Jan. 27 2016
Nailing down Lansing’s oldest bar is a tricky proposition. In one sense, there are no bars that predate Lansing’s extended prohibition, which ended with the end of national Prohibition in 1933
Lansing musicians jam, prepare for competition
Jan. 27 2016
Scott Pohl, producer for WKAR-FM’s “Current State,” will be tracking the progress of the Twyla Birdsong Band and Stan & Ben at this year’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis.WEDNESDA
JB's Sarnie Shoppe to move into Knapp's Centre
Jan. 26 2016
TUESDAY, Jan. 26 — Ohio-based deli JB’s Sarnie Shoppe has reached a deal with the Eyde Co. to lease about 2,000 square feet of space on the Knapp's Centre’s first floor. Owner Gareth...
Dierks Bentley to play 2016 Common Ground Music Festival
Jan. 26 2016
TUESDAY, Jan. 26 — Common Ground Music Festival is still nearly six months away, but the popular summer festival has already announced its first artist. The festival announced this morning that coun
Arbor Day Foundation offers free trees
Jan. 25 2016
MONDAY, Jan. 25 — Do you want to help keep Michigan green? The Arbor Day Foundation wants to help you do just that. The foundation is offering ten free trees to anyone from Michigan who joins the...
Introducing Walter Crockett, City Pulse fitness columnist
Jan. 20 2016
The new year is upon us, and many people are motivated to improve their health and their lives. How many of you resolved that this would be the year that you would improve your personal wellbeing? The...
Owosso Community Players presents a poignant look at living with disabilities
Jan. 20 2016
“The Boys Next Door,” presented by the Owosso Community Players, is not about boys. Rather, it is a heart-wrenching tale about four grown men, intellectually and emotionally disabled, residing...
Rachel Barton Pine shreds with the Scots at Lansing Symphony concert
Jan. 20 2016
Rachel Barton Pine became obsessed with playing the violin at age 3, when she heard a Bach partita in a Chicago church. She is far beyond driven now. Her violin case is plastered with stickers for Slayer,...
James Rollins looks to the past in ‘The Bone Labyrinth’
Jan. 20 2016
Author James Rollins’ newest book, “The Bone Labyrinth,” proves his “idea box” is still brimming with good ideas. This is not a metaphor. When Rollins thinks of a good idea,...
Jan. 20 2016
While Moriarty’s Bar has hosted local bands for years, the venue hasn’t always been comfortable for performers. “The bands used to set up in front of the fireplace,” said local...
Jan. 20 2016
The capital city and the Motor City come together at Mac’s Bar this weekend for LANSING x DETROIT, a two-night celebration of Lansing and Detroit music and art. The Friday evening show features headliners...
East Lansing brings pop-up ice skating rink to Valley Court Park
Jan. 14 2016
THURSDAY, Jan. 14 — Ice on the roads is no fun, but the City of East Lansing is hoping that ice in a park will give residents another winter entertainment option. A temporary pop-up ice skating will
'Love & Vodka' details authors transatlantic courtship
Jan. 13 2016
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13 — Infatuation, puppy love, love at first sight — call it what you will, but author R.J. Fox took it to new heights after a serendipitous meeting
Jan. 13 2016
For those looking to escape the perils of perky pop drivel, Leather & Lace, The Avenue Café’s monthly Goth night, is the gloomiest ticket in town. Aside from absinthe specials, DJs Loren Pudvay...
Chic Gamine brings global soul sound to the Wharton Center
Jan. 13 2016
When talking about mixing musical cultures, writers are often drawn to metaphors of gumbos or stews. That doesn’t seem appropriate for global soul outfit Chic Gamine, which hails from Winnipeg and...
Jan. 13 2016
Lansing’s occult-themed comedy show, Comedy Coven, is gearing up for its one-year anniversary next month. The group, comprises local comedians Emily Syrja, Stephanie Onderchanin and Tricia Chamberlain,...
Robert Green reflects on decades of civil rights activism
Jan. 13 2016
In a date book kept by civil rights leader and former MSU Professor Robert L. Green, a simple note, dated April 4, 1968, brings back a flood of memories. The entry reads, “MLK shot and killed.”
MSU's Martin Luther King Jr. Day concert takes on human trafficking
Jan. 13 2016
When Jane White tells people she is the director of Michigan’s Human Trafficking Task Force, about half of them give her an odd look
‘Trailer Park Boys’ duo hits Lansing
Jan. 13 2016
Back in 2001, John Dunsworth landed the television role of Mr. Lahey, a disgraced bisexual police officer turned belligerent, perpetually sloshed trailerpark supervisor with something to prove
‘All My Sons’ a grim reminder of war’s toll
Jan. 13 2016
With an unstable Middle East, North Korea’s alleged H- bomb testing and the unpredictable President Putin in charge over in Russia, it’s a perfect moment for Riverwalk Theatre Co. to resurrect...

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