Riverwalk Theatre ramps up the drama in latest production
Oct. 5 2016
Riverwalk Theatre’s latest black box play, penned by Lanford Wilson and directed by Michael Hays, is billed as “passionate drama.” That’s like calling a brutal death a “noteworthy...
Lansing Maker Week highlights builders, entrepreneurs, innovators
Oct. 5 2016
Cloudy skies cast a foreboding shadow over Okemos Saturday morning, but that didn’t dampen the spirits inside the Meridian Mall, where children gathered to learn about robotics, 3D printing, hacking...
Satirical ‘Pulp’ skewers authors, criticizes critics
Oct. 5 2016
In “Pulp,” the latest work by playwright Joseph Zettelmaier, the author has a bit of passive-aggressive fun at the expense of critics
Creative Placemaking Summit returns to Lansing for second year
Oct. 5 2016
Placemaking is a hot buzzword among arts administration and city management types, but outside of those communities, the term still draws a lot of blank stares and puzzled looks
New book details rise and fall of futuristic car
Oct. 5 2016
In the late 1940s, the U.S. was still recovering from the toll of World War II. The victory parties were over, and the country needed something to root for. Enter Preston Tucker, an Ypsilanti machinist...
Thai Nation Bistro
Oct. 5 2016
The number of Asian restaurants in Williamston doubled last month. After Miso Sushi & Grill closed last year, Szechuan Garden became the only place in town to go when your cravings leaned toward the Far...
Bobbi Kilty refocuses on painting in retirement
Oct. 5 2016
Bobbi Kilty, this month’s City Pulse cover artist, knew she wanted to be an artist in high school
Local shops offer unique Halloween costume options
Oct. 5 2016
Halloween is less than a month away, which means for most of us it’s time to start searching for a costume. But the real Halloween fanatics probably already have their outfit picked out
Oct. 5 2016
For the past decade, GTG Records has been recording and releasing DIY CDs and vinyl from an assortment of rough-around-the-edges indie rock bands from Lansing and beyond. This weekend, the label hosts...
Oct. 5 2016
Since its debut in May, Arts Night Out has turned local businesses and restaurants into pop-up galleries on the first Friday evening of every month. The festival, which is organized by the Arts Council...
Hasan Minhaj talks one-man show, Indian upbringing and ‘The Daily Show’
Oct. 4 2016
When Hasan Minhaj told his conservative Indian parents that he wanted to be a comedian, they were not amused. “They were flabbergasted,” he recalled
Coffee shop celebrates ‘Gilmore Girls’ with one-day transformation
Sept. 30 2016
Sixteen years ago, on Oct. 5, 2000, “Gilmore Girls” hit the airwaves for the first time. Wednesday, Lansing’s Strange Matter Coffee Co. is celebrating the “Gilmoreversary”...
New book explores locomotive’s path from East Lansing to Hollywood
Sept. 28 2016
Quite a few Michigan State University alumni have made a name for themselves in Hollywood. One of the most unlikely movie stars to come out of East Lansing is 1225, a steam engine that spent more than...
Sept. 28 2016
“The concept for ‘The Fourth Wall’ follows the storyline from the first album, ‘The Final Season,’ where I'm the head talent of a fictional TV show,” he said. “It’s...
Sept. 28 2016
The 2016 presidential election has been a wild ride, with unexpected twists, strong personalities and more candidates than you can shake a stick at. And for political comedy writers, this campaign...
Former Barenaked Ladies singer brings reimagined Beatles songs to East Lansing
Sept. 28 2016
The ensemble’s touring show, based on “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” hits the Wharton Center stage Oct. 6. The touring ensemble is a mix of classically trained musicians,...
East Lansing Public Library prepares to unveil renovations
Sept. 28 2016
Monday afternoon at the East Lansing Public Library, staffers were busy re-shelving books and contractors were moving furniture into place. Saturday, the library will unveil its $1.5 million renovation,...
Local artists make connections at Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize
Sept. 28 2016
Deborah Fehrenbach is used to making art small enough to wrap around a finger or dangle from an earlobe, but her latest project is large enough to wear jewelry. “Breath,” a 6-foot-tall copper...
Local video game developer draws inspiration from Michigan
Sept. 28 2016
Imagine a soccer game, except that you have to navigate shifting floors and dodge gunfire while trying to knock a spiked skull into the opponent’s goal
‘The Amazing Jesus’ confronts big questions in small Mexican village
Sept. 28 2016
What is it that God does to keep the world in order? That question — and others like it — are at the core of “The Amazing Jesus,” Ixion Theatre’s season opener

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