Local artists mingle with national talent at Common Ground Music Festival
June 29 2016
If Common Ground Music Festival gave out an award to the artists performing farthest from their hometown, the guys from Civil Twilight would likely be this year’s winners. Hailing from Cape Town,...
Paul Vetne draws on nostalgia, Mexican heritage
June 29 2016
Paul “MexOne” Vetne, this week’s Summer of Art artist, doesn’t remember exactly when he decided to become an artist, but he’s been drawing for as long as he can remember
Lena Maxson — Center of the Healing Arts
June 29 2016
Lena Maxson is the first to admit that her holistic healing-based business “sounds weird.” She uses nontraditional methods based on “natural energies” and the power of touch, which...
REACH Studio Art Center searching for ‘SenseFence’ artist
June 28 2016
TUESDAY, June 28 — REACH Studio Art Center is looking for an artist to build a new interactive art installation for its REO Town location. The studio is accepting applications from artists to c
Jeffrey Omura featured in 'The Interestings'
June 28 2016
TUESDAY, June 28 —To many, springtime means flowers. For others, it means time to stop putting off working on the beach body they resolved to have by now. But in the life of a TV actor, spring is...
REACH students get creative with ‘Pac-Man’ and ‘tree spirits’
June 27 2016
MONDAY, June 27 — While we’re used to seeing art in a gallery, REACH Studio Art Center’s Teen Open Studio specializes in putting art in unexpected public places. The group’s latest...
BAD Brewing Co. expands taproom
June 24 2016
Last year, BAD Brewing Co. had a good problem. Too many people were showing up at the downtown Mason brewery. “We were having issues with people turning around and leaving because of how busy it...
‘Finding Dory’ offers sumptuous visuals, skimpy plot
June 23 2016
“Finding Dory” has me worried for Pixar. The studio has a remarkable track record, despite a few forgivable stinkers, churning out animated films worthy of critical, artistic and cultural...
MSU alum Corey Kendrick drops new album
June 23 2016
THURSDAY, June 23 — Pianist Corey Kendrick, who earned his master’s degree in jazz studies from Michigan State University just last year, returns to Lansing next week with a new album, “Roo
Summer Solstice Jazz Festival runs the gamut from white suits to bare feet
June 22 2016
Ants swarmed on a discarded crust of pizza in a tuft of grass, just 10 feet away from a stage set in a shady pine grove. Cellist Tomeka Reid, grounded and focused, absently kicked off her shoes in concentration....
June 22 2016
Lansing-based metal band DeverauX drops its new EP, “Exposed,” Saturday at Mac’s Bar; admission includes a CD copy of the album. Opening the all-ages show are Heed the Assailant, Cyk...
Laura B. DeLind encourages creativity in all forms
June 22 2016
Mason artist Laura B. DeLind, a retired anthropologist and MSU professor, started making art about 30 years ago as a way to balance her work in academia. She was completing her dissertation and felt stuck,...
DJ Donnie D makes the move to Nashville
June 22 2016
Until recently, Herronen was a regular DJ at Tequila Cowboy Bar & Grill, which opened in the Lansing Mall last year. The bar’s management group, which also operates the original Tequila Cowboy franchise...
June 22 2016
Each year, Greater Lansing hosts two festivals that celebrate the longest day of the year. The first, Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, took over the streets of East Lansing last weekend. The second, Festival...
R.E. Olds Museum exhibit honors first responders
June 22 2016
The newest permanent exhibit at the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum started as a memorial for one man, firefighter Dennis Rodeman, who was struck and killed by a motorist last year while raising money...
Maureen Dunphy’s latest book explores Great Lakes islands
June 22 2016
Island enthusiasts have a term, island time, for the way the pace of life changes when you step on an island. From Jamaica to Goat Island, life on the island feels slower, more relaxed and less rigid....
The Vulnerable looks for trans acceptance in the local scene
June 21 2016
TUESDAY, June 21 — The Vulnerable is Michigan band trying to carve out space in the scene for the gender nonconforming community. “We are a queer band. A lot of us are trans or femme, but...
Joyride Pedal Tours comes to Greater Lansing
June 20 2016
MONDAY, June 20 — Much of Lansing’s recent entrepreneurial growth has been driven by three Bs: breakfast, barbecue and beer. A pair of local business are hoping to add another B into that mix:...
Blaze Pizza opens in Frandor today, offers free pizza tomorrow
June 20 2016
More good news for LeBron James fans: You can celebrate last night’s NBA championship with a pizza from Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza, of which the basketball star is part owner
Sutton Foster Ovation Awards honors top high school theater talent
June 17 2016
Last weekend, a group Michigan’s finest young singers and actors gathered for a two-day competition

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