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Dec. 10 2014
Who knows why interest in vinyl records is waxing these days. Perhaps it’s the soothing crackles and pops of a needle sneaking through the grooves, or maybe it’s just nostalgia for dust jackets...
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Dec. 3 2014
On Oct. 20, Uli´s Haus of Rock, 4519 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. on Lansing’s south side, announced on its Facebook page that it would be temporarily closed as the venue´s management...
art10859
Dec. 3 2014
The Arts Council of Greater Lansing honored four key contributors to the mid- Michigan arts and culture scene at the 35th Annual Holiday Glitter gala Tuesday night. The Applause Awards were given in three...
art10861
Dec. 3 2014
The sooner you see “Birdman” the better. Like the latest episode of “South Park” or “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” it is utterly of the moment and its urgency, its...
art10845
Nov. 26 2014
The shuffle between Kris Elliot’s downtown Lansing Urban Feast restaurants seems to have settled down … for now, at least. The Black Rose, formerly connected to the defunct Edmund’s...
art10835
Nov. 26 2014
Well this is interesting. For the first time in over 30 years, the 2014 gift-giving season will consist of a single stretch of holiday revelry, from the lighting of the shamush on Dec. 16, the first night...
art10841
Nov. 26 2014
It’s one thing to want to be something — a novelist, a cartoonist, a theoretical physicist — but it’s another to want to be Something — a Vonnegut, a Watterson, a Stephen...
art10821
Nov. 19 2014
After 10 years of business, downtown Lansing’s Restaurant Mediteran will close in February. Owner Igor Jurkovic said that his parents, who both operate the restaurant, wanted to retire and it would...
art10813
Nov. 19 2014
In 2012, City Pulse wrote that the Michigan State Christmas tree looked like it had been “stuffed in an ugly Christmas sweater … (and resembles) the tip of a nuclear missile.” Last year,...
art10814
Nov. 19 2014
Mimes are up there with lawyers and female Republicans as socially acceptable targets of public ridicule. There’s no good reason — what’s so deplorable about invisible walls and stiff...
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Nov. 14 2014
Butcher paper obscures the view into downtown Lansing’s P Squared Wine Bar, and a sheet of paper declares, “We are temporarily closed for renovations.” But there’s nothing temporary...
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Nov. 12 2014
TUESDAY, NOV. 11 — Butcher paper obscures the view into downtown Lansing’s P Squared Wine Bar, and a sheet of paper declares, “We are temporarily closed for renovations.” But there’s...
art10789
Nov. 12 2014
Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter is considered one of the most influential modern British dramatists, but he is probably most famous for something he didn’t write. Or rather, a style...
art10790
Nov. 12 2014
Bob Eubanks has laid claim to many titles in his 70-plus years in the entertainment business. Top 40 DJ. Concert promoter. And, most famously, game show host. But before all that, he was just a Michigan...
art10776
Nov. 5 2014
It was good news/bad news this week for two former food trucks. Good Truckin’ Food, a food truck formerly situated at Capital City Food Court, spun off into the brickand-mortar breakfast/ lunch spot...
art10761
Nov. 5 2014
If you thought last winter’s ice storm did a number on you, be happy you’re not 159 years old — the cold gets tougher the older you get. For Old Town’s historic Turner-Dodge House,...
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Oct. 29 2014
Last week, REO Town gained a new business that will anchor its southern edge: Vintage Junkies, a vintage clothing, furniture, home décor and jewelry store, moved into the former Kwast American Bakeries...
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Oct. 29 2014
Bill Murray doesn’t have an agent. If you want to reach him about a movie project, you have to leave a message at his personal 1-800-number. It’s true. If he likes your spiel, he calls you...
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Oct. 22 2014
It’s a baby for Old Town! Earlier this month, Mother & Earth Baby Boutique, moved into 1212 Turner St., former home of Gallery 1212. The baby supply store carries cloth diapers, specialty baby clothing,...
Oct. 22 2014
One of my first jobs out of high school was working in a factory. I was young, dumb and had no idea how to manage my income. After furtively sharing a plate with my roommate at an all-you-can-eat buffet...