Lansing Symphony goes big and goes home in season finale
May 11 2016
You have to be a badass if Beethoven is your opening act. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, adored for his romantic ballet music, went very big and bad — the good kind of bad — in his most famous...
May 11 2016
The event aims to help people in a similar situation. A portion of the funds raised Friday benefit patients with Lockwood's specific type of cancer. The event includes a silent auction, with prizes from...
Actor/comedian Brian Posehn brings comedy show to the Loft
May 11 2016
Brian Posehn has no qualms about wandering through the gutters of comedy. His latest comedy album, 2013’s “The Fartist,” includes tracks like “Strippers and Stripping,”...
Wally Pleasant performs ‘Songs About Stuff’ LP at River Rock Concert
May 11 2016
The singer/songwriter will revisit some of his best known songs June 10 at the City Pulse River Rock Concert. He opens for the Verve Pipe, who will be performing the platinum-selling “Villains”...
Doug Mains returns with unexpected new album
May 11 2016
Three years ago this month, Doug Mains was writing and recording music with his band, the City Folk, for its second album. But the band broke up after the recording sessions and the album never saw...
May 11 2016
“What I'm most excited about is our focus on Hawaiian culture on Saturday,” said festival organizer Ben Hassenger. “Chris Ka- maka is flying in from Hawaii to celebrate the 100th birthday...
May 11 2016
With construction cranes across the skyline, a thriving art, music and restaurant scene and a prominent appearance in a recent high-profile superhero movie, one might mistake Metro Lansing as a burgeoning...
Lansing wins NEA grant to improve riverfront park
May 10 2016
TUESDAY, May 10 — Lansing’s Adado Riverfront Park, home to events like Common Ground Music Festival and Michigan Pride, was awarded a grant to improve the park’s offerings.The Arts Council...
'Keanu' funny but lacks depth
May 6 2016
The worst thing I can say about “Keanu” is that it’s a bit over-familiar. And the best thing I can say is that it doesn’t feel over-familiar, thanks to the talent of its two leads,...
Rise Against announced as July 6 Common Ground headliner
May 4 2016
Common Ground Music Festival announced today that melodic hardcore band Rise Against will headline its July 6 lineup.
May 4 2016
A dancer from age 3, Renfrew has been with Children’s Ballet Theatre since 2009. A senior at Okemos High School, she will graduate from both high school and the ballet program this year. “Cinderella”...
Cover band Triple Lindy to open for Verve Pipe at River Rock Concert
May 4 2016
Friday night (featuring the Verve Pipe): $15/$20 reserved VIP seating Saturday night (Top of the Town Party): $12/$17 reserved VIP seating/$5 for the TOTT Party/$20 for VIP seating and TOTT party Two-night...
May 4 2016
Craig Doepker has been serving up whiskey shots and PBRs at Mac’s Bar for years. The popular bartender made the Final Five in this year’s Top of the Town contest in both Best Bartender and...
City Pulse hosts second annual Kentucky Derby Party
May 4 2016
Lansing residents have a chance to watch “the most exciting two minutes in sports” on the big screen Saturday as City Pulse and Midtown Brewing Co. team up to host the second annual City Pulse...
May 4 2016
Michigan-based jazzy funk/rock band Everyday Junior headlines Saturday at the Loft; opening the show is Liquid Monk. Since forming in East Lansing in 2013, Everyday Junior has honed its high-energy jam-band...
New monthly art event kicks off Friday in Old Town
May 4 2016
An ArtPrize for Lansing? Well, let’s not get carried away. There are no $200,000 cash prizes at stake this weekend. But the Arts Council of Greater Lansing is hoping that its latest creation will...
Bonnie Jo Campbell talks Flannery O’Connor’s legacy
May 4 2016
Southern writer Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964) loved fowl. As a child, she enjoyed teaching chickens to do tricks
Gore Gore Girls return to Lansing
May 4 2016
For almost 20 years, the Gore Gore Girls have combined the attitude of ‘60s girlgroups with the powerful rock ‘n’ roll the Motor City is known for. Think the Ronettes meets Iggy & the...
Artisan Company Salon +Tom & Chee
May 4 2016
Over the next week, a 2,800-square-foot building in REO Town will undergo some big cosmetic changes as it transforms from a vacant law office into a destination hair salon. A gray hardwood floor will be...
'The Jungle Book' caught between gritty reboot and family fun
April 29 2016
FRIDAY, April, 29 — Disney’s new live-action adaptation of “The Jungle Book” is a solid movie, suitable for family entertainment. That sounds like a complement, and it almost is....

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