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Venturing into Lansing's Open Mic Scene

If you haven't had a chance to attend some of Lansing's many open mic opportunities, here's a quick synopsis of what they're like, who's going and what it's doing for the performers and our city.

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Thanks for listening, Michigan!

People across the state have helped "the Prosperity Agenda" radio show on Detroit news/talk 760 WJR win international acclaim.

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No More "What if?" on Michigan Ave.

Michigan Avenue is the central corridor of the Lansing region, and for years it has also been front and center in the minds of area planners and developers. Now, everyone from municipalities to non-profits to private developers are getting in on the excitement that is Michigan Avenue's future. Here, we look at how those development plans are going, and what's already underway.

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Choosing Lansing: Cyndi and Geary Morrill

Eclectic Art Tattoo Gallery owner Geary Morrill and his wife Cyndi chose Lansing to start a business and raise a family. Find out why they were called back from Southern California to begin a new adventure together.

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The Spartan Line: Connecting Spartans in Chicago to the Capital region

What better way to connect the more than 25,000 Chicago-based MSU alumni to the Lansing area than a train wrapped in green and white? That's exactly what the Prima Civitas Foundation has done with The Spartan Line. Learn all about how the new initiative is a lot more than just a fun ride.

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Speaker Series: Conscientious Eating and Food Sales

When you sit down to eat a meal, how often do you think about where your food comes from or what impact this process has on your community, environment, your health and beyond? Join us for a community conversation about conscientious eating and food sales, Thursday, Jan. 31!

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License to snoop: retro home edition 1920-1960

Are you one of those house-crazy people? You know, the kind who can’t resist looking through local real estate listings or driving past an open house without going in. Are you the party guest who wants the tour before a drink hits your lips? Do you find yourself oohing and ahhing over cool old architecture or keeping track of the renovation job down the street? No? Oh, well, then, definitely not us, either. We also aren’t especially geeked to feature four Lansing area homes that pay homage to the decade in which they were built ... please note the tone of sarcasm, and click on!

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Upper floor housing rehabs spur neighborhood growth

When shopping in your favorite downtown store, ever wonder what's upstairs? For decades, the answer has been "not much" for many Michigan cities. Take a look at how that trend is changing across the state, in communities like Manistee, Portland and Detroit's Eastern Market, where local property owners are redefining downtowns by reviving upper floor residences. 

Downtown living key piece of the downtown growth puzzle in Manistee

A rush of upper floor housing rehabs in Downtown Manistee laid the groundwork for half a decade of growth. Two new artists, business owners and downtown residents add to the developing, year-round community in Northern Michigan.

A downtown turnaround: Portland property owners, city and state partner to spur growth

Downtown Portland shrinks vacancy rates and boosts investment when public and private partners find a way to overcome a major barrier to growth. A longtime store owner recounts how a public boardwalk, a state housing program and local business owners worked together to pave the way for upper floor housing rehabs to help transform the downtown neighborhood.

The Artists’ Touch: How creatives’ investments in upper floor housing built a neighborhood

There’s something different about the Eastern Market neighborhood of Detroit. It’s evident today in the creative investment happening on Gratiot just north of Russell, where a beautiful Art Deco building is being brought back to life, inside and out. The project continues a trend that began on the same block more than 30 years ago when upper floor housing first made an appearance in the neighborhood. Now, the residents living in Eastern Market make the mixed-use area uniquely vibrant, spurring increased redevelopment.

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Eli and Edythe Broad Museum Slideshow

If you haven't had a chance to take a peek at the exhibitions within the Eli and Edythe Broad museum, or more of the structure itself, here's your chance to understand what your missing!

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The broad reach of the Broad Museum

We’ve been anticipating the opening of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum on MSU’s campus for months now, and the time has finally come! The $40-million museum opened to the public on Sunday, Nov. 11, and even in its short reign as the hub of contemporary art and architecture in the southeastern part of the state, it has had quite an impact on the Capital region.

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Happy Holidays, see you next year!

'Tis the season to be jolly, right? And in order for us to oblige, we all need to take a little hiatus to enjoy the holidays! With that, we bid you adieu for 2012, and we'll hopefully (if the world doesn't end, of course) be back with more local lovin' goodness on January 9, 2013! Happy holidays from the team at Capital Gains!

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Speaker Series: LAUNCHED 2012

Capital Gains will be celebrating local entrepreneurs this month at the fourth LAUNCHED event - the last of our Speaker Series for 2012! See you at the State News Tech Center in downtown East Lansing this Thurs.!
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