Strong acting duo drives Williamston’s latest productions
May 31 2017
She owns the stage. Terry Heck is “Prof ” in John Murrel’s “Taking Shakespeare,” the latest production to hit the stage at Williamston Theatre
Long awaited project under US 127 overpass in motion
May 31 2017
By CLARISSA KELL On a recent afternoon, as cars zipped under the US 127 overpass on Michigan Avenue, Brian Whitfield fought against the wind to paint the outlines of a mural on an overpass wall. The mural,...
Broadway actor Robert Petkoff talks challenges, rewards of ‘Fun Home’
May 31 2017
When Lansing native Lisa Kron started working with composer Jeanine Tesori on a musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir “Fun Home,” she knew it was a powerful story but...
Artists announced for 2017 Great Lakes Folk Festival
May 30 2017
The Great Lakes Folk Festival released its 2017 music and dance lineup earlier today. Acts performing at the East Lansing festival range from Lansing’s own Heartland Klezmorim to Connla, a Celtic...
May 24 2017
The Pump House Concerts annual outdoor festival returns with another stacked lineup of accomplished Americana songwriters from across the country and Canada. Along with hours of live music, an assortment...
Lisa Pegher, Lansing Symphony slap a cyborg to life at season finale
May 24 2017
The Lansing Symphony and guest percussionist Lisa Pegher created something new in the orchestra’s season finale Friday. The world premiere of “Northern Nights,” an ambitious electro acoustic...
Your map to fun in the sun
May 24 2017
I was driving through my neighborhood when I saw it. More reliable than the robin, more trustworthy than the tulips, the orange glow of traffic cones is the sure sign of summer in Michigan. All over the...
May 24 2017
City Pulse's schedule of summer theater events
May 24 2017
Nic Gareiss and Caleb Teicher want to show you something new: a place where jazz, tap, folk and other styles of percussive dance intertwine. The duo explores the spaces between those genres Tuesday with...
Mason native Blake French lands werewolf role on Adult Swim series
May 24 2017
Actor Blake French never had much luck getting on stages in mid-Michigan. At 18, unable to land parts with local theater companies, the Mason High School student began skipping classes to travel to Detroit,...
Sam’s Southern Eatery / GoombaS Pizza / Red Burrito
May 24 2017
Louisiana-based chain Sam’s Southern Eatery is on track to open next week at the former location of Jackie’s Diner in south Lansing, which closed earlier this month. Store owners Tracy and...
Symphony announces 2017-18 season
May 24 2017
After a year filled with muscular works of 20th-century titans Stravinsky and Shostakovich and bold strokes like Friday’s electro-acoustic world premiere, the 2017-18 season largely retreats to more...
CADL's Library of Things offers lawn games and more
May 24 2017
A book is great for taking to the beach, but Capital Area District Libraries is lending cardholders more than just books for summer fun this year. Outdoor summer games like bocce ball, cornhole
Common Ground producers announce new music festival
May 18 2017
THURSDAY, May 18 — The producers of Common Ground Music Festival announced today a new music festival coming to Adado Riverfront Park in September. MiEntertainment Group (formerly Meridian Ente
May 17 2017
Even in the Internet age, sometimes the best way to get noticed is to get out into the real world and get in front of people. The East Lansing Art Festival, which kicks off this weekend, offers artists...
May 17 2017
The work of East Lansing photographer David Olds recalls a time when you could wander around, virtually invisible, with a camera around your neck, your pocket filled with 35mm film cassettes and your mind’s...
May 17 2017
Off of the turntable comes “Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Songbook,” a 1977 Verve Records reissue of the 1956 double album, complete with lengthy liner notes across the double...
Lisa Pegher, Lansing Symphony take a trip to the land of electronica
May 17 2017
“It’s going to look like I’m Lisa the soloist, playing a bunch of drums at the front of the stage, but what’s going to come out of my setup is another whole sound world that nobody’s...
May 17 2017
My favorites were the plays that bookended the set of one-act plays. The first, “The Physics of Now” starred Richard Kopitsch and Storm Boyer. The real-life couple played boyfriend and girlfriend...
May 17 2017
Dale D. Hills played Eddie, a backwoods kind of character with a propensity for drinking and shouting. Raine Paul was May, a semi-disturbed lady with proclivity for insecurity and shouting. In fairness,...