Jazz legend Louis Hayes drops in on MSU combos at Jazz Spectacular
April 13 2016
The last time Louis Hayes did an extended gig in Lansing, it was 1953. Hayes was only 15 and President Harry Truman had just unveiled the H-bomb. Coincidence?
Wharton Center program offers perks to attract young professionals
April 13 2016
At the big Broadway shows, especially, Snyder saw few people her age. Most were older. It bothered her enough that she began talking to the staff at the Wharton Center about how to bring more young people...
A home for the East Lansing ceramics program
April 13 2016
The East Lansing Ceramic Arts Program needs a new home, and it's looking to the public for help. The program, which began in the mid ‘90s, was formerly located at the Bailey Community Center. When...
Tony-winning musical comes to Wharton Center in 2017
April 13 2016
A Tony-winning Broadway musical with a Lansing connection will be showcased in Wharton Center’s 2016-2017 season, announced Tuesday
Wharton Center’s next season brings encores and premieres
April 12 2016
TUESDAY, April 12 — The Wharton Center released its 2016-2017 schedule today, which includes a packed slate of encore performances, audience favorites and several Wharton Center debuts.“We...
Metropolitan Opera’s rising stars bring ‘best of the best’ to Wharton Center
April 11 2016
MONDAY, April 11 — Dangling, as opera singers often do, in the chasm between artifice and truth, Adam Diegel hesitated to divulge his age. Adam DiegelDiegel is the star tenor in an unusual roa
‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ thrills, but ultimately disappoints
April 7 2016
THURSDAY, April 7 — “10 Cloverfield Lane” is a mess of contradictions and ambitious almost to a fault — those aren’t necessarily bad characteristics. I’d much rather...
A Rally of Writers features wide range of authors, topics
April 6 2016
Successful memoirist Bob Tarte has an important piece of advice for writers: Make your writing memorable. His fourth memoir, “Feather Brained,” will be released later this month. Tarte uses...
April 6 2016
The Capital City Film Festival is more than just film screenings — it’s also stacked with top-notch electronic music artists, DJs and rock bands. Here’s a sampling of what to expect this...
April 6 2016
Science is so hot right now. You can hardly turn on a TV or check your Twitter feed without seeing Bill Nye or Neil deGrasse Tyson dropping some scientific tidbit. For those looking for something a little...
Capital City Film Festival kicks off sixth annual event
April 6 2016
Other highlights include a “Destroy All Cinema” event where local comedians apply a “Mystery Science Theater 3000”-style skewering to “Top Gun,” and a local music double...
Riverwalk’s ‘Wait Until Dark’ explores psychology of darkness
April 6 2016
Frederick Knott’s “Wait Until Dark” begins with two apparent burglars flash lighting their way through a dark Greenwich Village basement apartment. For Riverwalk Theatre’s production...
Legendary Lansing rockers return to Mac’s Bar
April 6 2016
Lansing has long been a breeding ground for brilliant, yet underappreciated rock ‘n’ roll underdogs. One of the prime examples is the Dogs, a raucous proto-punk band born out of the early ‘70s...
Lansing Symphony joins multimedia Disney extravaganza to kick off film festival
April 4 2016
MONDAY, April 4 — Reeeeeeerrr, glurp, meow, gling! Timothy Muffitt, Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s conductor and music director, will wrangle some wild hardware at Wednesday night's cartoon kickoff
Nick Eyde lands featured role on ‘Chicago Fire’
April 4 2016
MONDAY, April 4 — Lansing resident Nick Eyde will appear on televisions nationwide tomorrow night with a featured role on NBC’s “Chicago Fire.” For his national television debut,...
MSU’s unlikely fling with Zaha Hadid
April 1 2016
FRIDAY, April 1 — Most obituaries for architect Zaha Hadid didn’t even mention MSU’s Broad Art Museum. But it was a big deal in East Lansing
Broad Art Museum architect died early this morning
March 31 2016
Zaha Hadid, the architect who designed MSU’s Broad Art Museum, died early this morning at 65
Zakir Hussain talks Indian music, Grateful Dead and Asian underground
March 30 2016
The wide-ranging career of Zakir Hussain, one of India’s most prominent living musicians, is driven by one thing: a voracious appetite for new musical ideas
March 31-April 3
March 30 2016
To address the issue of gun violence in Chicago, playwright Nambi E. Kelley looked to history — ancient history
March 30 2016
Binary Star has been a force in Michigan’s underground hip-hop scene since the rap duo formed in 1998. The pair of Pontiac-based emcees, One Be Lo and Senim Silla, released its first full-length...

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