Oct. 12 2016
Michigan’s natural beauty is important to writer and illustrator pair Gijsbert and Robbyn van Frankenhuyzen — so much so that they’re opening their 40-acre property, Hazel Ridge Farm...
All-star Aziza quartet brings rich jazz tapestry to Wharton Center
Oct. 12 2016
When rays of recombination zap the venerable genes of jazz tradition, fresh mutations vibrate into being
Russell Malone digs in at first MSU jazz residency of the year
Oct. 12 2016
Russell Malone’s Gibson Super 400, a dark, resonant cavern of a guitar, contains many mansions of sound
A guide to Lansing-area online fundraising campaigns
Oct. 12 2016
As it prepares for a move across the street, Strange Matter Coffee Co. is raising funds to launch a scratch bakery specializing in craft doughnuts, including vegan and gluten-free options
New book on Grande Ballroom explores Detroit’s lost music venue
Oct. 12 2016
In the late ‘60s, visitors entering the second floor of Detroit’s Grande Ballroom were greeted by waves of pulsating music and an electric light show. They handed a ticket to someone in a bathtub...
Millennials get the spotlight at Creative Placemaking Summit
Oct. 12 2016
The second annual Creative Placemaking Summit, which drew nearly 300 artists, entrepreneurs and community leaders to the Lansing Center last week, featured a diverse slate of presenters from a variety...
Dicker and Deal / La Cocina Cubana / Chick-fil-A
Oct. 12 2016
Every so often, a business transcends its retail roots and crosses over into tourist attraction territory
Zaytoon opens second location
Oct. 11 2016
West Lansing fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant Zaytoon opened its second location in Holt earlier this week. Owner/operator Samy Aburashed took to Facebook to thank his customers and express
Oct. 7 2016
FRIDAY, Oct. 7 — A roundup of news from around the state, provided by our partners at Capital News Service. Follow the links for the full stories.Heavier storms threaten states aging drains: Global
MSU production raises questions, offers few answers
Oct. 5 2016
Why are people so mean to each other? That’s the basic question behind Simon Stephens’ “Punk Rock,” a play about seven anxious teenagers in a high pressure British grammar school
Oct. 5 2016
All the spooky happenings this month in Mid-Michigan
LCC’s ‘None of the Above’ offers study in contrasts
Oct. 5 2016
Pop quiz, hotshot. The opening play of the season by Lansing Community College Theatre Program is: A) Not comical, B) Not sad, C) Not silly, D) Not profound or E) None of the above. The correct answer...
Riverwalk Theatre ramps up the drama in latest production
Oct. 5 2016
Riverwalk Theatre’s latest black box play, penned by Lanford Wilson and directed by Michael Hays, is billed as “passionate drama.” That’s like calling a brutal death a “noteworthy...
Lansing Maker Week highlights builders, entrepreneurs, innovators
Oct. 5 2016
Cloudy skies cast a foreboding shadow over Okemos Saturday morning, but that didn’t dampen the spirits inside the Meridian Mall, where children gathered to learn about robotics, 3D printing, hacking...
Satirical ‘Pulp’ skewers authors, criticizes critics
Oct. 5 2016
In “Pulp,” the latest work by playwright Joseph Zettelmaier, the author has a bit of passive-aggressive fun at the expense of critics
Creative Placemaking Summit returns to Lansing for second year
Oct. 5 2016
Placemaking is a hot buzzword among arts administration and city management types, but outside of those communities, the term still draws a lot of blank stares and puzzled looks
New book details rise and fall of futuristic car
Oct. 5 2016
In the late 1940s, the U.S. was still recovering from the toll of World War II. The victory parties were over, and the country needed something to root for. Enter Preston Tucker, an Ypsilanti machinist...
Thai Nation Bistro
Oct. 5 2016
The number of Asian restaurants in Williamston doubled last month. After Miso Sushi & Grill closed last year, Szechuan Garden became the only place in town to go when your cravings leaned toward the Far...
Bobbi Kilty refocuses on painting in retirement
Oct. 5 2016
Bobbi Kilty, this month’s City Pulse cover artist, knew she wanted to be an artist in high school
Local shops offer unique Halloween costume options
Oct. 5 2016
Halloween is less than a month away, which means for most of us it’s time to start searching for a costume. But the real Halloween fanatics probably already have their outfit picked out

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