Oct. 1 2014
Speculation and rumors have abounded about what would happen to the former Paul Revere’s building since it closed last summer, but this week I confirmed with Missouri-based O’Reily Auto Enterprises...
Sept. 10 2014
If television had been around when Sarah Bernhardt was alive, she undoubtedly would have had an envelope-pushing reality show and been a fixture on “TMZ.” The 19th century French actress/artist...
Sept. 10 2014
In “Life Itself,” the documentary about late Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert, one of his peers brags that the Pulitzer Prize-winner could crank out a well-thoughtout review in half...
Sept. 10 2014
The date for the grand opening of the newly renovated Knapp’s Center has been set for Nov. 13. The itinerary for the invitation-only affair hasn’t been confirmed yet, but a spokesperson for...
Sept. 3 2014
This year, downtown Lansing’s Washington Square lost two businesses with small but dedicated fan bases: Decker’s Coffee (aka Cup of Dessert) and Ted-Dee’s Sandwich Shop closed within...
Aug. 6 2014
It was a year of boys who didn’t grow up, musical murder sprees and the most famous song about snow, as if the Lansing area didn’t get enough of that stuff last winter. On Aug. 18, the Pulsar...
July 30 2014
Maybe you’ve heard of “Snowpiercer,” the sci fi action thriller starring Chris Evans (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) set on a futuristic supertrain. According to the...
July 30 2014
After weeks of denying widespread rumors that his bar, Paul Revere’s Tavern, was closing, owner/operator Jim Driscoll closed the 66-year-old watering hole last Saturday with no fanfare
July 30 2014
Spirits were high last Sunday at Dark Horse Brewing Co. in Marshall. Beneath a ceiling full of dangling beer mugs, families ate lunch at the high-top tables and couples sat at the bar quaffing craft beer....
July 23 2014
With the grand opening this week of the new Lansing City Market lunch spot For Crêpe Sake, downtown diners can now get a fast, light lunch with upscale European sensibilities. Leave it to an American...
July 16 2014
Last month, Lansing-based fashion line DEFYE moved its headquarters from inside the Meridian Mall into the John Bean building, south of downtown Lansing. Owner/ designer Michael Doherty, 35, said he made...
June 25 2014
Twenty years ago, Old Town wasn’t Old Town. It was North Town, a Bohemian neighborhood that even the people who lived there called “seedy.” Today, the quaint boutique district is home...
June 11 2014
For 15 years, the Creole Gallery was a combination art exhibition space, community theater stage and music venue. But things are about to get a little spicier at 1218 Turner St. Al Hooper, husband of the...
June 11 2014
I will always hate “The Fault in Our Stars.” In the future, the romantic dramedy about dying teenagers falling in love will be heralded by the sentimental and loathed by the cynical as classic...
June 11 2014
Food specialists in Lansing range from cupcake engineers to loaded hot dog vendors to wood-fired pizza chefs, but Chad Jordan lays claim to the city’s most lighthearted food title: He’s the...
June 4 2014
Who pissed in Jon Favreau’s bisque? The writer/ director/ actor seethes through his role in “Chef” as a man whose life is thrown into turmoil after he abandons his integrity in a critcal...
June 4 2014
A little less than four years after opening, eclectic Old Town flower and vintage shop Tallulah’s Folly will close for good in early July. Owner David Gregware made the decision last week, but didn’t...
May 30 2014
Friday, May 30 — After a year under new ownership, Decker’s Coffee Co., also known as Cup of Dessert, closed for business today at 2 p.m. The closing was announced on the business’ Facebook...
March 20 2014
Thursday, March 20 —Kingsley Leggs plays Sporting Life, the smooth-talking drug dealer in “The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess,” playing through Sunday at the Wharton Center....
March 19 2014
Wednesday, March 19 — When “Porgy and Bess,” George and Ira Gershwin’s American opera debuted in 1935, Jim Crow still ruled the roost in America. Since then, laws have changed,...

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