Lansing Symphony brings down the curtain on season with triumphant double dip
April 20 2011
Get too full of yourself on the concert stage and Bugs Bunny will bang the bandshell with a giant hammer until you vibrate, or make you hold a note until your face turns plaid. The Three Stooges will flick...
April 20 2011
Detroit native Kamalay, the singer, guitarist and group leader, has been playing professionally since he graduated from the University of Detroit in 1974. Artists he has worked with include Joel Mabus,...
The Capital City Film Festival gets underway Thursday with shorts, features, music and a John Hughes tribute
April 13 2011
As far as Capital City Film Festival co-founder Dominic Cochran is concerned, there’s plenty of room in Lansing for more than one film fest. After all, this is not going to be a cinematic battle...
Here’s a sampling of reviews of some of the festival films from Allan I. Ross, James Sanford and Paul Wozniak.
April 13 2011
Here’s a sampling of reviews of some of the festival films from Allan I. Ross, James Sanford and Paul Wozniak
Pianist Nel lends three hands to Ravel at LSO closer
April 13 2011
Guest soloists at symphony concerts often yawn through the same bromides: “I’m really looking forward to playing Nabob’s Ninth Nurdle I’ve played it since I was a zygote.”
Five local artists raise their profiles on new billboards
April 13 2011
Craig Mitchell Smith had noticed quite a few unrented billboards in the Lansing area. He wondered if there was something that could be done to make them more aesthetically pleasing
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trey Songz dated for July music festival
April 13 2011
The first acts have been announced for this year’s Common Ground Music Festival, and music fans should prepare for a dose of classic rock from the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd and a dash of contemporary...
Jazz Spectacular brings Jimmy Heath and a slate of stars to Michigan State University
April 13 2011
Who doesn’t like to eat frosting? If you haven’t savored the layer cake of jazz events stacked up by Michigan State University’s world-class jazz studies department throughout the year,...
Juanita Kennedy discovered a perfect medium for her art: versatile Styrofoam
April 13 2011
What is the difference between art and craft? Can a craft be honed to the point of becoming art, or is the artist aspect of a work based on ideas more than skill? When debaters tire of arguing over the...
Record Store Day features limited-edition collectibles from assorted artists
April 13 2011
“In my eyes, it’s a tacit acknowledgement by the record industry that there’s a loyal, committed group of customers who are looking for something more than the run-of-the-mill, no frills...
For director Tom McCarthy, it’s a ’Win Win’ situation
April 13 2011
BIRMINGHAM — His movie is called "Win Win." But this particular Friday morning had almost been a lose/lose for writer-director Tom McCarthy
The men who guarded JFK talk about their experiences on Nov. 22, 1963
April 13 2011
For Doug Roberts, director of the Michigan State University Institute for Public Policy and Social Research and a former state treasurer, Nov. 22, 1963, is etched in memory. He was a 16-year-old in the...
April 13 2011
This Friday, he’ll play at the Ten Pound Fiddle. Old New England murder ballads, Southern Appalachian and Irish songs, gospel: Eriksen does them all. His music has been featured in films like Billy...
330 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing Hours: 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. seven days a week (517) 574-5075
April 13 2011
The shop offers medicines, clones and a limited variety of medibles. Optional memberships are $10, good for discounts on products. I’m told the fees will go toward a local nonprofit organization,...
Riverfront sculpture needs more money for a pedestal
April 6 2011
There’s a ton of sculpture coming to downtown Lansing literally but nowhere to put it
A young woodcarver makes his mark
April 6 2011
For some people, woodcarving is an old-fashioned craft. But for Alec LaCasse, it’s an artform that enriches his life
Okemos musician wins Lansing Concert Band competition
April 6 2011
Alto saxophonist Jordan Lulloff says he doesn’t mind a little musical back-up.“I’ve always liked playing, and I love performing,” Lulloff said. “I especially like performing...
A second harvest of ’Grapes of Wrath’
April 6 2011
Since its publication in 1939, John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” has moved generations with its depiction of the struggles faced by Americans during the Great Depression
'Sons of Stone' is the band's auspicious debut release
April 6 2011
People’s Temple: ’Sons of Stone’ release show with Jason Alarm and The Dolphins 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9 Mac’s Bar 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing All ages $6 (517) 484-6795
'Mad Men' in limbo? Here are some alternatives
April 6 2011
You’ve heard the news: AMC’s “Mad Men” is on hiatus until sometime next year. No more flashbacks to the days of Mother’s Little Helpers and Daddy’s After- Work/Pre-Dinner...

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