June 8 2011
Youth White Party offers LGBT teens a safe haven Some people avoid dances for fear of being outed as a lousy dancer. When you’re in your teens, going to your first dance that’s for gays and...
June 8 2011
“I have secured a float. I have secured a vehicle to tow it with. I have secured a male police officer who will be in uniform as the driver,” she announced in her column in the LGBT News, published...
June 1 2011
Photography by Suellen Hozman Reception Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Absolute Gallery, 307 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing; exhibit continues through June 30. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday;...
May 26 2011
In a grouping of diverse cultural rock stars, a seventh-century pope (Gregory I), a 14th-century Spanish bishop and a wooden Yoruba warrior from west Africa hold a time-traveling, cross-cultural summit...
May 25 2011
This story was updated May 25—In the next two weeks, eagle-eyed downtown lunch eaters will be able to spot the first visible sign of work on Lansing’s next big renovation project, the conversion...
May 18 2011
The program, started in 2005, is building up a track record of success. Two of last year’s emerging artists Becca Schlaff (see related story) and Katie Chichester launched successful art festival...
May 18 2011
“With digital cameras, you take a picture and show it to your friends,” Kahlon said. “‘Oh, you were so funny when you were doing that.’ That was about two seconds ago!”...
May 18 2011
The festival has a national reach, but it’s also a prime venue for local talent. Some of Degen’s most memorable moments were performances by local favorites like the Chenille Sisters, Three...
May 18 2011
Although the dedication ceremony was held Sunday afternoon (it had to be moved into the Lansing Center because of the chilly weather), funds are still being collected to cover the cost of the sculpture’s...
May 11 2011
Monday afternoon, just before 3, a crowd of people gathered in front of an ancient-looking tunnel of bricks and mud behind the Clayworks pottery shop on Wacousta Road in Grand Ledge, craning their necks...
May 4 2011
“Oh, Sidney, it’s all happening so fast!” Greater Lansing doesn’t have a Radio City Music Hall or a Stork Club
May 4 2011
All of Canejo’s famous martini list will be available (with $4 specials), but the rare chance to see hot local singer Kim Sorter who played Rihanna at Spiral’s New Year’s Party and has...
May 4 2011
For the first time in Muffitt’s 6-year tenure as music director, the orchestra will unleash a tower of sound from Austrian arch-Romantic Anton Bruckner (4th Symphony, Nov. 5) and a full blast of...
April 27 2011
With the return of warm weather, Turner and other residents of Lansing’s near south side are going outside for some fresh air, only to be slammed with a sour smell variously described as “paint,”...
April 20 2011
Get too full of yourself on the concert stage and Bugs Bunny will bang the bandshell with a giant hammer until you vibrate, or make you hold a note until your face turns plaid. The Three Stooges will flick...
April 13 2011
Guest soloists at symphony concerts often yawn through the same bromides: “I’m really looking forward to playing Nabob’s Ninth Nurdle I’ve played it since I was a zygote.”
April 13 2011
Who doesn’t like to eat frosting? If you haven’t savored the layer cake of jazz events stacked up by Michigan State University’s world-class jazz studies department throughout the year,...
April 6 2011
At 8 a.m. on a recent Saturday, a tall man in an orange vest walked in front of the new headquarters of the Accident Fund Insurance Co. of America, picking up bits of trash
April 6 2011
There’s a ton of sculpture coming to downtown Lansing literally but nowhere to put it
March 31 2011
State of the art equipment, hidden smokestacks and a stunning stylized-flame design made the Ottawa Power Station the city’s most cherished landmark. Slowly, it sank under the silt of time, neglect...

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