LSO tackles Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony
Oct. 3 2012
Orchestras love to tie neat little titles around subscription concerts, like "The Power and the Passion" or "From Russia, with Love." They're usually cheesy and easy to ignore, except when they're not...
Local group raising funds for permanent museum that will tell the city's story
Oct. 3 2012
Lansing is the history hub for all things Michigan, from the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, which focuses on the rise of the automobile, to the Michigan Historical Museum, which covers the rise of pretty...
Annual tour lets you peek in some swanky Westside homes
Oct. 3 2012
An enormous fireplace with ornate Victorian-style tile dominates the Carr family's living room. Elaborate plasterwork covers the ceiling and arched glass windows adorn the walls. Homeowner Gordon Carr...
Oct. 3 2012
An enormous fireplace with ornate Victorian-style tile dominates the Carr family's living room. Elaborate plasterwork covers the ceiling and arched glass windows adorn the walls. Homeowner Gordon Carr...
Riverwalk Black Box show wades into deep water
Oct. 3 2012
Even though audiences already knew what happened at the end of 1997's blockbuster "Titanic," they still flooded theaters in record numbers to watch the fate of the doomed passengers and crew
'boom' takes audiences to the end of the world
Oct. 3 2012
Be careful responding to classified ads offering "intensely significant coupling." That's one of the hard lessons learned in "boom," a penetratingly intimate comedy about cosmic events. But even with playwright...
Twisty Willis/Gordon-Levitt actioiner throws audiences for a sci-fi loop
Oct. 3 2012
Many science-fiction movies try to dazzle us with the high-tech sights of tomorrow. That's not the case with writer-director Rian Johnson's "Looper." Although it's set in the 2040s, the world it shows...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Oct. 3 2012
Taproot, a four-piece hard-rock band that formed in 1997 in Ann Arbor, performs Wednesday at The Loft along with co-headliners Nonpoint. Taproot started to gain national attention as the nü-metal...
Oct. 3 2012
Gallery walk & other exhibitions
Incu-BaKe kitchen
Sept. 26 2012
Want to make your grandmother's sugar cookie recipe famous? You have a couple choices: 1.) sell the recipe to a commercial pastry chef, or 2.) mass-produce it yourself. Pfff, no one gets gram-gram's recipe,...
Bombastic business owner may lose his multi-purpose venue
Sept. 26 2012
If you're plugged into the Lansing music scene, you may have noticed a flurry of bitter posts in your Facebook newsfeed last month from the Zeppelin's Music Hall page. The posts were mostly directed at...
MSU's reveloving repartory shows win with highbrow drama, meta humor
Sept. 26 2012
If the 20th century Russian elite had Red Bull to mix with their vodka, they might have enjoyed their bleak existences more. The Michigan State University Theatre Department's two shows playing in repertory,...
Trio of upcoming shows perfect for the season
Sept. 26 2012
The month of horror is almost here. Ravenous, blood-sucking creatures are crawling out of the woodwork for your soul … and your vote. Oh yeah, and Halloween is coming too. Every four years, politicians...
Sept. 26 2012
Paul Vasey, of the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, is the fourth speaker in MSU's semester-long series "Whom You Love: the biology of sexual orientation," which aims to demonstrate that homosexuality...
A fact checking guide to '2016: Obama's America'
Sept. 26 2012
I once had to write a college term paper for a course that had a 900-page textbook. Rather than plow through the whole book, I pulled a dozen paragraphs at random and built a paper around them that supported...
Sci-fi wunderkind coming to Lansing for signing event
Sept. 26 2012
Young adult author, science-fiction novelist, blogger, website editor, magazine contributor, expert on publishing and copyright law. They all fit the bill when describing Cory Doctorow, but he's more than...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Sept. 26 2012
Jim Finkley, better known by his stage name Joe Buck, is a hard-stomping one-man band. With a kick drum at his feet and a beat-up acoustic in his hands, Buck viciously mixes classic hillbilly music with...
Capital City Homebrew Supply & Plush Consignments
Sept. 19 2012
Things are brewing across the street from the City Pulse offices on Michigan Avenue. Well, maybe not actually brewing on-site, but a new business is certainly getting things started. On Thursday, owner/operator...
Lansing's Eric Dennis invents the icon you can't refuse
Sept. 19 2012
Last week, a lady in an ankle cast stopped me at the grocery store. "Why don’t you write more about the good things people are doing?" Journalists are often asked this question. Sorry I stepped on...
'Spring Awakening' delivers, despite some technical snafus
Sept. 19 2012
What happens when teenagers start exploring their own sexuality? No, this isn't the lead to a Dan Savage column, just a timeless question posed by the musical "Spring Awakening," now playing at Riverwalk...

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