New book challenges official story of New York prison riot
Sept. 21 2016
The 1971 Attica prison riot is widely regarded as the nation’s most violent prison disturbance, where merciless prisoners killed hostages and brutally attacked guards who attempted to retake the...
Sept. 21 2016
Back in in the mid-‘60s, Bill Malone was vocalist and bassist for one of Lansing’s most popular teen bands, the Plagues. But after relocating to California in the late ‘60s, he got involved...
Sept. 21 2016
Tait and Jensen worked together to organize Grrrls Just Wanna Have Fun, a day-long concert and fundraiser for Helping Women Period that comes to the Avenue Saturday. Visitors can check out live music,...
LGBTQ radio program to open bureau at MSU
Sept. 21 2016
A new program coming to Michigan State University offers students a national platform to discuss LGBTQ issues
Legendary local rock ‘n’ roll outfits play reunion concert
Sept. 21 2016
While veterans of Lansing’s 1960s rock music scene are mostly in their 60s today, a select batch of those musicians are hoping to recreate some of the sonic majesty that happened over 45 years...
Berl Schwartz looks back on his career in journalism
Sept. 21 2016
Berl Schwartz showed an early interest in alternative news. While in high school, Schwartz and his best friend started an alternative high school newspaper as a counterpoint to the school’s, which...
Champion bodybuilder helps local church celebrate 150 years
Sept. 21 2016
At 80 years old, Ernestine Shepherd still wakes up at 2:30 a.m. every day to read the Bible and meditate. She then walks or runs 10 miles before heading to the gym, where she leads two group exercise classes...
Lansing Beer Exchange / Pure Performance Arts
Sept. 20 2016
Jim Flora will open Lansing Beer Exchange next spring on the second floor downtown Lansing’s Hurd Building. The bar/restaurant will be a local version of the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange
Eastwood, in search of a hero, creates villains for 'Sully'
Sept. 19 2016
“Sully,” Clint Eastwood’s latest film, suffers from several of the same tensions and contradictions that plagued 2014’s “American Sniper.”
Sept. 16 2016
LANSING — Michael Schumacher was born and raised in Wisconsin and has been living right by the shore of Lake Michigan all of his life. “The lake means a lot to me so I won’t...
Charging station unveiled at popular Pokémon GO location
Sept. 15 2016
This week, the Lansing Board of Water & Light unveiled a standalone charging station designed to lure Pokémon hunters and other park visitors
Sept. 15 2016
Yefim Bronfman, described by the Wall Street Journal as “a fearless pianist for whom no score is too demanding,” dials back the bombast for a rare solo recital at the
Riverwalk Theatre brings authenticity to familiar musical
Sept. 14 2016
“Grease” is “Grease” is “Grease.” Any take on the high school musical will have some amount of charm
Lansing Symphony holds its own with star pianist in season opener
Sept. 14 2016
When certain species of male and female spider approach each other, things can go either way — sex or cannibalism. There was a tentative hush, a tense bit of probing, in the opening seconds of...
Sept. 14 2016
We’re halfway through September, and 2016 is already a doozy. Acts of mass violence pepper newspaper headlines, alongside stories of global tensions and sharply divided and bitter political races
Sept. 14 2016
The local Mic Club hip-hop showcase formed in 2007, but it’s been absent from the scene since January 2013 when its founder, rapper Sincere, moved down south. Friday, the Lansing-centric concert...
Sept. 14 2016
Guitarist Bobby Murray feels blessed to play the blues for a lot of reasons. Saturday’s headliner at Michigan BluesFest worked closely with blues legend Etta James for 22 years, and he’s traded...
Lewis Black talks politics, theater and ‘The Daily Show’
Sept. 14 2016
Lewis Black has built a career on anger. The standup comedian rose to national notoriety through “Back in Black,” a recurring segment on Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” where...
Ten Pound Fiddle kicks off 42nd season
Sept. 14 2016
Energetic young string bands, a new folk festival and a healthy pour of Irish music provide the backbone for the Ten Pound Fiddle’s 42nd season, which kicks off Friday with a performance by Irish...
Ray Tadgerson reflects on Lansing’s campaign to keep GM
Sept. 14 2016
Growing up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ray Tadgerson was inspired to become a civil engineer by the massive Soo Locks

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