Jan. 29 2018
This week, the local dining scene was shaken by the surprise closing of the Dolson in Charlotte. It had been a joint effort between the Lansing-based restaurant group Potent Potables Project and the Charlotte-based...
Jan. 28 2018
When Zhou Tian, an associate composition professor at Michigan State University, sat down in 2015 for an intensive five-month writing retreat, he wasn't thinking about the Grammy Awards
Velvet art show flips shame into pride
Jan. 25 2018
But the first velvet art exhibit ever mounted in Michigan, according to the curators, is no stunt. That collective purr is a bold assertion of pride in paintings that are usually dismissed as kitschy junk
National Broadway tour brings powerful message
Jan. 25 2018
The fierce acting and strong voice of the central character, Jenna Hunterson, played by Desi Oakley, helps make “Waitress” powerful. As a stifled pie maker finding her inner strength, Oakley...
Night for Notables honors great Michigan writers
Jan. 25 2018
Ford will be interviewed by another Notable Book author, Monica McFawn, whose collection of short stories and her first book, “Bright Shards of Somewhere Else,” won a Notable Book Award in...
Lansing booking company hits the 10-year mark
Jan. 25 2018
To celebrate the milestone, Twin Peaks, PUP and notable locals Michigander, Greet Death and Stefanie Haapala, performed a commemorative concert last week at the Crofoot in Pontiac. Well attended and highly...
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Ten years in, Record Lounge finds peace in REO Town
Jan. 25 2018
It’s 11 a.m. in REO Town, not early enough to feel like the living dead, but not too late to feel the fading warmth of a Michigan winter sunrise. Record Lounge owner Heather Frarey flips her closed...
Lacking a heavyweight music venue, Lansing relies on small clubs
Jan. 25 2018
Before writing this article, we at City Pulse asked our readers a question: What is your favorite place for live music in the Greater Lansing Area? We got the usual answers like Mac’s, the Robin...
Shaken and stirred by the Sam Shepard classic
Jan. 25 2018
“Buried Child” begins with Michael Hays as Dodge onstage while an unseen Amy Rickett as his wife, Halie, yells from above a real stairway in her imagined room. Their prolonged long-distance...
National Broadway musical tour featuring world-class talent comes to East Lansing
Jan. 18 2018
Director Diane Paulus (“Finding Neverland”) is backed by an all-female creative team, including screenwriter Jessie Nelson (“I Am Sam”) and composer Sara Bareilles (“Brave.")
New exhibit unearths candid photos of the legendary artist
Jan. 18 2018
Andy Warhol dons a black suit and tie with sunglasses, while an unnamed man hangs in the background. Warhol’s daily life is celebrated by the new Broad Art Museum exhibit, “Andy Warhol: A Day...
Riverwalk Theatre resurrects Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama
Jan. 18 2018
By Skyler Ashley “Buried Child,” the legendary play that earned its creative mind Sam Shepard the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979, comes to Riverwalk Theatre this weekend. Director Janet Colson...
Jan. 18 2018
Did you know about M.A.C. co-ed Gertrude Peters, who in 1903 was expelled for some indiscretions relating to “hours” and having dinner with a man? Or that the 1900 J-Hop was delayed due to...
Jan. 18 2018
Kyle Holsinger-Johnson is the founder of FARE: eat differently, a new series of brunch pop-ups coming to REO Town this month and next. Holsinger-Johnson has experimented with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free...
Berlin horn master, Lansing Symphony generate solar power
Jan. 11 2018
Coming near the end of a string of subzero days and nights, at the post-holiday nadir of winter gloom, the golden horn, golden tone and golden grin of soloist David Cooper was the most timely musical intervention...
Jan. 11 2018
Stalwarts like Centenary and the Revenant have long since established themselves in the Lansing metal scene. Recorruptor and Grave Leech, both relatively new, should perform exciting sets. Recorruptor...
Jan. 11 2018
Retail Properties of America, or RPAI, the Oakbrook, Illinois owner and leasing agent for the Edgewood Towne Center, had been pressing the Fehsenfelds to agree to a reconfiguration and reduction in size...
Jan. 11 2018
Visitors can now stare down the barrel of “Dirty Harry” Calhoun’s gun, wondering if they do indeed want to make his day, as they place their orders at the counter. On the far wall, Walter...
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Popular Eastside coffeehouse expands to new location with more space, pastries
Jan. 11 2018
On Sunday, after four successful years in Lansing’s Eastside Neighborhood, Cara Nader closed the original location for her business, Strange Matter Coffee Co., in preparation for a big move. Her...
Annual Martin Luther King concert wades into healing waters
Jan. 9 2018
Annual Martin Luther King concert wades into healing waters