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Underground reunion stirs up Lansing music history
Dec. 7 2017
Mittwede flew in from Austin, Texas, to be at the reunion. He answered every greeting with a nervous quip, but was obviously moved by the sight of so many old friends. He had an advance copy of Delavan’s...
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City to strike against dispensaries not seeking licenses
Dec. 7 2017
Under the recently adopted city ordinance, 25 provisioning center licenses will be issued over the next year. Twenty licenses are up for grabs in this first phase, as required under the ordinance. The...
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Dec. 7 2017
Meridian Township’s three PICAs are Carriage Hills on the northwest corner of Hagadorn and Lake Lansing roads; Okemos’ Four Corners, also known as Downtown Okemos, south of Grand River Avenue;...
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Wood and Washington likely to lead Lansing City Council
Dec. 7 2017
Looking to avoid the tribal struggle that delayed the leadership decision last year by nearly a month, the 2018 City Council is poised to approve Councilwomen Carol Wood and Jody Washington to leadership...
Two Intimate one-acts showcase student actors for one night only
Dec. 7 2017
In addition to character work, the actors had to figure out what to do with extra space. “As a rehearsal tool, I would have the students take thirty seconds for each pause and one minute for each...
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Arts Council party features City Pulse auction for 2nd year
Nov. 30 2017
On Tuesday, works by local artists will go up for auction at the Arts Council of Greater Lansing’s annual Holiday Glitter and Applause event. It’s the second year in a row that City Pulse featured...
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Nov. 30 2017
It took much longer than he expected — two years in all, between other projects. Everybody thinks that when they retire, they can putter together a children’s book. Kimble found that polishing...
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Education veteran Dan Pappas recharges on the stage
Nov. 30 2017
It has been 38 years since Dan Pappas first treaded the boards of a theater, but he remembers the show with fondness. At 30, he was cast in “God’s Favorite,” a modern retelling of the...
Nov. 30 2017
“Last year, in the period I probably enrolled about 50, so far I’ve only got one,” said Denise Paquette, the outreach and engagement director at the Allen Neighborhood Center, 1611 E....
City Council to decide on honoring Grand River Ave. along with Cesar Chavez
Nov. 30 2017
The battle over renaming Grand River Avenue after Cesar Chavez in Old Town, which was supposedly over, took a new turn on Monday night as the Council heard views about whether to add signs acknowledging...
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Nov. 30 2017
Last week I told you about Sahara Delight, a new Middle Eastern restaurant that had a sneak premiere at Silver Bells in the City earlier this month. This week, the new eatery will have its first full week...
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Blues and rock collection is a gallery and history museum rolled into one
Nov. 30 2017
For 30 years, an obsessive Cooley professor has built up a staggering collection of posters, photographs, original art and odd objects that jump across the history of blues and rock ‘n roll, from...
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A transgender student’s life or death dilemma
Nov. 30 2017
He was trying, with little support, to fit in at school as a transgender teen. It was a hostile place for people like him, born female but identifying as a male. Aside from the external struggle, he was...
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Nov. 30 2017
The Council has to approve the sale of City Hall if the deal is to move forward. Incoming Mayor Andy Schor has said he is “90 percent” behind the plan but still has questions about it, including...
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Development continues to push the town from its original image
Nov. 30 2017
With the old bank building on Abbot Road demolished to make way for the Park District development, and the Center City District development project chugging right along, East Lansing residents are watching...
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Rollback on Ingham county caucus minutes comes to light — two years later
Nov. 30 2017
Seeking to limit how and what information is available to the public, Democrats on the Ingham County Board of Commissioners have curtailed full reporting of their caucus meetings — a freedom of information...
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Ingham County Commission quietly ends meeting videos
Nov. 22 2017
The decision was prompted by a February email from Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum as a possible cost-saving measure as commissioners faced a budget crisis. In April, commissioners approved a resolution...
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MSU experts wrestle with food access at Cristo Rey
Nov. 22 2017
“This gym space was used to play bas ketball, to host fun events, quinceañeras (15th birthday parties for girls), social activities,” Garcia said. “Today we use this gym as a space...
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Meridian Mall faces shifting paradigm in suburban retail landscape
Nov. 22 2017
The future of CBL Properties’ Meridian Mall could see it no longer relying on housing anchor stores, many of which are downsizing. J.C. Penney, RadioShack, Macy’s and Sears have all announced...
Nov. 22 2017
An unidentified Missouri man is wanted on a felony warrant for malicious destruction of property, but Meridian Township Police say they’re not going to seek extradition. And that’s just the...