A Jazz Salute to Veterans
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

A Jazz Salute to Veterans

George Howard | Mike Daniels | Ed Fedewa | Bill Bastian

George Howard (saxophone) and Mike Daniels (drums) both served in our Armed Forces. George served in the Army in Europe during World War II and Mike served in the Army in Vietnam. We’re honored to have both George and Mike performing great jazz. Filling out this talented group this evening will be Ed Fedewa (bass) and Bill Bastian (piano).

Please come and enjoy excellent jazz performed by fine musicians as we approach Veterans Day and as we begin to thank our vets and show appreciation to them throughout the month of October leading up to Veterans’ Day.

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Absolute Music Chamber Series
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

Absolute Music Chamber Series

ANTHONY PATTERSON and CASEY ROBARDS, piano
Dave Zerbe, percussion
Ben Grohs, light design
Jody Knol, Concert Guide
Thursday, October 11, 2018
7:30 pm
PROGRAM
Sonata No. 1 in Eb major J. S. Bach (1685-1750)/arr. Babin
1. Con spirito
2. Adagio
3. Allegro giocoso
Sonata for 2 Pianos: Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
1. Prologue: Extrémement lent et calme
2. Allegro molto: Trés rythmé
3. Andante lyrico: Lentement
4. Epilogue: Allegro giocosco
Intermission
Dance Suite Anthony J. Patterson
Fire Allegro
Dr. Lemonish’s Rag
The Bells
The Cat
Pastoral of the air
Starbeams
Friends
Espiritu Latino
Tango d’Alma
Dragon tamer

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Healing Through Art by NAMI Lansing
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Healing Through Art by NAMI Lansing

Healing Through Art is a community event featuring artists expressing their creative vision and challenges. Participate by attending or submitting artwork. All submitted art will be shown on a scrolling video during the event.

Submit your ART here: https://www.namilansing.org/copy-of-hta1

Learn More: https://www.namilansing.org/copy-of-miaw-front2

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Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series

UrbanBeat welcomes Artist Director: Dmitri Berlinsky

Mozart Violin Concerto 

No. 5 in A Major I. Allegro Aperto

Oleg Bezuglov, violin 

Natalia Bezuglova, piano

Paganini: Caprice 

No. 2 in B minor 

Moderato Sofia Levchenko, violin 

Williams: Schindler's List 

Anna Khalikova, violin 

Piazzolla: Histoire de Tango 

I. Bordello 1900

II. Cafe 1930

Wei Jia, violin

No I Otomasu, piano 

 International Chamber Soloists is the unique group of extraordinary young string players from all over the world. There are musicians from Russia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, Venezuela, Brazil, and US. What brings them together is love and dedication to Music.

It all started in the United States when prominent violinist Dmitri Berlinsky moved from Russia to New York as a winner of Young Concert Artists and other most important International Competitions such as Paganini in Genova, Montreal in Canada, Tchaikovsky in Moscow, and Queen Elizabeth in Brussels.  
Since then he has been performing as a soloists with major orchestras in US, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. Throughout all those years it was his dream to find an environment to establish a chamber orchestra where his colleague-friends could find an inspiration and joy of playing together and with their support, he would be able to achieve his highest artistic vision as a violin soloist.     
Finally, it happened when a few years ago Dmitri Berlinsky was invited to join the faculty of Michigan State University and was encouraged to invite exceptional talents to build a rapidly growing reputation of this important institution as a major music facility. There came musicians from different countries and started building this ensemble. In the recent years' members of New York Philharmonic, Cincinnati, Detroit Symphony have been regularly joining ICS on tours and festivals.

As an active chamber musician, Mr.Berlinsky’s intention was to emphasize the artistic importance of each member of the group and find the way to incorporate it in the chamber orchestra settings. His goal was to be able to find the way to nurture musical chemistry, which will allow effortless music making and will bring freshness to each performance.            

 After their first concert, it was evident that International Chamber Soloists will be a great success since this group was able to perform with the freedom of expression and communicate with the audience. Berlinsky was able to play most challenging violin concertos directly communicating with the group without the conductor, creating a magic chamber music atmosphere.    
Immediately, there came invitations for future engagements at the concert series and festivals in US, Europe and South America. 

Last summer ICS opened the 15th International Music Festival Credomatic in San Jose at the National Theater where they received a critical acclaim. Recently ICS performed for Governor Gala in Campeche, Mexico. That concert was broadcast nationally.

Their performance at the Fontana Chamber Arts Festival in July 2008 brought them a rave review. Later that fall they had a great success at the San Francisco Conservatory, which was part of Michigan State University Gala. Also, they performed at the Collage concert at the Wharton Center in Lansing.

In January  2010, ICS  performed at the W.M.P Concert  Hall and at the  Association of Performing Arts Presenters National Conference in New York City.

ICS was an orchestra in residence at the 2010 Southampton Arts Festival in Long Island, NY.

2011-12 Season includes performances in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Washington DC, Danbury CT, Michigan, Kansas and eight concerts Mid-West tour.

The new CD of Vivaldi and Piazzolla  Seasons will be released in the Spring of 2012.

For more detailed engagements please visit Mr.Berlinsky website www.DmitriBerlinsky.com 

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ORQUESTA RITMO
Oct
20
8:30 PM20:30

ORQUESTA RITMO

ORQUESTA RITMO @ 
URBAN BEAT IN OLD TOWN 
1213 TURNER ST. LANSING 
LARGE DANCE FLOOR 
STARTING TIME 8:30 PM
COVER: $10.00 PER PERSON 
MSU and LCC STUDENTS $5.00 WITH STUDENT ID
SURPRISE GUEST ARTISTS
CASH BAR
DON'T MISS OUR LOCAL SHOW AT THIS NEW VENUE. 
THINGS ARE GOING WELL, SO WE ARE DOING THIS EVENT ON A MONTHLY BASIS. 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

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CQI Lunch & Learn - HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR PROFESSIONAL IMAGE
Oct
23
10:30 AM10:30

CQI Lunch & Learn - HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR PROFESSIONAL IMAGE

HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR PROFESSIONAL IMAGE (SELF-PRESENTATION)

  • Discover what the latest brain science says about “unconscious bias” and how it impacts “success”
  • Evaluate your professional “self-presentation”—how YOU may be showing up for others
  • Practice how to generate your self-presentation in a powerful two-minute introduction
  • Develop your customized list of opportunities for making remarkable professional connections

Susan Topping Gauthier

Susan specializes in high-performance acceleration in business for leaders, teams, organizations, and institutions. She is a partner at Mark Kamin & Associates, Inc., a boutique management consulting firm which focuses on transformational training applied to organizational culture shifts, leadership development, sales mastery, highly effective communications and top performance. Susan has over 35 years of experience in management and consulting. She has expertise in working with C-suite executives and leadership teams to generate and execute enterprise-wide transformation in industries such as information technology, manufacturing, banking, retail, media, and government.

Register: https://bit.ly/2jGgw8J

 

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Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet with special guest Elden Kelly
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet with special guest Elden Kelly

Buy tickets here:
https://bpt.me/3621230

Bassist, composer and band leader Dave Sharp and his new WORLDS QUARTET returns to the Lansing scene to present their blend of Arabic, Eastern European and world music influenced original compositions. Recognized in the Jazz Times Critic’s Poll, the Dave Sharp WORLDS QUARTET masterfully blends rhythms, sounds, and textures from across the globe. 

This evening of "World Jazz" music will feature Dave Sharp on Electric Bass, Quatar and Synthesizer, Igor Houwat on Oud, Henrik Karapetyan on violin, with special guest Elden Kelly on guitar and glissentar. The WORLDS QUARTET will feature compositions from their new CD release DELTA on Vortex World Music Recordings, including Desert Sky, Hicaz Mandira and Mishra Shiva Ranjani.


“…a whirr of gorgeous melodic invention and delicate, intricate musicianship. Beautiful.”– Brett Callwood
http://blogs.metrotimes.com/index.php/music-blahg/city-slang-weekly-music-review-roundup-116/
“Sharp's bass work balances everything like a needle threading exotic fabrics.”– Mark Tucker
http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p09209.htm
“…healing music reminiscent of ancient wisdom expressed for the listener in the language of now.” - Linda Yohn WEMU 89.1 FM


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Grady Hall and the Disciples of Funk
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Grady Hall and the Disciples of Funk

This band delivers a live performance that will make you move. Featuring original compositions, a tribute to Carlos Santana as well as renditions from other artists such as Sly & The Family Stone, War, Average White Band, Bobby Blue Bland, the Allman Brothers Band and many more of everyone's favorites.

Buy tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3606085

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The Triple Threat Revue
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

The Triple Threat Revue

Purchase Tickets here:
https://thetriplethreatrevue.bpt.me

Peter Madcat Ruth, Jimmie Stagger & Junior Valentine will gather for the first time!

Tickets 1$10 in advance / $15 @ the door. Madcat, Jimmie & Junior together cover a wide range of Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Funky Roots Americana styles of music. All 3 players are very accomplished @ their chosen instruments...Madcat known throughout the USA and beyond as a harmonica virtuoso, Jimmie as a top shelf fingerpicking Delta blues specialist and all-around fine guitarist & Junior as a very solid blues, rhythm & blues, roots guitarist and bass player. All three men sing as well. All three have been bandleaders for years and have long respected professional careers. The Triple Threat Revue will provide a great variety of groove and roots tunes for their audience. Please join us for a very fine night @ Urban Beat as The Triple Threat Revue brings it to Lansing! 

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Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series

UrbanBeat welcomes Artist Director: Dmitri Berlinsky

Mozart Violin Concerto 

No. 5 in A Major I. Allegro Aperto

Oleg Bezuglov, violin 

Natalia Bezuglova, piano

Paganini: Caprice 

No. 2 in B minor 

Moderato Sofia Levchenko, violin 

Williams: Schindler's List 

Anna Khalikova, violin 

Piazzolla: Histoire de Tango 

I. Bordello 1900

II. Cafe 1930

Wei Jia, violin

No I Otomasu, piano 

 International Chamber Soloists is the unique group of extraordinary young string players from all over the world. There are musicians from Russia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, Venezuela, Brazil, and US. What brings them together is love and dedication to Music.

It all started in the United States when prominent violinist Dmitri Berlinsky moved from Russia to New York as a winner of Young Concert Artists and other most important International Competitions such as Paganini in Genova, Montreal in Canada, Tchaikovsky in Moscow, and Queen Elizabeth in Brussels.  
Since then he has been performing as a soloists with major orchestras in US, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. Throughout all those years it was his dream to find an environment to establish a chamber orchestra where his colleague-friends could find an inspiration and joy of playing together and with their support, he would be able to achieve his highest artistic vision as a violin soloist.     
Finally, it happened when a few years ago Dmitri Berlinsky was invited to join the faculty of Michigan State University and was encouraged to invite exceptional talents to build a rapidly growing reputation of this important institution as a major music facility. There came musicians from different countries and started building this ensemble. In the recent years' members of New York Philharmonic, Cincinnati, Detroit Symphony have been regularly joining ICS on tours and festivals.

As an active chamber musician, Mr.Berlinsky’s intention was to emphasize the artistic importance of each member of the group and find the way to incorporate it in the chamber orchestra settings. His goal was to be able to find the way to nurture musical chemistry, which will allow effortless music making and will bring freshness to each performance.            

 After their first concert, it was evident that International Chamber Soloists will be a great success since this group was able to perform with the freedom of expression and communicate with the audience. Berlinsky was able to play most challenging violin concertos directly communicating with the group without the conductor, creating a magic chamber music atmosphere.    
Immediately, there came invitations for future engagements at the concert series and festivals in US, Europe and South America. 

Last summer ICS opened the 15th International Music Festival Credomatic in San Jose at the National Theater where they received a critical acclaim. Recently ICS performed for Governor Gala in Campeche, Mexico. That concert was broadcast nationally.

Their performance at the Fontana Chamber Arts Festival in July 2008 brought them a rave review. Later that fall they had a great success at the San Francisco Conservatory, which was part of Michigan State University Gala. Also, they performed at the Collage concert at the Wharton Center in Lansing.

In January  2010, ICS  performed at the W.M.P Concert  Hall and at the  Association of Performing Arts Presenters National Conference in New York City.

ICS was an orchestra in residence at the 2010 Southampton Arts Festival in Long Island, NY.

2011-12 Season includes performances in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Washington DC, Danbury CT, Michigan, Kansas and eight concerts Mid-West tour.

The new CD of Vivaldi and Piazzolla  Seasons will be released in the Spring of 2012.

For more detailed engagements please visit Mr.Berlinsky website www.DmitriBerlinsky.com 

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Lady Champagne & Blues Man Lester Hambone Brown
Sep
22
to Sep 23

Lady Champagne & Blues Man Lester Hambone Brown

Lady Champagne has been singing the blues over 38 years. She has been known for keeping ‘Blues Live’ going strong every Saturday night at Bert’s Market Place in the Eastern Market District,Detroit for over 14 years. She also performs live with the legendary Motown recording artist and former member of the funk brothers Dennis Coffey at the Northern Lights Lounge. She has performed on stage with some of the latest and the greatest blues singers from KoKo Taylor, Johnny Bassett, Alberta Adams, Chick Willis, and Billy Davis, and has opened for acts including Mr. Bobby Blue Bland andTheodis Earley, Lady Champagne will have you on your feet with her rockin’ blues at the UrbanBeat Afterglow..

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BluesFest Afterglow Party with Circuit Blues Band
Sep
22
to Sep 23

BluesFest Afterglow Party with Circuit Blues Band

Corey Ingham, bass, from Saginaw, Michigan has preformed with Larry McCray, Michel’le Toussaint, Clark sisters, Marvin Sapp, and Marvin Winans. Tony Purifoy has performed with several premier soul and funk bands opening for The Commodores and KC and the Sunshine Band. He brings a high-energy style of soul, funk and R&B to every performance. Steve McCray - Drummer: has been performing for well over 30 years, performed in almost every state in America, been half way around the world. Come dance to the funky blues at the Afterglow at UrbanBeat.

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KidzBeat and Music Workshops
Sep
22
to Sep 23

KidzBeat and Music Workshops

1:00pm - 2:30pm Electric Bass and Guitar Mentors - Bob and Josh Wilson

2:30pm - 3:30pm Harmonica for Kids with Andy Wilson

3:30pm - 5:30pm Electric Bass and Guitar Mentors - Bob and Josh Wilson

KidzBeat is a range of activities giving kids arts experiences first-hand.

• instrument petting zoo of woodwind and brass instruments, guided by MSU Community Music School at Mother & Earth.

•One-on-one sessions with electric guitar and bass, mentored by professional blues musicians.  

• Harmonica for Kids with Andy Wilson Sponsored by Elderly Instruments in Old Town
Learn to play the harmonica with multi-instrumentalist and harmonica specialist Andy Wilson.With over 30 years of experience, Andy has taught workshops at several festivals around the country, and was a featured performer at the 2007 Society for the Preservation andAdvancement of the Harmonica convention. This workshop will be geared towards children, but adults are welcome. Kids will receive free harmonicas while supplies last.

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2018 Michigan BluesFest
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

2018 Michigan BluesFest

Michigan BluesFest started in 1994 under the name OctoberFest. Lansing’s alternative radio station, 92.1 WWDX, signed on as media sponsor, and MessageMakers became its founding business sponsor.

The festival featured such renowned artists as Kid Rock, Marcy Playground, Duncan Sheik, Nineteen Wheels and local showstoppers such as Powerface, Knee Deep Shag, The Lash, and The Weepers.

In 2002, the festival committee decided to transform the fall music festival into Old Town BluesFest and was pleased to announce 94.9 WMMQ as the new radio sponsor.

Michigan BluesFest will be held Fri, Sept 21st, 2018 and Sat, Sept 22, 2018 in the streets of Old Town, surrounded by the best of the Capital City’s art galleries as well as unique retail stores and grand architecture. Its stages will offer outstanding talent, from local favorites to regional and national acts, including many appearing for the first time in Lansing.

Join the roughly 7,000 people from across Michigan and nearby states who come for the music, but also the great food and craft vendors, expansive beverage tent, children’s activities and more!

BluesFest’s updated format has featured nationally recognized blues artists such as Junior Watson, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, W.C. Clark, Carl Weathersby, Sharrie Williams, Smokin’ Joe Kubek, Bnois King, Reverend Raven, Toni Lynn Washington, Byther Smith, Grana’ Louise, bugs Beddow band, Alberta Adams, A.C. Reid, Son Seals, plus popular performers from around the state such as Lady Sunshine and the X Band, Calvin Cooke and Sacred Steel Ensemble, Mojo Phoenix, Those Delta Rhythm Kings, Root Doctor, Doug Deming and the All Stars, JR Clark, and The Automatic Blues Band. (More detailed lists of past artists are available.)

Michigan BluesFest is THE place to listen and dance to the sounds of a powerful blues beat.

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BluesFest Kick Off Jam with Pericles Varella Gomes
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

BluesFest Kick Off Jam with Pericles Varella Gomes

Academic Activities: Bachelors degrees in Visual Arts and Music from the School of Music and Fine Arts of Paraná (1982); Architecture and Urbanism from the Federal University of Paraná (1982), Masters in Telecommunication: Michigan State University (1990) and Ph.D. in Educational Systems Development - Michigan State University (1996). He is currently professor at Universidade Positivo.

Artistic activities: Cellist. Participated in presentations in Europe, the United States and Brazil. He began his musical studies at the age of 6 (piano); but decided to play the cello (at age 10); percussion at age 16. Electronic music at age 26. He has performed or performed in hundreds of orchestral, chamber, jazz and Samba presentations, among which: First Cellist and founder of the Parana Symphony Orchestra (Guaira Theater); Bahia Symphonic Orchestra (Castro Alves Theater); Chamber Orchestra of Blumenau (Carlos Gomes Theater); Orquesta de Joinville (Teatro Harmonia Lira); Jaraguá do Sul Philharmonic Orchestra (SCAR Theater); Michigan State University (1987 to 1996) Symphony Orchestra; Midland Symphony, Battle Creek Symphony, Jackson Symphony, Lansing Symphony, Bolshoi Theater School of Brazil (Joinville), Trio Ravello (Italy), Bolshoi Theater (Moscow) among other presentations.


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Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series

UrbanBeat welcomes Artist Director: Dmitri Berlinsky

Mozart Violin Concerto 

No. 5 in A Major I. Allegro Aperto

Oleg Bezuglov, violin 

Natalia Bezuglova, piano

Paganini: Caprice 

No. 2 in B minor 

Moderato Sofia Levchenko, violin 

Williams: Schindler's List 

Anna Khalikova, violin 

Piazzolla: Histoire de Tango 

I. Bordello 1900

II. Cafe 1930

Wei Jia, violin

No I Otomasu, piano 

 International Chamber Soloists is the unique group of extraordinary young string players from all over the world. There are musicians from Russia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, Venezuela, Brazil, and US. What brings them together is love and dedication to Music.

It all started in the United States when prominent violinist Dmitri Berlinsky moved from Russia to New York as a winner of Young Concert Artists and other most important International Competitions such as Paganini in Genova, Montreal in Canada, Tchaikovsky in Moscow, and Queen Elizabeth in Brussels.  
Since then he has been performing as a soloists with major orchestras in US, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. Throughout all those years it was his dream to find an environment to establish a chamber orchestra where his colleague-friends could find an inspiration and joy of playing together and with their support, he would be able to achieve his highest artistic vision as a violin soloist.     
Finally, it happened when a few years ago Dmitri Berlinsky was invited to join the faculty of Michigan State University and was encouraged to invite exceptional talents to build a rapidly growing reputation of this important institution as a major music facility. There came musicians from different countries and started building this ensemble. In the recent years' members of New York Philharmonic, Cincinnati, Detroit Symphony have been regularly joining ICS on tours and festivals.

As an active chamber musician, Mr.Berlinsky’s intention was to emphasize the artistic importance of each member of the group and find the way to incorporate it in the chamber orchestra settings. His goal was to be able to find the way to nurture musical chemistry, which will allow effortless music making and will bring freshness to each performance.            

 After their first concert, it was evident that International Chamber Soloists will be a great success since this group was able to perform with the freedom of expression and communicate with the audience. Berlinsky was able to play most challenging violin concertos directly communicating with the group without the conductor, creating a magic chamber music atmosphere.    
Immediately, there came invitations for future engagements at the concert series and festivals in US, Europe and South America. 

Last summer ICS opened the 15th International Music Festival Credomatic in San Jose at the National Theater where they received a critical acclaim. Recently ICS performed for Governor Gala in Campeche, Mexico. That concert was broadcast nationally.

Their performance at the Fontana Chamber Arts Festival in July 2008 brought them a rave review. Later that fall they had a great success at the San Francisco Conservatory, which was part of Michigan State University Gala. Also, they performed at the Collage concert at the Wharton Center in Lansing.

In January  2010, ICS  performed at the W.M.P Concert  Hall and at the  Association of Performing Arts Presenters National Conference in New York City.

ICS was an orchestra in residence at the 2010 Southampton Arts Festival in Long Island, NY.

2011-12 Season includes performances in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Washington DC, Danbury CT, Michigan, Kansas and eight concerts Mid-West tour.

The new CD of Vivaldi and Piazzolla  Seasons will be released in the Spring of 2012.

For more detailed engagements please visit Mr.Berlinsky website www.DmitriBerlinsky.com 

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YP Toastmasters Series
Sep
18
7:00 AM07:00

YP Toastmasters Series

Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow - both personally and professionally. You join a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Whether you're an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. You'll open up a world of new possibilities: giving better work presentations; leading meetings - and participating in them - more confidently; speaking more smoothly off the cuff; even handling one-on-one interactions with family, friends and colleagues more positively.

Join us for our biweekly meeting in Old Town Lansing. We look forward to those wanting to grow, Step up to challenges, try something new and just see what we are all about. Please join us for warm coffee, delicious treats, and a chance to discover a path for growth.

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Salsa Verde
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde performs in Old Town! 8pm-1am. Open Bar. We will have our usual salsa lesson from 8:15-9:00pm. The band will play until about midnight, with DJ'd music between and after sets. $10 or $5 with a Student ID.

Singles and partners are welcome! 

Open Dancing includes Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata!

When - Friday, Sept 14th, 2018
*8:15 pm - Intermediate Salsa Lesson
*8:15 pm - Beginner Salsa Lesson
9:00 pm - Open Dancing
Cost - $10, $5 for students

Salsa Verde was founded in 2008 as an opportunity for MSU College of Music students to play salsa music. Since that time, Salsa Verde has played concerts, festivals, dances, recitals, benefits, cultural events, and outreach throughout Michigan.  Salsa Verde performs songs by Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Gloria Estefan, Wayne Gorbea, Poncho Sanchez, Celia Cruz, Sonora Carruseles, Fruko y Sus Tesos, and others. Many of the works are arrangements or original tunes by members of Salsa Verde.  The members of Salsa Verde are students or faculty of the MSU College of Music. 

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YP Toastmasters Series
Sep
4
7:00 AM07:00

YP Toastmasters Series

Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow - both personally and professionally. You join a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Whether you're an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. You'll open up a world of new possibilities: giving better work presentations; leading meetings - and participating in them - more confidently; speaking more smoothly off the cuff; even handling one-on-one interactions with family, friends and colleagues more positively.

Join us for our biweekly meeting in Old Town Lansing. We look forward to those wanting to grow, Step up to challenges, try something new and just see what we are all about. Please join us for warm coffee, delicious treats, and a chance to discover a path for growth.

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Orquesta Ritmo
Aug
31
7:30 PM19:30

Orquesta Ritmo

Come and celebrate the versatility and ability of our own Mid-Michigan Salsa band! Be sure to bring your dancing shoes as you won't be able to stay off your feet for long! 
Salsa Dance Lessons at 8pm and the party starts at 8:30pm!!!

$10 cover

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JAZZ Thursdays at UrbanBeat
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

JAZZ Thursdays at UrbanBeat

The JAZZ music continues in Old Town this Thurs at UrbanBeat with HappenStance! 

Special guests Margherita Fava on piano and Lucas Lafave on bass! 

Come see the new outdoor patio, new menu items and plenty of cool cocktails!

Weekly food and drink specials!

Free Show - Come out and enjoy Jazz Thursdays with UrbanBeat
 

 

 

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JAZZ Thursdays at UrbanBeat
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

JAZZ Thursdays at UrbanBeat

The JAZZ music continues in Old Town this Thurs at UrbanBeat with HappenStance! We got Bill Bastian on piano, Duncan Tarr on bass and Robert Warren on drums! Come see the new outdoor patio, new menu items and plenty of cool cocktails!

Weekly food and drink specials!

Free Show - Come out and enjoy Jazz Thursdays with UrbanBeat
 

 

 

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CQI Lunch & Learn - HIGHLY EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS FOR TOP PERFORMANCE
Jul
31
10:30 AM10:30

CQI Lunch & Learn - HIGHLY EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS FOR TOP PERFORMANCE

HIGHLY EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS FOR TOP PERFORMANCE

  • Learn the top 20 obstacles in today’s modern business world which sabotage effective communications
  • Identify your professional communication issues and blind-spots
  • Assess the impacts of organizational ineffectiveness found in common email and meeting practices
  • Design your individual (or team-based) solution with clear actions to generate effective communications

Susan Topping Gauthier

Susan specializes in high-performance acceleration in business for leaders, teams, organizations, and institutions. She is a partner at Mark Kamin & Associates, Inc., a boutique management consulting firm which focuses on transformational training applied to organizational culture shifts, leadership development, sales mastery, highly effective communications and top performance. Susan has over 35 years of experience in management and consulting. She has expertise in working with C-suite executives and leadership teams to generate and execute enterprise-wide transformation in industries such as information technology, manufacturing, banking, retail, media, and government.

Register: https://bit.ly/2jGgw8J

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Arts Council - Unveiling of Cultural Economic Development Plan
Jul
30
3:00 PM15:00

Arts Council - Unveiling of Cultural Economic Development Plan

We invite each of you to join us on Monday, July 30 from 3-5pm at Urban Beat (1213 Turner, Lansing) as the first draft is presented. Martin Cohen from the Cultural Planning Group will be with us to unveil and gain your input into the findings. It is anticipated that after this group meeting, where he will solicit additional input from you, he will go back and revise and shape the final version that will be presented at the Creative Placemaking Summit on October 4, 2018.  

 

We will also have a cash bar following from 5-6pm for those of you who would like to network. Please let me know if you can join the Arts Council and the rest of the steering committee to help us take one of the last steps in our process.  Please reply to this email if you are planning to join us by July 26th so we can prepare for your participation.

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Blues Legend Larry McCray with special guest Tony Purifoy
Jul
29
3:00 PM15:00

Blues Legend Larry McCray with special guest Tony Purifoy

Blues Legend, Larry McCray will headline an intimate gathering of friends with special guest Tony Purifoy.

Purchase tickets here:

https://larrymccray.bpt.me

McCray, 58, was born in Arkansas and moved with his large family to
Saginaw in 1972. For years he balanced working full-time on a General Motors
assembly line with his budding musical career. He finally committed to music fulltime
25 years ago and issued the first of nine albums. His hard-rock guitar playing
combined with soulful vocals continues to attract legions of fans worldwide.

The second youngest of nine children, McCray credits older sister, Clara, as
his greatest musical influence. She gave him his first guitar at age 12 and taught
him how to play. He formed his first band with brothers Carl (on bass), Steve (on
drums) and nephew Tony Purifoy (vocals), Clara's son. The band broke up when
Larry signed his first recording contract, although younger brother Steve has
stayed with him.

Purifoy has performed with several premier soul and funk bands which have
opened for The Commodores and KC and the Sunshine Band. He brings a high-energy
style of soul, funk, and R&B to every performance.

Tickets will be limited, so don't wait!

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Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun with special guest Doc Yankee
Jul
28
6:00 PM18:00

Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun with special guest Doc Yankee

Buy tickets here: https://billkirchen.brownpapertickets.com/

Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm

Guitar Player Magazine dubbed him the Titan of the Telecaster. Rolling Stone said hes an American treasure and one of our best. One of the best guitarists on the planet says Elmore Magazine. No matter what you call him, Bill Kirchen is a founding father of the Americana movement, now at the peak of his impressive career. 

Kirchen was originally known as co-founder and lead guitarist of Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, one of the first and only rock-n-roll bands to infuse their honky-tonk sound with pure, blood-and-guts country roots and western swing. It was Kirchens indelible guitar licks that drove their hit, Hot Rod Lincoln, into the Top Ten in 1972, a song that eventually took on a post-Cody life of its own. Today, Kirchens extended version of Hot Rod Lincoln is his universally loved signature masterpiece, a pumped up joyride through the last 60 years of guitar-god history, described as epic by Rolling Stone.

In 2001, Kirchen received a Grammy nomination for his instrumental Poultry in Motion. The following year he was inducted into the Washington Area Music Association Hall of Fame, neatly sandwiched between John Phillip Sousa and Dave Grohl. Kirchen has recorded and/or played guitar live with a who's who of Americana and Roots Rock 'N' Roll, among them Gene Vincent, Link Wray, Bo Diddley, Hazel Dickens, Doug Sahm, Hoyt Axton, Emmylou Harris, Maria Muldaur, Dan Hicks, and Nick Lowe. Bill is pretty sure that he is the only person to have, in a single year, stood on stage and played with both Ralph Stanley and Elvis Costello.


Bill is currently touring with his all-star, all-Austin band, those Hounds of the Bakersfield: Rick Richards on drums and David Carroll on bass/vocals. Richards has made records and toured with Ray Wylie Hubbard, among many others. This brought him to the attention of Ringo Starr, whose recommendation led to the last three stadium tours drumming with Joe Walsh. David Carroll has played bass with a who's who of Austin artists, including stints with Billy Joe Shaver and Jerry Jeff Walker and a run with Ray Price.

We will raffle off a Fender Telecast Guitar at the end of the show. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for 5, must be present to win.

Hosted by Jerry Nine Productions and UrbanBeat 

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YP Toastmasters Series
Jul
24
7:00 AM07:00

YP Toastmasters Series

Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow - both personally and professionally. You join a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Whether you're an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. You'll open up a world of new possibilities: giving better work presentations; leading meetings - and participating in them - more confidently; speaking more smoothly off the cuff; even handling one-on-one interactions with family, friends and colleagues more positively.

Join us for our biweekly meeting in Old Town Lansing. We look forward to those wanting to grow, Step up to challenges, try something new and just see what we are all about. Please join us for warm coffee, delicious treats, and a chance to discover a path for growth.

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Orquesta Ritmo
Jul
20
7:30 PM19:30

Orquesta Ritmo

Come and celebrate the versatility and ability of our own Mid-Michigan Salsa band! Be sure to bring your dancing shoes as you won't be able to stay off your feet for long! 
Salsa Dance Lessons at 8pm and the party starts at 8:30pm!!!

$10 cover

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JAZZ Thursdays with special guests, Jennifer Barnett and Jonah Goldstein
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

JAZZ Thursdays with special guests, Jennifer Barnett and Jonah Goldstein

Weekly food and drink specials!

No cover to get in!

Jennifer Barnett is an 18-year-old jazz vocalist and songwriter from East Lansing, MI.  She infuses sounds of classic female jazz vocalists from Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington to more modern icons such as Amy Winehouse and Hiatus Kaiyote in her lyrics and style.  She has studied with Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist and recording artist Sunny Wilkinson since she was 12.  Jennifer was selected as a national finalist for Michael Feinstein’s Great American Songbook Academy vocal competition for 2016. She was a 2017 National YoungArts Winner in Jazz voice, a 2018 YoungArts winner in Popular Voice and a Finalist for Grammy Camp Jazz sessions 2017. She was also selected for Grammy Camp Nashville in 2017 as a vocalist, the only musician selected from Michigan. Additionally, Jennifer won two Downbeat Magazine student music awards in 2018. She is the national high school winner for Blues/Pop/Rock Soloist and won Outstanding Performance for Vocal Jazz Soloist. Jennifer will be attending The New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music to study jazz voice in the Fall of 2018.

JONAH GOLDSTEIN is an 18-year-old guitarist from Los Angelos, California. He has studied music at LACHSA, Stanford Jazz Institute, Colburn School of Music, Grammy Camp and with countless mentors and teachers, most notably with Joe DiBlasi. Jonah has performed with jazz, rock, blues, pop, and hip-hop groups in venues and clubs across Southern California. He also writes music for these groups. 2018 Honors include YoungArts Merit winner, Southern California School Band and Orchestra association honors Jazz Band; Ventura Youth Jazz competition Semifinalist; Tri M Honors Society for Music and most notably he is the 2018 Spotlight Award Grand Prize Finalist. Jonah will attend The New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in the fall of 2018.

 

 

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