Book explores Michigan’s shadow and ghost towns
Dec. 4 2015
LANSING — Some are ghosts. Others are shadows. And a bunch have disappeared without a trace.They’re once-vibrant communities that are vibrant no longer — if they survive at all as more...
Dec. 4 2015
FRIDAY, Dec. 4 — If this was Rate-a-Record from Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand,” I’d give Mitch Albom’s new book, “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto,”...
Desmond Jones headlines at hometown hotspot
Dec. 3 2015
THURSDAY, Dec. 3 — The Loft, in downtown Lansing, has hosted talent from all over the country
Dec. 2 2015
Grand Ledge-based “power-new wave” band Jason Alarm reunites Saturday at Mac’s Bar; openers are the Plurals, Mr. Fox and the Hounds and Dead Hour Noise. Jason Alarm was born in 2007 after...
Dec. 2 2015
While Lansing’s Silver Bells in the City is behind us, communities across the tri-county area are still spreading holiday cheer. With events ranging from parades to local shopping days, many entertainment...
Creative take on Dickens’ classic shines at Williamston Theatre
Dec. 2 2015
Williamston Theatre has a rich history of presenting holiday plays that run the gamut from funny to poignant
Singer Morgan James defies definitions
Dec. 2 2015
Morgan James calls herself a soul singer, but her career doesn’t fit neatly into that box
Jazz legend Jimmy Cobb kicks off a week with MSU, high school students
Dec. 2 2015
Early Monday evening, waves of jazz broke free from a cavernous conference room and swirled up the grand spiral staircase that greets visitors to the fancy corporate digs of the MSU Federal Credit Union
Books by local authors offer something for everyone
Dec. 2 2015
If you’re looking for a holiday present for your favorite bookworm, this year’s slate of literary releases offers a wide variety of gift options. This list of recent releases, most by local...
Saper Galleries showcases glass art from Hebron
Dec. 1 2015
TUESDAY, Dec. 1 — For over 2,000 years, hand-blown glass has been made in Hebron, the largest city in the Palestinian West Bank
Nov. 25 2015
The holiday shopping season begins in earnest this weekend, with retailers offering Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday deals to entice holiday shoppers
Social media movement encourages people to give back
Nov. 25 2015
As shoppers prepare to dole out their hard-earned dollars in the name of outrageous savings this weekend, one initiative is calling consumers to set aside some of their holiday dough to giving back to...
Nov. 25 2015
Every holiday season, there are countless stage versions of the Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol.” This year, Lansing’s Riverwalk Theatre will present the...
MSU’s ‘Room With a View’ gives some love to the lonely
Nov. 25 2015
In most love-conquers-all stories, you root for the star-crossed lovers to come together. MSU Opera Theatre’s gripping version of “A Room With A View” made me root for the sad souls...
Nov. 25 2015
Singer/songwriter Wally Pleasant entered the local music scene while attending Michigan State University, and his first early-‘90s demo sold 5,000 copies. After the release of his 1992 debut, “Songs...
Turner-Dodge House prepares for Festival of Trees
Nov. 25 2015
How many holiday trees can fit inside the Turner-Dodge House? The Friends of Turner-Dodge House and Lansing’s Parks & Recreation department are about to find out
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 —...

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