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Wednesday, May 1,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Local radio personality and avid record collector Richard "Dick" Andrews died on March 13 at 71. A memorial service stocked with food and live music will be Sunday at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #1039 in Lansing.
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Wednesday, April 24,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Married couple Samuel Seth Bernard and May Erlewine are a respected duo in the growing Michigan folk community. Friday, the pair will perform songs off their latest album, "New Flower," along with some other fan favorites, at their 5th annual Ten Pound Fiddle concert.
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Wednesday, April 17,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
American folk legend Tom Paxton has been writing and performing music for 50 years. Four years ago he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Some of Paxton's songs have become modern standards, including "The Last Thing on My Mind," "Bottle of Wine" and "Ramblin' Boy."
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Wednesday, April 10,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
This week's Turn it Down is a special edition dedicated to the live-music finale of the Capital City Film Fest. The shows are "all ages" and will be at The Loft (414 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing).
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Saturday, April 6,2013

Lansing radio battles through the static

Corporations call the shots in the new age of broadcasting

by Rich Tupica
How times have changed. After a number of corporate buyouts, much of the local on-air talent in Lansing (and beyond) is gradually being replaced by nationally syndicated shows that are recorded and produced in other regions of the country. Yet, somehow radio is still clinging to the “live and local” ideal.
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Wednesday, April 3,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Known as the "Belleville Three," Detroit producers Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson are heralded as the innovators of techno. Saturday, Saunderson performs at The Loft.
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Wednesday, March 27,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Lansing is typically stocked with rockin' roots shows, and this weekend is no exception. The Whiskey Pickers, a Lansing-based four-piece folk/bluegrass band, headline a bluegrass show Saturday at Mac's Bar.
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Wednesday, March 20,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Steppin' In It lead singer Joshua Davis releases his third rootsy solo album, "A Miracle of Birds," Friday at (SCENE) Metrospace. Backing Davis is Laura Bates, Jen Sygit, Mike Lynch and Geoff Lewis. Davis' new album was inspired by a trip he made last year to the West Bank.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Last trip down 'Fairview St.'

A final screening of the Michael McCallum drama is followed by a night of music from the soundtrack with Graham Lindsey and Jen Sygit

by Rich Tupica
Wednesday, May 18 — The 2009 noir drama “Fairview St.” has won nine major awards and been accepted into 21 film festivals internationally since its release. The locally written and produced feature will be shown on the big screen one last time Thursday at Celebration Cinema. Following the viewing, a night of live music at Moriarty’s Pub will pay homage to another aspect of the movie – its moody, Americana-flavored soundtrack.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Double-duty

Meet Jesse Deardorff-Green, who has two plays in this weekend's Renegade Theatre Festival

by Rich Tupica
Thursday, Aug. 18 — Originally from Fort Wayne, Ind., and now living in Laingsburg, 34-year-old Jesse Deardorff-Green became a professional actor at an early age. Today, he keeps busy in the Lansing theater scene, working in productions at Peppermint Creek Theatre Co., Riverwalk Theatre, Lansing Community College Theatre, Michigan State University Theatre, and various other independent companies. He is also writing a novel. Deardorff-Green talked with City Pulse about his career and the Renegade Theatre Festival, which hosts plays in various locations across Old Town by the area’s up-and-comers. Two plays that Deardorff-Green wrote (and performs in) are included in this weekend’s festival.
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