City Pulse hosts second annual Kentucky Derby Party
May 4 2016
Lansing residents have a chance to watch “the most exciting two minutes in sports” on the big screen Saturday as City Pulse and Midtown Brewing Co. team up to host the second annual City Pulse...
May 4 2016
Michigan-based jazzy funk/rock band Everyday Junior headlines Saturday at the Loft; opening the show is Liquid Monk. Since forming in East Lansing in 2013, Everyday Junior has honed its high-energy jam-band...
New monthly art event kicks off Friday in Old Town
May 4 2016
An ArtPrize for Lansing? Well, let’s not get carried away. There are no $200,000 cash prizes at stake this weekend. But the Arts Council of Greater Lansing is hoping that its latest creation will...
Bonnie Jo Campbell talks Flannery O’Connor’s legacy
May 4 2016
Southern writer Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964) loved fowl. As a child, she enjoyed teaching chickens to do tricks
Gore Gore Girls return to Lansing
May 4 2016
For almost 20 years, the Gore Gore Girls have combined the attitude of ‘60s girlgroups with the powerful rock ‘n’ roll the Motor City is known for. Think the Ronettes meets Iggy & the...
Artisan Company Salon +Tom & Chee
May 4 2016
Over the next week, a 2,800-square-foot building in REO Town will undergo some big cosmetic changes as it transforms from a vacant law office into a destination hair salon. A gray hardwood floor will be...
'The Jungle Book' caught between gritty reboot and family fun
April 29 2016
FRIDAY, April, 29 — Disney’s new live-action adaptation of “The Jungle Book” is a solid movie, suitable for family entertainment. That sounds like a complement, and it almost is....
‘Gaps in the Fossil Record’ an imaginative story of star-crossed lovers
April 28 2016
The world premiere offers a rich original story that educates and entertains. The story has more twists than an Ozark Mountains highway. Whew
Tim McGraw announced as July 7 Common Ground headliner
April 28 2016
THURSDAY, April 28 — Country music superstar Tim McGraw will headline July 7 at this summer’s Common Ground Music Festival.McGraw has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and scored...
Neil Simon classic tackles romance with humor, pessimism
April 27 2016
Now comes this humble critic’s review of the theater god’s “Plaza Suite”—with hopes I will be spared any lightning strikes
‘You Can’t Take It With You’ a fantastic theatrical circus
April 27 2016
Starlight Dinner Theatre’s Review production of “You Can’t Take It With You” transforms the Waverly East Intermediate School cafeteria stage into a multi-ring theatrical circus...
Pianist Daniel Hsu wrestles with Beethoven in Lansing Symphony Finale
April 27 2016
“I’m going to go with ‘no’ on that one,” he said. “Flatout ‘no.’” Cocky is not the word for Hsu, 18-year-old guest piano soloist in Wednesday’s...
April 27 2016
Ghostly International artist Todd Osborn headlines a night of electronic music Saturday at Mac’s Bar. The Ypsilanti-based DJ and producer’s eclectic brand of acid house, techno and electronic...
April 27 2016
Michigan-based rock band Verve Pipe will headline the first-ever City Pulse River Rock Concert, which comes to Adado Riverfront Park June 10 and 11. Verve Pipe will perform June 10; Triple Lindy will open...
Medical marijuana expo comes to South Lansing
April 27 2016
Medical marijuana users will descend on the Causeway Bay hotel this weekend, but its attendees have one request: Don’t call it a stoner convention
April 27 2016
Campus to Coast, an annual boating trek hosted by MSU's Outdoors Club, gives participants 57 hours to complete the 160-mile trek. The fastest boaters accomplished the feat in 36 to 40 hours. Campus to...
Todd Barry talks rock clubs, crowd work and coffee shops
April 27 2016
Comedian Todd Barry’s style is so dry, it can be hard to tell when he’s moved on to the next joke
Bridge Street Social
April 27 2016
King’s buisness partner — and Bridge Street’s executive chef — is Michael Luther, owner of the Red Cedar Grill. The two met years ago when King was working as a wine rep. They stayed...
Verve Pipe to play classic album at City Pulse River Rock Concert
April 26 2016
TUESDAY, April 26 — Michigan-based rock band Verve Pipe will headline the first-ever City Pulse River Rock Concert, which comes to Adado Riverfront Park June 10 and 11
Bria Skonberg returns to East Lansing for Wharton Center performance
April 25 2016
Bria Skonberg fondly remembers her time at East Lansing’s Summer Solstice Jazz Festival last summer. “The audience was awesomely warm."

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