Highlights of 2015’s local theater season came from theater rookies, aspiring actors
Dec. 30 2015
Arguably the most powerful production this season was “Telling: Lansing,” produced by Peppermint Creek Theatre Co. Featuring a cast of mostly non-actors telling personal stories related to...
Jazz and classical highlights of 2015
Dec. 30 2015
This town is heated year round (summer festivals included) with native, student and visiting musical talent, thanks largely to the white-hot boiler room that is the MSU College of Music. With so much to...
Local theater ranged from light romance to heavy history in 2015
Dec. 30 2015
The theater companies of the Greater Lansing area produce a tremendous number of quality theatrical productions each year. And while City Pulse’s Pulsar awards are a sincere way to honor the best...
Clever themes and contemporary style add personality to weddings
Dec. 30 2015
A swing through Pinterest, the Internet’s premier site for wedding envisioning, shows that plenty of couples are still planning traditional black-and-white garb for their weddings. But dig a little...
Dec. 30 2015
Photography is a great way for couples to capture all the special moments that occur on their wedding days. Long after the final piece of wedding cake has been consumed, wedding albums remain to remind...
LCC production selected for Kennedy Center Festival
Dec. 23 2015
Lansing Community College’s theater program may be small — its website lists just two full-time faculty — but it will have an opportunity next month to prove it can hang with the big...
Dec. 23 2015
GOING GREEN FOR NEW YEAR’S AT GRACIE’S PLACE Football-watching party with giveaways, including a big-screen TV. Admission includes a food buffet and midnight champagne toast. 7 p.m.-1 a.m....
Caitlyn Dial takes on museum educator role
Dec. 23 2015
While she has only been with the center for two weeks, she seemed right at home. As we walked into the room devoted to the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame, her eyes scanned the dozens of portraits...
Dec. 23 2015
Since 2008, Lil’ Darlins has been a fixture in Michigan’s thriving vaudeville/variety-show scene. Its immense cast features live music from a pit band, fire eaters, hula hoop artists, jugglers,...
MSU Museum looks at the history of student protests
Dec. 23 2015
Social activist, pastor and MSU graduate Jim Wallis, in a visit to East Lansing in 2006, stressed how his involvement in the university’s antiwar protests of the late 1960s changed his life
Dec. 23 2015
We all know that there’s a lot of terrible holiday music out there. You can hardly walk through a department store or turn on the radio without hearing some plodding version of “Little Drummer...
City of Lansing awards $120,000 to support creative projects
Dec. 17 2015
THURSDAY, Dec. 17 — Placemaking efforts in Lansing got a big financial boost this week as the city awarded $120,000 to projects throughout the city.The City of Lansing
'Creole Christmas' blends sentiment and style
Dec. 16 2015
Etienne Charles’ new CD, “Creole Christmas,” does mess with Santa, but briefly and gently. Casual jazz fans who prefer their music “straight” need not run for the hills. The...
Dec. 16 2015
Saturday’s Fusion Shows Holiday Extravaganza show features a roster of local indie bands, including co-headliners Lights & Caves and Secret Grief. Warming up the stage are Alaska, Dyno Gee and Parkway...
Etienne Charles brings 'Creole Christmas' to Lansing
Dec. 16 2015
A lavish photo spread in the December 2015 edition of Vanity Fair, “Jazz on the Loose,” gave some love to 36 virtuosos under 33 who are headlining “the hottest live jazz scene since Review...
Dec. 16 2015
It’s unseasonably warm in Michigan this week, but one local event is hoping to turn some cheeks rosy red without the help of winter weather. Michigan’s largest burlesque variety show, Tease-A-...
Locals find community in costumes
Dec. 16 2015
As Todd Letts, in his full “Star Wars” scout trooper costume, stepped off the elevator in NCG Cinemas Saturday morning, a teenage boy walked past
Holt native tours the country with ‘Cirque Dreams Holidaze’
Dec. 16 2015
Known for its daring, Broadway-meetsbalancing-acts performances and magnificent costumes, “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” relies on a cast of behind-the-scenes workers to keep everything running smoothly....
Local fans discuss the enduring legacy of ‘Star Wars’
Dec. 16 2015
“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away … ." Those words, in brilliant blue, lit up the darkened movie theater and left an indelible mark in my mind’s eye
Mild culture shock hits Broad’s new assistant curator
Dec. 15 2015
A dead hydrangea danced on the glass outside the Broad Art Museum café when I sat down to talk with the museum’s new assistant curator, Steven Bridges. The impromptu performance on a sunny...

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