Sandra Brown on ditching romance to write thrillers
Aug. 17 2016
In the late 1980s, Sandra Brown had a difficult decision to make. Brown was a successful romance author writing under three pseudonyms, as well as her own name, when her crossover thriller, “Slow...
Aug. 17 2016
Whether it’s an obscure song from the 1980s or a Billie Holiday tune, the Springtails will take it and make it into something new. The local Americana four-piece band, led by husband-andwife duo...
Local shoppers scour thrift stores for savings, style
Aug. 17 2016
This year’s Cheap Issue features a trio of stories about local thrift shops. Ty Forquer talks to local thrift store shoppers, Lawrence Cosentino runs down his top 10 thrift store treasures and Todd...
YMCA launches Healthy Living Mobile Kitchen
Aug. 15 2016
MONDAY, August 15 — Imagine a typical yellow school bus. Now imagine that it has been repainted with vibrant pictures of fresh fruits and vegetables. And the rows of vinyl seats on the in
Aug. 15 2016
MONDAY, August 15 — After a nine-year process, the Fratcher Memorial Garden in Mount Hope Cemetery was officially unveiled last week. In a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, Loretta Stanaway, presiden
Children’s Ballet Theatre of Michigan becomes Capital Ballet Theatre
Aug. 12 2016
FRIDAY, Aug. 12 — After almost 40 years of operation, Lansing’s volunteer-run Children’s Ballet Theatre of Michigan has decided it’s time for a change. The group recently announced...
Ukulele strum kicks off Great Lakes Folk Festival
Aug. 11 2016
THURSDAY, August 11 — At 13 feet tall, it dwarfs its 20-inch counterparts. Dimondale local Larry Stump’s monstrous to-scale ukulele is likely the largest playable instrument of its kind, and
Aug. 10 2016
From intimate dramas to Broadway musicals to slapstick comedy, Greater Lansing serves up another diverse season of local theater. City Pulse has compiled the region’s biggest theater events into...
Aug. 10 2016
The Great Lakes Folk Festival takes over the streets of East Lansing this weekend, offering three days of live music, jam sessions, cultural activities, art vendors, food and more. City Pulse takes a look...
Dennis Preston turns ‘doodles’ into works of art
Aug. 10 2016
Dennis Preston, this week’s Summer of Art artist and a frequent freelance artist for City Pulse, is well known locally for his wacky caricatures and trippy concert posters. He began developing...
Renegade Theatre Festival expands to two weekends
Aug. 10 2016
Hopefully Lansing residents aren’t feeling festival fatigue yet. Before the Great Lakes Folk Festival gets going Friday in East Lansing, Renegade Theatre Festival kicks off its 11th year Thursday...
‘Matt & Ben’ hilariously riffs on Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
Aug. 10 2016
“Matt & Ben,” the latest production from Over The Ledge Theatre Co., is the story of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck writing “Good Will Hunting” — sort of
Aug. 10 2016
Best known for his distinct rapid-fire lyrical delivery, Twista has been a force in the hip-hop world since guesting on Do or Die’s 1996 hit single “Po Pimp.” But it was his breakout...
Aug. 10 2016
Art takes a variety of forms, from literature to sculpture to painting — or even hair. Lansing gets a chance to check out the latest in hair styling Sunday when the Capitol City Biggest Hair...
Memoir details the lives of Lansing’s famous quadruplets
Aug. 10 2016
At the height of the Great Depression, Lansing residents were looking for something to cheer for, something to make them smile and take their minds off the dreary circumstances
Local chiropractor retires, returns to music
Aug. 9 2016
TUESDAY, August 9 — Dr. Walter Kittle, known to other musicians as “Dr. Bass” was just 5 when his love for music started. But his journey to playing music full time has taken decades....
Impression 5 exhibit explores kinetic energy
Aug. 8 2016
MONDAY, August 8 — Children usually get yelled at for throwing things indoors. But Impression 5 Science Center’s latest exhibit, Throwing Things, invites kids to do just that. “This...
Aug. 5 2016
“Café Society” does nothing if not prove how capable and entertaining a filmmaker Woody Allen is … or was … or can be. If this film was made in his 1970s or ’80s...
Local group participates in global breastfeeding event
Aug. 4 2016
THURSDAY, August 4 — A group of breastfeeding mothers will gather Saturday, contributing to an attempt to set a world record for global synchronized breastfeeding. The Big Latch On, which meets
Aug. 3 2016
Arts Night Out, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing’s traveling monthly art event, pops up this month in one of Greater Lansing’s up-and-coming commercial corridors. REO Town, named for auto...

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