Indie music festival kicks off Saturday in St. Johns
Aug. 2 2016
TUESDAY, August 2 — Festival season is in full swing in Greater Lansing, with JazzFest taking over Old Town this weekend and the Great Lakes Folk Festival preparing to invade East Lansing the follow
Lansing power station misses chance to appear in ‘Transformers’ movie
July 29 2016
FRIDAY, July 29 — Just month’s after East Lansing’s Broad Art Museum made its silver screen debut in “Batman v Superman,” another iconic Greater Lansing narrowly missed an...
Ivan Iler selected to create interactive entryway
July 29 2016
FRIDAY, July 29 — Last week, REO Town’s REACH Studio Art Center announced Ivan Iler as the artist who will create a 70-foot sculpture/entryway as part of the studio’s “SenseFence”...
July 27 2016
The Lansing City Market serves up a double shot of live music this week, with local jazz outfit Medium Rare and Detroit blues singer Thornetta Davis appearing at the Grand Concert Series
Mid-century fad comes back into fashion in Lansing
July 27 2016
Sooner or later, everything comes around again — around and around and around and around. Are you dizzy yet? Hula hooping, a teenage fad dating back to the 1950s, is coming back, in juiced-up...
Pokémon GO takes over Lansing area, businesses join in the hunt
July 27 2016
People swarmed across the park in Meridian Township’s Historical Village, rushing to a central gazebo like ants converging on a lump of sugar. “Mom, look!” yelled a child’s voice....
World premiere play highlights Williamston Theatre’s strengths
July 27 2016
Williamston Theatre’s world premiere of “Summer Retreat” is a fitting close to its 10th season. The play, written by Annie Martin, highlights several aspects of Williamston Theatre that...
Local comedian records live album at the Green Door
July 27 2016
What’s the most annoying thing about being a comedian? According to Jason Carlen, it’s an all-too-common request
July 27 2016
Brace has spent time penning stories for the Washington Post, while Cooper is a writer and researcher for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and is a former senior music writer for The Tennessean....
Bruce Thayer views his art through humorous lens
July 27 2016
Thayer works primarily in mixed media visual art, including elements of watercolor painting, printmaking and paper pieces. He strives to capture audiences with striking images while keeping the work playful...
Vanessa Shafer takes over Old Town Commercial Association
July 27 2016
After a month-long search for a new executive director, the Old Town Commercial Association has announced its new leader. Vanessa Shafer, an East Lansing native and Okemos resident, started in the position...
City Pulse announces winners of 2015-2016 Pulsar Awards
July 27 2016
City Pulse recognized the best in local theater Monday with the 12th annual Pulsar Awards. The biggest winner of the evening was Lansing Community College’s theater program, which took home 11 awards,...
Uncle John’s Cider Mill debuts variety pack of hard cider
July 27 2016
WEDNESDAY, July 27 — With seven flavors to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which four-pack of Uncle John’s Hard Cider to take home. To make things easier for indecisive drinkers,...
Rock the Block provides home repairs in Old Town
July 26 2016
TUESDAY, July 26 — Hundreds of Habitat for Humanity Capital Region volunteers poured into Old Town last week for Rock the Block, assisting residents with needed home repairs and landscaping projects
Historical walking tour includes former cemetery site
July 22 2016
FRIDAY, July 22 — Pokémon Go players have been exploring every nook and cranny of Greater Lansing in the hunt to “catch ‘em all.” This includes Lansing’s Oak Park,...
New 'Ghostbusters' busted by poor direction
July 21 2016
I can’t label the new “Ghostbusters” reboot a disappointment, because I wasn’t going in with particularly high expectations. But it does feel like a missed opportunity. I was hoping...
Purple Rose production explores late life crises
July 21 2016
THURSDAY, July 21 — Originally staged on Broadway in 1939, Paul Osborn’s “Morning’s at Seven” — now playing at the Purple Rose Theatre Co. — is a bleak seriocomic...
July 20 2016
Rookie of the Year frontman Ryan Dunson (guitar/vocals) performs a solo acoustic show July 26 at Mac’s Bar. Opening the all-ages show are Valley Girl, Point Blank Society, Sierra Denae, Danger Scene...
July 20 2016
The Old Town Commercial Association is kicking off its first ever Old Town in Bloom event on July 24, featuring varied glimpses of urban gardening in backyards, courtyards, public and private settings
Jeff Vande Zande’s “Detroit Muscle” looks for an off-ramp from drug addiction
July 20 2016
In Midland author Jeff Vande Zande’s 2010 book, “Threatened Species,” a father kidnaps his son and they embark on a trip through Michigan

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