Bill Mechanic returns to MSU to talk film industry, ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ and ‘real movies’
Nov. 9 2016
Producer Bill Mechanic oversaw the creation of some of the biggest movies of the mid-‘90s as head of 20th Century Fox’s film division. But you wouldn’t know it from the way he talks...
Lansing Symphony wipes varnish and graffiti off Beethoven’s Ninth
Nov. 9 2016
In my imagination, a cynic poked his head into the Wharton Center late Friday night just to scoff at the happy, wall-to-wall buzz that followed the Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s big choral concert
Peppermint Creek takes on racial tensions in ‘Disgraced’
Nov. 9 2016
After observing the emotionally charged “Disgraced,” I asked one of its flushed and sweaty actors if the cast felt drained
East Lansing native reflects on life on the water
Nov. 9 2016
Even though Chris Dombrowski grew up in East Lansing, in the county with the fewest lakes in Michigan, he still found a way to fish
Ixion Theatre premieres new work by British playwright
Nov. 9 2016
Ixion Theatre, the 3-year-old theater company based in Lansing’s REO Town district, is looking to make waves this year with a season comprised entirely of new works
Big Daddy's Lil Donuts / Kavana Nitro Coffee House / Ruckus Ramen
Nov. 9 2016
When Igor Jurkovic told us last week that he was shutting down Iggy’s In Convenience, his grocery store inside Lansing City Market, to concentrate on “other projects,” he wasn’t...
Ingham County Animal Control offers no-fee adoptions for veterans
Nov. 8 2016
In honor of Veterans Day and to and thank the men and women of Ingham County who have served our country, Ingham County Animal Control (ICAC) is offering no fee pet adoptions to veterans
Gillespie Group selling Clara’s lamps, giving away other items
Nov. 8 2016
UPDATE: The Gillespie Group has informed us via email that all items have been sold or given away. There will be no sale Wednesday or Thursday
Soldan's hosts election-themed fundraiser
Nov. 4 2016
FRIDAY, Nov. 4 — While U.S. citizens go to the polls next week to decide the next president, Soldan's Pet Supplies is running an election to settle an age-old debate: cats or dogs? The pet sto
Delhi Township reveals latest LEAP-funded public art project
Nov. 3 2016
THURSDAY, Nov. 3 — Earlier this week, Delhi Township unveiled a new piece of public art, “Happy in Holt,” created by artist Matthew Lincoln. The sculpture sits in front of the Delhi Township...
Hip-hop artist Mikeyy Austin hopes to get Erykah Badu’s attention (again) with new video
Nov. 2 2016
Local hip-hop artist Mikeyy Austin dropped “T I N T E D,” his debut solo project, earlier this year. The digital-only EP got a boost in August when Grammy-winning neo-soul artist Erykah Badu...
East Lansing Film Festival offers documentary-heavy slate of films
Nov. 2 2016
The East Lansing Film Festival kicks off its 19th year Thursday, offering a week-long slate of features and short films across three locations
Nov. 2 2016
Narc Out the Reds, a local alternative/noise pop band known for its frantic yet melodic tracks, releases a new 10-inch vinyl Saturday at Mac’s Bar. The single, released via the GTG Records imprint,...
Painter Jessica Wilson finds inspiration in color, nature
Nov. 2 2016
Jessica Wilson, this week’s cover artist, was drawn to East Lansing by the wide-open spaces of rural Mid-Michigan. A proponent of self-sufficiency, Wilson was looking for enough land to grow her...
Orchestra, choir, soloists gear up for Beethoven’s mighty Nint
Nov. 2 2016
As mezzo-soprano soloist in the “Ode to Joy,” the delirious climax of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Jazimina MacNeil will be one-fourth of a tiny but critical nucleus in a vast choral...
Sharon Ketchum takes the helm at recently formed Unitarian church
Nov. 2 2016
If it were up to the Rev. Sharon Ketchum, we all would embrace one another — a sentiment that is easy to agree with but difficult to practice in a divisive election season
Nov. 2 2016
With election day looming next week, three local theater companies are rolling out politically-minded plays. While none of the productions were purposefully scheduled to line up with the political season,...
New book seeks to bring film criticism to high schools
Nov. 2 2016
Most authors would be satisfied with a book that sells over 1 million copies, but not Thomas C. Foster of East Lansing. “How to Read Literature Like a Professor,” Foster’s breezy guide...
Capital Loops Gifts, Groceries and Café / Guyton's Heirloom Cuisine
Nov. 2 2016
“They’re hard workers and they have great ideas,” said Patrice Drainville, Waterfront manager and company spokeswoman. “(River Town Adventures and Capital Loop) have brought new...
Arts Council of Greater Lansing awards over $35,000 in local grants
Oct. 28 2016
This morning, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing announced over $35,000 in grants for local artists and arts organizations

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