The joys and pains of running a nightclub in Lansing
June 26 2013
Last week, Bar 30 closed after an underwhelming 10 months of business. Situated in the Heights at Eastwood, a still-under-construction lifestyle center north of Eastwood Towne Center in Lansing Township,...
Quirky '70s Detroit Tiger pitcher gets a biography
June 26 2013
In 1976, as most of the country was celebrating the nation's bicentennial, baseball fans were rallying behind a Detroit Tigers pitcher with an unusual nickname: Mark "the Bird" Fidrych, who created enough...
Michigan breweries, craft beer industry and the impact on state tourism
June 26 2013
People from around the country come to Michigan for the sports teams and the music. These days, add craft beer to the list of reasons people visit the state
June 26 2013
Checking in on local personalities' taste in beer
Organization started by young beer lovers aims to help home brewers profit from their passion
June 26 2013
What better place to have conversations about starting a microbrew pub than at Crunchy's in East Lansing? It's an E.L. staple known for its diverse and ever-changing tap menu. Born in the booths of that...
Craft beer distribution network reaching the mainstream
June 26 2013
Finley's American Grill is an appropriate metaphor for the rise and expanding reach of craft beer in the United States. The all-American style family restaurant with five locations in Michigan proudly...
June 26 2013
"Good things come to those who wait": A dusty proverb tossed around haphazardly whenever someone's patience is tested. But for the dedicated artisans who practice the art of homebrewing, it is nothing...
New breweries are on the horizon for greater Lansing
June 26 2013
In August, HopCat-East Lansing will open on the ground floor of The Residences, a new mixed-use development project in downtown East Lansing that's expected to be completed later this year
Lansing man spins his love of beer into part-time gig
June 26 2013
Beer, as Homer Simpson famously toasted, is the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems. Well, it was something close to that, at least. Either way, we're willing to bet he never thought of turning...
June 26 2013
Michigan has over 140 brewpubs, microbreweries and meaderies — not to mention the hundreds of bars catering specifically to craft beer enthusiasts. Below is an abbreviated list of some of the establishments...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
June 26 2013
Suicide Machines make a rare small club appearance Friday at Mac's Bar. The Suicide Machines were formed in March 1991 by Jason Navarro (vocals) and Dan Lukacinsky (guitar, vocals)
June 25 2013
Allen Street Farmers Market 2:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, through October Corner of Kalamazoo Street and Allen Street, Lansing
Longtime Lansing stage actress Winifred Olds dies
June 21 2013
Friday, June 21 — Winifred Olds, known as “the grande dame of Lansing theater,” died late Thursday after complications from surgery. She was 88.
Verdehr Trio puts capstone on final concert series
June 21 2013
Friday, June 21 — Around the world, the chamber music combination of violin, clarinet and piano is synonymous with Michigan State University’s Verdehr Trio. They even have an entry in the Britannica-hefty...
A rundown of Lansing shows this week
June 20 2013
Thursday, June 20 — Punk rock, singer-songwriters and dubstep are on tap along the Michigan Avenue corridor in Lansing this weekend. Mac’s Bar starts things off tonight with punk rockers Direct...
‘Mythbusters’ returns to Wharton with explosive show
June 20 2013
Thursday, June 20 — Basically, it’s a show for the family, explosion enthusiasts or anyone who’s ever said, “I wonder if you can really stop a bullet by sticking your finger in...
Musical spoof of lurid bestseller wiggles into Wharton
June 20 2013
Thursday, June 20 — It’s a touring musical spoof of a bondage-themed fanfic that was, in turn, based on characters from the “Twilight” craze. Call it “Six Degrees of...
Emil’s owner insists longtime Eastside restaurant will stay open
June 20 2013
Thursday, June 20 — Despite a new batch of rumors that Emil’s Italian Restaurant on Lansing’s Eastside is closing, owner Paul Grescowle firmly denies them all. “We’re not...
English Inn's Croquet Cottages
June 19 2013
The owners of The English Inn, 677 S. Michigan Road, Eaton Rapids, broke ground last Thursday on an expansion that will nearly double the overnight capacity for the historic restaurant/pub/bed and breakfast
Summer Solstice Jazz Festival balloons with its biggest lineup yet
June 19 2013
Homegrown talent and world-class artists (often one and the same thing), rare visitors from New Orleans, an organ trio, a Latin group, a big band, a guitar summit and a vocalist summit pack the strongest...