The battles of the Lansing buskers
Oct. 10 2012
Commuters along Michigan Avenue have noticed a change in scenery in the Frandor area: a steady succession of sad faces holding cardboard placards pleading for cash. "Anything helps," the signs often say....
This week's previews and reviews
Oct. 10 2012
‘Peach’ boysBy HLNE DRYDEN This weekend, the Michigan State Department of Theatre serves up the stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book, “James and the...
Michigan author's second memoir covers religious humor and a cancer fight
Oct. 10 2012
Readers of Rhoda Janzen's hilarious 2009 New York Times bestseller "Mennonite in a Little Black Dress" may recall her failed date with a guy named Mitch who wore a Jesus-nail necklace. Since then, life...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Oct. 10 2012
Typically the Ten Pound Fiddle concert series is reserved for veteran folk performers from across the globe, but occasionally a local group or performer is asked to play. This Friday, that honor goes to...
Salon 1131 & Gibby's Grinders
Oct. 3 2012
The owners of Old Town's newest business have picked a heck of a weekend to launch their grand opening. As Oktoberfest patrons slur their way through German folk songs backed up by the oompah-pah band...
Oct. 3 2012
City Pulse's guide to the all the haunted houses, pumpkin patches and corn mazes within 45 minutes of Lansing
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...

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