Justin Kree joins WLNS morning news team as co-anchor
Aug. 12 2015
Justin Kree signed on for the first time Monday as WLNS’ morning news co-anchor. Kree slides into a co-anchor seat that has been vacant since Evan Pinsonnault left for California in February....
Science fiction author John Scalzi signs blockbuster deal
Aug. 12 2015
John Scalzi has gone where no science fiction author has gone before: He signed a $3.4 million, 10-book, multi-year deal with his publisher, Tor/ Forge, in May. Scalzi’s deal was written...
Aug. 12 2015
The Calamity Cubes and Ford Theatre Reunion at the Avenue Farmageddon Records-signed band the Calamity Cubes are a Kansas-based “trashicana” band who croon about getting bent on whiskey,...
Review: Parachute soars in stripped down setting
Aug. 7 2015
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 — Twinkling lights strung around the microphone stand set the mood for an intimate, acoustic Tuesday evening at the Loft. Following an opening set by Alabama-based soulful singer\songwriter...
Actor Tim Busfield to lead workshop at East Lansing Public Library
Aug. 6 2015
THURSDAY, AUG. 6 — Actor/director Tim Busfield, best known for his work on “Thirtysomething” and “The West Wing,” is teaming up with the East Lansing Public Library to present...
Jazzfest and Great Lakes Folk Festival both hit this weekend
Aug. 5 2015
With one of the world’s top guitarists in two wildly different gigs, the Midwest’s hottest B-3 organ burner, big bands, singers and a slew of styles from straight ahead to Latin to electronica,...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Aug. 5 2015
Keith Anderson at Whiskey Barrel Saloon, Thursday, Aug. 6 Modern-country star Keith Anderson headlines Thursday at the Whiskey Barrel Saloon; opening the WITL-hosted show is the Bear Creek Brothers....
Aug. 5 2015
Lansing JazzFest hits Old Town this weekend, and City Pulse’s Lawrence Cosentino had a chance to catch up with three of the weekend’s most intriguing artists. Check out the links below for...
Aug. 5 2015
The Great Lakes Folk Festival returns to East Lansing this weekend, and City Pulse’s Ty Forquer had a chance to catch up with three of the weekend’s most interesting acts. Check out the links...
ALLEN NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER SHAKES UP ITS BLOCK OF KALAMAZOO STREET
Aug. 5 2015
The 1600 block of Kalamazoo Street is getting an upgrade. Things may not look much different on the brick exterior of the block’s north side, but a series of renovation projects — spearheaded...
Civil War-era guns returning to the Capitol lawn
Aug. 5 2015
Michigan’s Capitol looks a little different lately; the building’s dome is surrounded by scaffolding as crews work to restore the historic structure. And while the dome is being restored to...
Lansing breaks ground on new community soccer field
Aug. 5 2015
Downtown Lansing soccer enthusiasts will soon have a new place to work on their skills. A group of city officials and local stakeholders gathered Tuesday at the southeast corner of Ferris Park, near the...
Drummond Island trips forge friendships
Aug. 5 2015
If Hollywood doesn’t snatch up the movie rights for Mardi Jo Link’s new memoir, “The Drummond Girls,” they are fools. In a time when friendships seem as fleeting as yesterday’s...
Saturday, Aug 8
Aug. 5 2015
Creativity and homegrown inventions take center stage this weekend as the Holt Community Arts Council presents its first Maker Expo. The maker movement is a loosely defined phenomenon, but the main thrust...
Q&A with saxophonist Marcus Elliot
Aug. 4 2015
At 26, Detroit-based artist Marcus Elliot has developed a subtly complex, passionate, heartfelt voice on tenor saxophone that has gotten the attention of national critics like The New York Times’...
Q&A with guitarist Fareed Haque
Aug. 4 2015
It’s impossible to summarize, let alone list, guitarist Fareed Haque’s incredible range of achievements and interests. Haque, 53, is a cumulating icosahedron of a guitarist, with solid cred...
Q&A with organist Tony Monaco
Aug. 4 2015
Tony Monaco’s ebullient organ style is a living link to the bubbling, flowing eruptions of his mentor, legendary organ master Jimmy Smith. The 40-year veteran headlines Lansing JazzFest Friday with...
Q&A with Eli Smith of the Down Hill Strugglers
Aug. 4 2015
At just 33 years old, Eli Smith is a relative young buck in the world of folk music. This weekend he brings his old-time band, the Down Hill Strugglers, to the Great Lakes Folk Festival. City Pulse caught...
Q&A with Elana James of Hot Club of Cowtown
Aug. 4 2015
The Hot Club of Cowtown plays Western swing, a unique style of music created when the cowboy songs of eastern Texas rubbed up against the jazz-soaked culture of Louisiana. City Pulse caught up with Elana...
Q&A with Yann Falquet of Genticorum
Aug. 4 2015
Genticorum plays a style of music unique to the Canadian province of Quebec. City Pulse caught up with Yann Falquet, guitarist for the group, during a retreat at a lakeside cabin in Montreal

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