March 12 2014
After 20 months and a $200,000 interior/exterior overhaul, Steakhouse Philly Bar & Grill opened this week on Lansing’s east side. Since 1967, the building was home to the Best Steak House, a diner...
March 5 2014
Last November, a 17-foot-tall stainless steel art sculpture was unveiled on a plot of unused green space in DeWitt Township’s commercial district
March 5 2014
It was bound to happen sooner or later. I’ve lived in Lansing for 13 years, and for the last five I’ve written about Lansingarea businesses that are either new or under new ownership
Feb. 26 2014
What could be better than living as a celebrity intellectual playboy in the cultural mecca of Rome? You would be surrounded by great minds with whom you could have an unending string of ethical and logical...
Feb. 26 2014
Several Old Town denizens have cast Horace Greeley’s advice to the wind, making plans to boldly go east across the apparent Cedar Street divide. The big news this week was Grace Boutique of Old Town’s...
Feb. 19 2014
In “Prelude to a Kiss,” the souls of a confused young woman and a desperate old man magically switch bodies, giving him a second chance at youth and her a virtual death sentence
Feb. 19 2014
This week, Michigan Mart in Lansing’s East Side neighborhood moved into its new home with a vastly expanded 10,000-squarefoot floor plan and a slightly expanded name: Michigan Market. Since 1973...
Feb. 19 2014
Wednesday, Feb. 19 — Not much has changed to “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” — playing through Sunday at the Wharton Center — since it debuted 20 years ago and inspired...
Feb. 5 2014
The Grand River flows north and west from Hillsdale just south of Jackson, through Lansing and out to Grand Haven, where it dumps into Lake Michigan. It’s about 250 miles long, but it’s only...
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...
Feb. 5 2014
The Travelers Club International Restaurant and Tuba Museum is looking to add some flavor to Old Town. The longtime business, which closed in November 2012 after 30 years on the corner of Okemos and Hamilton...
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. 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. 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. 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. 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

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