Find your inner Hawaiian during Mighty Uke Day
May 2 2012
Back in 1938, musician Andy Cummings was nearing the end of a long tour with the Paradise Islands Revue when he arrived in Lansing on an icy winter day. After his performance, the temperature had dropped...
Celebrated scientists square off in Riverwalk Theatre’s 'Copenhagen'
May 2 2012
Imagine Niels Bohr, the famous Danish physicist who was a part of the Manhattan Project, and Werner Heisenberg, famous for the uncertainty theory, coming back from the dead, in someplace between “heaven...
Capital City Collectibles hosts Free Comic Book Day
May 2 2012
Jahner owned Capital City Collectibles for three decades until he passed away on Sept. 22, 2010, at the age of 55. Jahner’s love for rarities kept the store packed with thousands of comics, action...
Children's Ballet Theatre revises a classic fairy tale
May 2 2012
Although an auditorium full of children may not sound like everyone’s dream come true, it's exactly what Children's Ballet Theatre board chairwoman Caryn Rhodes likes to see. "They're a very appreciative...
Beauty and brutality collide in fine 'Ruined'
May 2 2012
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mama Nadi’s brothel bustles with soldiers from both sides of the omnipresent, unnamed conflict. Patrons respect Mama’s authority under her roof, leaving...
Jim Abbott writes about his baseball career and his parents' love story
May 2 2012
Abbott’s emergence from Flint was a storybook tale, especially considering that he was born without a right hand. On a scholarship to the University of Michigan, he collected two Big 10 championships,...
Baby makes flee & cheatapalooza
May 2 2012
Q: When I married five years ago, I was on the fence about having kids. I thought some parental gene might kick in, but it never did. Now, at 40, I’ve accepted that a childless marriage is best for...
May 2 2012
Whether The Features are opening shows for their pals in Kings of Leon, taking the stage at Bonnaroo or going on an indie DIY tour, the Nashville-based band hasn’t slowed down since it formed in...
April 25 2012
8 p.m. Sept. 14 "MasterWorks 1: Opening Night," celebrating Ralph Votapek’s 50th anniversary Guest Artist: Ralph Votapek, piano Puts: Millennium Canons Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 Prokofiev:...
April 25 2012
A double shot of piano concertos featuring piano god Ralph Votapek, the mighty rumble of Shostakovich Tenth Symphony, big choral works from Brahms and Monteverdi, the return of pianist Christopher O’Riley...
April 25 2012
All three drooled at the prospect of lending a hand Oct. 6 to the Shostakovich epic, one of the 20th century’s great musical canvases. “Every time you turn the page, it’s exciting,”...
Symphony harmonizes Bach with the bottom line
April 25 2012
By all indicators, from artistic to economic, the symphony has successfully made the transition from classical music’s marble-pedestal past to a new age of accessibility and budget consciousness
April 25 2012
The final Lansing Symphony chamber concert of the season gave delicate notice that the symphony isn’t all about blasting brass, soaring strings and booming tympani
First Lansing Marathon came together, despite difficulties and challenges
April 25 2012
At 7:35 a.m., several hundred people are milling about in the shadow of the Accident Fund Building, jumping and stretching to keep warm. It’s cold enough to snow, but clear blue skies belie that...
Connect with the superb Oscar-winning 'Separation'
April 25 2012
(Note: After this week's City Pulse was published, the booking of "A Separation" at Celebration Lansing was canceled. We will let you know if the film is rescheduled.) The engrossing, fascinatingly detailed...
Award-winning Michigan authors take the spotlight at Night for Notables
April 25 2012
Ward, who won the National Book Award in 2011 for “Salvage the Bones,” and Gordon, the 2010 award winner for “Lord of Misrule,” will join 2009 finalist Campbell (“American...
Deidreanna Potter plays with Lansing Concert band
April 25 2012
Deidreanna Potter, a 17-year-old harpist from Charlotte, receives the Kenneth G. Bloomquist Lansing Concert Award at Saturday´s Band Lansing Concert Band performance; 8 p.m. Saturday, April 28 she...
A brothel madam battles brutal realities in the Pulitzer-winning 'Ruined'
April 25 2012
But while Mama Nadi may be able to manipulate her customers and her employees, she can’t shut out the realities of what’s going on outside her door, nor can she turn away from the traumas her...
Michigan State University's sparkling 'Blonde' earns straight As
April 25 2012
How does a musical that focuses on the stereotype of a blonde woman being a superficial airhead become a substantial piece of theater? In the case of Michigan State University’s production of “Legally...
Vulture capital & life Is methy
April 25 2012
Q: This woman and I have been friends for a year. She’s a free spirit of sorts with zero boundaries. In the time I’ve known her, she’s been married and divorced and then engaged, and...

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