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Monday, March 18,2013

A slice of the season

Get pie-eyed at Capital Area Interfaith Respite’s Annual Autumn Pie Fest Saturday

by Cristina Toscano
Wednesday, Oct. 5 — Enjoy some of the Lansing area’s most mouthwatering pies and get your fill of fall activities at the Capital Area Interfaith Respite’s Annual Autumn Pie Fest on Saturday. CAIR is an organization that gives caregivers a chance to take a break, free of charge, by providing senior citizens with companionship.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Scream dreams

Local filmmakers get showcases in Grand Rapids' Thriller! Chiller! festival

by Cristina Toscano
Wednesday, Oct. 19 — Not long ago, Chadrick O’Maelmona and writing partner Matt Snitgen were discussing future projects and decided to try something new with vampires. “The recent over-saturation of the genre seemed to have split into two categories: extreme romantics, like ‘Twilight’ and also the intense horror like ‘30 Days of Night,’” O’Maelmona said. They felt there was more exploring to do.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Taking Art Alley by 'Storm'

Musician David Meader releases his first CD Saturday

by Cristina Toscano
Thursday, Oct. 20 — David Meeder believes that the flute is a “heart-centered” instrument: You carve the “heart” out of the instrument, but when you play it you put the heart back into it to create the music. He has been playing music for over 30 years and calls his first album, “Eye of the Storm,” “a labor of love” inspired by vacant buildings in Detroit.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Take a tumble at Wharton Center

National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China roll into town

by Cristina Toscano
Wednesday, Oct. 26 — The Chinese government established the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China in 1950 to preserve an art form that’s existed for about 3,000 years. This year marks the first time the acrobats have toured the United States and Canada; the tour stops at the Wharton Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Hyperbole helps out

Lansing band donates proceeds from its new CD to New York Dream Center

by Cristina Toscano
Thursday, Oct. 27 — A proposed New York City men’s home called New York Dream Center may see some dreams come true, thanks to the Lansing-based band Hyperbole.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Combination platter

Greater Lansing Food Bank and Mid-Michigan Food Bank will merge next summer

by Cristina Toscano
Thursday, Oct. 27 — Next July, the Greater Lansing Food Bank and Mid-Michigan Food Bank plan to merge into one food bank to better suit the needs of the hungry in the Mid-Michigan area.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Using drama to defuse bullying

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by Cristina Toscano
Friday, Oct. 28 — “Bully-Be-Gone: Tactics and Strategies for Reducing Bullying in Schools,” written by Mid Michigan Family Theatre’s artistic director Bill Gordon, discusses the topic of bullying in schools and at home.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Burn, baby, burn

'Gypsy Fire' roars into Wharton Center Tuesday

by Cristina Toscano
Wednesday, Nov. 11 — Dancer/choreographer Jose Porcel will give uncoordinated Midwestern hip-shakers a crash course in rhythm when he brings “Gypsy Fire” to the Wharton Center Tuesday.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Get ready to JAMM again

Jazz Alliance of Mid-Michigan holds Saturday mixer and membership drive

by Cristina Toscano
Friday, Nov. 11 — When it comes to the Jazz Alliance of Mid-Michigan’s Saturday mixer and membership drive, don’t believe everything you read.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Revisiting the past to fuel the future

Holt & Dimondale Community Players perform songs from 'Cinderella,' 'Urinetown' and 'South Pacific' in Saturday fundraiser

by Cristina Toscano
Tuesday, Nov. 15 — To help fund their upcoming season, the Holt & Dimondale Community Players are reflecting on their work over the past five years by revisiting some of the musical highlights from each show in “Music and Memories: A Holt & Dimondale Players Celebration.”
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