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Author Lora Bex Lempert details women sentenced to life
April 5 2017
“My ongoing interactions with life-serving women opened a new world to me. A world that I never considered, a world that was not in any life plan for me, a world that I did not know existed.”...
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Arts patron Gregg Hill comes out as composer
April 5 2017
Lansing jazz lovers know Hill, along with his wife, Lois Mummaw, as patrons of the arts and supporters of the local jazz scene. But this month, he will be publicly outed as a thoughtful, prolific composer...
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‘Wonder of the World’ delights with quirky characters, fun visuals
April 5 2017
The true wonder of the play was its central character, Cass, as portrayed by Sarah Hayner. Cass, who retreats to Niagara Falls after discovering an unknown side of her husband, was po- litely described...
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‘Eurydice’ raises questions of love and loss
April 5 2017
If you could visit a deceased loved one, would you? That’s one question, among with many others, posed by Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s latest production, “Eu- rydice.” Sarah Ruhl’s...
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‘1984’ a grim reminder of dangers of authoritarianism
April 5 2017
You may not want to take a first date to see “1984.” But your soon-to-be voting, nearly 18-year-old son or daughter? No question
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The Record Lounge
April 5 2017
If millennials and baby boomers can agree on one thing, it’s that music sounds better when it’s played on vinyl. Over the last decade, vinyl album sales have exploded thanks in part to those...
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Your guide to summer festivals
April 5 2017
Wait — but what if you’ve never been to a festival before? Or what if the last time you went, it was a disaster? Not to worry. We caught up with a few seasoned festival-goers and compiled the...
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Drama, film versions ride new wave of interest in `1984´
March 29 2017
On Tuesday, Lansing’s Capital City Film Festival will open with a special screening of Michael Radford’s 1984 film version, with John Hurt as Winston, the transgressive free thinker, and Richard...
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Big Sean, Fetty Wap join Common Ground lineup
March 29 2017
When Common Ground Music Festival announced a shortened festival this year, it promised to make up for it with bigger names. So far, it’s making good on that promise. The festival announced yesterday...
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March 29 2017
After a year-and-a-half hiatus, Genocya returns to Mac’s Bar one last time for its farewell show. During its run, the Lansing-based metal band, which formed in 2002, recorded two demos and one full-length...
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Brian Regan talks comedy, social media and ‘Star Search’
March 29 2017
“How did he not think of Feidler on the Roof?” he asks. “‘My name is Feidler, I’m going to be on the roof — Feidler Roofing Co.’ Three in the morning, I’m...
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March 29 2017
Donohoe will be celebrating the release of “The Irishman’s Daughter” with a concert Friday in St. Johns. The show, hosted by the Wilson Center Auditorium, is also a fundraiser. Half of...
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A look at this year’s Michigan Notable Books
March 29 2017
Last year, Michigan authors and authors writing about Michigan turned out a bumper crop of books, including stories of bird watching, beer barons and baseball. And once again, the Michigan Night for Notables...
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Kathy Johnson looks back on nearly 40 years in libraries
March 29 2017
Kathy Johnson, head librarian at Capitol Area District Libraries’ downtown branch, is delaying her retirement one day so she can go out with a bang at the library’s Family Celebration Saturday....
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517 Coffee Co. / Potter's Mill
March 29 2017
Set for completion later this spring, Potter’s Mill will be a collection of 18 small business studio spaces, with a focus on artists and makers. The space is a former warehouse at 701 E. South St.,...
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Big Sean, Fetty Wap join Common Ground lineup
March 28 2017
When Common Ground Music Festival announced a shortened festival this year, it promised to make up for it with bigger names. So far, it’s making good on that promise. The festival announced yesterday...
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Dion Kaszas draws inspiration from ancient tattooing techniques
March 27 2017
MONDAY, March 27 — To innovate his tattoo work, artist Dion Kaszas looked to the past. In 2012, while pursuing a degree in indigenous studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in
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Playwright Lisa Konoplisky finds human connection in the absurd
March 24 2017
Lisa Konoplisky is no ordinary playwright. And her wacky, multi-dimensional style of writing is on full display in Ixion Theatre’s latest production, “Askew Askance A Squirrel!: An Evening...
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Lansing Art Gallery bids farewell to two exhibits with reception tonight
March 24 2017
The Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center celebrates the end of two exhibitions with a reception tonight. Kate Cosgrove’s “Happily Ever After” is on display through Saturday, and...
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Author offers lecture at newly-renovated CADL downtown branch
March 23 2017
THURSDAY, March 23 — Susan J. Bandes, author of “Mid-Michigan Modern: From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie,” offers a presentation on “Mid-Michigan: Lansing Architects and Their Clients”...

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