Owosso train institute gives alternate look at Michigan history
June 5 2013
Before highways crisscrossed the state, carving concrete trails from Detroit to Grand Rapids and Monroe to Sault Ste. Marie, train tracks snaked across the landscape, guiding steam-puffing locomotives...
Local group transcends rocks genres on Pantera singer's label
June 5 2013
Metal groups usually stick close to a specific sub-genre — speed, thrash, doom, death. The rockers who make up local outfit Cavalcade don't seem concerned with the parameters set by their metal forefathers...
Riverwalk closes season with musical comedy adaptation
June 5 2013
In live TV of the 1950s, you had one chance to get it right; blow that entrance, line or dance step, and millions of viewers witnessed your screw-up. The same is true, of course, of live theater and Riverwalk...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
June 5 2013
After spending over a month touring the country, Lansing band People's Temple plays a hometown gig Friday at The Loft
Lansing City Market open on Sundays for the summer
June 5 2013
Wednesday, June 5 — Competition is a cornerstone of business, and one of the best ways to be competitive is to extend your hours. Or, as the Lansing City Market found, extending the number of days...
June 4 2013
Mid-Michigan has enough festivals, concerts, parties and car shows to keep you busy nearly every day this summer. Here's a list of the best of the season's activities
DeWitt, St. Johns and Meridian Township each land $10,000 grant for public art installations, the latest in LEAP’s public art program
June 4 2013
Tuesday, June 4 — Three local communities — St. Johns, Meridian Township and the city of DeWitt — have been chosen to receive $10,000 each toward funding new sculptures that will be placed...
BWL announces chili contest winners
June 3 2013
Monday, June 3 — The battle over the best chili in greater Lansing was hashed out Friday at the 18th annual BWL Chili Cook-off. BWL spokesman Stephen Serkaian said participation this year was estimated...
MSU food truck wins national award for locally made cheeseburger
May 31 2013
Friday, May 31 — If you had to pick a food item that best represented the Lansing area, what would you pick? Something green, like pesto chicken, to play off the Michigan State University colors?...
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...