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Karp finds a bigger pond
Detroit’s Capitol Park is a quiet triangle of benches and planters surrounded by grand old buildings that are better described as sky-ticklers than skyscrapers. They shelter, rather than loom, as people chat and feed pigeons in the modest-sized park..
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Despite a flurry of objections from local preservationists, Lansing Community College is sticking to its plans to replace three century-old downtown houses at the southwest corner of North Capitol Avenue and Saginaw Street with a “monumental” welcome sign.
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4 Repeal” folks didn’t use the required 14-point type, but there’s still a question about whether the font that was used is “good enough.” After a larger Court of Appeals panel looks into the question, the Supreme Court will likely get a crack at this, too.
Page 8 - no comments - 456 views Take me to the river
Several months ago, Catherine Babcock, executive director at the Lansing Art Gallery and coordinating curator for this event, sent out a statewide call to artists to submit their statues; a panel of three local artists and art teachers decided which 10 would make the cut.
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Labor Day weekend saw the first Capital City Dragon Boat Race, which introduced the sport to mid-Michigan and also inspired some of its novice racers, particularly Team DragonHeart. The members were hooked on the feeling of breezing down the water with a crew of 20 focused mates working in unison.
Page 10 - no comments - 244 views Plenty of Pride
Kick off Michigan Pride weekend at Michigan’s largest white-apparel-themed event, which begins at the Michigan Pride Festival Tent at the corner of Grand River Avenue and Turner Street in Old Town. A $10 ticket grants access to the Grand Café, Esquire Bar, Spiral Dance Bar and the Festival Tent.
Page 13 - no comments - 316 views Two for the Books
Ritzenhein and Wilensky have traveled together to every continent, including Antarctica, where they slid down a snowy hill in the bright sunshine of Paradise Bay, drawing looks from curious penguins. They have visited every U.S. state and Canadian province.
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“(In 1963), I came out very publicly three times at Antioch College,” he said, “and the third time was beaten, dragged out of the cafeteria, thrown to the ground, kicked and threatened with lynching at the ‘most liberal college in the country.’” At the University of Connecticut, Campbell claims his coming out in 1967 led to his expulsion.
Page 16 - no comments - 202 views Out and about with God-des & She
Since 2006, God-des & She, a two-woman hip-hop duo, has been making a name for itself in the music world. The two were first noticed after an appearance on Showtime’s hit series “The L Word”; since then, God-des & She have hit the No.
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The hook: Joyce, Salinger, Twain, Vonnegut, Dickens — these are all authors we know by their last names. Each was also a master of the first line. Richard Ford’s “Canada” is likely to get “Ford” added to that pantheon of literary geniuses. Its stark opening sentences:.
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You can’t control your mother’s behavior, but you can control who she gets to meet. This would be a good time to reconsider the definition of family.
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Who cares how long the spring has been around, as long as the water keeps coming up fresh and sparkling? Michigan State University’s evergreen Verdehr Trio, known around the classical world as a never-ending fountain of new violinclarinet-piano music, can be forgiven for caring about its age a little this year.
Page 23 - no comments - 282 views Turn it down
X-Cel is hosting a “Pimps and Hoes Party,” with prizes awarded for best costume (otherwise regular dress code is in effect). Music will be provided by DJ Sizl and DJ E-Nyce (a.k.a. Emilio Nyce), with visuals by Paradigm Productions. Nyce, the host of the event, is a Lansing-based DJ who has also spent time living in Flint and southwest Detroit.
Page 24 - no comments - 443 views Baristas become bartenders at Gone Wired
“I’m trying to have a more local focus,” she said. “You can’t do that with coffee — it doesn’t grow in Michigan. It’s a lot easier to be local with wine, microbrews and spirits. It makes for a more sustainable business that also sustains the local economy.
Page 27 - no comments - 271 views Free Will Astrology
ARIES (March 21-April 19): It's time for your right hand to find out what your left hand has been doing lately, and vice versa. They've been attending to their separate agendas for a while, and now it would be wise to have them work together more closely.
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I much prefer to patronize local eateries over chain restaurants. Based on a select reading of my reviews, some may have a difficult time swallowing that fact. It’s just that I also prefer restaurants, local or not, that live up to what they say they’ll delver.
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to steaks, and a sampling of ethnic cuisines from Mexico to Asia to Italy. 4625 Willoughby Road, Holt. 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday. (517) 694–8655. TO, WB, $$..
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