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Wednesday, April 3,2013

Summer camp traditions alive and well in Lansing

by Dylan Sowle
We've all seen enough feel-good movies to know all about the traditional summer camp experience: long days of playing outside, arts and crafts, and heading down to the swimming hole before spending a night under the stars.
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Wednesday, April 3,2013

Healthy soil in your backyard

Time to prepare your backyard gardens — here’s how

by Dylan Sowle
Wednesday, April 3 — The Allen Neighborhood Center has already been hard at work this year teaching gardening and small-scale agriculture in an urban area. On Saturday, it continues that effort with a “Soil Care in Home and Community Gardens” workshop at the Hunter Park GardenHouse.
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Thursday, March 28,2013

Come together

Beatles tribute heading for Wharton

by Dylan Sowle
Thursday, March 28 — For Steve Landes, a self-proclaimed hardcore Beatles geek, taking the stage as John Lennon is “a dream come true.” He and his bandmates roll into the Wharton Center this Friday for the North American tour of RAIN — A Tribute to the Beatles.
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Monday, March 25,2013

East Lansing rolls out the runway

MSU hosts annual student fashion show

by Dylan Sowle
Friday, March 22 — Students in the Apparel and Textile Design program at Michigan State University will unveil their annual fashion show Sunday, featuring 90 designs that students have worked on for the past year. The budding fashionistas will vie for one of the 10 possible awards. Theresa Winge, director of the show, promises a unique experience.
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Wednesday, March 20,2013

Eye Sore of the Week

by Dylan Sowle
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Gas stations are a 20th-century building typology, the epitome of single-use, car-oriented development. Although gas stations were designed with some architectural flair into the mid-century, in the final quarter of the century, function trumped form.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

In solidarity

MSU Indian Students Organization holds candlelight vigil for woman fatally raped and assaulted

by Dylan Sowle
Monday, Jan. 14 — The Michigan State University Indian Students Organization held a candlelight vigil Friday night in honor of an Indian woman who was gang raped and killed in New Delhi last month.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Pay for plays

Lansing-area theaters get receive arts grants

by Dylan Sowle
Thursday, Jan. 17 — Last week, three Lansing-area theaters — Riverwalk Theatre, All-of-us Express Children's Theatre and the Williamston Theatre — were named as grant recipients for 2013. The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs offers a variety of grants for art-oriented organizations that are to be used for everything from general use, to facility improvement and special projects. The groups were chosen from over 400 applicants around the state.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Calling all sculptors

Third annual Sculptures in the Park exhibition gives Michigan sculptors chance to display work downtown

by Dylan Sowle
Thursday, Feb. 7 — Michigan sculptors have the opportunity to display their work in a prominent downtown Lansing park this summer through the Lansing Art Gallery’s third annual Sculptures in the Park exhibition.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

New art series reaches out to students

Broad Art Museum calls for performers with Student Performance Sundays

by Dylan Sowle
Wednesday, Feb. 20 — On March 17, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum starts a series called Student Performance Sundays, offering an opportunity for Michigan State University student artists to showcase their work. Through Friday, MSU students can send the museum’s manager of education a digital copy of their work or drop off a performance proposal at the museum’s reception desk. Broad Museum’s manager of education, Leyna Lightman, said that the series is an effort to engage skilled campus artists in the new building space.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Wharton Center gets ’Blue‘

Blue Man Group rolls into East Lansing this weekend

by Dylan Sowle
Thursday, Feb. 21 — It's not every day that a band of blue-faced men beating drums and playing PVC pipes wanders into your town, but East Lansing will get that opportunity this weekend. The Blue Man Group makes a stop at Michigan State University's Wharton Center for a three-day gig starting Friday. And from what Blue Man member Shane Andries has to say, this incarnation of the popular performance will be memorable.
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