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Friday, April 17,2015

Have cash, will travel

Arts Council of Greater Lansing awards over $100,000 to local groups

by Ariel Rogers
The Arts Council of Greater Lansing awarded over $100,000 to 14 local nonprofits Tuesday as it announced the 2015 recipients of the Ingham County Hotel/Motel Funds for Arts and Tourism grants.
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Thursday, April 16,2015

Turn it Down: Punk doc 'Salad Days' hits Studio C!

Film documents legendary DC hardcore punk scene

by Rich Tupica
Lansing punk-rock legend Tesco Vee of the Meatmen hosts a screening of “Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)” April 24 at Studio C! in Okemos. The acclaimed 2015 documentary, which features an assortment of talking heads — including Ian MacKaye, Henry Rollins and Dave Grohl — chronicles the early Washington hardcore punk scene. The scene is renowned in punk rock circles for its pioneering, DIY ethic.
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Wednesday, April 15,2015

UPDATED: Rocked by the living and the dead

Two local concerts mix silent films and live music

by Lawrence Cosentino
Two exhilarating greater Lansing events mixed silent film and live music last weekend. Saturday´s mashup of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and the Capital City Film Festival was great fun, but the sleeper was Sunday´s energized screening of Buster Keaton´s masterpiece, “Sherlock, Jr.,” at MSU, presented with an original score for piano and string quartet.
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Wednesday, April 15,2015

History on paper

Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper show returns to the Lansing Center

by Bill Castanier
Book collectors, history buffs and the just-plain-curious will get a literary look into the past at this weekend’s Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show. For over 30 years, Ray Walsh, owner of East Lansing’s Curious Book Shop and the show’s organizer, has been hosting the popular show in Lansing. It will hold its 61st semi-annual show Sunday at the Lansing Center.
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Wednesday, April 15,2015

New in town

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Last week, Whipped Bakery temporarily moved out of Old Town, setting up shop inside Roma Bakery Deli & Fine Foods. For the last year, Whipped, a specialty dessert shop, operated at 1216 Turner St., adjacent to the Creole Gallery. But with that space set to become the Creole, a New Orleans-inspired restaurant/bar/performance venue, Whipped owner/operator Randy Umfleet was asked to relocate so the Creole could take over his space.
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Wednesday, April 15,2015

Be our guest

by Jonathan Griffith
Located in a modest-sized house on North Sycamore Street, Loaves and Fishes Ministries has been offering Lansing'euro;'s homeless a place of hope and healing since 1982.
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Wednesday, April 15,2015

An unlikely voice

Lansing native Joshua Davis advances to the top 10 on ‘The Voice’

by Ty Forquer
Powered by rave reviews from the judges and a groundswell of support from his native state, Traverse City-based singer/songwriter Joshua Davis advanced to the next round on reality TV singing competition “The Voice” Tuesday night. On Monday’s telecast, Davis sang “America,” Simon & Garfunkel’s classic song of two young lovers hitchhiking around the country in search of the real America. The celebrity judges were impressed.
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Wednesday, April 15,2015

Making space

3D printers are the highlight of East Lansing Public Library’s 2.0 Maker Studio

by Ty Forquer
Tucked into the second floor of the East Lansing Marriott is a tiny space that is starting to generate a big buzz among Lansing-area creative types. As you step into the space — formerly occupied by a beauty salon — the whiteboard in an unassuming lobby welcomes you to East Lansing Public Library’s 2.0 Maker Studio, a temporary off-shoot of the library devoted to giving community members a space to be creative.
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Wednesday, April 15,2015

‘Nothing overlaps’

Ira Glass of brings his unique stage show to Wharton Center

by Ty Forquer
For nearly two decades, Ira Glass’ distinct, slightly nasal tone and halting cadence has been a fixture on National Public Radio. As producer and host of “This American Life,” Glass has earned a reputation as one of the best storytellers in modern radio. But radio is an audio medium, so when Glass wanted to put a touring stage show together, he did the obvious thing and recruited two dancers. Wait — what?
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Wednesday, April 15,2015

Family business

At only 35, Samuel Seth Bernard — who goes by Seth — has become something of a father-figure within the Michigan folk music scene. A prolific singer/songwriter and guitarist himself, Bernard founded Earthwork Music to support other Michigan fo

by Ty Forquer
At only 35, Samuel Seth Bernard — who goes by Seth — has become something of a father-figure within the Michigan folk music scene. A prolific singer/songwriter and guitarist himself, Bernard founded Earthwork Music to support other Michigan folk artists. Built on a loose collective of like-minded artists, Earthwork Music provides distribution, promotional help and professional guidance to musicians. It’s roster includes such Michigan folk heavy-hitters as Joshua Davis, Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys and Red Tail Ring.
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