Charly Bliss guitarist talks influences, new album and comparisons to Weezer
May 11 2017
It’s easy to see why many critics can’t resist comparing Charly Bliss’ debut album, “Guppy,” to Weezer’s iconic self-titled debut, aka “The Blue Album.”...
May 11 2017
The catered pre-show meals at Starlight Dinner Theatre tend to be rather modest affairs with chicken or lasagna. I skipped the supper before “Man of La Mancha,” but when the musical started,...
May 11 2017
Six years ago, it started with a movie — “Mighty Uke: The Amazing Comeback of a Musical Underdog.” “The movie had just come out, and since we had grown our Lansing Area Ukulele...
May 11 2017
Lansing-based songwriter Joshua Barton, formerly of the local shoegaze outfit Fields of Industry, returns with his first release in three years and a new band, Joshua Barton & Seertones. Saturday, Barton...
Nu Wave Fish & Chicken
May 11 2017
A new dining trend seems to be emerging in the Capital City. Joining the barbecue, craft beer and craft coffee businesses that are humming along quite nicely, several new restaurants dedicated to “you...
May 10 2017
"Groovin'," by Dennis Preston, graced the Aug. 10 cover for last year's Summer of Art After a successful inaugural year, City Pulse and the Arts Council of Greater Lansing are teaming up once
May 10 2017
The Final Five round of the 2017 City Pulse/Fox 47 Top of the Town contest is off and running! Over 11,000 participants voted in the first round, nominating nearly 7,000 of Greater Lansing’s
Dylan continues to mine the Great American Songbook
May 4 2017
This new, occasional column is devoted to the Great American Songbook, which comprises the best of popular vocal music from the last century until rock ‘n’ roll took over. Twice a month or...
REO Town hosts pair of feminist art pop-ups
May 4 2017
The statistics don’t lie: Women are underrepresented in the arts. According to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, of 590 major exhibitions in the U.S. from the years 2007-2013, only 27 percent...
In spite of the elephant, less is more in Broad Art Museum’s ‘The Transported Man’
May 4 2017
In contrast to the video barrages favored by founding Broad Art Museum director Michael Rush, “The Transported Man” carries no trace of the super-saturated digital matrix taking over the world...
May 4 2017
It’s fitting then, that the exhibit will be hung in the Grid, a bar/arcade that celebrates the 1980s heyday of pinball and arcade games
May 4 2017
Under the direction of MSU theater faculty Brad Willcuts, Alisa Hauser and Dave Wendelberger, the Musical Theatre Touring Company comprises a select group of musical theater students who will present Broadway-style...
Spartan Brewpub / Blue Owl Coffee Co.
May 4 2017
“The problem (with microbreweries) is that you can only sell your own beer,” Wells said. “So we decided to go the brewpub route. It allows us to sell a mixture of what we make ourselves...
Shinedown, LiVE added to Common Ground
April 27 2017
Common Ground Music Festival announced this morning that Shinedown will fill its remaining headliner slot, taking the stage July 8. Post-grunge rockers LiVE will also perform that evening
Singer Naima Shamorguer comes to Lansing Sunday to perform
April 26 2017
In Lansing, singer Naima Shamborguer will celebrate International Jazz Day with a tribute to one of the great ladies of jazz, Sarah Vaughan
New book compiles food writing of Jim Harrison
April 26 2017
Jim Harrison loved food. He loved eating it, he loved talking about it and he loved writing about it. So it’s little surprise that the first posthumous book added to his already vast oeuvre is...
Preuss Pets' breeding program among most developed in the state
April 26 2017
Many locals know the colorful sales floor of Old Town’s Preuss Pets, flush with squawking birds, colorful fish, energetic hamsters and all manner of reptiles. But there’s more to the store...
Meridian Community Band premieres piece composed by local high school student
April 26 2017
Had Meridian Community Band music director Tom Gillette not stood behind the Neeleys at a train station in Chicago, they might not have struck up a conversation. Had they not done so, then 16-year-old...
Cheryl Baase follows passion for pups into canine photography
April 26 2017
On an idyllic evening last week, as the sun set over the golden fields of Woldumar Nature Center, photographer Cheryl Baase coaxed a lumbering, 120 pound English mastiff onto a rustic cabin porch. Charlie,...
Broad Art Museum's 'The Transported Man' is Marc-Oliver Wahler's grand entrance
April 26 2017
Broad Art Museum´s "The Transported Man" is Marc-Oliver Wahler´s grand entrance A lot of people already think contemporary art is a trick. Marc-Olivier Wahler doesn’t argue the point...

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