When summer hits, it’s beer and ice cream all day, every day.
June 29 2017
When it comes to summer treats, chances are you’re one of two types of people: the ice cream lover or the brew aficionado. If you’re like me, you have a deep love and appreciation for both...
Mark Mandenberg passes away at 64
June 28 2017
Mark Mandenberg and the cast of "Master Class." Left to right: Sergei Kuitko, Janine Novenske Smith, Mark Mandenberg, Bonnie Cook, Ryan Powers, Susan Ruggiero.Courtesy of Ken Beachler. The Riv
Moonlight Film Festival
Watch movies for FREE at Valley Court Park
June 26 2017
Bring blankets or lawn chairs — whichever you prefer — and settle in to watch movies under the summer stars. East Lansing’s 2017 Moonlight Film Festival jumps to the big screen in Valley...
“Harvey” both entertains and impresses
June 26 2017
It was worth seeing for the harp and accordion playing, Irish step dancing, Bodhran drumming, and a masterful hula-hoop routine—and that was during the set changes. The Purple Rose Theat
Husband and wife duo launch full-length album after successful Kickstarter campaign
June 22 2017
It took nearly a 300-mile trip away from home for Greg and Kate House to meet, but once they did, they knew they wanted to make music together. “We feel everyone can
June 21 2017
A prime two-story location in downtown Lansing that has sat vacant for four years will be renovated into a mixed-use retail space this summer. Last month, Paul Rathbun, executive vice president at Lansing-based...
June 21 2017
“This isn’t just a cool joint for Charlotte — this is comparable to what’s cool in Detroit, Grand Rapids and even Chicago,” said co-owner Jason Vanderstelt. “It’s...
June 21 2017
“The Unicorn is part of the fabric of Old Town, and we’re trying to preserve that as much as possible,” Gillespie said last week, shortly after closing on the building and embarking on...
June 21 2017
The mercurial, muscular Latin jazz violinist is a good musician to have in your corner, but alas, there’s only one of her. While studying violin at MSU, Choi was firmly on the path of classical music,...
June 21 2017
Everyone in the 27-member cast was multi-talented. After songs like “Raise Your Voice,” and “Take Me to Heaven,” it seemed the audience’s roars were loud enough to rise to...
June 21 2017
“Art is a big part of my life and something I enjoy,” Carlson said. “I balanced sports and art in high school. I played sports for four years, golf, soccer and basketball. It wasn’t...
June 21 2017
When the founders of Common Ground Music Festival announced a new festival launching Sept. 15 and 16 at Adado Riverfront Park, some feared that it would steal patrons from Michigan BluesFest, held the...
June 21 2017
While grocery stores are offering more and more fresh, organic and locally produced goods, farmers markets are still the best way to keep the middlemen out of your farm-to-table experience. And summer...
Ty Forquer leaving after two and a half years as A&C editor
June 21 2017
When I “graduated” from sixth grade, my elementary school hosted a ceremony to send us off into junior high. I, along with my fellow graduates, sang Boyz II Men’s “It’s So...
June 21 2017
One of jazz’s most powerful duos will finish off the Kozmic Picnik, the avant-garde arm of the East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival Saturday afternoon next to MSU’s Broad Art Museum....
June 21 2017
Straight ahead is only one of many directions the music will take. On the Ann Street Plaza stage, smooth jazz maestro Phil Denny performs at 8:30 Friday, followed by nationally charting Detroit blues-soul...
June 15 2017
Last week I read two books. The first was “Camino Island,” another ballyhooed thriller from John Grisham, who is well known for the more than 20 legal thrillers he has penned. The second, “Casting...
June 15 2017
Every year, the biggest names in American music vie for the Grammy Awards’ gilded gramophone trophies. This summer, just over 100 high school students — including one from East Lansing —...
June 15 2017
Just in time for National Pride Month, Faith Lutheran Church in Okemos is spreading the word that its doors are open to all. In a public statement issued June 7, the church has made clear its intent to...
June 15 2017
“It was really freeing to come to college, where no one knew me by my birth name. I just introduced myself as Jay, and it was so cool,” Hull said. “I changed my preferred name, so I had...