Summer concerts pop up all over Greater Lansing
June 8 2016
While summer doesn’t officially start until June 20, we’re already seeing one of Greater Lansing’s telltale signs of summer: lawn chair-toting families emerging from their winter hibernation...
Riverwalk Theatre stages rousing ‘Rent’
June 8 2016
It was a war against an internal enemy. A mystery at first, then suddenly an epidemic. By the mid-‘90s, hundreds of thousands of Americans had been diag nosed with HIV/AIDS — men, women and...
Incorrect winner in Best Asian Buffet category
June 8 2016
How did Ukai win for something it doesn’t do? Well, a reader nominated Ukai — and enough others voted for it to make it No. 1. And our crack team of contest operators — one overworked...
Review: ‘Love and Friendship’ a beautiful, witty adaptation
June 3 2016
“Love & Friendship” is my first Whit Stillman film. That will mean little to some, but there is a certain number of people who are gasping and wondering how I’ve made it through life...
Top of the Town party celebrates Lansing favorites
June 3 2016
FRIDAY, June 3 — While the Verve Pipe and Wally Pleasant are the big names at the first-ever City Pulse River Rock Concert, the second night of the festival features an exciting slate of local talen
Former Lansing Symphony maestro Gustav Meier dead at 86
June 2 2016
THURSDAY, June 2 — Conductor and former Lansing Symphony Orchestra music director Gustav Meier died Friday at 86.MeierThe Swiss-born composer led the Lansing Symphony for 27 seasons, starting in...
Arts Council of Greater Lansing announces 2016 grant recipients
June 2 2016
THURSDAY, June 2 — Greater Lansing’s arts community got a financial boost this week as the Arts Council of Greater Lansing doled out over $114,000 to local arts organizations and nonprofits
Saper Galleries celebrates 30 years
June 2 2016
THURSDAY, June 2 — Thirty years ago, Roy Saper opened the doors of Saper Galleries and Custom Framing in downtown East Lansing. The gallery celebrates the anniversary with a free...
Bobbi Kilty looks to nature for inspiration
June 1 2016
WEDNESDAY, June 1 — The Arts Council of Greater Lansing’s Old Town headquarters is an administrative office, but it doubles as a rotating art gallery. Each month, the Arts Council features...
Singer/songwriter Simon Joyner comes to historic St. Johns venue
June 1 2016
WEDNESDAY, June 1 — Omaha native Simon Joyner has been a professional musician for over 25 years. In that quarter century, the critically acclaimed singer/songwriter has put out an extensive collect
June 1 2016
Long defunct Lansing-based group Gone Dog is getting the band back together for a reunion show Saturday at the Avenue Café. This will be the hard rock band’s first gig in 22 years. Gone Dog...
Former record store employee remembers the rise of the Verve Pipe
June 1 2016
In the 1990s, there was no job more awesome than working in a record store. Only a privileged few of us got to experience that awesomeness, while the rest of the plebeians wallowed in jealousy. Except...
Two first-time events come to Lansing in one weekend
June 1 2016
What do you do with a book when it is old, worn out and worthless? Crafty folks fashion old books into tables and playhouses. Others hollow out books to store contraband. Fashion designers have bound old...
Verve Pipe’s Brian Vander Ark recalls the fun and frustration of ‘The Freshmen’
June 1 2016
For months, the singer, guitarist and songwriter for a young East Lansing rock band called the Verve Pipe had been worrying at a sad, drifting melody he couldn’t shake off. But the lyric had a nagging...
Sheri Munce uses glass painting to process emotions
June 1 2016
Many of Munce’s works draw inspiration from events in her life. “Turner,” which is featured on the cover of this week’s City Pulse, came from Munce's learning that a high school...
June 1 2016
The storyline of “Rent” focuses on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S. during the 1980s and ‘90s, as well as the stigma surrounding the LGBTQ community. For Stuible- Clark, the musical...
Top of the Town winners welcome newcomers
June 1 2016
It’s a temple devoted to breakfast. Golden Harvesters willingly stand for hours in line for the chance to sit in a cramped diner while being blasted with punk rock music, all for the chance to sample...
CADL, Meridian Township team up for outdoor reading event
June 1 2016
WEDNESDAY, June 1 — Getting a child to read can be rather difficult task, especially when books are competing with television, video games and smart phones for a child’s attention. Capital...
Frandor bar shuts down after 27 years of business
May 26 2016
THURSDAY, May 26 — Frandor bar Tripper’s closed its doors permanently yesterday evening. “We would like to thank the thousands of Team Members that have worked for us these past 27...
Fantasy author Terry Brooks finds inspiration in diverse literature
May 25 2016
Author Terry Brooks has written the great American novel — more than 35 variations of it, actually — in his groundbreaking career as a fantasy writer

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