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Monday, March 18,2013

Occupy East Lansing

Michael Moore comes to town with 'Here Comes Trouble'

by Rich Tupica
Friday, Nov. 25 -- Since the always-controversial Oscar winner Michael Moore shot to stardom in 1989 with “Roger & Me,” a documentary focusing on the negative effects of General Motors plants closing in Flint, the film director, author, and activist hasn’t strayed far from his Mitten State roots, even after scoring massive commercial successes with “Bowling for Columbine” and “Fahrenheit 9/11.” The 57-year-old Traverse City resident recently released “Here Comes Trouble,” an autobiography focused on his earliest years. Moore will discuss the new book and some current political topics Tuesday at the Michigan State University Auditorium.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Patient Zeros chill out at Mac's

CJ Kjolhede's one-man band performs Tuesday

by Rich Tupica
Thursday, Dec. 8 — CJ Kjolhede, formerly of the defunct Roll Over Radio, has a new one-man-band called The Patient Zeros. He describes himself as a “garage folker.”
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Monday, March 18,2013

Turn back the rock clock

LansingMusic.TV and GTG Records release local covers compilation

by Rich Tupica
Wednesday, Jan. 4 — With the towering shadow of Detroit looming, the Lansing rock scene has always been an underdog in Michigan music. While the capital city has never had a Motown, MC5, Iggy Pop or White Stripes to call its own, Lansing has nonetheless racked up a fair amount of credible underground sounds, many of which are covered on a new, locally produced, compilation CD: “Secret Identities: Lansing Covers Lansing.” The album features solely Lansing-based bands, covering tunes by other Lansing bands, new and old. The collection of homegrown tunes will be released Friday at Mac’s Bar.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Unity and diversity

The members of the BLAT! Pack work together to achieve their musical and artistic ambitions

by Rich Tupica
Wednesday, Feb. 8 — Being involved in a local music scene can provoke competitive behavior. But working together seems to work best for the BLAT! Pack.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Sonic boom on the frontier

Frontier Ruckus talks new record, new label, new sound

by Rich Tupica
Tuesday, May 1 — When the eccentrically swaggering alt-country star Ryan Adams first spun the “Deadmalls and Nightfalls” LP, Frontier Ruckus’ long and wistful second album, the acclaimed songwriter professed his admiration for the band via Twitter.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Potter Park Zoo welcomes party animals

Wine & Stein offers cold drinks, hors d'oeuvres

by Rich Tupica
Thursday, May 17 — While taking rambunctious kids to gaze in wonderment at Potter Park Zoo’s animals is always a memorable experience, leaving them at home for an evening isn’t such a bad idea either.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Lansing festivals set up shop

Rock N Brew is officially a go for this year

by Rich Tupica
Friday, Aug. 3 — Adado Riverfront Park is fenced off today while crews work to set up stages, tents and portable restrooms: Michigan Rock N Brew Festival is officially on for this year.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

The Gig Report

Musical acts coming to the capital region this weekend

by Rich Tupica
Thursday, Oct. 4 — Here’s a sampling of shows happening in Lansing over the next few days. Also check out this week's edition of Turn it Down, a local music column that appears weekly in City Pulse, for other live-and-loud gigs happening across mid-Michigan.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Cops, drugs and comedy

‘Super Troopers’ creators talk sequel and stand-up leading up to Connxtions shows

by Rich Tupica
Wednesday, Oct. 17 — Filmmakers/actors Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan of the Broken Lizard comedy group prefer to write about real life in their flicks. Sometimes, the reality is your friends have to quickly scarf a large bag of psychedelic mushrooms while being pulled over by the cops.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Good clean fun

Brian Regan brings his clean brand of comedy to the Wharton Center on Sunday

by Rich Tupica
Friday, Oct. 26 — Comedian Brian Regan may have started as a struggling club comic back in the early ‘80s, but like many other successful funnymen, he hustled hard. Soon enough, Regan moved on to late-night TV appearances and performing around 100 nights a year at large theaters across the map.
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