Q&A with Eli Smith of the Down Hill Strugglers
Aug. 4 2015
At just 33 years old, Eli Smith is a relative young buck in the world of folk music. This weekend he brings his old-time band, the Down Hill Strugglers, to the Great Lakes Folk Festival. City Pulse caught...
Q&A with Elana James of Hot Club of Cowtown
Aug. 4 2015
The Hot Club of Cowtown plays Western swing, a unique style of music created when the cowboy songs of eastern Texas rubbed up against the jazz-soaked culture of Louisiana. City Pulse caught up with Elana...
Q&A with Yann Falquet of Genticorum
Aug. 4 2015
Genticorum plays a style of music unique to the Canadian province of Quebec. City Pulse caught up with Yann Falquet, guitarist for the group, during a retreat at a lakeside cabin in Montreal
July 30 2015
The 2015 Car Capital Auto and Bike Show took over the streets of Lansing Saturday. Check out the link below for City Pulse's photos of the event
Robin Theatre opens its doors this weekend
July 29 2015
Lansing’s newest performance art space opens this weekend with a debut celebration at the Robin Theatre Friday and Saturday. The new theater space is the brainchild of Dylan Rogers and his wife,...
Parachute’s acoustic tour lands at the Loft
July 29 2015
Hailing from the same college town where the Dave Matthews Band got its start, Parachute, based in Charlottesville, Va., is charting its own course in the world of pop music. The band, which began under...
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...

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