Lansing Beer Exchange / Pure Performance Arts
Sept. 20 2016
Jim Flora will open Lansing Beer Exchange next spring on the second floor downtown Lansing’s Hurd Building. The bar/restaurant will be a local version of the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange
Eastwood, in search of a hero, creates villains for 'Sully'
Sept. 19 2016
“Sully,” Clint Eastwood’s latest film, suffers from several of the same tensions and contradictions that plagued 2014’s “American Sniper.”
Sept. 16 2016
LANSING — Michael Schumacher was born and raised in Wisconsin and has been living right by the shore of Lake Michigan all of his life. “The lake means a lot to me so I won’t...
Charging station unveiled at popular Pokémon GO location
Sept. 15 2016
This week, the Lansing Board of Water & Light unveiled a standalone charging station designed to lure Pokémon hunters and other park visitors
Sept. 15 2016
Yefim Bronfman, described by the Wall Street Journal as “a fearless pianist for whom no score is too demanding,” dials back the bombast for a rare solo recital at the
Riverwalk Theatre brings authenticity to familiar musical
Sept. 14 2016
“Grease” is “Grease” is “Grease.” Any take on the high school musical will have some amount of charm
Lansing Symphony holds its own with star pianist in season opener
Sept. 14 2016
When certain species of male and female spider approach each other, things can go either way — sex or cannibalism. There was a tentative hush, a tense bit of probing, in the opening seconds of...
Sept. 14 2016
We’re halfway through September, and 2016 is already a doozy. Acts of mass violence pepper newspaper headlines, alongside stories of global tensions and sharply divided and bitter political races
Sept. 14 2016
The local Mic Club hip-hop showcase formed in 2007, but it’s been absent from the scene since January 2013 when its founder, rapper Sincere, moved down south. Friday, the Lansing-centric concert...
Sept. 14 2016
Guitarist Bobby Murray feels blessed to play the blues for a lot of reasons. Saturday’s headliner at Michigan BluesFest worked closely with blues legend Etta James for 22 years, and he’s traded...
Lewis Black talks politics, theater and ‘The Daily Show’
Sept. 14 2016
Lewis Black has built a career on anger. The standup comedian rose to national notoriety through “Back in Black,” a recurring segment on Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” where...
Ten Pound Fiddle kicks off 42nd season
Sept. 14 2016
Energetic young string bands, a new folk festival and a healthy pour of Irish music provide the backbone for the Ten Pound Fiddle’s 42nd season, which kicks off Friday with a performance by Irish...
Ray Tadgerson reflects on Lansing’s campaign to keep GM
Sept. 14 2016
Growing up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ray Tadgerson was inspired to become a civil engineer by the massive Soo Locks
‘Rock of Ages’ delivers ‘80s rock thrills
Sept. 14 2016
If you’re an ‘80s rock fan looking for nothin’ but a good time, the Owosso Community Players have you covered with “Rock of Ages.”
Sampling our way across Greater Lansing’s beer scene
Sept. 14 2016
Like the contents of a giant brewing kettle, Greater Lansing’s beer scene took a while to heat up. While West Michigan and Metro Detroit overflowed with beer, the mid-Michigan scene lagged behind
Rajje's Taphouse
Sept. 14 2016
Nick Ostapczuk will open Rajje’s Taphouse next year in the East Town mixed-use development project. The bar/restaurant will reuse some items that were part of the property’s previous occupants,...
Southern-style restaurant moves into City Market
Sept. 13 2016
As Lansing City Market wraps up its Grand Concert Series, this week, attendees will have a chance to check out the market’s latest addition, Guyton’s Heirloom Bistro
Jeff Davis talks improvising, ‘Whose Live Anyways?’
Sept. 12 2016
Jeff Davis began his acting career at 4, performing in what he describes as “a terribly ill-advised all-children production” of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at the...
‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ visually stunning, lacking in story
Sept. 9 2016
I find myself troubled by “Kubo and the Two Strings,” the latest offering from stop-motion animation company Laika. There’s so much right with the film, so many delights and emotional...
LAFCU debuts traveling art piece
Sept. 8 2016
Attendees at the Lansing City Market’s Grand Concert Series have probably noticed the 6-foot LAFCU letters alongside the Grand River

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