Downtown Lansing library makeover balances books and people
March 8 2017
Simplification and de-cluttering are key goals of the project. Circulation and information services will both be found at the big new front desk, instead of separate stations. The old glass partition between...
Mega-Bev / Ulta Beauty
March 8 2017
In May, this former south Lansing grocery store, 3630 S. Cedar St., will become the fifth location for Mega-Bev, a southwest Michigan-based purveyor of craft beer, wine and liquor. It will be the biggest...
The Asking asks fans to help fund new album
March 7 2017
Greg and Kate House, also known as musical duo the Asking, have been married for 11 years and playing music together since they were 14. The Lansing-based couple are seeking their fans’ help to fund
Blockbuster musical announced for 2018-2019 season
March 3 2017
FRIDAY, March 3 — The Wharton Center announced today that Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical “Hamilton” will come to East Lansing as part of the 2018-2019 season.Dates...
Susi Elkins named director of broadcasting and general manager of WKAR Public Media
March 3 2017
Susi Elkins has been named director of broadcasting and general manager of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University, effective immediately. Elkins has been serving as interim director since May
Traditional Irish `skin boats´ take shape in Lake Lansing barn
March 1 2017
Rain drummed on the roof of a workshop near Lake Lansing Thursday where two boat-shaped, basket-like frames lay upturned on worktables
Photographer Zach Trost witnesses media transition
March 1 2017
Zach Trost got his start in photography as a child, working with analogue equipment. The local photographer, now 48, has witnessed the transformation of his craft over four decades
A Rally of Writers starts its 30th chapter
March 1 2017
Lansing has numerous hidden gems, many of them hidden in plain sight. A Rally of Writers, an annual gathering of authors, is certainly one of them
Owosso Community Players tackles tale of biblical proportions
March 1 2017
The nearly 50 performers, directed admirably by Lyn Freeman, cavorted on elaborate sets to music expertly played while executing clever unison dance moves and wearing splendid clothing. The dreamcoat was...
Photography exhibit explores use of subway cars as artificial barrier reefs
March 1 2017
Stephen Mallon’s latest exhibition of photographs features decommissioned subway cars being unceremoniously dumped into the Atlantic Ocean. But this isn’t large-scale littering. The sunken...
March 1 2017
Despite a flurry of new businesses flocking to Metro Lansing to take advantage of the rebounding economy and abundance of new urban housing options, there’s been a curious burst of bar/restaurant...
March 1 2017
The Irish duo of Tim O’Shea (guitar/vocals) and Philip Crickard (fiddle/mandolin) performs Saturday at the Robin Theatre in REO Town. The pair, now on tour across the United States in celebration...
Lansing Symphony unleashes three generations of Russian bears
March 1 2017
Saturday’s Lansing Symphony Orchestra concert is a deep dive through three generations of epic Russian music, culminating in the most powerful of all 20th century symphonies, Dmitri Shostakovich’s...
March 1 2017
The trio has planned on releasing an album since it formed four years ago but finally got serious last year and recorded it in the fall at Lansing’s Troubadour Recording Studios. When it came to...
Katrina Daniels out as gallery director
March 1 2017
“It was with a heavy heart that I say good bye to MICA as the Director,” she wrote. “Throughout my time here I have been overwhelmed by the community support that I have received from...
MSUFCU Student Art exhibit announces 2017 winners
Feb. 24 2017
Sometimes talents are hidden, but the talent was in plain sight Thursday as the winners of the 2017 MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit were reveled. With over 19 high schools participating this year, the cer
Impression 5 unveils new youth maker space
Feb. 23 2017
Impression 5 Science Center is hoping to inspire the next generation of engineers, inventors and architects with its latest addition. Think Tank, a new youth maker space, was officially unveiled Monday
“Cabaret” a period piece with timeless relevance
Feb. 22 2017
“Cabaret,” John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony winning musical, is both somewhat dated and extremely relevant. While this version of “Cabaret” struggles at...
Riverwalk’s ‘Superior Donuts’ delivers message of inclusion
Feb. 22 2017
The structure of a stage play, the skeleton, if you will, often informs the audience as to what it is about to see. “Superior Donuts,” now playing at Riverwalk Theatre, has good bones
MSU’s latest Theatre2Film project plagued by poor pacing, lack of realism
Feb. 22 2017
It’s no secret that to avoid being harsh, reviewers will sometimes focus their comments on set design, lighting or some other facet of the production

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