‘Hidden Figures’ an entertaining but heavy-handed correction of history
Jan. 17 2017
Poetry contest explores hidden sides of Lansing
Jan. 16 2017
Do you have a hidden favorite place? Lansing authors are invited to write about their favorite Lansing spots in the My Secret Lansing writing contest, hosted by the Lansing Poetry Club. Lansing Poetr
Lansing Art Gallery offers new way to experience art
Jan. 13 2017
FRIDAY, Jan. 13 — The Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center is offering a new way for visitors to learn and interact with art through its Art Encounter: SEE | CONNECT
Jan. 11 2017
After many years, two longstanding Mid-Michigan musical traditions are merging. The Ten Pound Fiddle’s Mid-Winter Singing Festival and its annual big folk concert at East Lansing’s Hannah Community...
Jan. 11 2017
MSU’s Jazz Studies program celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a pair of concerts featuring MSU’s student jazz octets, as well as jazz faculty and special guests. “It’s...
Erik Griffin talks ‘Workaholics,’ life on the road and new project
Jan. 11 2017
Comedian Erik Griffin is best known as recurring “Workaholics” character Montez Walker, the hyper-competitive office worker who shares too much detail about his sex life
Jan. 11 2017
The first big metal show of the year hits Mac’s Bar Saturday. The first ever Oigs Fest is an all-day show featuring 10 heavy bands, including the Lurking Corpses, Dagon, Cavalcade and the Revenant....
Carole King musical will make you feel like a natural person
Jan. 11 2017
Behind every great song is a great songwriter. “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” highlights one such songwriter and the inspiring true story of her successful transition from anonymity...
Open Mike Eagle talks quirky titles, writing process and getting started in hip hop
Jan. 11 2017
Innovative rapper Open Mike Eagle, real name Michael Eagle, began his career in the mid-‘90s in Chicago, where he developed a punchline style consistent with the region and era. But by 18, he had...
Sarah Chang and Andrew von Oeyen bring star power to Prague Philharmonia tour
Jan. 11 2017
The rare pairing of two major soloists on the Prague Philharmonia’s Jan. 18 concert at the Wharton Center makes you wonder: Have the classical poobahs resorted to throwing multiple stars on the same...
Comedy trio branches out to host national comedians, offer workshops
Jan. 11 2017
When local comedian Emily Syrja didn’t see the opportunities she wanted in the local comedy scene, she decided to create her own. Syrja started hosting pop-up comedy shows at her house to create...
Lansing Symphony, Tanya Ell reach into the heart of Dvorák
Jan. 11 2017
As they might say if ESPN did orchestral highlights, it was the bottom of the slow movement and the cadenza was in full swing. Just when Ell seemed to have poured out the last dregs of unfulfilled longing,...
The Grid Arcade and Bar
Jan. 11 2017
For the last few months, a sign in the former Chrome Cat building in Old Town has teased that a new business is “coming soon.” The sign features the title character from the movie “Wreck-It...
Cleveland Orchestra cellist Tanya Ell makes her solo debut with Lansing Symphony
Jan. 4 2017
This has not been an ordinary trip home for cellist Tanya Ell, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s guest soloist Saturday
Jan. 4 2017
Hot Mulligan, a Lansing-based emo/pop-punk quintet, releases its new EP, “Opportunities,” Saturday at Mac’s Bar. Also performing the all-ages show are Kayak Jones, Convenient Trash, Backpacks,...
Jan. 4 2017
Douglas McGrath first learned about Carole King thanks to a mistake. As a child, he and his sister were playing with some 45 RPM records when his sister misread the songwriting credit
New retrospective reveals untold stories, inspires nostalgia
Jan. 4 2017
Today’s earbuds seem to be permanently attached to the ears of millions, perhaps billions, of music aficionados. But for music fans of a certain age, the transistor radio was once the cutting edge...
‘Current State’ shift leaves room for more classical music and ‘All Things Considered’
Jan. 4 2017
Regular WKAR radio listeners have probably noticed that its “Current State” program has disappeared from the airwaves in recent weeks. The show has been on hiatus since Dec. 12 as it prepares...
Jan. 4 2017
Flowers are pretty scarce around New Year´s Day, so we decided to celebrate another spin around the sun by picking a bouquet of 10 interesting people who reflect the variety and vitality of life...
2017 Preview
Jan. 4 2017
Looking ahead at some of the new businesses coming to Lansing in 2017, we see a trend toward upscale dining, with at least three new restaurants coming that put an emphasis on chef-driven cuisine. But...

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