'Creole Christmas' blends sentiment and style
Dec. 16 2015
Etienne Charles’ new CD, “Creole Christmas,” does mess with Santa, but briefly and gently. Casual jazz fans who prefer their music “straight” need not run for the hills. The...
Dec. 16 2015
Saturday’s Fusion Shows Holiday Extravaganza show features a roster of local indie bands, including co-headliners Lights & Caves and Secret Grief. Warming up the stage are Alaska, Dyno Gee and Parkway...
Etienne Charles brings 'Creole Christmas' to Lansing
Dec. 16 2015
A lavish photo spread in the December 2015 edition of Vanity Fair, “Jazz on the Loose,” gave some love to 36 virtuosos under 33 who are headlining “the hottest live jazz scene since Review...
Dec. 16 2015
It’s unseasonably warm in Michigan this week, but one local event is hoping to turn some cheeks rosy red without the help of winter weather. Michigan’s largest burlesque variety show, Tease-A-...
Locals find community in costumes
Dec. 16 2015
As Todd Letts, in his full “Star Wars” scout trooper costume, stepped off the elevator in NCG Cinemas Saturday morning, a teenage boy walked past
Holt native tours the country with ‘Cirque Dreams Holidaze’
Dec. 16 2015
Known for its daring, Broadway-meetsbalancing-acts performances and magnificent costumes, “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” relies on a cast of behind-the-scenes workers to keep everything running smoothly....
Local fans discuss the enduring legacy of ‘Star Wars’
Dec. 16 2015
“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away … ." Those words, in brilliant blue, lit up the darkened movie theater and left an indelible mark in my mind’s eye
Mild culture shock hits Broad’s new assistant curator
Dec. 15 2015
A dead hydrangea danced on the glass outside the Broad Art Museum café when I sat down to talk with the museum’s new assistant curator, Steven Bridges. The impromptu performance on a sunny...
‘Target to Table’ offers alternatives to unhealthy eating
Dec. 15 2015
With Christmas just around the corner, that New Year’s resolution to lose 10 pounds can’t be far behind. With a holiday season that now seems to stretch from Halloween to the mid-January college...
David Frizzell brings decades of country music history to Lansing performance
Dec. 9 2015
Country artist David Frizzell produced a string of hit records in the 1970s and 1980s, but his biggest hit — the 1981 duet, “You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma,” with Shelly...
Dec. 9 2015
Heartsick, formerly known as Know Lyfe, changed its name back in February, and vocalist Alfonso Civile said it’s been a smooth transition. “We get to basically push reset and start fresh, from...
Dec. 9 2015
It’s hard to imagine the holiday season without the beloved songs and melodies that accompany it. Every year, new artists are rearranging and covering songs like “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”...
A guide to Lansing-area online fundraising campaigns
Dec. 9 2015
Over two years, volunteers and gallery staff have dedicated themselves to renovating these buildings to create community art spaces for children and adults. With this latest round of renovations, the center...
Photography talk explores early Native American photography
Dec. 9 2015
Without the handful of intrepid photographers who documented the Native Americans of North America at the turn of the last century, we would have little idea what their way of life looked like before...
‘The December Project’ uses movement to explore postmodern philosophy
Dec. 8 2015
TUESDAY, Dec. 8 — The MSU Department of Theatre’s “The December Project” is certainly not the usual holiday schmaltz associated with end-of-the-year theater. Created by Kellyn Uhl,...
Dec. 7 2015
MONDAY, Dec. 7 — Lansing country station WITL (100.7 FM) and Townsquare Media announced today the return of the Taste of Country music festival to Cooley Law School Stadium
Book explores Michigan’s shadow and ghost towns
Dec. 4 2015
LANSING — Some are ghosts. Others are shadows. And a bunch have disappeared without a trace.They’re once-vibrant communities that are vibrant no longer — if they survive at all as more...
Dec. 4 2015
FRIDAY, Dec. 4 — If this was Rate-a-Record from Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand,” I’d give Mitch Albom’s new book, “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto,”...
Desmond Jones headlines at hometown hotspot
Dec. 3 2015
THURSDAY, Dec. 3 — The Loft, in downtown Lansing, has hosted talent from all over the country
Dec. 2 2015
Grand Ledge-based “power-new wave” band Jason Alarm reunites Saturday at Mac’s Bar; openers are the Plurals, Mr. Fox and the Hounds and Dead Hour Noise. Jason Alarm was born in 2007 after...

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