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Pushing (and sliding) Michigan onto the map
The two-day event included a “main event” four-mile push race from Lansing’s east side to downtown on the River Trail, followed by a “slide jam” and a slalom race in south Lansing. Imagine that: Nearly 100 longboarders packing the River Trail from the Whiskey Barrel to the City Market.
Page 6 - no comments - 812 views An unconventional script
Let’s start with the basics. Lindemann is the 20-year incumbent running for a sixth term managing the county’s numerous drains. It’s a deceivingly powerful position that comes with the ability to blow up million-dollar developments or tax entire communities without a public vote.
Page 8 - no comments - 440 views Phone spy
“There are numerous cases of jealous spouses who can use this information to track them,” Goldsberry said. “What is really critical in 2012 is if the Syrian government or less democratic countries get a hold of his data, this information can be exploited by very powerful entities.
Page 8 - no comments - 277 views Stalin is dead — let’s party
By LAWRENCE COSENTINO A double shot of piano concertos featuring piano god Ralph Votapek, the mighty rumble of Shostakovich Tenth Symphony, big choral works from Brahms and Monteverdi, the return of pianist Christopher O’Riley and a generous salvo of lesser-known music promises to make the 2012-2013 Lansing Symphony season a ride and a half.
Page 9 - no comments - 347 views A view from the ranks
All three drooled at the prospect of lending a hand Oct. 6 to the Shostakovich epic, one of the 20th century’s great musical canvases. “Every time you turn the page, it’s exciting,” Kroth said. “The slow movement is just poetry, with the flute, oboe and bassoon.
Page 9 - no comments - 265 views Zeroing in: Chamber series
By LAWRENCE COSENTINO Two flute melodies darted in and out of 80 ears in a breath-taking butterfly chase that spiraled to the ceiling of Lansing’s Molly Grove Chapel Sunday. The silvery echo lasted barely half a second. It was too late to grab the net. Flutists Richard Sherman and Bryan Guarnuccio smiled at their fleeting communion.
Page 10 - no comments - 282 views Sound and soundness
The numbers defy national trends. Ticket sales jumped 13 percent in 2009-2010, rose another 5 percent the next season, and rose again “slightly” this season, according to general manager Courtney Millbrook.
Page 10 - no comments - 278 views Running against the wind
By ALLAN I. ROSS Sunday, April 22, downtown Lansing. At 7:35 a.m., several hundred people are milling about in the shadow of the Accident Fund Building, jumping and stretching to keep warm. It’s cold enough to snow, but clear blue skies belie that fear. The cutting northeast wind is their concern today.
Page 12 - no comments - 345 views The screening room
The engrossing, fascinatingly detailed Iranian drama “A Separation” reminds us that pointing fingers can be very risky business indeed. Writerdirector Asghar Farhadi argues that the workings of the world are so tricky that simple solutions and easy answers are often hard to find.
Page 13 - no comments - 280 views Straight from the harp
Deidreanna Potter, a 17-year-old harpist from Charlotte, receives the Kenneth G. Bloomquist Lansing Concert Award at Saturday's Band Lansing Concert Band performance; 8 p.m. Saturday, April 28 she will perform Dart Auditorium composer David 500 N. Capitol Ave.
Page 15 - no comments - 426 views Top of the Town
City Pulse presented its annual Top of the Town awards last Thursday at a ceremony at Perspective 2 in Old Town. The evening was emceed by Tim Barron of WLMI-FM and Evan Pinsonnault of WLNS-TV, and included music by Root Doctor and Frog and the Beeftones.
Page 16 - no comments - 389 views Booking the big names
Ward, who won the National Book Award in 2011 for “Salvage the Bones,” and Gordon, the 2010 award winner for “Lord of Misrule,” will join 2009 finalist Campbell (“American Salvage”) for a conversation about winning, writing and life after the award at the 2012 Night for Notables award ceremony Saturday at the Library of Michigan.
Page 17 - no comments - 340 views Advice Goddess
Boundaries aren’t such a bad thing; they keep the cows from roaming the freeways. Should the urge strike to let one’s lips prowl the neck of another woman’s husband, true friendship and empathy make the best fences.
Page 18 - no comments - 300 views OUT ON THE TOWN
This Thursday, Lansing artist Chelsea Roberts gives a theatrical performance titled "Put-On: Wearing Gender" at (SCENE) Metrospace. Roberts’ past work includes collage installments at Basement 414 and Creole Gallery in addition to performances at The Root Cellar and Mac’s Bar.
Page 19 - no comments - 346 views Turn it down
Rocking for Rolling The Mitten Mavens, a Lansing-based all-female roller derby team, hosts a rock show fundraiser Friday at Mac’s Bar.
Page 20 - no comments - 361 views New in town
Located on East Michigan Avenue, Zeppelin’s is a small, all-ages club that includes a live music room, movie lounge and private rehearsal rooms.
Page 23 - no comments - 385 views Free Will Astrology
"Can I have some more, please?" SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A political strategist told me one of her most important rules: To win an election, you have to help your candidate choose the right fights. I think that would be an excellent guiding principle for you in the coming weeks, Scorpio.
Page 24 - no comments - 224 views Bringing the east to East Lansing
There are a couple of spots in town that I head to if I don’t feel like rustling up my own Thai curry at home, but it’s not like the Lansing area is a magnet for the southeast Asian cuisine.
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