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Monday, March 18,2013

Four floors of history

The Potter House opens its doors to raise funds for the Historical Society of Greater Lansing

by Holly Johnson
Wednesday, May 9 — The Historical Society of Greater Lansing hosts an architectural tour and fundraiser at the Potter House on Friday, May 18. The Potter House, located at 1348 Cambridge Road, is one of Lansing’s largest mansions and historically significant homes.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Enjoy a 'Taste of Art and Life'

Arts Council holds it annual fundraiser Tuesday

by Holly Johnson
Monday, May 14 — The Arts Council of Greater Lansing hosts its sixth annual "Taste of Art and Life" fundraiser 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15. The event is held at David and Nancy McKeague’s home, located at 627 North Harrison Road in East Lansing.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

The picture of health

Area health departments offer open discussions about recent assessment

by Holly Johnson
Wednesday, June 20 — Health officials in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties invite residents to participate in a community dialogue to look at the recently released “Community Health Profile and Health Needs Assessment.” The report examines factors and conditions — such as obesity, smoking, infant mortality rates and access to doctors — that affect the health of residents of the region.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Chill out in Narnia

Riverwalk Theatre's Young Artisan Workshop presents 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'

by Holly Johnson
Wednesday, July 11 — The Riverwalk Theatre steps off the River Trail and into Narnia for its first Young Artisan Workshop production. “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is a stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ adored novel, in which siblings Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy venture away from World War II England and travel through a closet door into a land filled with talking animals, an evil queen and magic galore.
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Wednesday, September 19,2012

Electric 'Ave'

Multimedia project gives some love to Michigan Avenue

by Holly Johnson
The road running from Michigan State University to the Capitol may share the name of Chicago's biggest shopping district, but the East Lansing-to-Lansing version of Michigan Avenue is no Magnificent Mile. For the most part, it's a humdrum street full of flavorless storefronts and one golf course gone wild — with Frandor, it should be noted, a pale comparison for the Loop.
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Wednesday, September 5,2012

Float like a butterfly, sting like a Spartan

Lansing-area fighter takes on a new career working with youths

by Holly Johnson
It's a sweltering late summer morning, and a handful of Lansing-area kids are spending the end of their respective vacations jumping rope inside a muggy boxing gym. A Kanye West song thumping over the speakers is keeping them in rhythm as their trainer, former Mixed Martial Arts boxer Kolmarge Harris, paces back and forth, watching intently.
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Wednesday, August 29,2012

Enlightened darkness

Lansing artist conjures up top-secret Haunted Art Exhibition inside an abandoned schoolhouse

by Holly Johnson
With shattered windows, boarded-up doors, and white paint plastered over graffiti, this massive brick building — once a Lansing schoolhouse — satisfies all the visual qualities of a haunted house. It appears as if some demonic force, filled with equal parts splendor and spook, shot the building onto the property with a lightning bolt.
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Wednesday, August 8,2012

Modern family

LCC's Community Dance Project brings dance to the masses

by Holly Johnson
Modern dance showcases aren't known blockbusters in the entertainment world, but that's not stopping a group of nearly two dozen choreographers from attempting an epic feat of synergistic pageantry.
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Wednesday, August 1,2012

'39 Steps' lead to laughs

Over the Ledge presents a Hitchcockian farce

by Holly Johnson
Combine the suspense of an Alfred Hitchcock thriller with the allure of a 1930s spy story; perform it in the comedic style of Monty Python and you have Over the Ledge Theatre Co.'s "The 39 Steps."
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Wednesday, July 25,2012

When children grieve

Riverwalk Theatre and Ele's Place collaborate on 'Getting Near to Baby'

by Holly Johnson
Despite its title and cast of several child actors, Riverwalk Theatre's "Getting Near to Baby" is not a children's show. Set in a small town in 1967, the play deals with a child’s ability to overcome tragedy through humor, wisdom and sensitivity.
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