Lansing City Market debuts new summer events
July 29 2015
The Lansing City Market’s revitalization plan is in full swing, with three events geared toward attracting new faces and refreshing the market’s image making their debut this month. Jazz on...
Mark Piotrowski finds art in geometry, patterns
July 29 2015
The key to understanding how Bay City artist Mark Piotrowski executes his brand of vibrant and complex works is the concept of fractals, geometric shapes that repeat and scale, creating self-similar...
Mysteries abound in Williamston Theatre’s latest production
July 29 2015
A murder mystery, as everyone knows, is supposed to begin with a dark and stormy night. Seeing Williamston Theatre’s “The Art of Murder” at a Sunday matinee on a bright, sultry summer...
East Lansing art gallery prepares for its reopening
July 29 2015
East Lansing’s (SCENE) Metrospace gallery, which has been effectively shuttered since mid-April, finally has a reopening date. The space, now under the curatorial control of MSU’s Department...
The Mini Maker, a kid focused makerspace
July 29 2015
Crowdsourcing highlights local crowdsourcing campaigns. To find the events, go to the designated website and search by title. kickstarter.com/projects/821322426/themini-maker-a-kid-focused-makerspace...
Craig Mitchell Smith finds opportunity in Sri Lanka
July 29 2015
Last year, local glass artist Craig Mitchell Smith moved his studio some nine miles west, from Okemos’ Meridian Mall to an Old Town storefront. This year, he has a bigger move in mind. Multiply...
Local author releases tightly guarded video game novel
July 29 2015
For the past year, local fantasy novelist Jim Hines has led a double life. During the day, he plugged away as a demographer, compiling education statistics for the State of Michigan. But at the same...
Wednesday, Aug 5
July 29 2015
In Wednesday’s Hope in One golf outing, the score isn’t what matters. Advent House Ministries and North Westminster Presbyterian Church are joining forces to present the golf outing, which...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
July 29 2015
Fawn Larson at Mac´s Bar, Thursday, July 30 Louisiana native Fawn Larson started playing harmonica at 6. Soon after, she picked up the fiddle and never looked back. The singer/songwriter, now...
July 29 2015
A walkable Lansing bakery seems to be an anomaly. Roma Bakery sits on a busy one-way street a few blocks north of downtown. (It’s also the temporary home of former Old Town sweet shop, Whipped)....
Elderly Instruments exterior gets a colorful new addition
July 23 2015
THURSDAY, JULY 23 — Lansing community members gathered Tuesday afternoon outside Elderly Instruments in Old Town to celebrate the completion of a mural on the outside wall of the store, facing North...
Boogie Bob prepares for a run of shows in New York
July 22 2015
Telling the story of American piano music, from early styles like rhythm & blues and stride through jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, is an ambitious undertaking. One could easily fill a textbook tracing...
Vandalay reinvents itself with new EP
July 22 2015
“Starting Over,” the latest EP from Lansing-based rock band Vandalay, is more than a collection of songs. It’s a portrait of a band at a crossroads. The EP’s title track is,...
Lansing-area artists put an adage to the test this weekend, hoping to show that one person’s trash could truly be another one’s treasure.
July 22 2015
Cesar Chavez Plaza in Old Town played host to ScrapFest Friday and Saturday, and an estimated 2,500 people came to check out 17 recycled scrap metal sculptures created by teams of local artists. In the...
New book looks at the history of M-22
July 22 2015
Tourists have been navigating the narrow roads of Northern Michigan’s M-22 since the early 1900s, checking out the beautiful beaches, idyllic farm lands, sweeping sand dunes and the seemingly lockedin-time...
Friday, July 24
July 22 2015
What happens when you combine an infestation of rats, a doublecrossing mayor, a piper who plays irresistible music and a cast and crew of 81 kids? Audiences will get a chance to find out as All-of-us...
When Particles Collide at Mac´s Bar, Wednesday, July 29
July 22 2015
When Particles Collide, an alt-rock duo from Bangor, Maine, mixes Blondie-influenced vocals with commanding, Queens of the Stone Age-style guitar riffs and a punk rock ethos. The band headlines Mac’s...
The Kushion impresses with quality products, superior service
July 22 2015
With the summer heating up, I was looking for a chill spot where I could get quality meds from a knowledgeable budtender that was on a CATA route. The Kushion Provision Center is where I found myself....
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
July 15 2015
The Plurals release 'An Onion Tied To My Belt' at the Avenue Since 2007, the Plurals have been a fixture in the Lansing music scene, releasing a string of DIY alt-rock discs on its GTG Records imprint....
What I learned from spending six days at Common Ground
July 15 2015
This was the year to do it. In past years, I would attend one or two nights of Common Ground Music Festival and think to myself, “Next year I’m going to buy a week pass and be here every night.” But...

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