Rallying the troops as budget deadline approaches
April 26 2018
“It seemed like the right time to bring it back. We’ve gotten to a unique milestone moment in our work across the state.” Creative Many’s president, Jennifer Goulet, said. “We’re...
Local authors share communications from enlisted family members
April 26 2018
That window opened for Lille Foster of Holt when she finally decided to read her father’s World War II era letters. Foster’s father, Theodore Pattengill Foster, had sent hundreds of letters...
April 26 2018
Spring has arrived and along with it, the latest Owosso Community Players big musical, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” written by famous Russian novelist Anton Chekov Wait. This is not...
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Lansing musician’s own brand of ‘edutainment’
April 26 2018
“The Children’s Concerts are a monthlong series of concerts in the middle of winter,” said Heather Surface, a steward ship and community events specialist with the Hannah Community Center
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Contemporary work that calls upon esoteric influences
April 26 2018
Byzantine artwork is the chief artistic product of the Eastern Roman Empire and is recognizable for its heavy use of silver and gold leaf. The crushed metal made the works highly reflective, adorning them...
April 19 2018
Against Me!, Screaming Females and Murder By Death are just three of the bands slated for the inaugural Three Stacks Music Festival. Founded by Lansing-based concert promoter Fusion Shows, the outdoor...
East side event offers space for fans and artists
April 19 2018
One of Lansing’s most promising music festivals isn’t happening at a park or a concert hall. Instead, Stoop Fest’s earnest tradition takes its audience on an adventure through the east...
Concert series provides platform for Michigan’s unknowns
April 19 2018
If you’ve ever wanted the exclusive backstage experience, WKAR is offering a taste of it. The public television station’s annual BackStage Pass concert series, a showcase featuring primarily...
‘Big Brother’ is here
April 19 2018
When biologists single out “keystone species” that whole ecosystems depend on, they’re never sharks, bears, lions or other PBS glory hogs. Ecologists warn of the dire things that would...
April 19 2018
“The idea for the conference emerged in a conversation we had about 18 months ago. We were talking about music genres that are so closely associated with an earlier century that we tend to overlook...
April 19 2018
Lansing band Hot Mulligan has bumped itself up on the national independent music scene’s radar. The band has garnered serious attention after signing with the California-based imprint No Sleep Records,...
‘Green Day’s American Idiot’ brings the album to life
April 19 2018
Descended from a long line of rock musicals like the Who’s “Tommy,” “Rent” and “Hair,” “American Idiot” is a raucous blend of righteous anger, passion...
The retail celebration that revived local shops
April 19 2018
Record Store Day, the unofficial holiday of all things vinyl, returns Saturday, and there are three places to celebrate. REO Town’s Record Lounge, Old Town’s Replay Entertainment Exchange and...
Greg Marinovich’s new book reveals sordid details
April 19 2018
Much has changed in South Africa since apartheid’s 1994 abolishment, but a new book about a horrific massacre in 2012 reveals what awful things have stayed the same. It also reveals that many Westerners...
MSU to host its 13th Israeli Film Festival
April 12 2018
The Jewish Studies Program’s goal on campus is to educate and bring together a community of people to study the culture and history of Jewish people. Its annual film festival’s purpose is to...
April 12 2018
Kristen Lawerence and her friends loved the BBC’s production of “Pride and Prejudice” and dreamed of their own Netherfield Ball. So in 2006, Kristen and her husband Charles created the...
April 12 2018
Detroit electro-techno duo Adult., a fixture in the Motor City scene since the mid-’90s, headlines Thursday at The Avenue Café. The Capital City Film Fest-hosted show also features sets from...
How the fest handles hundreds of films and dozens of bands
April 12 2018
Capital City Film Festival’s eighth edition continues its goal of bringing a slice of the coasts to Lansing. With a guerilla attitude toward venues — downtown Lansing still lacks a proper movie...
April 12 2018
Horrific murders, a legal lynching and her father’s oral history draws Melanie Morrison, an Okemos-based author and civil rights activist, back in time to the Jim Crow South. It’s there she...
2018-19 Wharton Center season doesn’t throw away its shot
April 12 2018
Can “Hamilton” keep knocking down walls as fast as they go up? It has a stunning track record so far. The show has the requisite boffo Broadway beats, but the verse is etched in the sharp quill...