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Speaker Series: Art and Urbanism

Why is it important to have art in urban areas? Is there more to it than creating a sense of place in our city? Come find out next week at Fenner Nature Center!

Refugee Development Center Provides Bridge of Hope for Refugee Children

Lansing’s Refugee Development Center has been helping refugee families find hope and build new lives for more than 10 years. Today, the organization serves hundreds of refugees and has created specialized programs that support and help children making this difficult transition into American life; so they can start anew.

Michigan Transportation Odyssey

“After the Greeks won the Trojan War, it took Odysseus about 10 years to get from Troy to Ithaca,” says James Bruckbauer, policy specialist at the Michigan Land Use Institute. “Unless you’re in a car or an airplane, getting around Michigan can often seem as difficult.”

Speaker Series: Art and Urbanism

Why is it important to have art in urban areas? Is there more to it than creating a sense of place in our city? Come find out tonight at Fenner Nature Center!

The Land Grant: Art, Agriculture, Sustainability

Want to see an Eli and Edythe Broad Museum collaboration before its doors open? Then head out to see exhibitions from The Land Grant: Art, Agriculture, Sustainability, a new annual residency program for artists, April 20 and 21.

Michigan communities are dancing to a new beat

Our state is blessed with Pure Michigan "placemaking" success stories -- from beautiful Campus Martius Square in Detroit to the chic cafes and boutiques in Grand Rapids to the Upper Peninsula splendor of Presque Isle Park in Marquette.

Meet catalysts for neighborhood growth

The people and places behind innovation and jobs are where we can really take the pulse of statewide recovery. Take a look inside at case studies in three cities that put a human face on community engagement and economic growth.

CG Slideshow: Shuto Con

Do the words interactive cosplay mean anything to you? Then you can thank Dave Trumpie for this awesome slideshow from Shuto Con 2012! If they don't mean anything to you, it'll still be worthwhile to check out these photos. Trust me.

Drawn Together: One Couple's Love for Anime Brings Shuto Con to Lansing

What were you doing on St. Paddy's day? Did it involve animation, costumes, video games and more? Then you must have been one of the 2,000 odd folks who headed to downtown Lansing for Shuto Con. If not, Daniel J. Hogan will tell you all about it in this week's issue.

Editor's Pick: CCFF, TEDx Lansing and more!

Want to know what do this week in Lansing? Well, seeing as I couldn't decide myself, I'll just tell you to head to all three awesome events occurring from Thursday to Sunday: Capital City Film Festival, TEDx Lansing and Taste and Tour of Old Town!

Why is "Placemaking" picture-perfect for Michigan's economy?

The Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) are getting the message out that placemaking matters. 

Jackson Kaguri: Raising Awareness from Okemos to Nyakagezi

Jackson Kaguri’s journey has taken him from a tiny village in Uganda to NYC to California - and now to Greater Lansing, where he works daily to ensure AIDS orphans in Nyakagezi, Uganda, have an education, food and healthcare. Find out how one man is making a difference for thousands of children on the other side of the world, from right here in the Capital region.

Editor's Pick: Just Bring It - Open Mic Night at Just B Yoga

Consider yourself a performance artist? Well, whether you're a poet or a sculptor, JUST BRING IT to Just B Yoga studio this Friday evening!

Choosing Lansing: Khalid Ibrahim

Meet Khalid Ibrahim: scientist by day, artist by night! Pakistani by early upbringing, Ibrahim has fallen in love with what Lansing has to offer, professionally, recreationally, artistically and culturally. Whether fulfilling his passion behind a camera lens or in working to understand disease in the lab, he strives to be a teller of the diverse stories he considers himself lucky to encounter.

Editor's Pick: Pay It Forward: Sharing the Books

Have you ever read a book that inspired you, brought tears to your eyes or made you to take action? Ever had a book turn your life inside out? If so, bring said book with you to Gibson's Cafe in Downtown Lansing for The World's First Globally Coordinated Book Read Flash Mob.
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