Jan. 2 2013
Gallery walk & other exhibitions
Yarn art project brings smiles to park visitors at MSU
Jan. 2 2013
Don't panic now, but there's a bomb in a park on the campus of Michigan State University. However, the woman who put it there, Lynn Hershberger, isn't crazy about that word so she's changed it —...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Jan. 2 2013
Ann Arbor folkies Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys perform at The Avenue Café Friday, along with local Americana gypsy-jazz band Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle (L.U.V.S.). Lindsay Lou & the...
Here We Are Now, Entertain Us
Dec. 26 2012
Looking back on the 2012 Arts and Entertainment Scene In Greater Lansing
Comedian comes home for Christmas comedy act
Dec. 26 2012
You don't get into stand-up comedy without thinking you're funny, but re-watching your old material can be disconcerting for any comedian
Country duo carries on classic honky-tonk sound
Dec. 26 2012
When you're a happy newlywed, penning tear-in-your-beer honky-tonk tunes can be a bit fiddly. But that doesn't stop Carra Barratt Stasney, one half of Copper and Coal, a Portland, Ore.-based classic country...
Dec. 26 2012
Author readings may not measure up to the spectacle of a Wharton Center musical or the audacity of the new Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, but for many in the Greater Lansing community and me, they provide...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Dec. 26 2012
Although the influential, Flint-based band Kid Brother Collective only lasted from 1993 to 2004, the band still has a dedicated following. The post-hardcore band is back with a new vinyl reissue of the...
Coco's off the Rack
Dec. 19 2012
In the world of fashion, the seasons are all messed up. It's the beginning of winter, but for high schoolers, it's almost time to start looking for prom dresses. If you're a spring bride-to-be, well, if...
Eclectic Charlotte business hopes to be a regional hub for mid-Michigan artists
Dec. 19 2012
In downtown Charlotte, in an unassuming three-story brick building on Cochran Avenue, an artistic movement 20 years in the making is taking place. For Richard Turbin and his son Rick Turbin, proprietors...
Ingham County Animal Shelter throws 12-hour adopt-a-thon
Dec. 19 2012
While some Lansing residents may be fighting over Furbies in the toy aisle this holiday season, others will be helping real pets — as in local abandoned puppies and kittens — find homes. And...
Two local watering holes change names, concepts to attract new patrons
Dec. 19 2012
Next week, J's Pub opens at 208 S. Washington Square in downtown Lansing. If you're wondering where in the world they found room to fit another bar on the 200 block, well, they didn't — J's Pub is...
Broad Museum kickoff project ends with an exchange of big faces and big ideas
Dec. 19 2012
On a wet Sunday afternoon in mid-December, while kids waited in shopping malls to issue their squeaky capitalist manifestos to Santa Claus, an alternative gift exchange was under way at Michigan State...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Dec. 19 2012
For those looking to rave one more time before it all ends, perhaps the "Mayan Underworld Rage" at The Loft is the place to be. The event, which happens Thursday and will feature a light show, features...
Tamaki & Triple Goddess Bookstore
Dec. 12 2012
I thought I had Tamaki Custom Sushi and Wraps clocked as soon as I walked in — the Subway of sushi. But you won't find any $5 foot-long sushi rolls here. What you will find, says owner Frank Cheng,...
Dec. 12 2012
All gifts $20 and under
Local startup hopes to go viral with addictive new videogame app
Dec. 12 2012
If you've ever lost a day's work slinging ornery-looking cardinals at grimacing green pigs, you should probably stop reading right now — this story could cost you several hours of productivity. But...
Dec. 12 2012
Over the last few years, ensemble films with multiple characters and storylines and an overall theme have become increasingly popular. "Valentines Day" and its pseudo-sequel "New Year’s Eve" are...
Local nonprofits team up for annual charity event
Dec. 12 2012
The iPhone 5 and flat screen TVs are dominating many holiday wish lists this month, but sometimes all it takes is something small to really make a difference. In the spirit of the holiday season, WLNS...
East Lansing comic artist illustrates new children's book by James Joyce
Dec. 12 2012
Bloomsday fans have reason to rejoice this holiday season — they are doubly blessed with a new biography of James Joyce as well as a never-before-published children’s book by the acclaimed...

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