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Wednesday, August 21,2013

Advent House ‘running on fumes’

Fundraising campaign seeks to keep Advent House Ministries alive during era of sequestration

by City Pulse Staff
Wednesday, Aug. 21 — Facing up to a $30,000 loss in grant funding as a result of federal sequestration, Advent House Ministries is turning to public support to help fill the gap.
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Wednesday, August 21,2013

Shakespeare, Frankenstein, meals and death

Old Town’s ‘Renegade Theatre Festival’ runs a gargantuan gamut

by City Pulse Staff
The 8th annual Renegade Theatre Festival turned Lansing’s Old Town into a kaleidoscopic, life-sized arcade of make-believe places and characters last weekend, with no need to drop a quarter in to keep the stories going.
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Wednesday, August 21,2013

Placemaker, placemaker, make me a place

New round of grants harnesses art to economic development

by City Pulse Staff
Placemaking is a wonky buzzword for the elusive moment when you walk around a corner and discover a concert in the park, a sculpture, a splash of fireworks, a lush garden, and plonk! A brick drops onto an invisible scale inside your head.
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Tuesday, August 20,2013

Taste of the U.P.

Book tour brings Upper Peninsula authors and stories to Lansing

by City Pulse Staff
Tuesday, Aug. 20 — It’s high summer in Michigan, but author and editor Ron Riekki isn’t out to promote the log-cabin, blue-water tourist-brochure view of the Upper Peninsula. Riekki and some of Michigan’s top fiction and poetry writers head into Schuler Books at 1982 W. Grand River Ave. in Okemos at 6:30 p.m. today to read excerpts from a new book of stories and poems about Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
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Monday, August 19,2013

Opening day — the musical

Tickets go on sale for Wharton Center’s 2013-2014 season

by City Pulse Staff
Monday, Aug. 19 – Individual tickets to most, but not quite all, of the Wharton Center’s 2013-14 season went on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. today. The season is heavy on Wharton’s bread and butter, Broadway, with three exceptionally big classical events and a variety of eclectic jazz, dance and drama offerings.
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Friday, August 16,2013

This fall … your trailer comes out

East Lansing Film Festival holds trailer contest

by City Pulse Staff
Friday, Aug. 16 — Movie trailers really suck. Pound, pound, pound! Enter growly voice: This summer! The only woman he ever loved … was allergic to the only nipple he had left! Now is your chance to put a stop to the pounding and growling, put that nipple in a tiny place befitting its size, and create your own movie trailer for the 16th annual East Lansing Film Festival, held Nov. 6-14 at Wells Hall on the MSU campus and Studio C! in Okemos.
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Wednesday, August 14,2013

More LSJ layoffs

Columnist Mark Mayes is one of four to be let go as part of cost-cutting moves at the State Journal, sources say

by City Pulse Staff
Thursday, Aug. 14 — Its executive editor is gone and now the Lansing State Journal’s daily columnist was let go Friday as the Gannett-owned daily continues shedding staffers to save money. Multiple sources say the Journal let go of Mark Mayes on Friday.
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Tuesday, August 13,2013

Live ‘Current’

WKAR seeks television audience for new ‘Current Sports’ talk show

by City Pulse Staff
Tuesday, Aug. 13 — On Thursday, WKAR-TV will record the first episode of its new sports talk show, “Current Sports.” The show will feature a live studio audience, and the show’s producers are looking for local people interested in being part of the action.
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Tuesday, August 13,2013

Not running

East Lansing City Council member won’t seek third term

by City Pulse Staff
Tuesday, Aug. 13 — East Lansing City Council member Kevin Beard announced today that he would not seek a third term on the Council. Beard cited “professional opportunities” as the reason he wouldn’t run.
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Monday, August 12,2013

VIDEO: Now we're cooking

An inside look at Capital Area Restaurant Week

by City Pulse Staff
Last month, Lansing joined the great restaurant meccas of New York, San Francisco and Miami in dedicating a week to highlighting its local dining establishments. The first-ever Capital Area Restaurant Week, which ran July 21-25, featured 28 local restaurants that rolled out either one or two featured three-course meals for $25.
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