Elisa Schmidt infuses maps with artistic memories
July 1 2015
If you’re unfamiliar with topography, it is, simply put, the art or science of making maps that illustrate the height or shape of a particular expanse of land. Artist Elisa Schmidt has attempted...
Fireworks are big business at Lansing’s Big Fireworks
July 1 2015
Pat Feldpausch, a real estate agent from DeWitt, walked out of the American Eagle Superstore at 901 N. Larch St. in Lansing last Thursday with a grin on his face and a cart full of KABOOM. On the Fourth...
‘The Wrong Hands’ looks at weapons manuals and their impact on society
July 1 2015
If someone had told Ann Larabee that while working on her book, “The Wrong Hands: Popular Weapons Manuals and Their Historic Challenges to a Democratic Society,” a horrific bombing such as...
Tuesday, July 7
July 1 2015
That´s why, the City of East Lansing has created a series of events for children and families to get outside and enjoy some quality entertainment. Play in the Park is an interactive outdoor childreneuro;s...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
July 1 2015
Abbey Hoffman plays free Avenue Cafe show, Thursday, July 9 Since 2012, singer/songwriter Abbey Hoffman has gigged around Lansing playing her fervent folk tunes. She plays a free show July 9 at The...
July 1 2015
There haven’t yet been any car accidents attributed to Capital City BBQ yet, but that could soon change. Lansing’s newest barbecue joint is tucked in the back half of Sunshine Cellular, a cell...
Forty years ago the Silver Dollar opened its doors. But its precursor, the Brewery, has its own wild legacy.
June 28 2015
In the early hours of July 3, 1974, an estimated 300 patrons of the Brewery, Lansing’s most notorious rock club, drunkenly flooded East Michigan Avenue in what the city of Lansing later dubbed a...
Drummer of legendary East Lansing band reflects on Chuck Berry, 'Who Do You Love' single
June 28 2015
In mid-August 1968, the Woolies walked into the Dells, a now demolished music venue in Haslett near Lake Lansing. The shaggyhaired, blues-inspired rock ‘n’ roll group was hired for a multiple-day...
Lansing Brewing Co. names head brewer
June 25 2015
THURSDAY, JUNE 25 — Lansing Brewing Co., the upcoming Lansing brewery planning to resurrect the century-dormant brewery’s legacy, has named a head brewer to lead its brewing operations. The...
NEW MILES, NEW PLANS MAKE 2015 THE YEAR OF RIVER TRAIL MADNESS
June 24 2015
It was a lovely day. I was straddling my bike, looking south from Maguire Park, waiting for the signal to turn at Jolly Road. A stranger with an affable face and a tan jacket pulled his bike alongside...
Core Effect shows versatility on ´Ethos´
June 24 2015
“Ethos,” the latest offering by Detroit-based hard rockers Core Effect, crams a lot of punch into a small package. The nine-track album clocks in at just 34 minutes, straddling the line between...
Popular instrument store begins work on mural project
June 24 2015
Elderly Instruments, Lansing’s famous purveyor of fine stringed instruments, is giving its Old Town headquarters a facelift. Los Angeles-based graphic artist Jennifer Springman began work on a Washington...
Pass provides low-cost access to summer activities
June 24 2015
We’ve all heard those ubiquitous “Pure Michigan” radio ads. If you haven’t heard Tim Allen waxing poetic about picturesque Michigan destinations, then you must be living under that...
Sunday, June 28
June 24 2015
Sunday, June 28 Grab your lawn chairs and prepare yourself for some relaxing music and a little humor because Danielle Ate the Sandwich is coming to the Old Town General Store. Wait, who ate the sandwich?...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
June 24 2015
Hayley Kiyoko at Mac´s Bar, Wednesday, July 1 Vocalist/actress Hayley Kiyoko headlines July 1 at Mac’s Bar, with opener Alex Mendenall and Faithy Halick. Aside from her modernpop tunes,...
The Knight Cap
June 24 2015
In the early ‘70s, a teenaged Leo Farhat was sitting in the dining room of the stillrelatively new Knight Cap in downtown Lansing when he looked around and told his date that he’d like to own...
Holistic Earth offers quality products, knowledgeable staff
June 24 2015
Holistic Earth is a hidden treasure on the main drag in Davison. After hearing several good things about the shop, I decided to give it a try for myself. After three attempts to find the store to no avail,...
‘Broadcast Hysteria’ takes a fresh look at an Orson Welles masterpiece
June 22 2015
MONDAY, JUNE 22 — There have been reams written about Orson Welles’ infamous 1938 “The War of the Worlds” radio broadcast, but much of it has only repeated long-held myths surrounding...
Common Ground releases festival set times
June 19 2015
All the pieces are in place, and Common Ground Music Festival released its complete 2015 schedule earlier today
Lansing City Market announces summer music series
June 17 2015
In its continuing quest to re-invent itself, the Lansing City Market is throwing a new element into the mix: live jazz. The Lansing Entertainment & Public Facilities Authority, which oversees the market,...

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