A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
May 8 2013
Mighty Uke Day is Michigan's largest ukulele festival. Held at various spots around Old Town, this will be the third iteration of the quirky two-day event, which consists workshops, performances —...
Separate Saturday events appeal to lovers of craft beer, comic books
May 3 2013
Friday, May 3 — Craft beer and comic books are two things you wouldn’t normally associate with each other, but this Saturday, fans of both suds and superheroes have their choice of ways to...
May 2 2013
Gallery walk and other exhibitions
A rundown of Lansing shows this week
May 2 2013
Thursday, May 2 — Rock is not dead, at least in Lansing this weekend. Nashville and Hollywood natives hit The Loft and Mac’s Bar, respectively, for a couple nights of hard-driving, 90s-inspired...
Lamai's Kitchen / I Scream
May 1 2013
Lansing diners are going to have to find a new place to find their pad thai next week — Lamai's Thai Kitchen, 2033 E. Michigan Ave. closes Saturday
Anthony Bourdain dishes on fellow celebrity chefs, farm-to-table dining and why he loves to make fun of hipsters
May 1 2013
Anthony Bourdain had just returned to New York after spending a week in Spain filming his new CNN show, "Parts Unknown," when we spoke by phone recently. The bestselling author and culinary world's sexy,...
Two mid-Michigan acts take the stage at national music fest
May 1 2013
A lot has changed since Jane's Addiction honcho Perry Farrell gave birth to the mammoth music festival known as Lollapalooza in 1991. Long gone are the days of the fest as a traveling road show featuring...
Art exhibit heightens awareness of teenagers in foster care system
May 1 2013
The First Sunday Gallery Walk is usually dedicated to established or upcoming artists, but at Absolute Gallery this Sunday, guests will be greeted by novice artists working with elementary media
Pulitzer Prize-winning MSU grad reflects on his early struggles
May 1 2013
A woman from a local book club recently accosted me about Richard Ford's novel, "Canada." She'd read my review, but was perplexed by its lack of kinetic action
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
May 1 2013
Local radio personality and avid record collector Richard "Dick" Andrews died on March 13 at 71. A memorial service stocked with food and live music will be Sunday at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #1039...
Call for prices
April 26 2013
Friday, April 26 — Cody Sehl, an undergraduate at Michigan State University, has a style vision that is as unique as his jacket. Although he’s had years of experience behind a sewing machine,...
HopCat / Zoobie's / Travelers Pub
April 24 2013
On Monday, HopCat-East Lansing held a ceremonial groundbreaking — and fittingly, it was a hop bine planting. (Hops are the aromatic plants used to flavor some beers.) The restaurant/brewpub opens...
Lansing artist collective elevates its profile with open house
April 24 2013
Career artists, for the most part, tend to be self-contained. To paraphrase Kurt Vonnegut, they instinctively know that opening the window on their creative process could make their work catch cold. But...
Pain, politeness and pride at the 2013 Lansing Marathon
April 24 2013
The quick hustled past the dead at Mile 9 of the 2013 Lansing Marathon early Sunday morning, as hundreds of runners streamed down the slope of northbound Aurelius Road and rounded the hills of Mt. Hope...
Lansing workshop aims to take the sting out of the birds and the bees
April 24 2013
How many sitcoms have we seen depicting bumbling parents and terrified children sitting down to have the dreaded "talk?" Pop culture really hasn't helped make that inevitable and necessary conversation...
Big lineup announced for East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival
April 24 2013
While other jazz festivals shrivel, a three-way alliance among the City of East Lansing, the Wharton Center and the Michigan State University College of Music has led to more depth and breadth than ever...
MSU closes theater season with iconic musical
April 24 2013
The musical that introduced Barbra Streisand to Broadway still has much of the same charm that enchanged audiences in 1964. "Funny Girl," with music by Jules Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill, and book by Isobel...
Documentary about AA founder gets local special engagement
April 24 2013
How do you make a documentary film about a person who spent his life diligently avoiding the camera, denying even Time magazine so much as a shot of the back of his head? Filmmakers Kevin Hanlon and Dan...
Author takes a unique look at the beleaguered metropolist
April 24 2013
When he was researching his book, "Detroit City Is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis," Rolling Stone contributing editor Mark Binelli wanted to see a different side of Detroit than...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
April 24 2013
Married couple Samuel Seth Bernard and May Erlewine are a respected duo in the growing Michigan folk community. Friday, the pair will perform songs off their latest album, "New Flower," along with some...