March 15 2017
SATURDAY, MARCH 18 >> CORNED BEEF DINNER AT GROVENBURG UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
March 15 2017
Superheroes have been a mainstay in popular culture for decades, but they seem to be all the rage these days. Superhero movies dominate the box office, but Lansing Community College’s latest theater...
Jayme Stone digs for gems from Alan Lomax’s archives
March 15 2017
Like many folk musicians, banjoist Jayme Stone has spent a lot of time with the field recordings made by Alan Lomax, one of the 20th century’s most important folk musicologists. But a recent encounter...
Jan Bidwell makes a case for meditation in activism
March 15 2017
In the late 1960s, a group of my friends, students at Michigan State University, became enamored by transcendental meditation after attending a free group session. At the time, my other friends and I thought...
Side Bar / Good Truckin' Diner / Glazed and Confused
March 15 2017
“It took a while, but I’m happy with the way things turned out,” Abood said, surveying the brick, faux brushed steel and reclaimed wood of the interior. “I didn’t want to...
Alessia Cara, KYLE added to Common Ground 2017
March 15 2017
WEDNESDAY, March 15 — Pop singer/songwriter Alessia Cara will headline July 6, the opening night of this year’s Common Ground Music Festival, the festival announced this morning.The 20-
‘Logan’ a moving antidote to a tired genre
March 9 2017
The consensus on “Logan,” the latest movie in the “X-Men” franchise — and reportedly the last to star Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart as series stalwarts Wolverine and Professor...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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
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...
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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