Rock the Block provides home repairs in Old Town
July 26 2016
TUESDAY, July 26 — Hundreds of Habitat for Humanity Capital Region volunteers poured into Old Town last week for Rock the Block, assisting residents with needed home repairs and landscaping projects
July 22 2016
After a month-long search for a new executive director, the Old Town Commercial Association has announced its new leader. Vanessa Shafer, an East Lansing native and Okemos re
Historical walking tour includes former cemetery site
July 22 2016
FRIDAY, July 22 — Pokémon Go players have been exploring every nook and cranny of Greater Lansing in the hunt to “catch ‘em all.” This includes Lansing’s Oak Park,...
New 'Ghostbusters' busted by poor direction
July 21 2016
I can’t label the new “Ghostbusters” reboot a disappointment, because I wasn’t going in with particularly high expectations. But it does feel like a missed opportunity. I was hoping...
Purple Rose production explores late life crises
July 21 2016
THURSDAY, July 21 — Originally staged on Broadway in 1939, Paul Osborn’s “Morning’s at Seven” — now playing at the Purple Rose Theatre Co. — is a bleak seriocomic...
July 20 2016
Rookie of the Year frontman Ryan Dunson (guitar/vocals) performs a solo acoustic show July 26 at Mac’s Bar. Opening the all-ages show are Valley Girl, Point Blank Society, Sierra Denae, Danger Scene...
July 20 2016
The Old Town Commercial Association is kicking off its first ever Old Town in Bloom event on July 24, featuring varied glimpses of urban gardening in backyards, courtyards, public and private settings
Jeff Vande Zande’s “Detroit Muscle” looks for an off-ramp from drug addiction
July 20 2016
In Midland author Jeff Vande Zande’s 2010 book, “Threatened Species,” a father kidnaps his son and they embark on a trip through Michigan
Arts camp coaxes self-expression out of 60 Lansing-area kids
July 20 2016
Thursday morning, at Lansing's First Presbyterian Church, dance teacher Clara Martinez led a mob of 9-to-13-year-olds in a romp through "Dancing in the Streets" by Martha and the Vandellas
Michelle Detering finds beauty in the world
July 20 2016
Art is finally a full-time career for 42-yearold Lansing resident Michelle Detering, this week’s Summer of Art artist. After being told to choose a major that would lead to a job and working as an...
July 20 2016
The votes have been tabulated and City Pulse has announced its 2015-16 Pulsar Award nominees. This year’s installment of the awards, created to recognize the best in local theater, will be handed...
July 19 2016
TUESDAY, July 19 — Sooner or later, everything comes around again — around and around and around and around. Are you dizzy yet? Hula hooping, a teenage fad dating back to the 1950s, is coming...
“The Shallows” parlays Hollywood flaws into a gripping survival saga
July 18 2016
MONDAY, July 18 — “The Shallows” should have been a clichéd, simplistic Hollywood bore, a dumb “Jaws” meets “Gravity” knock-off. And yet this survival thriller/horror...
Stephen Spielberg sneaks daring, darkness and originality into “The BFG”
July 15 2016
I’ve been hearing a lot of complaints about “The BFG.” It’s not faithful to Roald Dahl’s original novel. It removes too many of the darker, more ironic elements. It’s...
“Swiss Army Man” is a bizarre and earnest paean to life
July 15 2016
FRIDAY, July 15 — Unquestionably an exercise in sheer ludicrousness, “Swiss Army Man” is nevertheless one of the most shamelessly earnest films I’ve yet seen this year. At times,...
July 14 2016
THURSDAY, July 14 — With sizzling, Sicilian-style heat expected in Lansing this week, sweet ices from Iorio's Gelateria promise Mediterranean-style relief
July 14 2016
THURSDAY, July 14 — To many people, Lansing’s North Washington Avenue is a convenient, forgettable link from the bustle of downtown to the culinary and cultural delights of Old Town to the...
Michigan natives open magic show in Guam
July 13 2016
Double bookings are usually a nightmare for performers. But in 2005, when magicians Chris Zubrick and Ryan Makowski showed up for the same gig at Michigan State University, they made the best of it. The...
Joshua Gove approaches art with childlike excitement
July 13 2016
Joshua Gove, this week’s Summer of Art artist, started drawing at a young age, copying the animation style of TV superheroes and cartoon characters. But in high school, he really started to explore...
July 13 2016
Led by blues vocalist Kathleen Walters, Kathleen & the Bridge Street Band plays “all things blues, soul and R&B.” The Lansing-based band’s set includes classics from Elmore James, Etta...

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