Hip-hop artist Mikeyy Austin hopes to get Erykah Badu’s attention (again) with new video
Nov. 2 2016
Local hip-hop artist Mikeyy Austin dropped “T I N T E D,” his debut solo project, earlier this year. The digital-only EP got a boost in August when Grammy-winning neo-soul artist Erykah Badu...
East Lansing Film Festival offers documentary-heavy slate of films
Nov. 2 2016
The East Lansing Film Festival kicks off its 19th year Thursday, offering a week-long slate of features and short films across three locations
Nov. 2 2016
Narc Out the Reds, a local alternative/noise pop band known for its frantic yet melodic tracks, releases a new 10-inch vinyl Saturday at Mac’s Bar. The single, released via the GTG Records imprint,...
Painter Jessica Wilson finds inspiration in color, nature
Nov. 2 2016
Jessica Wilson, this week’s cover artist, was drawn to East Lansing by the wide-open spaces of rural Mid-Michigan. A proponent of self-sufficiency, Wilson was looking for enough land to grow her...
Orchestra, choir, soloists gear up for Beethoven’s mighty Nint
Nov. 2 2016
As mezzo-soprano soloist in the “Ode to Joy,” the delirious climax of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Jazimina MacNeil will be one-fourth of a tiny but critical nucleus in a vast choral...
Sharon Ketchum takes the helm at recently formed Unitarian church
Nov. 2 2016
If it were up to the Rev. Sharon Ketchum, we all would embrace one another — a sentiment that is easy to agree with but difficult to practice in a divisive election season
Nov. 2 2016
With election day looming next week, three local theater companies are rolling out politically-minded plays. While none of the productions were purposefully scheduled to line up with the political season,...
New book seeks to bring film criticism to high schools
Nov. 2 2016
Most authors would be satisfied with a book that sells over 1 million copies, but not Thomas C. Foster of East Lansing. “How to Read Literature Like a Professor,” Foster’s breezy guide...
Capital Loops Gifts, Groceries and Café / Guyton's Heirloom Cuisine
Nov. 2 2016
“They’re hard workers and they have great ideas,” said Patrice Drainville, Waterfront manager and company spokeswoman. “(River Town Adventures and Capital Loop) have brought new...
Arts Council of Greater Lansing awards over $35,000 in local grants
Oct. 28 2016
This morning, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing announced over $35,000 in grants for local artists and arts organizations
Smithfield to headline Silver Bells in the City
Oct. 27 2016
THURSDAY, Oct. 27 — Downtown Lansing Inc. announced this week that country duo Smithfield will headline this year’s Silver Bells in the City. The 32nd annual holiday festival returns to downtown...
Comic Robert Kelly talks road life, growing up in Boston and food
Oct. 26 2016
Robert Kelly doesn’t shy away from coarse jokes. But he’s not in it to piss you off or make you uncomfortable. He wants to win you over
Three-day event highlights East Asian cultures
Oct. 26 2016
Art forms from Japan, China and Korea — three East Asian countries with distinct cultures — come together this week for a three-day exploration of Asian performing arts
Oct. 26 2016
The fifth annual Pierce Fest, which started as an annual outdoor house concert/music festival, has expanded and moved into the Avenue Café. “It was just getting too big, cops were being called...
Oct. 26 2016
Lansing-based hip-hop artist James Gardin is trying to fill a void in Lansing. And it’s not the first time he’s taken a stab at it. In 2008, Gardin and a friend began a monthly hip-hop show,...
WLNS anchor Jane Aldrich announces January retirement
Oct. 26 2016
After 31 years behind the desk for WLNS 6 News, anchor Jane Aldrich is ready for her next chapter. Just don’t call it retirement
Classic British sitcom on the boards at Riverwalk Theatre
Oct. 26 2016
British farce, I have been told, is an acquired taste. But in the hands of a not ready-for-prime-time cast at Riverwalk Theatre, “Are You Being Served?” is a three day-old leftover from a...
Oct. 26 2016
Michigan State Medical Society 129 W. Saginaw St., East Lansing Architect: Minoru Yamasaki
Two new books, museum exhibit assert Michigan´s leading role in design
Oct. 26 2016
It’s a mundane mix of medical offices and nonprofit organizations, the kind of building I’ve biked past all my life without noticing, but something about it called out to me. The lowslung,...
Oct. 26 2016
Call it the “Dancing with the Stars” Effect: Over the last 11 years, ABC’s competitive ballroom dancing show has boosted the careers of B-list celebrities, athletes and assorted Hollywood...

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