Lansing neighborhood shows off its floral finery as the Westside Garden Tour gets underway
June 22 2011
The event features a raffle for prizes including quilts, family memberships at the YMCA, a cruise for four on the Grand River and a glass bowl from artist Craig Mitchell Smith. Tickets are $2 each, or...
He said, she said, he said, the Transformers way
June 22 2011
Most of America is now well aware that "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" is opening nationwide next Wednesday (or Tuesday, if you’re willing to spend the extra bucks to see it in IMAX)
The audience calls the shots in ’The Digitizer,’ Lansing Media/Theatre Project’s interactive farce
June 22 2011
This weekend, the Lansing Media/ Theatre Project will bring a digital twist to its comedic routine at the Riverwalk Theatre. In its production of “The Digitizer,” LMTP will mix traditional...
’Michigan Medical Marijuana Handbook’ covers health benefits, logistics and interacting with police
June 22 2011
’Michigan Medical Marijuana Handbook’ covers health benefits, logistics and interacting with police
Street violinist Alexis Dawdy adds her own touch of classical class to Lansings downtown
June 21 2011
In the business district of downtown Lansing, a high-pitched trill of music can be heard floating almost effortlessly through the air. Distant at first, it becomes louder and more distinct as you approach...
East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival puts the accent on youth this time around
June 15 2011
At 19, Grace Kelly has left the jazz prodigy bit behind her. But Kelly, who brings her quintet to the East Lansing Jazz Festival Friday, has aged in a selective way. Her alto sax sound has quickly matured...
A graduate student goes into hiding to protect himself from Doomsday in MSU’s comedy ’Boom’
June 15 2011
“Boom” tells the story of a marine biology graduate student named Jules (Tyler VanCamp) whose research on Beaugregory Damselfish has convinced him that the end is near; he has gone into hiding...
Lansing’s farmers markets are about more than just food — they connect communities as well
June 15 2011
Bunches of fresh-picked Michigan asparagus banded together into little battalions stand at attention on a vendor’s table, sent straight from the farm with marching orders to be cooked by the end...
June 15 2011
Special judges awards for outstanding limited-run productions were presented to Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s "Dark Play, or Stories for Boys" and Riverwalk Theatre’s "Looking Over the President’s...
Waterfront: Saugatucks cinematic success story
June 15 2011
But that was exactly what Holland/ Saugatuck natives Tod Hopwood DePree, Dori DePree, Dana DePree, Kori Eldean and Judy Smith wanted to do in the summer of 1999 in the city of Saugatuck, a place where,...
When Carol Spry goes shooting in the forest, nobody gets hurt — she’s a wildlife photographer
June 15 2011
her see the photos. Carol Spry “She asked me Nature photography have I ever been Featured artist through a featured artist July 31 Schuler Books & Music before, and I said 2820 Towne Center Blvd.,...
Author tackles the questions Emily Post never faced
June 15 2011
Author tackles the questions Emily Post never faced
June 15 2011
Sunny Wilkinson is a local jazz singer known for her mischievous vocal style. She has sung with The Count Basie Band, Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass, Clark Terry, Mark Murphy, Milt Hinton, Curtis Fuller...
With added security, one entrepreneur is set to revive an infamous nightclub spot as — another nightclub
June 8 2011
Assaults, shootings, destruction of property, underage drinking.That’s part of the illustrative history of 6810 S. Cedar St. on Lansing’s south side, the site of a 15,000 square-foot, two-story...
Diego Rivera’s suite ‘Spanish Tinge’ heats up Creole Gallery Saturday
June 8 2011
“How many times have you heard this rhythm?” Diego Rivera, home-grown East Lansing jazzman and tenor sax colossus of the Michigan State University Professors of Jazz, slapped the table in front...
’Cats’ tour keeps actress Ashley Travis on the go
June 8 2011
Ask Ashley Travis, a 2010 Western Michigan University graduate who is one of the “swing” performers on the current national tour. Typically, Travis hits the stage when one of the regular cast...
A cast of crazed kooks energizes Riverwalk’s loony ’Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’
June 8 2011
Riverwalk veteran Joe Dickson, as down-on-his luck stand-up comedian Eddie McCuen, ultimately wins the contest for most intensely agitated actor on stage, but Bob Murrell and Sarah Sonnenberg, as musical...
Local designers dress up The Loft Saturday night
June 8 2011
The designer collective Pomp was founded this year by locals Kristy Warner, Keisha Thomas, Christine White and Bryenna Reinicke, who met in the Lansing Community College fashion technology program, where...
It’s a comic culture clash in ’Gemini’
June 8 2011
Written by Albert Innaurato, “Gemini” unfolds in the backyard of a blue-collar Philadelphia neighborhood, circa 1973, where Francis Geminiani has returned home for his summer break from Harvard
Despite cultural and social gains, Proposal 2 makes Michigan a difficult place to live
June 8 2011
In 2000, Michael Falk came to Ann Arbor with his partner, Matthew, to begin a promising career in materials science. He was 31 years old. By 2002, Falk’s teaching and research at the University of...

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