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Tuesday, May 4,2010

Tour de Lansing

City gets award for bike friendliness

by Brandon Kirby
Lyndon Babcock has had multiple sclerosis for 30 years, but he’s been abicyclist for 70.  And right now, he’s one of Lansing’s biggestbicycling advocates. “Bicycling isn’t just for Lance Armstrong wannabes,” he says. Babcockrolled up to Lansing City...
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Wednesday, April 7,2010

Read all about it

There's something for everyone at Sunday's Antiquarian Book Show

by Brandon Kirby
“It’s a collective mix of people coming to the show, and that’s part of the fun of it,” he said. “We don’t know what to expect from any given dealer because they bring such an array of material. And it’s not just show-and-tell because all of it is available for purchase, too.
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Friday, April 2,2010

Black Milk is 'Born to Flow' at MSU

Hip-hop meets slam poetry in Friday show

by Brandon Kirby
Detroit native Black Milk will be performing at the “Born to Flow” event at Michigan State University, providing a blend of hip-hop and slam poetry. Presented by Pop Entertainment, the concert at 8 p.m. Friday, April 2 is a departure from other events the group has put on.“Other events we put on have been electronic and rock,” said Adam Kokenakes, the president of Pop Entertainment. “We’re trying to touch a lot of different genres to get a feel for the student body, and we really wanted to do some hip-hop.”
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Wednesday, March 31,2010

Eyesore of the week

by Brandon Kirby
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: At one time, the weathered house at 420 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. was quite a handsome dwelling in the tradition of the early American farmhouse style.
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Wednesday, March 31,2010

’Mars’ madness

It’s Halloween hysteria in Williamston comedy based on radio mix-up

by Brandon Kirby
Recipient of the 2009 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, “It Came from Mars” is a world premiere collaboration between Williamston Theatre and Ann Arbor’s Performance Network. The screwball comedy has a pay-what-youcan preview performance at 8 p.
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Wednesday, March 24,2010

Building ’Cider House’

LCC stages Part One of epic play

by Brandon Kirby
Written by Peter Parnell and adapted from the novel by John Irving, “The Cider House Rules” tells the story of an orphan named Homer Wells in 1920s Maine who resides in St. Cloud’s orphanage. Wilbur Larch, the head doctor at the orphanage, becomes a father figure to Homer and takes him under his wing as an apprentice.
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Thursday, March 18,2010

Eyesore of the week

by Brandon Kirby
Property: 200 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing Owner: Jonathan and Leola Watts Taxpayer: Jonathan and Leola Watts Assessed: $26,500 Owner says: Unable to be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: This vacant building remains a significant blight on the Martin Luther King Jr.
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Wednesday, March 17,2010

Mackerel on the move

Gallery opens in new location

by Brandon Kirby
“There’s always buzz with any kind of change,” Dufelmeier said, and Mackerel Sky was no exception. “Excitement was generated with coming to see the new place.”.
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Tuesday, March 9,2010

Eyesore of the week

by Brandon Kirby
Property: 1881 S. Grand River Ave., Okemos Owner: CCPL Real Estate Group, LLC Taxpayer: CCPL Real Estate Group, LLC Assessed: $158,500 Owner says: Unavailable for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Conventional, stand alone, fast food structures are ill suited for adaptive reuse because the design is specialized for function.
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