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Sept. 5 2012
The school year's back, and with it come tense shoulders from hunching over keyboards, anxiety from juggling a variety of activities and headaches from too much, um, studying. Yeah, that's it, studying....
Celebrity guest directors, film adaptations make for a diverse upcoming theater season
Sept. 5 2012
Spielberg shares equal stage time with Shakespeare (sort of) in this diverse theater season that tries to leave no audience behind. This season's crop of choices includes heavy hitters such as McNally,...
What's playing and where
Sept. 5 2012
All titles and dates are subject to change. Please call the theaters or visit their websites for updates and ticket prices
REO Town reinventing itself as place 'where art is made.'
Sept. 5 2012
If you drive south on Washington Square out of downtown Lansing, just beyond I-496 you'll hit REO Town. At least, you used to. Now you hit a Road Closed sign, a Sidewalk Closed sign, and, to top it all...
Lansing songstress orchestrates stylish performance event
Sept. 5 2012
The blues has always been sodden in gloom. Even the late gospel vocalist Mahalia Jackson once said, "Anybody singing the blues is in a deep pit yelling for help." But that’s not true for Twyla Birdsong
Sept. 5 2012
City Pulse will interview speakers coming to Michigan State University for the semester-long "Whom You Love: the biology of sexual orientation" speaker series. The series, organized by MSU neuroscience...
Lansing-area fighter takes on a new career working with youths
Sept. 5 2012
It's a sweltering late summer morning, and a handful of Lansing-area kids are spending the end of their respective vacations jumping rope inside a muggy boxing gym. A Kanye West song thumping over the...
Clairvoyant convention comes to Lansing
Sept. 5 2012
Gazing into my crystal ball, I can see a gathering charged with mystery and intrigue approaching. Yes, it is becoming clear — there will be people emerging from the haze seeking guidance and direction....
Quirky comedy gives middle school 'oddballs' their moment in the spotlight
Sept. 5 2012
If you show up this weekend for Over the Ledge's production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," it might be a good idea to thumb through a dictionary real quick, or at least catch up on the...
Nick Cave's screenplay for 'Lawless' suggests he oughta stick to music
Sept. 5 2012
They used to write backwoods ballads about men like the Bondurant brothers, the Virginia moonshiners who built their own little empire during Prohibition. Unfortunately, instead of picking up his guitar...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Sept. 5 2012
Over 1,000 students are expected to fill the field outside of the MSU Auditorium for the annual Spartan Remix. The free, all-ages event features music from DJ Rod P — the official DJ for the Detroit...
Venues, record stores, music shops and local radio stations around town
Aug. 31 2012
If moving into your new digs at Michigan State University included lugging heavy boxes of vinyl LPs and guitars up seemingly endless flights of stairs, getting hip to Lansing's music venues should be at...
Bar 30 & spare time entertainment center
Aug. 29 2012
The number 30 has inspired generations of navel-gazers to contemplate their unproductive lives and try to figure out where all the time went. In fact, card companies and party supply stores have made a...
Lansing artist conjures up top-secret Haunted Art Exhibition inside an abandoned schoolhouse
Aug. 29 2012
With shattered windows, boarded-up doors, and white paint plastered over graffiti, this massive brick building — once a Lansing schoolhouse — satisfies all the visual qualities of a haunted...
Aug. 29 2012
Great Lakes Artworks: Featuring photographer by Richard Loft. Reception: Noon-4 p.m. September 2. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. 306 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 372-4293....
Local facial hair enthusiasts take it on the chin in weekend competition
Aug. 29 2012
Whether you're sporting a daring Donegal, manly muttons or rocking a royale, fame, glory and prizes could be yours this Saturday when "beardos" from across the nation will their facial hair against each...
Mosaic festival offers multi-cultural mash-up
Aug. 29 2012
Scales rub against skin as a 6-foot-long boa constrictor slithers down the curves of a woman's body. The woman twists and undulates on stage in front of hundreds of staring eyes. Suddenly you realize you...
'Gypsy-jazz' band records album inside abandoned Old Town bar
Aug. 29 2012
Dylan Rogers unlocks the back door of the dilapidated, vacant bar on the outskirts of Old Town, and slowly pushes it open. "Hello! Anybody here?" he shouts, carefully entering, crowbar in one hand, flashlight...
Second annual Capitol City Dragon Boat Race sets weekend on fire
Aug. 29 2012
Time to start thinking about what you're doing this Labor Day weekend. Stuff your face with hot dogs and fruit salad? Look through granny's photo album for the umpteenth time at a family reunion? Or maybe...
Lansing student standup comedians polish their acts
Aug. 29 2012
The notorious "Bill Hicks Hates Hecklers" video on YouTube is as good a crash course in standup comedy etiquette as you can get. In the grainy reel from the '80s, a drunken female heckler shouts, "You...

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