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Camille Seaman captures storms, glaciers and Polar bears
March 8 2017
Massive tornadoes and below-freezing temperatures are just a normal day’s work for photographer Camille Seaman. She doesn’t shy away from the things that scare most people. In fact. she manages...
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Beverly Jenkins shakes up romance with black characters, historic settings
March 8 2017
City Pulse caught up with the author while she was at her home in Belleville, Mich., on a respite from a demanding author tour. Jenkins had no inkling she’d be a writer on the road for a book promotion...
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Jazz tribute gives the Beatles a funky organ transplant
March 8 2017
It’s not easy to utter the name of Organissimo’s new Beatles tribute CD, featuring Lansing-based Hammond B-3 organist Jim Alfredson, guitarist Lawrence Barris and drummer Randy Marsh
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March 8 2017
The Lansing-based band Hut Two Hike releases its debut disc, “Beach Noir” (GTG Records), Saturday at the Avenue Café. Opening the show are Lee Gus Varner, Half Tongue, Conspicuous Bystanders...
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Lansing Symphony, Berlinsky lift the lid on an epic Russian century
March 8 2017
The Lansing Symphony’s opener Saturday night, Soviet-era composer Alfred Schnittke’s Suite from “Dead Souls Register,” was like a 19th-century Russian music box rescued from the...
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Lansing Art Gallery adds Katrina Daniels, MICA Gallery becomes ‘volunteer-led space’
March 8 2017
Former MICA Gallery program director Katrina Daniels has a new gig, but she isn’t moving far. Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, 119 N. Washington Square, about a mile south of MICA’s...
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March 8 2017
The silent auction includes art pieces donated by local artists, including paintings, ceramics and jewelry, and local businesses are contributing items like gift certificates and baskets. Community members...
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Retiring director Maureen Hirten embraced change as director of CADL
March 8 2017
The Capital Area District Libraries system has gone through some changes since Maureen Hirten became executive director in 2011, but the heart of the job hasn’t changed
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Downtown Lansing library makeover balances books and people
March 8 2017
Simplification and de-cluttering are key goals of the project. Circulation and information services will both be found at the big new front desk, instead of separate stations. The old glass partition between...
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Mega-Bev / Ulta Beauty
March 8 2017
In May, this former south Lansing grocery store, 3630 S. Cedar St., will become the fifth location for Mega-Bev, a southwest Michigan-based purveyor of craft beer, wine and liquor. It will be the biggest...
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The Asking asks fans to help fund new album
March 7 2017
Greg and Kate House, also known as musical duo the Asking, have been married for 11 years and playing music together since they were 14. The Lansing-based couple are seeking their fans’ help to fund
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Blockbuster musical announced for 2018-2019 season
March 3 2017
FRIDAY, March 3 — The Wharton Center announced today that Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical “Hamilton” will come to East Lansing as part of the 2018-2019 season.Dates...
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Susi Elkins named director of broadcasting and general manager of WKAR Public Media
March 3 2017
Susi Elkins has been named director of broadcasting and general manager of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University, effective immediately. Elkins has been serving as interim director since May
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Traditional Irish `skin boats´ take shape in Lake Lansing barn
March 1 2017
Rain drummed on the roof of a workshop near Lake Lansing Thursday where two boat-shaped, basket-like frames lay upturned on worktables
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Photographer Zach Trost witnesses media transition
March 1 2017
Zach Trost got his start in photography as a child, working with analogue equipment. The local photographer, now 48, has witnessed the transformation of his craft over four decades
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A Rally of Writers starts its 30th chapter
March 1 2017
Lansing has numerous hidden gems, many of them hidden in plain sight. A Rally of Writers, an annual gathering of authors, is certainly one of them
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Owosso Community Players tackles tale of biblical proportions
March 1 2017
The nearly 50 performers, directed admirably by Lyn Freeman, cavorted on elaborate sets to music expertly played while executing clever unison dance moves and wearing splendid clothing. The dreamcoat was...
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Photography exhibit explores use of subway cars as artificial barrier reefs
March 1 2017
Stephen Mallon’s latest exhibition of photographs features decommissioned subway cars being unceremoniously dumped into the Atlantic Ocean. But this isn’t large-scale littering. The sunken...
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March 1 2017
Despite a flurry of new businesses flocking to Metro Lansing to take advantage of the rebounding economy and abundance of new urban housing options, there’s been a curious burst of bar/restaurant...
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March 1 2017
The Irish duo of Tim O’Shea (guitar/vocals) and Philip Crickard (fiddle/mandolin) performs Saturday at the Robin Theatre in REO Town. The pair, now on tour across the United States in celebration...