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April 19 2018
One of Lansing’s most promising music festivals isn’t happening at a park or a concert hall. Instead, Stoop Fest’s earnest tradition takes its audience on an adventure through the east...
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April 19 2018
Lansing band Hot Mulligan has bumped itself up on the national independent music scene’s radar. The band has garnered serious attention after signing with the California-based imprint No Sleep Records,...
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April 19 2018
Record Store Day, the unofficial holiday of all things vinyl, returns Saturday, and there are three places to celebrate. REO Town’s Record Lounge, Old Town’s Replay Entertainment Exchange and...
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April 12 2018
Capital City Film Festival’s eighth edition continues its goal of bringing a slice of the coasts to Lansing. With a guerilla attitude toward venues — downtown Lansing still lacks a proper movie...
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April 5 2018
“It is a look at Martin’s life, from when he emerged on the scene, as a civil rights leader, up until his assassination. And it is told through the perspective of a memory of him,” said...
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April 5 2018
Well, we have one that’s called “Moving Bodies.” We basically have the audience act as our sort of puppeteers. We’re like mannequins that can’t move unless they move every...
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April 5 2018
Film festivals seem to love Lansing. Just after Michigan State University’s Latinx Film Festival, and right before the Israeli Film Festival and the larger Capital City Film Festival, comes this...
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March 29 2018
The opening track, “Calling all the Crazies,” has some questionable lyrical choices. The childish hide and seek phrase “ollie ollie oxenfree” does not make for an interesting hook....
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March 22 2018
For the past seven years, a telltale sign spring has begun in Lansing is not just the blooming of trees or melting of snow, but the appearance of several thousand anime fans roaming in costumes along the...
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March 22 2018
“The main demographic for the festival is older, white and middle class,” said Mark Auslander, director of the MSU Museum, which has coordinated the event since 2002. “We can, I think,...
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March 15 2018
Shields, 57, is one of the Internet’s earliest purveyors of viral content. Anybody who had an Internet connection by 2000 will remember the videos he produced under the moniker Joe Cartoon. “Frog...
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March 15 2018
Nick and Nigel Bottom are writers in the Renaissance trying to compete with Shakespeare. Now, we say all of that tongue-in-cheek, because the show is a contemporary comedy. It’s brought to you by...
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March 15 2018
As a pianist, Kvitko has embarked on sprawling solo tours, including gigs at Carnegie Hall. He composed the incidental music for Steven Dietz’s production of “Dracula,” which was noted...
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March 8 2018
“They’re very diverse, ranging from recent graduates of MSU, RCAH in fact, to folk who are retired after a career of working and making art,” said Carolyn Loeb, LookOut!’s curator...
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March 8 2018
Comedic singer-songwriter Wally Pleasant is gearing up for a return to the stage and studio. Following two shows this weekend at the Windwalker Underground Gallery in Charlotte, likely his only performances...
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March 1 2018
“Pete Seeger was a punk,” he laughs. Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs — not the usual fare for fans of blistering punk music. But here’s John Warmb of Rent Strike, a claw-hammering...
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Feb. 22 2018
It’s unfair to say they came out of the blue. After three years of transforming a dilapidated Old Town building at 718 E. Grand River Ave. into an illustrious urban gallery, META Collective, a new...
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Feb. 22 2018
Crosley’s roots take us to mid50’s rural Indiana, where he discovered his transgender identity at the very young age of five. The realization made life problematic for Crosley, who was forced...
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Feb. 15 2018
Several artists, musicians and performers will take over the Robin Theatre Friday for the second annual Black Arts Matter Celebration. The lineup includes host Jahshua Smith, Horn & Holland, Hakeem the...
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Feb. 8 2018
This is an interview City Pulse did with fiddler extraordinaire Natalie MacMaster. It originally aired on the Feb. 3 edition of City Pulse Radio, and the following is an extended cut. MacMaster will be...