June 15 2017
“It was really freeing to come to college, where no one knew me by my birth name. I just introduced myself as Jay, and it was so cool,” Hull said. “I changed my preferred name, so I had...
June 15 2017
Watts, who grew up in East Lansing, studies digital media and visual communications at Loyola University Chicago, where he is learning more about digital design software. Many of his works, including the...
June 15 2017
By DANIELLE CHESNEY Dennis Preston sat in the Lansing Mall on a recent afternoon, doodling a caricature in a leather sketchbook. Just feet away, mall visitors can have a Jimi Hendrix experience or “ah”...
June 15 2017
Summer has arrived, which means it’s time to dig the lawn chairs out from the depths of the garage, shake out the picnic blankets and mark your calendar for a packed season of outdoor live music....
June 15 2017
Summer is supposed to be a chance for university types to relax. Not so for Department of Theatre Professor Rob Roznowski, artistic director of MSU’s Summer Circle Theatre. The outdoor theater series,...
Historical Society kicks off summer walking tours exploring the history of Lansing photography
June 15 2017
Pictured above: The photography studio of Englishman Abraham Cottrell (1825-1901) on East Michigan Avenue. He began as a gunsmith and photographer on Washington Avenue from 1859-61, then served in the
Old Town institution, under new owners, to get ‘extreme dive bar makeover’
June 14 2017
Lansing development company Gillespie Group announced yesterday that it had purchased the Unicorn Tavern and will give it a “72-hour extreme dive bar makeover.” The revamped bar will be named...
marshmello, Migos, Machine Gun Kelly headline new festival
June 14 2017
Masked EDM performer marshmello was announced today as the headliner for the inaugural PRIME Music Festival. Also performing at the festival are influential hip-hop trio Migos and rapper Machine Gun Kelly
Éabha McMahon of Celtic Woman talks Irish music, the Titanic and coffee
June 13 2017
A quartet of ladies brings a taste of the Emerald Isle to the Wharton Center stage this weekend
‘Wonder Woman’ reveals need for more female-led action films
June 9 2017
It’s all but impossible for “Wonder Woman” to escape the absurdly high and unattainable expectations that have been foisted upon it — much like being a woman in today’s society....
June 9 2017
This summer, Paul Rathbun will transform the ground floor of the former Rum Runners building in downtown Lansing into a new retail space, while the second floor will become a loft apartment — and...
Nearing 100, arts mega-patron Selma Hollander feted at MSU
June 7 2017
On their honeymoon, Stanley Hollander told his new wife, Selma, that she would never have to work. So when he landed a job at Michigan State University and the couple arrived in East Lansing in 1958, she...
Next week, a crucial worker bee from the Beyhive buzzes into Lansing for a show at the Robin Theatre.
June 7 2017
Wednesday, the REO Town venue hosts Divinity Roxx, a bassist with credentials ranging from Victor Wooten’s opener to Beyoncé’s touring bass player and assistant musical director. In...
‘Luna Gale’ takes unflinching look at human suffering
June 7 2017
Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s production of the Rebecca Gilman play was often tortuous to sit through. Descriptions or depictions of child rape and abuse, meth addiction, our over-burdened Child...
June 7 2017
England’s newspaper The Telegraph eulogized Norman Granz as “the most successful impresario in the history of jazz” in its 2001 obituary. Granz created five record labels, the best known...
Karen Dionne’s ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’ a tale of family, survival in the Upper Peninsula
June 7 2017
The promotional run-up has been phenomenal, including a mega-blurb from thriller writer Lee Child, plugs in trend-setting magazines like Cosmopolitan and, just a few days ago, a spot in The New York Times’...
CADL’s Library of Things offers lawn games and more
June 7 2017
A book is great for taking to the beach, but Capital Area District Libraries is lending cardholders more than just books for summer fun this year. Outdoor summer games like bocce ball, cornhole, ladderball...
The Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame made the move to the Okemos
June 7 2017
After nearly 30 years in the historic Cooley-Haze House on the southern edge of downtown Lansing, the Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame made the move to the Okemos mall last month....
‘Fun Home’ translates trauma into universal story
June 7 2017
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lansing native Lisa Kron, “Fun Home” is an intimate, honest, funny and heartbreaking autobiographical...
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Suzanne Fischer wants to tell untold stories
June 7 2017
When they all had hefted the bolt, Henshaw pulled out a blue light from the bridge and flashed it on and off. In between the razzle-dazzle, he snuck in a lot of information about the principles behind...