‘Telling: Lansing’ brings veterans’ stories to the stage
Nov. 4 2015
If your only impression of the military is from Hollywood films or video games, Peppermint Creek Theater Co., in partnership with the nationally recognized Telling Project, is hoping to change that
Four-headed saxophone blob oozes into symphony concert
Nov. 4 2015
True to the spirit of Halloween, the soloist in the next Lansing Symphony Orchestra concert was painstakingly assembled from its constituent parts in the dark, saliva-spattered laboratory of MSU saxophone...
Local author explores history of Meridian Township
Nov. 4 2015
The Meridian Township most of us think of is the bustling shopping area where Grand River Avenue meets Marsh Road
Nov. 4 2015
Local theater is chock-full of entertainment options this November, featuring everything from heartwrenching dramas and heartwarming comedies to movie nostalgia musicals and family-friendly fare. Here...
East Lansing Film Festival kicks off 18th year
Nov. 4 2015
A legal dispute over a mummified leg. A conversation with a piano genius. The outbreak of a deadly virus. The birth of freestyle skiing. A Latina chef learns to make sushi. These are just a few of the...
Veteran singer Betty Baxter gets lifetime tribute
Nov. 4 2015
It’s a long stretch from plucky song-and-dance gal Shirley Temple to cerebral jazz pianist Bill Evans, but that’s Betty Baxter’s musical path in a nutshell
Nov. 4 2015
Michigan roots-scene troubadour Chris Bathgate, along with fellow folkies Seth Bernard and Gifts or Creatures, perform Friday at the Avenue Café. Bathgate, 33, grew up in Iowa and Kentucky. In 2001,...
Comedian Taylor De La Ossa tells all
Nov. 4 2015
Being a stand-up comedian comes with perks. Your job is making people happy, you don’t have a boss breathing down your neck and — sometimes — you get a few complimentary drinks at the...
Lansing Art Gallery presents artist talk with Xia Gao
Nov. 3 2015
TUESDAY, Nov. 3 — While “Dwell,” an exhibition by artist and MSU professor Xia Gao, has been on display for nearly a month, the artist will finally get to share her thoughts on the exhibit
LCC student, local musicians win prestigious John Lennon Scholarship
Nov. 3 2015
TUESDAY, Nov. 3 — Dillon Gorden had no idea who was calling when a New York number came through on his phone while he was at work. The person on the other end was a woman named Samantha. She started
Twyla Tharp Dance celebrates 50 years
Oct. 29 2015
THURSDAY, Oct. 29 — Twyla Tharp Dance’s 50th anniversary tour lands on the Wharton Center stage Tuesday, but founder and choreographer Twyla Tharp bristles at the mention of 50 years.Twyla...
Joshua Davis to headline Silver Bells in the City
Oct. 29 2015
THURSDAY, Oct. 29 — Lansing’s 31st annual Silver Bells in the City festival is stepping away from the teen pop groups of recent years and has tapped a headline performer with local connection
Oct. 28 2015
Lansing gets a dose of major-label hip hop when Def Jam recording artist Big K.R.I.T. headlines Tuesday at the Loft. Openers are BJ the Chicago Kid and Jahshua Smith and the Race Card. Fans of classic...
Legends still surround 'The War of the Worlds'
Oct. 28 2015
When Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre on the Air presented the “The War of the Worlds” radio drama on Oct. 30, 1938, many were sucked in by the show’s realism and wondered if...
East Lansing artist prints native plants on invasive species
Oct. 28 2015
An East Lansing artist prints the shadows of endangered plants on handmade paper crafted from the invasive plants that threaten them
Bonnie Jo Campbell writes stories of love, loss and sexuality
Oct. 28 2015
“Mothers, Tell Your Daughters,” the title of the Bonnie Jo Campbell’s new book, prompts the question: Tell your daughters what?
Oct. 28 2015
Back by popular demand, a new Lansing-based improv comedy group is making an encore appearance this week in Old Town
Former MSU President Wharton on racism and the loss of 'human capital'
Oct. 28 2015
Few Fortune 500 CEOs get the chance to weigh a loan application from a hotel where, a few decades earlier, they were nearly thrown out of the lobby for having the wrong skin color. Few executives are asked...
Craft cocktails catch on in Lansing
Oct. 28 2015
The bar is just one of several examples of the budding craft cocktail movement in Greater Lansing. While craft beer is the big economic driver in Michigan’s beverage industry — and soaks up...
‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ still powerful
Oct. 28 2015
When a literary work is classified as “important,” the connotation is that it is intellectually ponderous and pretentious. Riverwalk Theatre’s production of “Diary of Anne Frank”...

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