Los Angeles-based artist Kathryn Andrews exhibit runs Dec. 16- Feb. 11 at the MSU Broad Art Museum
Dec. 14 2017
Politicians have been blurring the divide between Washington and Hollywood, mashing theater and policy-making together, for years. Artist Kathryn Andrews has jumped into the melee with a multi-genre display...
We knew it would be a tight race. State Sen. Virg Bernero was challenging Lansing Mayor Tony Benavides, who by dint of being president of the City Council had been anointed mayor after David Holister quit...
By temperament, and perhaps talent, Virg Bernero always had the political makings of a mayor. He chafed at the measured pace of a county legislator, state representative and senator, his pre-mayoral elected...
Mayor-elect Andy Schor has announced the 12 members of his cabinet. Four are new faces to city government and eight are familiar ones. Here’s who’s who and what they’re doing
City Manager George Lahanas, during a special City Council meeting Sunday, provided a memo of potential cuts to parks and recreation. That hypothetical proposal includes yanking all support from the city...

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Steven and Misa Mead join Mountain Town Brass holiday concert
We’re not talking about a couple of chartered accountants who moonlight in the town square after a pint or two. In the world of brass bands, Steven...
Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle brings back annual holiday show for five rounds of 'strangeness'
The wise showman knows how to appeal to a wide range of fans, but when you’re dealing with “the holidays” — that hot button, non-secular...
A face-up display of the top gift books of 2017
Schuler’s books in the Eastwood Towne Center displays best sellers on a table just inside the door. Manager Rhoda Wolfe said patrons are turning...
Ten Pound Fiddle's annual Holiday Sing, organized by Sally Potter, returns Friday to the MSU Community Music School.
Local musician and folk music promoter Sally Potter is no ivory tower musician. She keeps busy recording, teaching and performing throughout the year,...
Bernero tells pot businesses to license or face consequences
Marijuana businesses in Lansing are facing strict deadlines to get their applications for licensing submitted or face closure. Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero,...
Lansing, East Lansing, Windsor Twp. only localities to opt into state medical marijuana licensing
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Nov. 22 2017
From the Austrian Empire to laser tag, Vienna Boys Choir rolls keeps the tour bus rolling.
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Nov. 22 2017
Meridian Mall faces shifting paradigm in suburban retail landscape
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Nov. 22 2017
Capital Ballet Theatre mounts 37th 'Nutcracker'
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Nov. 22 2017

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Los Angeles-based artist Kathryn Andrews exhibit runs Dec. 16- Feb. 11 at the MSU Broad Art Museum
Politicians have been blurring the divide between Washington and Hollywood, mashing theater and policy-making together, for years. Artist Kathryn Andrews has jumped into the melee with a multi-genre display...
Dec. 14 2017
A short list of obscure, Michigan-made Christmas songs
Every year, radio stations fall into the same holiday-music trap. Countless spins of the same ol’ Christmas tunes by Mariah Carey and Paul McCartney take over the airwaves. Crowded shopping centers...
Dec. 14 2017
A face-up display of the top gift books of 2017
Schuler’s books in the Eastwood Towne Center displays best sellers on a table just inside the door. Manager Rhoda Wolfe said patrons are turning books to which they object, flipping inflammatory...
Dec. 14 2017

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Beggar’s Banquet was named after a Rolling Stones album — which explains why its menu listed the Abbot Road Cucumber Martini as “light and refreshing.” After a sip, I realized only...
Dec. 14 2017
The Wrought Iron Grill ensnares unsuspecting visitors to Owosso with lavish gourmet offerings and a lengthy wine selection. When traveling to Shiawassee County to see an Owosso Community Players production...
Dec. 14 2017
My only insight boils down to three words: Attention to detail. I bring all of this up with Dusty’s Cellar in mind. This Okemos eatery has the look, the promise, the panache, to be great. Alas, it...
Nov. 16 2017

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Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said that her order protects the status quo and will allow transgender individuals to continue to enlist and serve openly in the armed services. Deferred Action for Childhood...
Nov. 16 2017
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Nov. 16 2017
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Nov. 16 2017

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This week on City Pulse on the air, Publisher of the Lansing City Pulse Berl Schwartz speaks with the three East Lansing city council candidates: Ruth Beier, Susan Woods and Aaron Stephens
Oct. 23 2017