March 4 2016
A$AP Rocky will headline an evening of hip-hop artists at 2016’s Common Ground Music Festival. In a statement released this morning, the festival announced that the New York rapper will perform on...
Trio of concerts looks forward to St. Patrick's Day
March 2 2016
With St. Patrick’s Day a few weeks out, a trio of local promoters is pouring a triple shot of Irish music distilled on the Emerald Isle itself. While the holiday is a handy excuse for importing some...
Local author explores sexuality, small-town politics in ‘Twisted Minds’
March 2 2016
“Twisted Minds,” the latest mystery from local author Jody Valley, opens with a morbid and moody scene. A brutal murder is in process, but we don’t know the identity of the victim or...
March 2 2016
Singer/songwriter Ashley Campbell, 29, got her start performing alongside her father, Glen Campbell, a country-music icon known for hits like “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Wichita Lineman”...
All-Mozart concert takes LSO up and down the celestial stairs
March 2 2016
At first blush, it looks like the Lansing Symphony Orchestra is buying a stairway to Heaven by putting on an all-Mozart night Saturday. The revered composer, like the chocolate confection that bears his...
March 2 2016
The duo are the creative minds behind JiveOne5even, a local art and design company. The company’s Lansing-themed shirts feature logos from Adidas, Disney and Danzig, but reworked to include Lansing...
‘The Little Mermaid’ impresses with strong performances, elaborate costumes
March 2 2016
Much of Sunday’s matinee audience was made up of little, young people, leaving very little sitting room in the Lebowsky Center
Feb. 26 2016
FRIDAY, FEB. 26 — Islamophobia is a hot-button issue in the U.S. right now, with presidential contenders seriously discussing bans on Muslim non-citizens from entering the country. Last week, a grou
Military themes get the spotlight in local productions
Feb. 24 2016
Even while the Iraq wars are barely in our rearview mirror and our military is still stationed in an unstable Afghanistan, this year’s crop of political candidates are rattling sabers at ISIS and...
MSU production suffers from lack of context, poor acoustics
Feb. 24 2016
The chilly winds of March arrived early this year, and I fought them as I scurried across the street into MSU’s Auditorium building Friday night. I scooted through a labyrinth of unmarked tunnels,...
LCC goes steampunk in ‘The Threepenny Opera’
Feb. 24 2016
The singers inside Lansing Community College’s Dart Auditorium Friday night blew the roof off the place. I don’t mean that metaphorically
Feb. 24 2016
Also hitting the stage are Grand Rapids-based indie folk outfit the Crane Wives and Chicago-based ambient-indie rockers Steve Leaf & the Ex- Pats. Making its Lansing debut at the show is Public Access,...
On visit to the Broad, artist Andrew Sendor explains half of everything
Feb. 24 2016
There are many carefully forged links in the 39-year-old New York artist’s work, but the chain drops straight into a well of mystery. Sendor spoke extensively about his meticulous methods on a visit...
Author Tim Dorsey finds inspiration in Florida’s weirdness
Feb. 24 2016
When City Pulse caught up with author Tim Dorsey by phone last week, he was on the book promotion circuit in Florida. The author, who was trying to get to a bookstore on Sanibel Island, was caught in...
February 26-27
Feb. 24 2016
Attention aspiring songwriters: The Ten Pound Fiddle kicks off the first ever Red Cedar Songwriting Festival this weekend. It hopes the two-day event will be an annual fixture in the Ten Pound Fiddle...
Local author charges bias in Michigan Notable Books choices
Feb. 24 2016
“No book with major LGBT content has ever been among the books annually celebrated and publicized statewide,” Raphael wrote on his blog, which is hosted by the Huffington Post. “That...
Museum Drive Arts Impact Project accepting artist proposals
Feb. 23 2016
TUESDAY, Feb. 24 — Downtown Lansing’s Cultural District is looking to spruce up its Michigan Avenue entrance — and it’s looking to Michigan artists for ideas.The Arts Council of...
Review: Paula Poundstone works the crowd in Wharton Center performance
Feb. 19 2016
FRIDAY, Feb. 19 — When Paula Poundstone took the stage at the Wharton Center last night, she didn’t waste any time getting to the day’s hottest political topic.“So the pope thinks...
Kickshaw Theatre continues inaugural season with ‘Electric Baby’
Feb. 17 2016
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17 — Imagine a jigsaw puzzle set in front of you, but all the pieces are upside down. You turn them over one piece at a time, slowly figuring out what the complete picture is.That’
February 19-28
Feb. 17 2016
Macheath, the original Mack the Knife, sneaks ‘round the corner into Dart Auditorium this week as Lansing Community College’s Theatre Program presents “The Threepenny Opera.”

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