Piano-playing singer performs July 17
June 23 2010
Other newly added names to the festival line-up include pop-jazz saxophonist Mindi Abair and guitarist Peter White (also dated for July 17) and reggaerock performer Trevor Hall (July 14). Hardrockers Cavo...
June 23 2010
It’s the season of the sun and the moon. A time for bluegrass and Common Ground. A time for jazz, folk, vintage vehicles, free theater and a dash of Caribbean spice. Get ready for summer, Lansing-style....
SINcere about hip hop
June 23 2010
SINcere will also host the 4th annual 517 Summer Jam, a Mic Club concert on Friday, July 2, at Mac’s Bar. Aside from it being the release party for “Private Conversations Out Loud,” a...
Series delivers jazz to east side
June 23 2010
Last month, when the Allen Neighborhood Center’s young volunteers put the JAM grant together, Whitaker was a supporter and behindthe-scenes adviser. The Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural...
Southern hospitality turns to hostility in ’The Foreigner’
June 23 2010
"The Foreigner" follows a pathologically shy Englishman visiting a rural hunting lodge in Georgia. To avoid speaking to people, he pretends not to understand English. By remaining silent on the sidelines,...
Pioneering punk band D.O.A. is still at work, 32 years after forming
June 23 2010
While many of his peers in the original ‘80s hardcore punk scene have hung it up, moved on or since reunited, Joe “Shithead” Keithley, front man and founder of Vancouver’s D.O.A.,...
June 23 2010
Marriage used to play out on the Wal-Mart model: the idea that one person would meet your every need from altar to gravestone. Couples these days seem to understand that this is ridiculous, and have friendships...
Pioneering punk band D.O.A. is still at work, 32 years later
June 23 2010
While many of his peers in the original ‘80s hardcore punk scene have hung it up, moved on or since reunited, Joe “Shithead” Keithley, front man and founder of Vancouver’s D.O.A.,...
Summer Circle's
June 18 2010
Considering East Lansing’s role as a college town, particularly one that really, really enjoys celebrating the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament each year, MSU’s Summer Circle Theatre’s...
Delightful
June 18 2010
The fear of becoming obsolete. Abandonment issues. The threat of Death By Monkeys.They’re all part of the psychological backdrop of “Toy Story 3,” a first-rate — and long-overdue...
Lansing-based acoustic group spreads slice-of-life whispers
June 16 2010
In a music world oversaturated with technological innovation, flashy pomp, and artists desperate to assert their singular bravado, sometimes ordinary can be exceptional. For Tom Cocozzoli, founder and...
Mark Twain invents Mark Twain
June 16 2010
Lansing never saw the Mark Twain bleached by myth the white-haired, white-suited icon in the postage stamp and the Disneyland riverboat ride. Instead, Michigan’s 24-year-old capital got a 35-year-old...
Sisterhood is powerful — with a capital POW! — in Lansing’s roller derby world
June 16 2010
The Derby Vixens and the Mitten Mavens leagues began with a Facebook group suggest- ing that there needed to be a roller derby group in the Lansing area. Organizers of both groups said that the group sparked...
Three ways to rock
June 16 2010
Here are some local shows that will satisfy the blues dudes, as well as the country twangers and crusty punks
Local theater honored at 2010 Pulsar Awards
June 16 2010
The Michigan Princess was transformed into a kind of “starship” Monday, as City Pulse presented the 2010 Pulsar Awards, honoring the best in local theater
Lovano’s Us Five caps Summer Solstice Jazz Festival
June 16 2010
By filling a rare hole in multi-reedman Joe Lovano’s crusher schedule, the Wharton Center popped one of the world’s greatest jazz players on top of East Lansing’s Summer Solstice Jazz...
Author chronicles building schools in his homeland
June 16 2010
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri’s book was already brewing about the same time Craig Mortenson’s “Three Cups of Tea” went to the top of The New York Times Best Sellers list; with a little...
The Pixar Generation
June 16 2010
Back in April, I received an invitation to a screening of “Toy Story 3” via Facebook. How exciting, I thought: Pixar Animation Studios is actually going to show the movie two months ahead of...
June 16 2010
had drinks in my neighborhood. He drank too much, and asked to hang at my house so he wouldn’t drive under the influence. I didn’t like this because I’m used to guys using this ploy for...
June 9 2010
Noon March starting at Grand Avenue and Shiawassee Stret to the Capitol building 1 p.m. Rally at the Capitol building 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. After party at Spiral, Chrome Cat, Esquire, Grand Café

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