Feb. 5 2014
A typical community theater show usually takes about two months of work from first rehearsal through closing night. If you take that as your average, actor/ director Michael Schacherbauer has spent 200...
Feb. 5 2014
Two weeks ago, Williamston Theatre’s co-founder and artistic director Tony Caselli, 45, was hospitalized. His family requested that full details not be revealed, but confirmed that he is “fighting...
Jan. 29 2014
Athenas Diner opened last week in the former home of Big Jon’s Country Burgers. Owner/operator Anton Prenaj renovated the former location for Jon’s Country Burgers, leaving the eatery’s...
Jan. 29 2014
Last year, President Barack Obama presented Tony Kushner with the National Medal of Arts, the highest individual honor given for achievement in the arts. The award crowned a lifetime of groundbreaking...
Jan. 29 2014
Lansing’s Old Town district is a textbook example of transforming a formerly undesir able neighborhood into a thriving arts community, but that doesn’t mean it still couldn’t use some...
Jan. 29 2014
You have to be tough as nails, both physically and emotionally, to be a social worker. On any given day, you could have to wrestle a frenzied teen to the ground or mop up the blood from a suicide attempt....
Jan. 24 2014
Friday, Jan. 24 — When the “Batman vs. Superman” movie arrives in May 2016, certain parts of Metropolis may look a whole lot like East Lansing. On Wednesday, MSU athletic director Mark...
Jan. 23 2014
Thursday, Jan. 23 — You know that feeling you get when you’re running down a hill and gravity starts to take over and you’re afraid you’re going to fall because you’re going...
Jan. 22 2014
Aggie Mae’s Bakery, which got its start in the Lansing City Market, moved last week to its new location in Grand Ledge. At 2,100 square feet, it’s more than double the size it had in its previous...
Jan. 22 2014
The warehouse of Chris Beasley’s East Lansing business is stocked with replicate swords, shields, daggers and helmets from the hit HBO show “Game of Thrones.” Some of the blades have...
Jan. 22 2014
There doesn’t seem to be much of a cultural overlap between audiences that appreciate thoughtful foreign language documentaries and those who rock out to death metal
Jan. 15 2014
After six-and-a-half years of selling fair trade items at Kirabo, her store in East Lansing, owner/operator Gail Catron is selling the business. But it’s not for a lack of commerce
Jan. 15 2014
Although John Boyle attended Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, he said he didn’t get much out of his classroom time when he was there
Jan. 15 2014
With full acknowledgement to Tyler Durden, the idea that everyone’s a beautiful and unique snowflake is classic, all-American hooey. But why would anybody choose to buy into a reality where the world...
Jan. 9 2014
Ginger Yang recently opened LotusVoice Integrative Therapies in East Lansing, which is dedicated to holistic healing. Yang, a certified music therapist and massage therapist, worked with patients and their...
Jan. 2 2014
For the better part of a week, Winter Storm Gemini made mid-Michigan look like a set piece in the hit Disney film “Frozen,” leaving between onefourth of an inch and three-fourths of an inch...
Dec. 26 2013
A rush of new grocery stores, restaurants, bars and specialty shops confirmed Lansing’s economic upswing this year. Thirteen may be perceived as an unlucky number, but for these businesses, 2013...
Dec. 26 2013
It was a good year to be part of the arts and culture scene in the Lansing area. Visual arts, performance arts, culinary arts — they were all there for the consuming, and there was plenty to feast...
Dec. 26 2013
Lansing saw a bump in art house films, thanks in large part to two film festivals (tip o’ the hat to ye, Capital City Film Festival and East Lansing Film Festival) and the opening of Studio C! in...
Dec. 18 2013
A new fitness studio opened last week in downtown Lansing, just in time to help folks looking to fight their urge to load up on carbs and hibernate. The Institution, a group exercise and training studio,...

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