Feb. 8 2017
Lansing’s own Dead Hour Noise and the Jackpine Snag perform Friday at the Avenue Café; Hastings-based progressive-thrash band 6 Prong Paw opens the show. Dead Hour Noise, a metal/punk/grind...
MSU’s “Blood at the Root” pulses with vital questions
Feb. 8 2017
There are no easy answers in “Blood at the Root,” but there are a lot of good questions. Written by Dominique Morisseau and directed by guest director Steve H. Broadnax III, the Michigan State...
Twin Peaks’ Cadien Lake James talks Coachella, life on the road and future goals
Feb. 8 2017
For most of our readers, the name Twin Peaks brings to mind Mark Frost and David Lynch’s 1990s TV drama. But for a growing number of indie rock fans, the name is associated with a Chica- go-based...
Feb. 8 2017
For those looking for something more creative than flowers and chocolates on Valentine’s Day, Broadway actors Jarrod Spector and Kelli Bartlett offer a romantic homage to celebrity couples. Their...
‘A Painted Window’ peers into the life of a fallen woman
Feb. 8 2017
The elders among us may remember a closing line from the classic noir TV show, “The Naked City”: “There are 8 million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.” The...
Sharon Isbin joins Lansing Symphony for a night of Latin American music
Feb. 8 2017
As a child, Sharon Isbin wanted to be a scientist. She shot bottle rockets 1,500 feet across her backyard and built cloud chambers that detect subatomic particles
New poetry collection explores growing up in Metro Detroit
Feb. 8 2017
Jim Daniels is back on familiar turf with “Rowing Inland,” a new collection of poetry based on his experiences growing up in Metro Detroit
Fundraiser helps Kristine Thatcher cover Medicare ‘donut hole’ gap
Feb. 8 2017
Medicare’s “donut hole” is an oddly playful name for a serious situation. Former BoarsHead Theatre artistic director Kristine Thatcher, in an extended battle with ovarian cancer, has...
Catching up with Steppin' In It three years after the Green Door
Feb. 8 2017
Just over three years ago, Jan. 20, 2014, Steppin’ In It took the stage at the Green Door for the last time, ending a decade-plus run of Monday night gigs at the east side blues bar
The Crafted Bean / Golden Harvest
Feb. 8 2017
“I’ve got entrepreneurial disease — my brain never stops working,” Hartig deadpanned. “People have been using grass-fed butter in coffee for a little while now, but I saw...
African Children’s Choir shares messages of need and optimism
Feb. 3 2017
Yes, in Africa there is despair, poverty, civil war and kleptocracy, but there are reasons for hope as well. That’s the message of the African Children’s Choir, which uses music to show people...
MSUFCU exhibit features artists from 19 area high schools
Feb. 2 2017
MSU Federal Credit Union’s latest project is putting a spotlight on young talent. This year’s MSU Federal Credit Union Student Art Exhibit features art from 19 Mid-Michigan high schools
Feb. 1 2017
FEB. 28 >> 50 YEARS ON: REFLECTIONS ON RACE, RACISM AND THE LEGACIES OF THE 1967 DETROIT RIOTS AT THE BROAD ART MUSEUM
Clarinetist Anat Cohen brings humanist vision to MSU residency
Feb. 1 2017
There is no one in jazz, or in all of music, quite like Israeli-born clarinetist Anat Cohen
Feb. 1 2017
The newest addition to Lansing’s music and entertainment scene, UrbanBeat Event Center, hosts Planet D Nonet, aka PD9, one of Detroit’s top little big bands. Co-founded by bandleader RJ Spangler...
Feb. 1 2017
Comedy fans in Lansing have two opportunities to have a good laugh and support good causes Friday night
BoarsHead Theatre co-founder John Peakes dead at 83
Feb. 1 2017
“What Lansing meant to him is less important in my mind than what he meant to Lansing,” said his son, Ian Peakes, in a message to City Pulse. “He loved it there and made it an artistic...
Poet Cindy Hunter Morgan explores Great Lakes shipwrecks
Feb. 1 2017
MSU Professor and poet Cindy Hunter Morgan’s latest poetry collection is a transformative look at the shipwrecks that dot the Great Lakes. “Harborless,” which comprises 40 poems, is partly...
Schavey Road Pub / Sarnie Shope / Ruckus Ramen / Blaze Pizza
Feb. 1 2017
“Our DeWitt customers are definitely (more subdued) than the crowds we see at our other locations,” said Dave Sell, vice president of 414 Entertainment, the Tin Can’s parent company....
Meghan Martin joins Arts Council of Greater Lansing
Jan. 27 2017
FRIDAY, Jan. 27 — The Arts Council of Greater Lansing yesterday announced Meghan Martin as its new program manager. Martin“As a former drama kid with a love for design, I really con

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