Clairvoyant convention comes to Lansing
Sept. 5 2012
Gazing into my crystal ball, I can see a gathering charged with mystery and intrigue approaching. Yes, it is becoming clear — there will be people emerging from the haze seeking guidance and direction....
Quirky comedy gives middle school 'oddballs' their moment in the spotlight
Sept. 5 2012
If you show up this weekend for Over the Ledge's production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," it might be a good idea to thumb through a dictionary real quick, or at least catch up on the...
Nick Cave's screenplay for 'Lawless' suggests he oughta stick to music
Sept. 5 2012
They used to write backwoods ballads about men like the Bondurant brothers, the Virginia moonshiners who built their own little empire during Prohibition. Unfortunately, instead of picking up his guitar...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Sept. 5 2012
Over 1,000 students are expected to fill the field outside of the MSU Auditorium for the annual Spartan Remix. The free, all-ages event features music from DJ Rod P — the official DJ for the Detroit...
Venues, record stores, music shops and local radio stations around town
Aug. 31 2012
If moving into your new digs at Michigan State University included lugging heavy boxes of vinyl LPs and guitars up seemingly endless flights of stairs, getting hip to Lansing's music venues should be at...
Bar 30 & spare time entertainment center
Aug. 29 2012
The number 30 has inspired generations of navel-gazers to contemplate their unproductive lives and try to figure out where all the time went. In fact, card companies and party supply stores have made a...
Lansing artist conjures up top-secret Haunted Art Exhibition inside an abandoned schoolhouse
Aug. 29 2012
With shattered windows, boarded-up doors, and white paint plastered over graffiti, this massive brick building — once a Lansing schoolhouse — satisfies all the visual qualities of a haunted...
Aug. 29 2012
Great Lakes Artworks: Featuring photographer by Richard Loft. Reception: Noon-4 p.m. September 2. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. 306 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 372-4293....
Local facial hair enthusiasts take it on the chin in weekend competition
Aug. 29 2012
Whether you're sporting a daring Donegal, manly muttons or rocking a royale, fame, glory and prizes could be yours this Saturday when "beardos" from across the nation will their facial hair against each...
Mosaic festival offers multi-cultural mash-up
Aug. 29 2012
Scales rub against skin as a 6-foot-long boa constrictor slithers down the curves of a woman's body. The woman twists and undulates on stage in front of hundreds of staring eyes. Suddenly you realize you...
'Gypsy-jazz' band records album inside abandoned Old Town bar
Aug. 29 2012
Dylan Rogers unlocks the back door of the dilapidated, vacant bar on the outskirts of Old Town, and slowly pushes it open. "Hello! Anybody here?" he shouts, carefully entering, crowbar in one hand, flashlight...
Second annual Capitol City Dragon Boat Race sets weekend on fire
Aug. 29 2012
Time to start thinking about what you're doing this Labor Day weekend. Stuff your face with hot dogs and fruit salad? Look through granny's photo album for the umpteenth time at a family reunion? Or maybe...
Lansing student standup comedians polish their acts
Aug. 29 2012
The notorious "Bill Hicks Hates Hecklers" video on YouTube is as good a crash course in standup comedy etiquette as you can get. In the grainy reel from the '80s, a drunken female heckler shouts, "You...
Schuler Books & Music hits the big 3-0
Aug. 29 2012
Bill and Cecile Fehsenfeld have seen a lot when it comes to the life of the modern bookstore. They were there for its conception, its first clumsy steps, its ugly teenage years and its bloated post-adolescence....
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Aug. 29 2012
City Pulse hosts: Teenage Slumber Party at Mac's The first in a series of upcoming City Pulse-hosted events happens Wednesday at Mac's Bar when Teenage Slumber Party and Catalina Wine Mixer play an early,...
Food-themed shows rise to the top
Aug. 27 2012
Last weekend's Renegade Theatre Festival transformed Old Town into one big stage, as actors and actresses took over nine of the area's businesses and empty spaces. With show names like "Breakfast, Lunch,...
Diverse music festival takes over Mason
Aug. 23 2012
Living in a small town can be a tad drab, a little too hushed and bit too Mayberry-ish. Perhaps that’s why the city of Mason decides to ditch the quiet life, pitch a beer tent and pump up the volume...
Retail Therapy
Aug. 22 2012
I've never seen a single episode of "Sex and the City," but I've always imagined there's a scene where all the women are sitting around depressed, crying into their cosmopolitans about something (not enough...
Local band releases love letter video to Michigan
Aug. 22 2012
Think of classic Michigan rock 'n roll, and you'll probably conjure up images of a shirtless Iggy Pop rolling around uninhibited on stage, shrieking into a microphone. Or perhaps you'll imagine MC5 guitarist...
Pulitzer Prize winner speaking in East Lansing
Aug. 22 2012
As some of the overindulged freshmen of 2012 move their flat-screen TVs, laptops and mini-fridges into comfortable dorms with gourmet dining, they could probably use a cold dose of the harsh reality presented...

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