Oct. 24 2012
You don't see much of an overlap between the nightclub crooners and New Age gurus, but Gino Federici is a rare find. One minute he's telling you how he strong-armed his way into a speaking role in Martin...
Oct. 24 2012
Although the perennial "Paranormal Activity" franchise seems to be running out of steam, the trend in found-footage movies seems to be hitting high gear. Accordingly, a group of local filmmakers has joined...
Oct. 24 2012
Four years ago, David Delacruz Jr. helped his father and stepmother open Tacos E Mas, a Mexican restaurant at 1850 Cedar St. in Holt. Thanks to the success of that location, the family opened an additional...
Oct. 22 2012
It's no wonder that red haven peaches are considered the standard by which all other peaches are judged. Sweet, juicy, full of flavor and the perfect balance of sink-your-teeth-in soft and hold-their-own-weight...
Oct. 17 2012
When Bob Morris and his wife, Linda Peckham, moved into a condo in the 10,000-square foot former convent at 311 Seymour Ave. 31 years ago, they say the neighborhood was a mess. The area was overrun with...
Oct. 17 2012
For seven decades, he's worked almost nonstop on stages across North America, on television and appeared in dozens of movies. But for an entire generation, Jamie Farr will always be Maxwell Klinger, the...
Oct. 10 2012
It's a long story how Tony Cervantes, longtime radio personality at WKAR-AM, got the nickname El Chayo — in a nutshell, it's a homonym of a nickname of an inside joke from his youth. Just don't call...
Oct. 10 2012
Earlier this year, Biggby Coffee moved up to No. 255 on Entrepreneur Magazine's Annual Franchise 500 list, essentially making their signature black-on-orange "B" the second most distinguished letter to...
Oct. 3 2012
Lansing is the history hub for all things Michigan, from the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, which focuses on the rise of the automobile, to the Michigan Historical Museum, which covers the rise of pretty...
Oct. 3 2012
The owners of Old Town's newest business have picked a heck of a weekend to launch their grand opening. As Oktoberfest patrons slur their way through German folk songs backed up by the oompah-pah band...
Sept. 26 2012
Want to make your grandmother's sugar cookie recipe famous? You have a couple choices: 1.) sell the recipe to a commercial pastry chef, or 2.) mass-produce it yourself. Pfff, no one gets gram-gram's recipe,...
Sept. 19 2012
Spending an afternoon on a bar patio with Evan Pinsonnault, you don’t so much get the feeling you're hanging out with a TV morning news anchor as you are being charmed by a consummate performer....
Sept. 19 2012
Things are brewing across the street from the City Pulse offices on Michigan Avenue. Well, maybe not actually brewing on-site, but a new business is certainly getting things started. On Thursday, owner/operator...
Sept. 12 2012
She squirmed. She fidgeted. She talked like a little kid. And she told weird stories in the seat of a ridiculously oversized rocking chair. As a kid, some part of me knew that this person I saw on TV was...
Sept. 12 2012
Perspective2 in Old Town will change names as the building transfers ownership this week, but don’t expect too many differences
Aug. 22 2012
Last year's Court of Appeals decision in what's commonly known as the "McQueen case" effectively rid Michigan Avenue of nearly all 11 of its medical marijuana dispensaries. Today, only one remains. While...
Aug. 22 2012
I've never seen a single episode of "Sex and the City," but I've always imagined there's a scene where all the women are sitting around depressed, crying into their cosmopolitans about something (not enough...
Aug. 15 2012
A year after Al Gore famously mounted his scissor lift to stress the factual threats of climate change in "An Inconvenient Truth," Oxford University conducted an international survey of people who had...
Aug. 1 2012
Since Jared Fogle introduced the world to the Subway diet 12 years ago, the fast-food industry has been scrambling to duplicate the quick-and-healthy model without losing its core indulgers
July 25 2012
This will be the third location for the 4-year-old Okemos-based sushi restaurant, following Maru's forthcoming expansion in Grand Rapids, which is scheduled to open within the next six weeks

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