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
Sept. 7 2016
Second was Detroit native Cub Koda of Brownsville Station, and fellow Lansing rock legends the Woolies placed third. The Blue Echoes are now honored among 80 other Michigan bands and vocalists, including...
Greater Lansing’s underground comedy scene rises to the surface
Sept. 7 2016
The closings of Connextions Comedy Club and Tripper’s Comedy Club were a huge blow to the local standup comedy community, taking away two of the scene’s precious few venues. But like a game...
Guest soloist pivots from Ravel to Beethoven in symphony opener
Sept. 7 2016
Last week, the featured soloist asked Lansing Symphony maestro Timothy Muffitt to change the program — a rare event in the symphonic world — from Ravel’s exquisite Concerto for the Left...
Sept. 7 2016
If you’ve eaten at REO Town eateries Good Truckin’ Diner or Saddleback BBQ, you’ve probably noticed the colorful picnic tables out front. Those tables are a result of last year’s...
Suzanne de Passe waxes eloquent over her long showbiz career
Sept. 7 2016
In the late ‘60s, Suzanne de Passe had recently moved to Detroit from New York to work as a creative assistant for Motown Records founder Berry Gordy. That’s when a phone call from friend Bobby...
‘Detroit Hustle’ describes struggles, joys of rehabbing abandoned house
Sept. 7 2016
If readers pick up “Detroit Hustle” thinking it’s a book about getting rich by flipping houses in Detroit’s depressed housing market, they will be sorely disappointed. But they...
New exhibit explores ‘golden age’ of album art
Sept. 7 2016
Modern music listeners are used to seeing album art as tiny thumbnails in an iTunes library or a Spotify playlist
Spartan Dance & Fit Center / Celebration! Cinema Lansing & Imax
Sept. 7 2016
With school back in session, parents can release a collective sigh of relief. It’s no longer solely on you to fill eight hours of daytime activities for your feisty offspring
Susan Elizabeth Phillips scores with sports romance
Aug. 31 2016
In “First Star I See Tonight,” Chicago detective Piper Dove gets an assignment to follow former local football star Cooper Graham. She finds herself butting heads with the pigheaded pigskin...
Aug. 31 2016
Gypsy-rock band Ford Theatre Reunion, out of Lexington, Ky., returns to Lansing Thursday for a headlining show at the Avenue Café
Gender-swapped play prompts discussion, causes confusion
Aug. 31 2016
Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s latest production, “Lord of the Flies,” is most notable for its lack of lords. The entire cast of this play is female. Directors Sally Hecksel and Devin...
MSU takes the plunge with four plugged-in, multimedia composition profs
Aug. 31 2016
It’s a public health crisis. People are on the edge. One more syrupy piano tinkle, one more cheap imitation of Philip Glass, one more “Carmina Burana”-style devil chant, and somebody...

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