Little libraries pop up all over Lansing
Nov. 25 2015
All over Greater Lansing — and all around the country — little take-one-or-leave-one book boxes are popping up
Trumpeter Hugh Masekela and pianist Larry Willis carry on a 50-year conversation
Nov. 25 2015
For a trumpet player, Masekela seems reluctant to blow his own horn. But be forewarned: music lovers will have a rare opportunity in East Lansing to hear two venerable jazz masters, in relaxed duet format,...
American Fifth spirits set to release newest product, Capital Gin
Nov. 23 2015
MONDAY, Nov. 23 — American Fifth Spirits, Lansing’s first distillery, will launch its newest product, Capital Gin, tomorrow at the American Fifth Spirits’ downtown tasting room. Made...
Local galleries offer an artsy twist on holiday gifts
Nov. 19 2015
THURSDAY, Nov. 19 — With the daylight hours dwindling and temperatures continuing to drop, residents of Greater Lansing are realizing the holidays — and the accompanying gift-giving —...
‘Stage Door’ is expansive, but lacks focus
Nov. 18 2015
MSU Department of Theatre’s latest production, Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman’s “Stage Door,” features what is probably the most elaborate and expansive set design ever put...
Nov. 18 2015
Beach Slang has picked up some critical buzz since the October release of its debut LP, “The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us.” NPR described the disc as “exhilarating pop-punk...
Saturday, Nov. 21
Nov. 18 2015
Next week, families all over Greater Lansing will gather around a turkey dinner — or whatever the popular vegan, GMO-free alternative is this year — and reflect on what they are thankful for....
MSU Opera’s ‘A Room With a View’ tackles Victorian-era sexuality
Nov. 18 2015
A commanding voice called from the orchestra pit. “It’s very disconcerting when I can’t hear you.”
Keys to Creativity brings artistic vision to Lansing Mall
Nov. 18 2015
Most Greater Lansing residents know about the art galleries up in Old Town, and it’s not surprising to stumble upon an art gallery in downtown East Lansing or Williamston. But tucked away inside...
Nov. 18 2015
Yes, we know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. But before you know it, the holiday season will be in full swing
David Maraniss deals with tough questioners at author event
Nov. 18 2015
The late Rodney Dangerfield once quipped, “I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out
Mark Elliot Wilson brings diverse experience to Broadway role
Nov. 11 2015
Mark Elliot Wilson plays the role of Baby’s father, Dr. Jake Houseman, in this touring production. An accomplished television and film actor, Wilson’s acting credits include several episodes...
Marvels’ ‘Drudge Attire’ embraces messiness
Nov. 11 2015
While the indie rock outfit Marvels didn’t start in the capital city, the band has certainly blossomed since moving to Lansing almost two years ago
‘Material Effects’ takes a close look at the things around us
Nov. 11 2015
If things are meant to be used and thrown away, why do they keep coming back?
High art takes a flying wedge into Spartan Stadium
Nov. 11 2015
Halftime will unfold serenely at Saturday’s MSU vs. University of Maryland football game — at first. A lone cellist will waft a tender Chinese melody over the Spartan Stadium turf. A delicate...
Oddball, awesome music energizes all-American night at the LSO
Nov. 11 2015
Lansing Symphony Orchestra concerts routinely exude power, nobility and lyricism. Eccentricity? Not so much. Weirdness? Hardly ever
Nov. 11 2015
East Lansing-based singer/songwriter Stefanie Haapala headlines Friday at Mac’s Bar, openers are Michigander, Peter J. Hochstedler and Signature Mistakes. Haapala, an MSU student, began writing indiefolk...
‘Dirty Dancing’ delivers in Broadway adaptation
Nov. 11 2015
Broadway productions often get a bad rap for adapting popular stories from the silver screen to the stage. Dramas and comedies are transformed into glitzy musicals that only vaguely resemble their source...
‘Ghost: The Musical’ doesn’t resurrect the movie’s magic
Nov. 11 2015
A fantastic musical has songs that you want to learn, characters you keep thinking about long after the curtain falls and a magic that can transform a worldview. But when a musical fails, it usually...
Small-town charm falls flat in ‘The View From Here’
Nov. 11 2015
Set somewhere in the mid-‘80s in smalltown Kentucky, Fern (Rachel Mender), a 30-year-old with self-diagnosed agoraphobia, runs a daycare for babies

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