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Wednesday, September 2,2015

Infographics: Back to school

A quick look at Greater Lansing's biggest schools

by City Pulse
A quick look at Greater Lansing's higher education institutions. Statistics compiled by Brooke Kansier, design by Nikki Nicolaou.
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Wednesday, September 2,2015

Smiling with pride

by City Pulse
Despite rainy weather, hundreds of members of the LGBT community and their friends and family gathered at the Capitol on Saturday for the annual Michigan Pride rally. Afterward, some stayed around for a photo with Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum, this year’s grand marshal of the parad...
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Tuesday, September 1,2015

Distribution: Where to find City Pulse

by City Pulse
City Pulse is a free weekly newspaper with over 20,000 papers distributed every Wednesday to over 500 locations in the greater Lansing and tri-county area with over 50,000 readers per week. To find the distribution point closest to you, all locations are listed below by area.
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Monday, August 31,2015

Law firm audit

Lansing slow in paying at least half its legal bills, report says

by City Pulse
MONDAY, Aug. 31 — The Lansing City Attorney’s Office owes $225,589.91 to five law firms, of which $158,111.14 is for invoices that are more than four months old, a report by the City Council’s internal auditor says. More than 25 percent  — $61,337.54 —...
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Wednesday, August 26,2015

Friends, frenemies and enemies

Herewith are subjective lists of folks and institutions on either side — or in the middle — of the gay rights struggle.

by City Pulse
Friends Supporters of full civil rights and equality for the community. Frenemies Frenemies talk the talk but the walk is wobbly at best. Enemies Enemies are people and institutions actively working to deny the LGBT community access to full civil rights.Friends Sen....
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Wednesday, August 19,2015

The cheap issue

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The last man on earth (with a flip phone) By Ty Forquer Smartphones are everywhere. From children barely old enough to eat solid food to elderly folks too old to eat solid food, it seems like everyone is packing a tiny touchscreen computer these days. And we are willing to shel...
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Wednesday, August 5,2015

Crosstown traffic

Jazzfest and Great Lakes Folk Festival both hit this weekend

by City Pulse
Up to its ears in haque JazzFest 2015 serves up food for thought and fuel for dance With one of the world’s top guitarists in two wildly different gigs, the Midwest’s hottest B-3 organ burner, big bands, singers and a slew of styles from straight ahead to Latin to electr...
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Wednesday, July 29,2015

2015 PRIMARY ELECTION PREVIEW

by City Pulse
At-large Which City Council hopeful won´t make the first cut? One of the five at-large Lansing City Council candidates will be knocked out by the Primary Election vote, putting the political futures of 70-year-old City Hall “regular” Mary Ann Prince and one-time City...
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Wednesday, July 1,2015

PULSAR XI

City Pulse announces nominees for 11th annual theater awards

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The votes have been tabulated, and City Pulse has announced its 2014-15 Pulsar Award nominees. This year’s installment of the awards, created to recognize the best in local theater, will be handed out at a July 13 award ceremony. Winners will be published in the July 15 issue. Pe...
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Wednesday, May 27,2015

Curtain Call

‘Kinky Boots’ at Wharton and Ixion's 'Mother's Nature'

by City Pulse
When the musical is named “Kinky Boots,” one shouldn’t be surprised when it kicks off with a tribute to footwear. After the opening “Price & Son Theme,” the full ensemble launches into a high-energy rendition of “The Most Beautiful Thing in the World.” (Spoiler alert: The most beautiful thing in the world is a shoe.) The shoes and boots, of course, are metaphors. For Charlie Price (Steven Booth), heir to the failing Price & Sons shoe business, the sturdy, unfashionable shoes made at the factory represent the dying of an era, as reliability is cast aside in favor of cheap thrills and disposable fashion.
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