Aug. 24 2016
After suffering through a Baptist upbringing, McClurken, 62, didn’t have much use for any church. But his then-partner, pianist and recording engineer, Sergei Kvitko, has been deeply involved at...
Walking tour explores MSU's athletic facilities, past and present
Aug. 19 2016
The Historical Society of Greater Lansing takes a look at Michigan State University’s athletic history on its next walking tour
Blighted building gets graffiti paint job
Aug. 18 2016
THURSDAY, Aug. 18 — If you’ve driven by Lansing Brewing Co. recently, you’ve probably noticed a colorful new addition to the area. No, not the apartments overlooking Cooley Law School...
Aug. 17 2016
The Steel Wheels, a Virginia-based band, plays soulful brand of contemporary mountain music. The dynamic four-piece outfit plays two shows Friday at The Robin Theatre in REO Town, one at 7 p.m. and another...
‘Community Heart’ mural reifies REO’s racial history
Aug. 17 2016
“Community Heart of REO” is an unintentionally provocative name for the 56-by- 28-foot mural that fills the north side of a Quality Dairy building, 1400 S. Washington Ave., in Lansing’s...
Bountiful thrift store sits you down and heats your pizza
Aug. 17 2016
It’s hard to believe we almost lost the surprisingly cozy 23,000-square-foot St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store to a fire in 2011. In spite of the imposing, almosttoo-nice-looking 2013 rebuild, the...
Marissa Tawney Thaler encourages art for everyone
Aug. 17 2016
Marissa Tawney Thaler, this week’s Summer of Art artist, was a late bloomer, artistically speaking
Sandra Brown on ditching romance to write thrillers
Aug. 17 2016
In the late 1980s, Sandra Brown had a difficult decision to make. Brown was a successful romance author writing under three pseudonyms, as well as her own name, when her crossover thriller, “Slow...
Aug. 17 2016
Whether it’s an obscure song from the 1980s or a Billie Holiday tune, the Springtails will take it and make it into something new. The local Americana four-piece band, led by husband-andwife duo...
Local shoppers scour thrift stores for savings, style
Aug. 17 2016
This year’s Cheap Issue features a trio of stories about local thrift shops. Ty Forquer talks to local thrift store shoppers, Lawrence Cosentino runs down his top 10 thrift store treasures and Todd...
The Gallery in Old Town / Wonder Woman Estate Sales
Aug. 17 2016
Next June will see the release of “Wonder Woman,” the most ambitious female-led superhero movie in years. Over the next year, you can expect to see the DC Comics goddess’ iconic “double-Ws”...
YMCA launches Healthy Living Mobile Kitchen
Aug. 15 2016
MONDAY, August 15 — Imagine a typical yellow school bus. Now imagine that it has been repainted with vibrant pictures of fresh fruits and vegetables. And the rows of vinyl seats on the in
Aug. 15 2016
MONDAY, August 15 — After a nine-year process, the Fratcher Memorial Garden in Mount Hope Cemetery was officially unveiled last week. In a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, Loretta Stanaway, presiden
Children’s Ballet Theatre of Michigan becomes Capital Ballet Theatre
Aug. 12 2016
FRIDAY, Aug. 12 — After almost 40 years of operation, Lansing’s volunteer-run Children’s Ballet Theatre of Michigan has decided it’s time for a change. The group recently announced...
Ukulele strum kicks off Great Lakes Folk Festival
Aug. 11 2016
THURSDAY, August 11 — At 13 feet tall, it dwarfs its 20-inch counterparts. Dimondale local Larry Stump’s monstrous to-scale ukulele is likely the largest playable instrument of its kind, and
Aug. 10 2016
From intimate dramas to Broadway musicals to slapstick comedy, Greater Lansing serves up another diverse season of local theater. City Pulse has compiled the region’s biggest theater events into...
Aug. 10 2016
The Great Lakes Folk Festival takes over the streets of East Lansing this weekend, offering three days of live music, jam sessions, cultural activities, art vendors, food and more. City Pulse takes a look...
Dennis Preston turns ‘doodles’ into works of art
Aug. 10 2016
Dennis Preston, this week’s Summer of Art artist and a frequent freelance artist for City Pulse, is well known locally for his wacky caricatures and trippy concert posters. He began developing...
Renegade Theatre Festival expands to two weekends
Aug. 10 2016
Hopefully Lansing residents aren’t feeling festival fatigue yet. Before the Great Lakes Folk Festival gets going Friday in East Lansing, Renegade Theatre Festival kicks off its 11th year Thursday...
‘Matt & Ben’ hilariously riffs on Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
Aug. 10 2016
“Matt & Ben,” the latest production from Over The Ledge Theatre Co., is the story of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck writing “Good Will Hunting” — sort of

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