International luxury brand comes to East Lansing
Aug. 30 2016
TUESDAY, Aug. 30 — Newby Teas of London, an international luxury tea brand, is opening its first North American office in East Lansing. The effort to bring the company to mid-Michigan is spearheaded
REACH Studio Art Center completes JazzFest, BluesFest mural
Aug. 26 2016
FRIDAY, Aug. 26 — After a three-month process, the Jazz and Blues Fest Old Town Mural at 1208 Turner St. was officially unveiled earlier this month. The mural, coordinated by REACH Studio
‘Pete’s Dragon’ a touching fable without cheap moralizing
Aug. 25 2016
Downtown sandwich shop to open next month
Aug. 25 2016
THURSDAY, Aug. 25 — Sarnie Shoppe, a deli moving into the first floor of the Knapp’s Centre, announced on its Facebook page that it’s downtown Lansing location will open Sept. 5. The...
Weekend festivities expand to three neighborhoods
Aug. 24 2016
This year, MI Pride weekend, once held entirely within the friendly confines of Old Town, will expand to include three neighborhoods: Old Town, downtown and REO Town. The festivities begin Friday in Old...
Aug. 24 2016
Since Shoto formed in the summer of 2013, the experimental sludge/doom band has steadily honed its psychedelicnoise sound. The Kalamazoo-based trio, which headlines Mac’s Bar Friday, comprises bassist...
William Rowan on his journey to photography
Aug. 24 2016
William Rowan, this week’s Summer of Art artist, came to visual art through music. Rowan holds degrees in piano, organ and harpsichord performance from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and...
Aug. 24 2016
This weekend, LGBTQ people and allies will take part in Pride weekend in Lansing, celebrating their sexual identities. But down at Valhalla Park, another group will gather to celebrate their unique religious...
‘Enrique’s Journey’ puts human face on illegal immigration
Aug. 24 2016
In 2000, Sonia Nazario, a seasoned news reporter for the Los Angeles Times, had been in contention for a Pulitzer Prize but had never won. But she had no idea that her next big story, the one that would...
New studio album from Michigan roots-rocker Joshua Davis
Aug. 24 2016
“I was equally surprised by the incredible support not only from my community, but from so many people all around the world,” Davis writes. “The past year has been a whirlwind of incredible...
Roller Derby teams skate into town for international tournament
Aug. 24 2016
The opening match of this weekend’s Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Division 2 Tournament features Tri-City Roller Derby, who will make the 270-mile trip from Kitchener, Ontario, to Dimondale....
Henry's Place / Beagle's Cafe and Bakery
Aug. 24 2016
Metro Lansing has an ample supply of specialty boutiques and artisan clothing and jewelry shops, but sometimes you don’t have all day to peruse Old Town’s eclectic wares or take a day trip...
Capital City Comic Con shortens convention, moves to larger venue
Aug. 24 2016
Ant-Man, the Marvel Comics superhero and protagonist of the 2015 Paul Rudd film, has the power to shrink down to insect size but retain the strength of his full size form. The Capital City Comic Con, which...
The ghosts of Olsen's Bar whisper Lansing's gay history
Aug. 24 2016
Lansing Community College faculty and staff park their cars in a nondescript parking lot on Washington Square near Shiawassee Street. What they probably don’t know is that this was once home to...
Aug. 24 2016
After suffering through a Baptist upbringing, McClurken, 62, didn’t have much use for any church. But his then-partner, pianist and recording engineer, Sergei Kvitko, has been deeply involved at...
Walking tour explores MSU's athletic facilities, past and present
Aug. 19 2016
The Historical Society of Greater Lansing takes a look at Michigan State University’s athletic history on its next walking tour
Blighted building gets graffiti paint job
Aug. 18 2016
THURSDAY, Aug. 18 — If you’ve driven by Lansing Brewing Co. recently, you’ve probably noticed a colorful new addition to the area. No, not the apartments overlooking Cooley Law School...
Aug. 17 2016
The Steel Wheels, a Virginia-based band, plays soulful brand of contemporary mountain music. The dynamic four-piece outfit plays two shows Friday at The Robin Theatre in REO Town, one at 7 p.m. and another...
‘Community Heart’ mural reifies REO’s racial history
Aug. 17 2016
“Community Heart of REO” is an unintentionally provocative name for the 56-by- 28-foot mural that fills the north side of a Quality Dairy building, 1400 S. Washington Ave., in Lansing’s...
Bountiful thrift store sits you down and heats your pizza
Aug. 17 2016
It’s hard to believe we almost lost the surprisingly cozy 23,000-square-foot St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store to a fire in 2011. In spite of the imposing, almosttoo-nice-looking 2013 rebuild, the...

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