MSU’s “Blood at the Root” pulses with vital questions
Feb. 8 2017
There are no easy answers in “Blood at the Root,” but there are a lot of good questions. Written by Dominique Morisseau and directed by guest director Steve H. Broadnax III, the Michigan State...
Twin Peaks’ Cadien Lake James talks Coachella, life on the road and future goals
Feb. 8 2017
For most of our readers, the name Twin Peaks brings to mind Mark Frost and David Lynch’s 1990s TV drama. But for a growing number of indie rock fans, the name is associated with a Chica- go-based...
Feb. 8 2017
For those looking for something more creative than flowers and chocolates on Valentine’s Day, Broadway actors Jarrod Spector and Kelli Bartlett offer a romantic homage to celebrity couples. Their...
‘A Painted Window’ peers into the life of a fallen woman
Feb. 8 2017
The elders among us may remember a closing line from the classic noir TV show, “The Naked City”: “There are 8 million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.” The...
Feb. 8 2017
When you’re trying out a new type of international food, it’s best to have a guide. I’ve tried Korean food a few times in the past, but I’ve had little success navigating the menu....
Sharon Isbin joins Lansing Symphony for a night of Latin American music
Feb. 8 2017
As a child, Sharon Isbin wanted to be a scientist. She shot bottle rockets 1,500 feet across her backyard and built cloud chambers that detect subatomic particles
New poetry collection explores growing up in Metro Detroit
Feb. 8 2017
Jim Daniels is back on familiar turf with “Rowing Inland,” a new collection of poetry based on his experiences growing up in Metro Detroit
Fundraiser helps Kristine Thatcher cover Medicare ‘donut hole’ gap
Feb. 8 2017
Medicare’s “donut hole” is an oddly playful name for a serious situation. Former BoarsHead Theatre artistic director Kristine Thatcher, in an extended battle with ovarian cancer, has...
Astronaut Mae Jemison pitches interstellar travel at packed Black History Month event
Feb. 8 2017
MSU’s “Slavery to Freedom” speaker series has featured some lofty rhetoric from the likes of Cornel West and Harry Belafonte, but Mae Jemison is the first one to address the audience...
Feb. 8 2017
Lansing City Attorney James Smiertka has complained that a story in last week’s City Pulse on the settlement with his predecessor, Janene McIntyre, was inaccurate
Catching up with Steppin' In It three years after the Green Door
Feb. 8 2017
Just over three years ago, Jan. 20, 2014, Steppin’ In It took the stage at the Green Door for the last time, ending a decade-plus run of Monday night gigs at the east side blues bar
Federal, state reprisals chill sanctuary city ardor
Feb. 8 2017
A rising chorus of voices is calling for Lansing to openly declare itself a sanctuary city, where local officials limit cooperation with federal immigration agents, as a substantive shield and symbolic...
The Crafted Bean / Golden Harvest
Feb. 8 2017
“I’ve got entrepreneurial disease — my brain never stops working,” Hartig deadpanned. “People have been using grass-fed butter in coffee for a little while now, but I saw...
Here's what's going on in town today
Feb. 8 2017
Good day on this snowy Wednesday.An international award-winning photographer shares his knowledge this month with several series of photography classes. Ron St. Germain teaches budding photographers h
Here's what's going on in town today
Feb. 7 2017
Good day on this snowy Tuesday.Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness day. According to the Ingham County Health Department, African-Americans in the United States are disproportionately affected
Here's what's going on in town today
Feb. 6 2017
Good day on this sunny Monday. Ellison Brewery and Spirits and Saddleback BBQ team up for a night of smoked ribs and locally made brews. The five-course “beer dinner,” organized by I’m...
Here's what's going on in town this weekend
Feb. 4 2017
Good day and happy weekend.Just B Yoga brings live music into the mix with an all-levels yoga session at Robin Theatre Sunday. Guest musician Jeremy Arndt accompanies the session on the hang drum, a f
Feb. 3 2017
This week on City Pulse radio, publisher Berl Schwartz interviews civil rights activist and wife of slain activist Medgar Evers, Myrlie Evers-Williams. City Pulse contributor Eve Kucharski also brings
African Children’s Choir shares messages of need and optimism
Feb. 3 2017
Yes, in Africa there is despair, poverty, civil war and kleptocracy, but there are reasons for hope as well. That’s the message of the African Children’s Choir, which uses music to show people...
Feb. 3 2017
LANSING — It’s early days for the Trump administration, but environmental advocates throughout Michigan are already alarmed about the future of the state’s public lands and natural resourc

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