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'Misanthrope' thrills
Nov. 16 2017
If the descriptors “classic” or “spoken in verse” usually scare you away from the atre, fear not. Michigan State University Department of Theatre’s current production of “The...
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Michael Smith writes a book about Detroit architectural legend, Wirt Roland
Nov. 16 2017
It’s likely Detroit’s architectural gems, the Guardian Building, the Penobscot, the Buhl and the General Motors Building, looming over the city like art-deco cathedrals, helped land Detroit...
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Monte Pride Trio to release debut at Robin Theatre
Nov. 16 2017
This Saturday, the Monte Pride Trio will have their debut performance at the Robin Theatre, and they are bringing a lot of local flavor into their music. The namesake of the show, Monte Pride, is a folk...
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Joe Hertler and Rainbow Seekers perform at Silver Bells in the City
Nov. 16 2017
Now, the event has grown to include the lighting of the State Tree, a community sing led by the Steiner Chorale, ice sculptures, fireworks behind the Capitol, live performers and an Electric Light Parade...
RPA puts coal plants on life support; BWL plans to pull the plug anyway
Nov. 16 2017
The Trump administration is taking multiple steps to prolong the life of the nation’s aging coal-fired power plants, from reversing the Obama-era Clean Power Plan to intervening in the market and...
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East Lansing struggles after tax loss
Nov. 16 2017
Mayor Mark Meadows said the city will likely pursue those options in addition to making cuts to employees through attrition. That means when employees leave the municipal government, their positions will...
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Nov. 16 2017
The family’s original Cancun Mexican Grill opened in 2004 at 1754 Central Park Drive in Okemos, just east of Meridian Mall. Acapulco Mexican Grill will take over the 5,000-square-foot former home...
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Red Cedar Renaissance project worth wait
Nov. 16 2017
By a public vote, in two separate elections (the large majority voting for this project), the Montgomery Drain improvements and the Red Cedar development project have been demanded by the public
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Nov. 16 2017
My only insight boils down to three words: Attention to detail. I bring all of this up with Dusty’s Cellar in mind. This Okemos eatery has the look, the promise, the panache, to be great. Alas, it...
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Scandals cloud MSU President Lou Anna Simon’s growing legacy
Nov. 16 2017
In nearly 13 years as president, Simon has led the university through a transformation so thorough and multi-faceted that observers are beginning to compare her tenure to the epic 28-year reign of post-World...
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New city hall and downtown hotel, but no jail and courts
Nov. 16 2017
The developer, Beitler Real Estate Services, of Chicago, was one of four to submit plans but the only non-local one. Its president, J. Paul Beitler, is an alumnus of Michigan State University. His company’s...
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Nov. 16 2017
What better way to celebrate the coming holiday season than with the Silver Bells in the City Celebration. This annual event features live music from Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers, the lighting
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Nov. 15 2017
Ever wonder what's going on with all the new solar technology being produced? Well, here's your chance. Come sit in on a relevant discussion to solar energy. Refreshments provided!Solar Stuff
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Nov. 13 2017
What better way to promote early literacy than having young readers practice their skills by reading to friendly canine companions? Have your child come spend 10 minutes reading to a therapy dog at th
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Nov. 10 2017
Need a good laugh? Famous comedian Elvira Kurt will be perfoming at the Womens Arts Festival. Check her out tonight!We're Not Dead Yet at Women in the Arts Festival. Performance in-the-round. 7
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Nov. 10 2017
LANSING — The Upper Peninsula has been omitted from at least two maps of the country this past year. When an online ticket marketplace left it off an interactive map in June, a customer support...
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Nov. 10 2017
LANSING — Warmer weather and a cool state economy have teamed up to mean fewer snowmobile riders on state trails — and less money in the pockets of those who rely on them. A snowy winter...
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Nov. 9 2017
Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel. These three long-dead composers come back to life in a choral and instrumental performance by Lansing Symphony, the University Chorale, the MSU Choral Union, and the State S
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Nov. 9 2017
In a farewell address to the Rotary Club of Lansing, Virg Bernero called out community leaders for their willingness to accept mediocrity. His talk was pointedly titled “Mediocre or Marvelous: Metro...
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Nov. 9 2017
It’s called Downtown Okemos, or the Four Corners, but it’s overshadowed by long vacant buildings, empty lots overgrown with weeds and a few small businesses