Bop (Harvey) reunites for Art Festival concert
May 19 2010
After forming in 1984, Bop (Harvey) began a trip through reggae, soul, Latin, funk and psychedelic rock with one goal in mind: to make each crowd dance their asses off. Which is what the East Lansing band...
New and seasoned artists converge at East Lansing Art Festival
May 19 2010
In 1964, as an answer to street fairs taking place in Ann Arbor, a Michigan State University advertising student began a similar event that allowed art students to exhibit and sell their work
May 19 2010
The East Lansing Art Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 22 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 23, in downtown East Lansing
Nadir keeps funk grounded in reality
May 19 2010
8 p.m. Saturday, May 22 MI.Funk Grand River Avenue Turner Street, Lansing Also performing Saturday: Sun Messengers 2 p.m.; Global Village 4 p,m.; Valerie Barrymore Foundation of Funk 6 p.m.; Soul Xpress...
Mi.Funk fest brings old-school to Old Town
May 19 2010
Last summer, OTBADA director Sharen Lange was sitting in the audience at East Lansing’s Summer Solstice Jazz Festival when local funkmaster Jim Alfredson of organissimo opened up a greasy groove...
Muffitt happy to stay on LSO podium
May 19 2010
It’s hard to hold a high note, but the Lansing Symphony is about to try. With attendance spiking improbably upward and performance levels at a widely recognized high, the organization announced last...
LCP courtroom drama guilty of being overlong and unevenly acted
May 19 2010
Martavius Nelson (Derek Ovenshire) is on trial for assaulting attorney Sean Ruby (Tim Cody), the executor of Nelson’s mother’s estate. The play asks the audience to weigh illegal but justifiable...
Rapper-actor joins Common Ground lineup
May 19 2010
Other additions to the Common Ground schedule include a July 13 appearance by the Max Weinberg Big Band (tickets now on sale) and a triple-header on July 15 featuring Paper Tongues, Neon Trees and Civil...
Families tell their stories in Williamston production
May 19 2010
In Muskegon, a frazzled family battles over whose turn it is to use the only bathroom in the house. In Madison, Wis., an elderly widow laments what she sees as the deterioration of her neighborhood. In...
LCC trustees reject proposed partnership
May 19 2010
“Currently, BoarsHead is defunct, they are bankrupt. We’re not rescuing anyone,” he said. “The BoarsHead people are working hard to reconstitute themselves to once again be a viable...
Photo-filled book details Hemingways Michigan
May 19 2010
Federspiel’s new book “Picturing Hemingway’s Michigan” (Painted Turtle Book) uses more than 250 photographs to tell the story of Hemingway’s youth. Many of the photographs...
May 19 2010
You might be as “liberated” as all get out, but your genes are ready to party like it’s 1.8 million years ago, when women evolved to be the harder-to-get sex and men co-evolved to expect...
Quaker Meeting House completed in Old Town
May 13 2010
“We liked the area, and when the particular lot was made available it seemed perfect,” Waltz said. “The zoning was right. Normally an easy place to build a church is out in the countryside...
There’s no room for labels in ‘Blended People’ photo exhibit
May 12 2010
Hozman is a Lansing resident and longtime civil rights activist whose last photo exhibit was a 2006 Creole Gallery show of specially enhanced images for the blind. For this project, she said she chose...
Laurence Juber carves out his own territory
May 12 2010
The London-born, California-based guitarist Laurence Juber has toured the world with Paul McCartney and held his own on stage with The Who’s Pete Townshend and Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant....
Two new concert series are in the works
May 12 2010
Lansing Live, a new concert series featuring local artists, kicks off May 20 on Washington Square, while Citadel Broadcasting prepares to launch a revamped version of the Blues on the Square series
Three authors discuss war as a literary topic
May 12 2010
“War what is it good for?” Edwin Starr may have not gotten an answer to his famous rhetorical lyric of the 1960s, but three writers who have written about war and who have Michigan connections...
Waiting for ’Eclipse’? Don’t forget ’Juliet’
May 12 2010
Summit Entertainment, which distributes the “Twilight” films, is hoping many of those eagerly awaiting “Eclipse” will use this weekend to check out “Letters to Juliet,”...
In vinyl veritas
May 12 2010
The label saw its biggest success in 2009 with the release of the Frontier Ruckus double-LP, "The Orion Songbook/Way Upstate and the Crippled Summer pt. 1" The label’s next record is from Sunil Sawani...
’Dead’ inspires yawns instead of chuckles
May 12 2010
Starlight occupies a unique niche in the local theater community. It is a dinner theater in a middle school cafeteria with an auditorium stage and caters somewhat to a more geriatric demographic than other...