Twyla Tharp Dance celebrates 50 years
Oct. 29 2015
THURSDAY, Oct. 29 — Twyla Tharp Dance’s 50th anniversary tour lands on the Wharton Center stage Tuesday, but founder and choreographer Twyla Tharp bristles at the mention of 50 years.Twyla...
Joshua Davis to headline Silver Bells in the City
Oct. 29 2015
THURSDAY, Oct. 29 — Lansing’s 31st annual Silver Bells in the City festival is stepping away from the teen pop groups of recent years and has tapped a headline performer with local connection
Oct. 28 2015
Lansing gets a dose of major-label hip hop when Def Jam recording artist Big K.R.I.T. headlines Tuesday at the Loft. Openers are BJ the Chicago Kid and Jahshua Smith and the Race Card. Fans of classic...
Legends still surround 'The War of the Worlds'
Oct. 28 2015
When Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre on the Air presented the “The War of the Worlds” radio drama on Oct. 30, 1938, many were sucked in by the show’s realism and wondered if...
East Lansing artist prints native plants on invasive species
Oct. 28 2015
An East Lansing artist prints the shadows of endangered plants on handmade paper crafted from the invasive plants that threaten them
Bonnie Jo Campbell writes stories of love, loss and sexuality
Oct. 28 2015
“Mothers, Tell Your Daughters,” the title of the Bonnie Jo Campbell’s new book, prompts the question: Tell your daughters what?
Oct. 28 2015
Back by popular demand, a new Lansing-based improv comedy group is making an encore appearance this week in Old Town
Former MSU President Wharton on racism and the loss of 'human capital'
Oct. 28 2015
Few Fortune 500 CEOs get the chance to weigh a loan application from a hotel where, a few decades earlier, they were nearly thrown out of the lobby for having the wrong skin color. Few executives are asked...
Craft cocktails catch on in Lansing
Oct. 28 2015
The bar is just one of several examples of the budding craft cocktail movement in Greater Lansing. While craft beer is the big economic driver in Michigan’s beverage industry — and soaks up...
‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ still powerful
Oct. 28 2015
When a literary work is classified as “important,” the connotation is that it is intellectually ponderous and pretentious. Riverwalk Theatre’s production of “Diary of Anne Frank”...
Dia de Los Muertos event celebrates Latino culture
Oct. 28 2015
For most people, the days and weeks leading up to Halloween are spent party planning, picking out costumes and contemplating which type of candy to pass out to trick-or-treaters. For many descendants of...
Popular Youtube star visits his old stomping grounds
Oct. 23 2015
FRIDAY, Oct. 23 — Youtube star and LGBT advocate Tyler Oakley has added another job title to his impressive resume: published author. His first book, “Binge,” hit bookstore shelves Tuesday....
Pilot program for roadside marijuana checks proposed
Oct. 23 2015
LANSING – For years, police officers have used portable Breathalyzers to check drivers’ blood alcohol level. But there’s never been a portable marijuana-testing equivalent at officers’...
Artist prints native plants on invasive species
Oct. 23 2015
LANSING — An East Lansing artist prints the shadows of endangered plants on handmade paper crafted from the invasive plants that threaten them.A shadow of cream wild indigo printed on paper made...
Broad Art Museum tackles 50 years of video art
Oct. 21 2015
In a curious twist of fate, the death of former Broad Art Museum Director Michael Rush helped the museum acquire one of the cornerstone pieces of its latest exhibit, “Moving Time: Video Art at...
Oct. 21 2015
Performing are Marshall Applewhite, the Friend, DJ Ruckus, Lame Duck Sessions and Matt Dolinar. Steve Swart, aka DJ Ruckus, specializes in techno, house and bass music. “I’m probably playing...
Wharton Center event honors 50 years of the NEA, NEH
Oct. 21 2015
When Bill Ivey took the reins of the National Endowment for the Arts, he stepped into an organization in crisis
Dad and the Kennedys among longest-serving AG's biggest influences
Oct. 21 2015
At 90, Frank Kelley walks with a cane, but his mind is sharp and his spirit remarkably high considering that just this month his wife, Nancy, died at 67
Kositchek's marks 150 years in business
Oct. 21 2015
Nobody knows whether Mark Twain stopped by Kositchek’s Clothiers in downtown Lansing when he lectured at Mead’s Hall in 1871, but he could have
Oct. 21 2015
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. It also marks the 70th anniversary of the death of one of the war's most iconic figures:...

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