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Wednesday, November 6,2013

New In Town

Legendary Style/Saffron Grill/Zaytoon Mediterranean

by Allan I. Ross
Lansing’s East Side neighborhood continues to shape up with the addition of another new business this week to the Michigan Avenue corridor. Legendary Style hair salon has technically been open since August, but it didn’t have regular hours until this week.
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Wednesday, October 30,2013

Lonely art club

‘Museum Hours’ subtly, masterfully regards life as art

by Allan I. Ross
Representative art requires a certain amount of unpacking in order to be thoroughly appreciated. If it’s a contemporary piece, it usually benefits from a discussion about how it fits into modern culture and perhaps trying to name the world leaders (or celebrities) being alluded to. In the case of a historical piece, a little digging helps put things in context of social, economic and technological norms for the era. Sometimes you actually have to ask: Is that a pipe?
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Wednesday, October 30,2013

New In Town

Asian Gourmet Chinese Restaurant

by Allan I. Ross
'euro;'I don'euro;'t want customers to miss anything good if I only have something for one day,'euro;' he said. 'euro;'I get all my ingredients from Chicago, where there'euro;'s a big Chinatown neighborhood. A lot of the ingredients I need you can'euro;'t find locally.'euro;'.
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Monday, October 28,2013

Same old man

AUDIO: An interview with singer/songwriter John Hiatt before his Tuesday show at Wharton

by Allan I. Ross
Monday, Oct. 28 — For 44 years, John Hiatt has produced an incomparable blend of blues, rock, country and bluegrass. The Indiana native has forged a career cranking out an album every couple years or so, with each of the last three years seeing an album of new material.
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Wednesday, October 16,2013

Needle off the record

Guitar strings, toy car motors and sewing machine needles: The underground tattoo scene in Lansing

by Allan I. Ross
When “Trip” Davis was 17 years old, he went to jail for the first time. It wasn’t his last time there, either — in the 15 years since, he’s spent almost as much of his life behind bars as out — but he doesn’t want to get into the specifics of why.
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Friday, October 4,2013

Forward pass

Local humanitarian group ePIFanyNow holds Sunday event

by Allan I. Ross
Friday, Oct. 4 —The mid-Michigan-based group ePIFanyNow will gather in Lansing on Sunday to spread a little happiness in the community. The PIF in the group’s name stands for “pass it forward,” a play on the ethos behind the film, “Pay it Forward,” where an individual makes the world a better place by performing random acts of kindness for strangers.
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Tuesday, July 23,2013

Run for your life

Event focuses on connection between nature and food

by Allan I. Ross
Friday, July 19 — You can be the hunter or become the hunted during the Track Meat 5K, a first-time obstacle race event to be held in Lake Odessa, Mich. on Aug. 10. Track Meat is a “mud race,” which forces racers to get dirty, and is “set” in a prehistoric era. But organizers are hoping to instill a message with the racers.
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Thursday, July 18,2013

Kinetic connection

Broad welcomes new art exhibit on Friday

by Allan I. Ross
Thursday, July 18 — On Friday, the Broad Art Museum unveils its newest exhibit: “Less Still,” by Lisa Walcott, a Grand Rapids-based installation artist and kinetic sculptor. This is the first exhibition in the MSU Federal Credit Union Artist Studio Series at the Broad.
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Wednesday, July 17,2013

From baked heart to tofu pierogies

Inaugural Capital Area Restaurant Week event highlights cultural role of Lansing eateries

by Allan I. Ross
Before farm-to-table dining was fashionable, before it even had a name, it was simply called 'eating.' Fresh food, for most of human history, was hard to come by, and over the ages, advances in agriculture and transportation eased the process somewhat. But it wasn’t until the development of processed food and electric refrigeration following WWII that restaurants, particularly fast food joints, really started to boom.
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Wednesday, July 17,2013

Backwoods royalty

Quirky comedy captures adolescence at its most surreal

by Allan I. Ross
In the magically surreal world of 'The Kings of Summer,' 15-year-old Joe Toy and a couple of his buddies build a functional two-story house out of found materials, 'Gilligan’s Island'-style, in the middle of a suburban Ohio patch of woods. Then they run away from home to live in it for a summer.
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