Jan. 11 2018
Visitors can now stare down the barrel of “Dirty Harry” Calhoun’s gun, wondering if they do indeed want to make his day, as they place their orders at the counter. On the far wall, Walter...
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Popular Eastside coffeehouse expands to new location with more space, pastries
Jan. 11 2018
On Sunday, after four successful years in Lansing’s Eastside Neighborhood, Cara Nader closed the original location for her business, Strange Matter Coffee Co., in preparation for a big move. Her...
Annual Martin Luther King concert wades into healing waters
Jan. 9 2018
Annual Martin Luther King concert wades into healing waters
The story of an influential Lansing musician
Jan. 5 2018
Achtenberg, bassist of the Fix, Blight, the Meatmen and Just Say No, died on Dec. 14 after a battle with heart disease. He was 60
David Cooper’s winding road from Grand Ledge to the Berlin Philharmonic
Jan. 4 2018
Despite his exalted position in the world of symphonic music, he said it’s a “dream come true” to come back to the house where he was raised, on St. Joseph Street, near the “new...
Jan. 4 2018
When Blue Owl Coffee Company first opened last year, co-owner Nick Berry knew he wanted to foster an environment conducive to live music events. He approached local singer-songwriter Tania Howard about...
Jan. 4 2018
By PAUL WOZNIAK It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Audio Airforce’s presentation of “Super Heroes… and Little Orphan Annie!” Mason resident and creator of the audio...
Jan. 4 2018
By BILL CASTANIER Hey! Don’t bogart that joint, man! This week, California will join Washington D.C. and seven other states with its vote to legalize recreational marijuana. Here at home, Michigan...
Jan. 4 2018
By ALLAN I. ROSS For 2 ½ years, the Creole restaurant has been serving New Orleans-style bistro cuisine in the former home of Old Town’s historic Creole Gallery
Jan. 3 2018
You know it’s been a weird year when the biggest development news is two big holes in the ground. East Lansing finally eradicated its biggest eyesore, the former Citizens Bank at the corner of Abbot...
Classical and jazz highlights of 2017
Jan. 3 2018
On Feb. 10, Israeli-born clarinetist Anat Cohen, one in a series of major jazz artists-in-residence to visit MSU’s Jazz Studies program, performed with the student octet
Books explore persistent belief in things that aren’t true
Jan. 3 2018
Dr. Charles Laughead and his wife, Lillie, of East Lansing, spent several days before Christmas 1954 in Oak Park, Ill., with other true believers, waiting — not for Santa, but for spacemen from the...
A look back at Lansing’s cultural landscape
Jan. 3 2018
The new year has all but dawned on Michigan’s capital. For most, it’s a time of reflection and for those invested in the arts, we’ve asked ourselves: “What was big in music? Theatre?...
Local Lansing record label celebrates a productive anniversary year
Jan. 3 2018
Lansing’s GTG Records put out 16 records this year. That’s over 150 songs and more than 10 hours of music. If you wanted to, you could drive all the way to Tennessee listening to nothing but...
Jan. 3 2018
It’s been a tough year for our country politically speaking, but theatrically, it has been a great year for our community. Between January and December, our City Pulse theater reviewers covered over...
Dec. 21 2017
Aries (March 21-April 19) Your life in the first half of 2018 will be like a psychological boot camp that’s designed to beef up your emotional intelligence
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of [1968] City Pulse is sponsoring a monthly book club that will run through all of 2018.
Dec. 21 2017
Each book club meeting will be held at Schuler’s Eastwood Towne Center location on the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Exceptions come when the Thursday falls near a holiday, when the book...
A collection of work by Jim Shaw and Mike Kelley
Dec. 21 2017
Kelley and Shaw have been globally recognized both for their experimental art and their influential noise rock band Destroy All Monsters. Kelley died in 2012 but is survived by his paintings and photography,...
Super Happy Funtime brings its wild variety show to the Loft
Dec. 21 2017
There’s live music, there’s burlesque, there’s comedic theater and they usually take their clothes off. One thing Ruffin is certain of is his group’s knack for ruffling political...
Avenue to host charity pinball tournament
Dec. 21 2017
“Star Wars,” “Ghostbusters,” “Star Trek,” “The Simpsons,” “Lord of the Rings,” and numerous other familiar titles sit neatly in rows on Lansing’s...