‘Current State’ shift leaves room for more classical music and ‘All Things Considered’
Jan. 4 2017
Regular WKAR radio listeners have probably noticed that its “Current State” program has disappeared from the airwaves in recent weeks. The show has been on hiatus since Dec. 12 as it prepares...
Jan. 4 2017
Flowers are pretty scarce around New Year´s Day, so we decided to celebrate another spin around the sun by picking a bouquet of 10 interesting people who reflect the variety and vitality of life...
2017 Preview
Jan. 4 2017
Looking ahead at some of the new businesses coming to Lansing in 2017, we see a trend toward upscale dining, with at least three new restaurants coming that put an emphasis on chef-driven cuisine. But...
Jan. 2 2017
MONDAY, Jan. 2 — Add one more Lansing bar to the list of businesses that didn't make it into 2017.A sign posted yesterday on the door of South Lansing's Colonial Bar & Grille (3425 S. Martin L
‘La La Land’ a delightful but shallow slice of musical nostalgia
Dec. 29 2016
I have to admit that this movie is an utter delight. But that’s also what gives me pause. It’s a movie that is trying very hard — almost too hard — to get you to like it, and it...
Unexpected themes emerged in this year’s theater season
Dec. 28 2016
Looking back on the local theater I saw in 2016, I sometimes found myself missing men and enjoying pain. Hmm … I suppose I should explain. Two themes appeared over and over in the past year....
Dec. 28 2016
Couples engaged to be married have a lot on their plates as they begin planning their weddings. Whereas tradition once demanded parents of the bride pay for a couple’s wedding, nowadays more and...
Dec. 28 2016
Weddings require a lot of planning. Couples hosting large weddings or even intimate gatherings can easily be overwhelmed by the amount of planning they must do to make their weddings into events they will...
Dec. 28 2016
Many elements combine to make traditional wedding receptions special. But many veteran wedding guests would agree that the right playlist once guests hit the reception hall dance floor can turn an ordinary...
Dec. 28 2016
According to the bridal resource The Knot, more and more couples are opting for less pageantry and more laid back panache when planning their weddings. For those who prefer something more intimate and...
Dec. 28 2016
While some aspects of a wedding are better left to the professionals, others are primed for a little do-it-yourself cost cutting. By handling some of the work themselves, couples can save a considerable...
Dec. 28 2016
During special events, particularly those steeped in tradition, such as weddings, blended families may have to employ certain tactics to ensure the events go off without a hitch. When planning their weddings,...
Local wedding photographers share tips for getting great off-site photos
Dec. 28 2016
From Gothic architecture to sleek steel buildings to riverside parks, Greater Lansing offers plenty of choices for creative offsite wedding photos
Dec. 28 2016
It started with a movie. Local piano legend Bob Baldori, former keyboardist for the Woolies and go-to harmonica and piano player for Chuck Berry since the late ‘60s, made a documentary on the origins...
From sneakers to spies, 2016 produced good reads
Dec. 28 2016
Like a lot of readers, I’m seduced by pretty pictures in books. So it should be no surprise that three of my favorite books this year were absolutely crammed with photographs of architectural wonders...
National names, from Lansing and elsewhere, poured forth classical and jazz bliss in 2016
Dec. 28 2016
In 2016, lovers of classical and jazz music in Greater Lansing were again dazzled by dozens of superb local musicians who are also national names — or could be, if they cared to live in a city...
Local theater helps community make sense of turbulent year
Dec. 28 2016
In their own way, local productions became an emotional roadmap for the tumultuous year. In January, two productions explored grief and loss in profoundly different ways
Dec. 28 2016
BOOGIE STOMP! AT THE ROBIN THEATRE Lansing piano greats Bob Baldori and Arthur Migliazza offer a dance-filled evening that traverses the history of American music from the Civil War to today, including...
Dec. 28 2016
Lansing-based roots-punk band the Devil’s Cut, along with a full slate of edgy Americana-rock outfits, perform Friday at the Avenue Café. The event, dubbed A Very Krampus Xmas, benefits the...
Year in review
Dec. 28 2016
A rash of restaurant closings in 2016 fueled fears that the Metro Lansing dining scene was dying, contributing to the year’s overall depressing vibe compounded by an ugly, surreal election cycle...

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