Jan. 20 2016
While Moriarty’s Bar has hosted local bands for years, the venue hasn’t always been comfortable for performers. “The bands used to set up in front of the fireplace,” said local...
Jan. 20 2016
The capital city and the Motor City come together at Mac’s Bar this weekend for LANSING x DETROIT, a two-night celebration of Lansing and Detroit music and art. The Friday evening show features headliners...
Jan. 20 2016
Whether you see marijuana as a healing herb or a scourge on society, local dispensaries peddling the plant aren’t likely to be leaving any time soon
East Lansing brings pop-up ice skating rink to Valley Court Park
Jan. 14 2016
THURSDAY, Jan. 14 — Ice on the roads is no fun, but the City of East Lansing is hoping that ice in a park will give residents another winter entertainment option. A temporary pop-up ice skating will
'Love & Vodka' details authors transatlantic courtship
Jan. 13 2016
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13 — Infatuation, puppy love, love at first sight — call it what you will, but author R.J. Fox took it to new heights after a serendipitous meeting
Jan. 13 2016
For those looking to escape the perils of perky pop drivel, Leather & Lace, The Avenue Café’s monthly Goth night, is the gloomiest ticket in town. Aside from absinthe specials, DJs Loren Pudvay...
Chic Gamine brings global soul sound to the Wharton Center
Jan. 13 2016
When talking about mixing musical cultures, writers are often drawn to metaphors of gumbos or stews. That doesn’t seem appropriate for global soul outfit Chic Gamine, which hails from Winnipeg and...
Jan. 13 2016
Lansing’s occult-themed comedy show, Comedy Coven, is gearing up for its one-year anniversary next month. The group, comprises local comedians Emily Syrja, Stephanie Onderchanin and Tricia Chamberlain,...
Robert Green reflects on decades of civil rights activism
Jan. 13 2016
In a date book kept by civil rights leader and former MSU Professor Robert L. Green, a simple note, dated April 4, 1968, brings back a flood of memories. The entry reads, “MLK shot and killed.”
MSU's Martin Luther King Jr. Day concert takes on human trafficking
Jan. 13 2016
When Jane White tells people she is the director of Michigan’s Human Trafficking Task Force, about half of them give her an odd look
‘Trailer Park Boys’ duo hits Lansing
Jan. 13 2016
Back in 2001, John Dunsworth landed the television role of Mr. Lahey, a disgraced bisexual police officer turned belligerent, perpetually sloshed trailerpark supervisor with something to prove
‘All My Sons’ a grim reminder of war’s toll
Jan. 13 2016
With an unstable Middle East, North Korea’s alleged H- bomb testing and the unpredictable President Putin in charge over in Russia, it’s a perfect moment for Riverwalk Theatre Co. to resurrect...
Local musicians travel to compete in international blues competition
Jan. 13 2016
A caravan of local musicians will pack up their gear and head south later this month to see how their blues chops stack up against the rest of the world
Jan. 13 2016
It’s a good time to be a morning person in Lansing. Over the last year, the number of breakfast joints in downtown, REO Town and Old Town has exploded, and most of them have taken a nontraditional...
MSU grad lands role on CBS' 'Supergirl'
Jan. 6 2016
“I don’t have any expectations. I was just excited to be a part of the family, to be invited in to do a couple of episodes,” Showerman said. “My character is still alive, so I hope...
Jan. 6 2016
Broadside, along with co-headliner 7 Minutes In Heaven, perform an all-ages show Jan. 14 at Mac’s Bar. Warming up the stage are Marina City, Winner Take All and Prima Vera. Based in Richmond, Va.,...
Tour brings Saginaw native back to Michigan
Jan. 6 2016
When Saginaw native John Bee started American Opera in 2011, it began as a side-project
Looking back on the iconic Ford Mustang
Jan. 6 2016
For five days straight, we woke early and drove a 1961 green Impala 50 miles from a cheap motel somewhere in New Jersey to the site of the World’s Fair. The exposition has been called the “greatest...
A guide to Lansing-area online fundraising campaigns
Jan. 6 2016
The system is centered largely around the concept of asset-based community development, which accounts for resources outside of the traditional currency system and encourages bartering, work trades and...
Jan. 6 2016
In the wake of World War II, a family's backyard becomes the setting for further conflict in "All My Sons," by Arthur Miller, which hits the Riverwalk Theatre stage Thursday

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