May 25 2016
It looks like summer is finally here in Michigan. (I’m crossing my fingers and knocking on wood even as I type this.) Now that we can go outside without fear of windchill or hail storms, it’s...
Tom Cocozzoli’s ‘Capitolfest’ kicks off City Pulse’s Summer of Art
May 25 2016
City Pulse and the Arts Council of Greater Lansing have teamed up for the Summer of Art, which puts original art by area artists on the cover of City Pulse each week for 15 weeks, beginning with this issue....
Summer edition
May 25 2016
With the recent spike in Lansing-area barbecue joints and microbreweries, being the hero of the summer backyard party has never been easier
Actor will co-teach courses, direct national content for WKAR
May 25 2016
WEDNESDAY, May 25 — East Lansing native and Emmy award-winning actor Timothy Busfield will join the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University as an artist in residence
Lansing Art Gallery expands art camp offerings
May 24 2016
TUESDAY, May 24 — Lately, it seems like creative classes like music and art are being pushed out of schools in favor of classes that focus on memorizing information and getting near-perfect scores...
May 23 2016
We’ve got jazz, folk and blues festivals in Greater Lansing — and starting this year we finally have rock! June 10 and 11 brings the first-ever City Pulse River rock Concert, starring the...
Local rapper hosts mixtape release party
May 23 2016
MONDAY, MAY 23 — It’s almost June. For most of us, that means that summer is near. But for the average American high school student, things are about to get stressful. The school year is almost...
Passion drives 'The Bridges of Madison County'
May 20 2016
FRIDAY, May 20 — Fear not, romance fans. “The Bridges of Madison County” is one of the rare Broadway musical adaptations that not only delivers the steamy material of its source material...
May 18 2016
Samonsky plays the lead male role, Robert, in the touring version of “The Bridges of Madison County,” opening at the Wharton Center Thursday. He has appeared in Broadway productions of “South...
Gideon Mendel’s ‘Drowning World’ plumbs the line between murk and normality
May 18 2016
South African photographer Gideon Mendel’s lush, large-format photographs of flood victims around the world are striking enough in magazines like National Geographic. “Drowning World,”...
May 18 2016
Lansing-based songwriter Hailey Wojcik headlines the Avenue Café May 26; opening the show are Sumarah, Stef Chura and Scary Women. Wojcik, who debuted in 2010 with her “Diorama” LP,...
Darcy Wood’s ‘Summer of Supernovas’ draws on teenage angst, astrology
May 18 2016
Williamstonbased author Darcy Woods, 38, weaves the tale of Wil in her debut young adult romance novel, “Summer of Supernovas.” The 17-yearold protagonist lives by her astrological chart. She...
River Rock Concert showcases local talent
May 18 2016
The inaugural City Pulse River Rock Concert, coming to Adado Riverfront Park next month, will serve up a heaping helping of locally-grown music
Therapists cause more harm than good in ‘Beyond Therapy’
May 18 2016
Ho-hum. Another bleak black box stage. Mismatched chairs, some desks that look like they were borrowed from the MSU Surplus Store, a framed knock-off “Mona Lisa” looking down benignly —...
East Lansing Art Festival expands its offerings
May 18 2016
The East Lansing Art Festival operates largely on an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mindset. The festival’s core — the juried selection of diverse artists who line...
Matthew Ryan Salon & Spa / Blaze Pizza / Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar
May 18 2016
“We weren’t even seriously thinking about moving, but then I saw this building and just fell in love with it,” Smith said. “As soon as I walked inside, I said, ‘Here we are.’”...
Common Ground Music Festival announces final 2016 lineup
May 17 2016
TUESDAY, May 17 — Common Ground Music Festival announced the rest of its 2016 lineup today
"Captain America: Civil War" squanders promising premise with problematic plot
May 13 2016
I’m generally against evaluating films like products, the way one might review a toaster or the latest iPhone. But in the case of “Captain America: Civil War,” it’s justified. This...
Lansing Symphony 2016-17 season brings big-name guests, major works
May 11 2016
Two monster symphonies, Beethoven’s Ninth and Shostakovich’s Fifth, the world premiere of a new percussion concerto and two nationally acclaimed guest stars highlight the Lansing Symphony’s...
Capitol Loop Gifts brings local swag to City Market
May 11 2016
WEDNESDAY, May 11 — A pair of local entrepreneurs is giving shoppers a new place to pick up local swag.Capital Loop Gifts, which opened in the Lansing City Market earlier today, is the latest ventur

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