Sept. 14 2016
We’re halfway through September, and 2016 is already a doozy. Acts of mass violence pepper newspaper headlines, alongside stories of global tensions and sharply divided and bitter political races
Sept. 14 2016
The local Mic Club hip-hop showcase formed in 2007, but it’s been absent from the scene since January 2013 when its founder, rapper Sincere, moved down south. Friday, the Lansing-centric concert...
Sept. 14 2016
Guitarist Bobby Murray feels blessed to play the blues for a lot of reasons. Saturday’s headliner at Michigan BluesFest worked closely with blues legend Etta James for 22 years, and he’s traded...
Lewis Black talks politics, theater and ‘The Daily Show’
Sept. 14 2016
Lewis Black has built a career on anger. The standup comedian rose to national notoriety through “Back in Black,” a recurring segment on Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” where...
Ten Pound Fiddle kicks off 42nd season
Sept. 14 2016
Energetic young string bands, a new folk festival and a healthy pour of Irish music provide the backbone for the Ten Pound Fiddle’s 42nd season, which kicks off Friday with a performance by Irish...
Ray Tadgerson reflects on Lansing’s campaign to keep GM
Sept. 14 2016
Growing up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ray Tadgerson was inspired to become a civil engineer by the massive Soo Locks
‘Rock of Ages’ delivers ‘80s rock thrills
Sept. 14 2016
If you’re an ‘80s rock fan looking for nothin’ but a good time, the Owosso Community Players have you covered with “Rock of Ages.”
Sampling our way across Greater Lansing’s beer scene
Sept. 14 2016
Like the contents of a giant brewing kettle, Greater Lansing’s beer scene took a while to heat up. While West Michigan and Metro Detroit overflowed with beer, the mid-Michigan scene lagged behind
Rajje's Taphouse
Sept. 14 2016
Nick Ostapczuk will open Rajje’s Taphouse next year in the East Town mixed-use development project. The bar/restaurant will reuse some items that were part of the property’s previous occupants,...
Southern-style restaurant moves into City Market
Sept. 13 2016
As Lansing City Market wraps up its Grand Concert Series, this week, attendees will have a chance to check out the market’s latest addition, Guyton’s Heirloom Bistro
Jeff Davis talks improvising, ‘Whose Live Anyways?’
Sept. 12 2016
Jeff Davis began his acting career at 4, performing in what he describes as “a terribly ill-advised all-children production” of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at the...
‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ visually stunning, lacking in story
Sept. 9 2016
I find myself troubled by “Kubo and the Two Strings,” the latest offering from stop-motion animation company Laika. There’s so much right with the film, so many delights and emotional...
LAFCU debuts traveling art piece
Sept. 8 2016
Attendees at the Lansing City Market’s Grand Concert Series have probably noticed the 6-foot LAFCU letters alongside the Grand River
Sept. 7 2016
Second was Detroit native Cub Koda of Brownsville Station, and fellow Lansing rock legends the Woolies placed third. The Blue Echoes are now honored among 80 other Michigan bands and vocalists, including...
Greater Lansing’s underground comedy scene rises to the surface
Sept. 7 2016
The closings of Connextions Comedy Club and Tripper’s Comedy Club were a huge blow to the local standup comedy community, taking away two of the scene’s precious few venues. But like a game...
Guest soloist pivots from Ravel to Beethoven in symphony opener
Sept. 7 2016
Last week, the featured soloist asked Lansing Symphony maestro Timothy Muffitt to change the program — a rare event in the symphonic world — from Ravel’s exquisite Concerto for the Left...
Sept. 7 2016
If you’ve eaten at REO Town eateries Good Truckin’ Diner or Saddleback BBQ, you’ve probably noticed the colorful picnic tables out front. Those tables are a result of last year’s...
Suzanne de Passe waxes eloquent over her long showbiz career
Sept. 7 2016
In the late ‘60s, Suzanne de Passe had recently moved to Detroit from New York to work as a creative assistant for Motown Records founder Berry Gordy. That’s when a phone call from friend Bobby...
‘Detroit Hustle’ describes struggles, joys of rehabbing abandoned house
Sept. 7 2016
If readers pick up “Detroit Hustle” thinking it’s a book about getting rich by flipping houses in Detroit’s depressed housing market, they will be sorely disappointed. But they...
New exhibit explores ‘golden age’ of album art
Sept. 7 2016
Modern music listeners are used to seeing album art as tiny thumbnails in an iTunes library or a Spotify playlist

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