchestra. Voo, voo, voo, wah! Lady´s head expands. “What was that?” “The usual.” Slipping zing into classical music´s dogeared cocktail list of Mozart, Tchaikovsky and their cronies is a tried and true formula for Lansing Symphony Orchestra maestro Timothy Muffitt, and he’s not about to change it for the 2015-16 season, announced this week.
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Wednesday, May 20,2015

End-ish times

Dead Russian dances with a live American at Lansing Symphony season closer

by Lawrence Cosentino
By now, people expect rapture — if not The Rapture — from Lansing Symphony Orchestra season finales. Friday’s splendid concert, the final salvo of the 2014-15 season, brought rapture, all right, but with a touch of unease. After an evening of old-sounding “new” music and newsounding “old” music, you have to wonder whether we are living in the symphony orchestra’s end times — or at least its endish times.
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Wednesday, May 20,2015

Gone to the dogs

David Olds draws from his photography experience in his novel, ‘Bulldog Blues’

by Bill Castanier
Author and photographer David Olds certainly subscribes to the maxim “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and he mixes that maxim in his recent book, “Bulldog Blues,” with another: “Write what you know.” “Bulldog Blues” is a farcical and fictional romp about a crazy Pulitzer prize-winning photographer, Dennis Wright, set in contemporary Detroit. Dennis, who is in the twilight of his career as photographer for a daily newspaper, is not only fighting some of his own demons, he’s also locked in a fierce battle against a wayward newspaper industry.
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Wednesday, May 20,2015

And the Top of the Town award goes to...

by City Pulse
It's a still night on Michigan Avenue. A crowd gathers in anticipation. They heard this could be the night. Wait a minute — is it? Could it be? Yes! A plume of white smoke emerges from the chimney of City Pulse headquarters. The people of Lansing have selected the 2015 Top of the Town winners.
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Wednesday, May 20,2015

Celebrate yourselves, bring your friends

City Pulse/WLNS winners party will benefit the Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art

by City Pulse
City Pulse & WLNS will fete the winners of the 2015 Top of the Town contest at a special event. On Friday, June 12, Top of the Town will commandeer the VIP tent at the second annual Grand American Fish Rodeo at Adado Riverfront Park in Lansing. Top chefs from around town will provide ...
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Wednesday, May 20,2015

Top of the Town - Top 3 Winners

by staff
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Wednesday, May 20,2015

New in Top of the Town

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Entrepreneurship is in full swing in the capital city. It seems like a new business opens somewhere in Greater Lansing every week lately. Restaurants. Comedy clubs. Electronics stores. Specialty clothes shops. And the newest breed of watering hole: distilleries — so popular that they got their own category this year.
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Wednesday, May 20,2015

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Jimi Kanklez opens for Lil Wyte and JellyRoll, Friday, May 22 Opening Friday’s Lil Wyte and JellyRoll concert at Fahrenheit Ultra Lounge is Lansing-based rapper Jimi Kanklez, among others. The concert is the only Michigan date of the “Pour Another Tour.” Kanklez, a Ro...
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Wednesday, May 20,2015

Fields of bronze

Singer Joshua Davis finishes in third place on ‘The Voice’

by Ty Forquer
Joshua Davis’ improbable journey on reality TV singing competition “The Voice” ended Tuesday night, with the Traverse City-based singer ending in third place behind champion Sawyer Fredericks and runner-up Meghan Linsey. Davis, a former Lansing resident and frontman of Steppin’ In It, was in the mix until the show’s final episode.
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