Weather could play a factor in this year's BWL Chili Cook-off
May 31 2013
Friday, May 31 — Should the food at Lansing Board of Water and Light’s 18th Annual Chili Cook-off be too hot, chili-heads may get cooled off with an 80 percent chance of rain
Preservation Lansing awards spotlight Genesee Street School project
May 29 2013
It's doubly fitting that Preservation Lansing will launch its 2013 round of awards with a press conference today at the old Genesee Street School downtown. In a city with a tattered urban fabric, the annual...
May 29 2013
Gallery walk and other exhibitions
Strong acting powers Williamston Theatre's vital drama
May 29 2013
At what point can acting overpower and threaten to derail a play? In the case of Williamston Theatre's "10:53," it's right around the halfway point
Photography exhibit depicts relocation of Ethiopian Jews
May 29 2013
"It Takes a Village: From Gondar to Jerusalem" begins the minute you get off the elevator on the fourth floor of the Michigan State University College of Law. As you walk along, you follow the journey...
Lansing bureau assembles crash course in cap city culture
May 29 2013
Mid-Michigan is home to a minor league ballpark, a zoo, a bustling art gallery scene and a more than two dozen museums, but when's the last time you — yeah, you, buddy — actually stepped foot...
May 29 2013
Your guide to books, movies, music, art, theater and camping
Grand Ledge writing group publishes third collection of work
May 29 2013
The Grand Ledge writers' group, Writing at the Ledges, thinks big — and thinking big this year resulted in a 387-page collection of essays, poems and short stories
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
May 29 2013
The Lansing Symphony received a grant from the City of Lansing to host a free Summer Pops Concert June 5 at Adado Riverfront Park. This is the 20th Anniversary of the Lansing Parks & Recreation's "Free...
Fifth annual competition starts in Old Town this weekend as artists mine materials
May 29 2013
Wednesday, May 29 — The fifth annual Scrapfest is back this weekend, bringing 13 teams of artists in competition over who can build unique sculptures from scrap metal
Decker's/ Artie's Food / Athenas Diner / Leaf
May 22 2013
After six years, Jessica Decker has handed over the keys to Decker's Coffee Co., 220 S. Washington Square in downtown Lansing, to a new owner. J.T. Dachtler took over the reins at Decker's Saturday, but...
Pianist Sergei Kvitko's road to Carnegie Hall
May 22 2013
Sergei Kvitko strangled his water bottle and looked at the clock. It was just before 7 p.m. on April 30, and he was due on stage at 7:30 for a grueling solo piano concert at Michigan State University's...
Lansing Vaudeville band embarks on weeklong, statewide tour for documentary
May 22 2013
There are some natural complications that go along with being a 15-piece gypsy folk band, and being about 80 years out of time is only one of them. Stage size is obviously a key issue, as is the coordination...
After 10 years, local artist's caricatures will no longer be at Biggby
May 22 2013
One of Dennis Preston's favorite places to conjure up grotesque and whimsical characters was the Biggby Coffee at 536 Elmwood Road in Lansing, just south of the Lansing Mall. The local illustrator, designer...
Lansing children's author keeps character grounded in real world
May 22 2013
If Ruth McNally Barshaw has her way, Ellie McDoodle will never see 13, play a video game or use a cell phone. And the Lansing author and illustrator will have her way, since she is the creator of the five-book...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
May 22 2013
Drake White, an EMI-signed singer/songwriter based in Nashville, plays the Whiskey Barrel Saloon on May 30. The Alabama native has a rootsy modern country sound, blended with southern gospel vibes
Lansing ensemble prepares for statewide tour
May 22 2013
Wednesday, May 22 — The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle was the closing band at the 50th annual East Lansing Art Festival on Sunday. It was the last local show for the band before a statewide...
A weekly column answering your technology questions
May 17 2013
Friday, May 17 — This week on Deemable Tech: Why do web browsers open inconsistently? (Editor’s note: “Deemable Tech” is a weekly syndicated column by Jacksonville, Fla.-based writer...
‘A Prairie Home Companion’ coming to East Lansing in August
May 16 2013
Thursday, May 16 — Tickets go on sale tomorrow for “A Prairie Home Companion,” Garrison Keillor’s long running variety show. The program is broadcast weekly on public radio outlets...
A rundown of Lansing shows this week
May 16 2013
Thursday, May 16 — Thrash metal, “gypsy art rock” with a little Brooklyn folk on the side makes its way to Lansing this weekend. The hard-pounding Sin Theorem and experimental Stikyfüt...