Jan. 4 2018
By ALLAN I. ROSS For 2 ½ years, the Creole restaurant has been serving New Orleans-style bistro cuisine in the former home of Old Town’s historic Creole Gallery
Jan. 3 2018
You know it’s been a weird year when the biggest development news is two big holes in the ground. East Lansing finally eradicated its biggest eyesore, the former Citizens Bank at the corner of Abbot...
Classical and jazz highlights of 2017
Jan. 3 2018
On Feb. 10, Israeli-born clarinetist Anat Cohen, one in a series of major jazz artists-in-residence to visit MSU’s Jazz Studies program, performed with the student octet
Books explore persistent belief in things that aren’t true
Jan. 3 2018
Dr. Charles Laughead and his wife, Lillie, of East Lansing, spent several days before Christmas 1954 in Oak Park, Ill., with other true believers, waiting — not for Santa, but for spacemen from the...
A look back at Lansing’s cultural landscape
Jan. 3 2018
The new year has all but dawned on Michigan’s capital. For most, it’s a time of reflection and for those invested in the arts, we’ve asked ourselves: “What was big in music? Theatre?...
Local Lansing record label celebrates a productive anniversary year
Jan. 3 2018
Lansing’s GTG Records put out 16 records this year. That’s over 150 songs and more than 10 hours of music. If you wanted to, you could drive all the way to Tennessee listening to nothing but...
Jan. 3 2018
It’s been a tough year for our country politically speaking, but theatrically, it has been a great year for our community. Between January and December, our City Pulse theater reviewers covered over...
Dec. 21 2017
Aries (March 21-April 19) Your life in the first half of 2018 will be like a psychological boot camp that’s designed to beef up your emotional intelligence
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of [1968] City Pulse is sponsoring a monthly book club that will run through all of 2018.
Dec. 21 2017
Each book club meeting will be held at Schuler’s Eastwood Towne Center location on the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Exceptions come when the Thursday falls near a holiday, when the book...
A collection of work by Jim Shaw and Mike Kelley
Dec. 21 2017
Kelley and Shaw have been globally recognized both for their experimental art and their influential noise rock band Destroy All Monsters. Kelley died in 2012 but is survived by his paintings and photography,...
Super Happy Funtime brings its wild variety show to the Loft
Dec. 21 2017
There’s live music, there’s burlesque, there’s comedic theater and they usually take their clothes off. One thing Ruffin is certain of is his group’s knack for ruffling political...
Avenue to host charity pinball tournament
Dec. 21 2017
“Star Wars,” “Ghostbusters,” “Star Trek,” “The Simpsons,” “Lord of the Rings,” and numerous other familiar titles sit neatly in rows on Lansing’s...
A coffin-side chat with horror host Rich Koz, MeTV’s Svengoolie
Dec. 21 2017
Only he’s not so local anymore. Rich Koz (pronounced “Koze”), 65, has donned the top hat and punch-in-the-eye face paint of Svengoolie for 40 years, on and off. Generations of Chicago...
Green Dot Stables opened last week on Lansing’s east side.
Dec. 21 2017
Green Dot Stables opened last week on Lansing’s east side. Owner/operator Jacques Driscoll spent more than $1 million and year and a half transforming the former Whiskey Barrel Saloon into the restaurant,...
Dec. 14 2017
Aries (March 21-April 19) According to a Sufi aphorism, you can't be sure that you are in possession of the righteous truth unless a thousand people have called you a heretic. If that's accurate, you still...
Dec. 14 2017
There’s plenty of magic and wonder alongside tears and heartbreak in “Finding Neverland.” The touring Broadway production, now running at Wharton Center, is not short and certainly not...
Los Angeles-based artist Kathryn Andrews exhibit runs Dec. 16- Feb. 11 at the MSU Broad Art Museum
Dec. 14 2017
Politicians have been blurring the divide between Washington and Hollywood, mashing theater and policy-making together, for years. Artist Kathryn Andrews has jumped into the melee with a multi-genre display...
A short list of obscure, Michigan-made Christmas songs
Dec. 14 2017
Every year, radio stations fall into the same holiday-music trap. Countless spins of the same ol’ Christmas tunes by Mariah Carey and Paul McCartney take over the airwaves. Crowded shopping centers...
Steven and Misa Mead join Mountain Town Brass holiday concert
Dec. 14 2017
We’re not talking about a couple of chartered accountants who moonlight in the town square after a pint or two. In the world of brass bands, Steven Mead is an über-poobah of the euphonium, a...
Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle brings back annual holiday show for five rounds of 'strangeness'
Dec. 14 2017
The wise showman knows how to appeal to a wide range of fans, but when you’re dealing with “the holidays” — that hot button, non-secular slush zone of unbridled joy, seasonal depression...