Weeklong event celebrates Michigan beer
June 19 2013
After a successful debut last year, Lansing Beer Week is back for another round of food pairings, pub crawls and historical tours. It starts Friday with the Festival of the Sun in Old Town, and wraps up...
Annual festivals welcome summer to Old Town
June 19 2013
Summer calls for lemonade and an iPod full of beach tunes, but Old Town is putting its annual spin on those traditions at this weekend's Festival of the Moon and Festival of the Sun. Instead of lemonade,...
Michigan author buys a house in 'the most dangerous city in America’'
June 19 2013
An offbeat idea hatched in a San Francisco hipster bar set journalist and Flint native Gordon Young on a quest to buy a house in his downtrodden hometown. Young's obsession-like love of Flint is the focus...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
June 19 2013
The Seattle folk-pop band Ivan & Alyosha released its new album "All The Times We Had" earlier this year on Dualtone Records. The full-length debut is a follow up to the well-received 2011 "Fathers Be...
First concert of new downtown music series starts Thursday
June 18 2013
Tuesday, June 18 — Drag those boots out of the closet this Thursday and saddle up for some country tunes. On the 200 S. block of Washington Square, a country music lineup consisting of Brenda Loomis...
English Inn breaks ground on new addition
June 17 2013
Friday, June 14 — The owners of the English Inn broke ground on four cottages Thursday that will nearly double the Eaton Rapids establishment's capacity. The four Croquet Cottages, as they’ll...
Broad Museum continues MSU summer art camp series in its new home
June 14 2013
Friday, June 14 — Starting next week, the Broad Museum’s Summer Art Camp series will introduce local youngsters to the world of contemporary art, supplanting traditional pine cone owl projects...
Old Town announces line-up for festival entertainment, food
June 13 2013
Thursday, June 13 — The Old Town Commercial Association announced its lineups for next Friday’s Festival of the Moon and next Saturday’s Festival of the Sun. The events feature both locally...
WKAR’’s BackStage Pass aims for younger demographic
June 13 2013
Thursday, June 13 — Attending tapings for WKAR’s BackStage Pass concert series means being part of a rock and roll show and getting yourself on TV
A rundown of Lansing shows this week
June 13 2013
Thursday, June 13 — A healthy dose of comedy, electronica and good old rock and roll swings through Lansing this weekend. At The Loft, a state police trooper headlines a comedy benefit tonight, while...
Nationwide Gold and Silver Exchange / Zoobie's Old Town Tavern
June 12 2013
Nationwide Gold and Silver Exchange, a new concept jewelry store, opens later this week at 500 E. Oakland Ave. in Lansing. Gary Ganakas is part of a management team that owns the building and co-creator...
'Discount Dave' selling former Cadillac Club to Riverview Church
June 12 2013
Inside the former Cadillac Club in REO Town, Dave Sheets' desk is wedged into one end of what used to be the bar. On what was once the dance floor, a leather sectional sits, festooned with a giant price...
Local photographer transforms women into pin-ups
June 12 2013
Some say nostalgia in fashion trends runs on a 20-year cycle. Others put it at around 50. That would give modern-day wistfulness to anything from the flannel-and-combat boot grunge look of the '90s to...
Over the Ledge starts summer season with quirky dark comedy
June 12 2013
"Drama at Inish" is a wee tale about a hotel owner in a wee seaside town who hires a wee acting troupe to perform decidedly un-wee plays for its summer season. The troupe, led by husband-and-wife actors...
Michigan author launches tour of dark fable set in magical woods
June 12 2013
Mat Bell's debut novel, "In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods," is popping up on some impressive must-read lists this summer
A survey of Lansing's musical Landscape
June 12 2013
The Michigan DJ Olympics, in its fourth year, is a statewide DJ competition held annually in Lansing. Hosted by Boxcar Management, it pits 16 DJs from all over the state against each other. The competition...
The 20th Annual Juneteenth Festival pays tribute to history
June 11 2013
Tuesday, June 11 — This Thursday through Saturday, the 20th Annual Lansing Juneteenth Festival will commemorate the end of U.S. slavery. The Lansing event will feature live entertainment, guest speakers...
Between the Buns/ Piggee's Smokehouse and BBQ / Cowboy's Southern BBQ
June 10 2013
Whether you're the king of the grill or you prefer to let someone else handle all the barbecuing duties, three new Lansing businesses will make your summer eating schedule a little easier
The New York Times visits the Broad Art Museum seven months after it opens, makes a pit stop in Old Town
June 10 2013
Monday, June 10 — The New York Times made a return visit to East Lansing recently, visiting the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum about seven months after it opened in the fall, noting visitor traffic...
White Party takes over Old Town
June 7 2013
Friday, June 7 — Michigan Pride hosts its annual White Party tonight at various venues around Lansing. The event is part of Pride Month, highlighting the causes of the LGBT community