May 17 2017
Dale D. Hills played Eddie, a backwoods kind of character with a propensity for drinking and shouting. Raine Paul was May, a semi-disturbed lady with proclivity for insecurity and shouting. In fairness,...
Woman fighting to make BWL pay for house it burned down in 2015
May 11 2017
Two women from the BWL knocked on her door and asked permission to hook a hose up to her outside faucet to aid her neighbor. Initially, she declined, according to a transcript of a deposition on file at...
Former teacher’s 90th birthday stirs tales of Michigan School for the Blind
May 11 2017
The other one we’ll get to in a minute. Bill Meyers wrestled at the school in the late ‘60s, just after it snagged Class B wrestling championships in 1961 and 1963. Meyers is burly, shaven-headed...
Singer Naima Shamorguer comes to Lansing Sunday to perform
April 26 2017
In Lansing, singer Naima Shamborguer will celebrate International Jazz Day with a tribute to one of the great ladies of jazz, Sarah Vaughan
Cheryl Baase follows passion for pups into canine photography
April 26 2017
On an idyllic evening last week, as the sun set over the golden fields of Woldumar Nature Center, photographer Cheryl Baase coaxed a lumbering, 120 pound English mastiff onto a rustic cabin porch. Charlie,...
April 12 2017
Our new friend is a pink cockatoo (Via Defectum in Latin). She’s relocated to Lansing because she heard from the folks at the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce that the region’s streets...
How we became Michigan’s first sanctuary city
April 5 2017
On March 20, a 36-year-old undocumented woman from Mexico was pulled over by Lansing Police Officer Matthew Meaton for improper lane use. He asked for her driver’s license. She produced an expired...
‘Eurydice’ raises questions of love and loss
April 5 2017
If you could visit a deceased loved one, would you? That’s one question, among with many others, posed by Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s latest production, “Eu- rydice.” Sarah Ruhl’s...
Author Lora Bex Lempert details women sentenced to life
April 5 2017
“My ongoing interactions with life-serving women opened a new world to me. A world that I never considered, a world that was not in any life plan for me, a world that I did not know existed.”...
The Record Lounge
April 5 2017
If millennials and baby boomers can agree on one thing, it’s that music sounds better when it’s played on vinyl. Over the last decade, vinyl album sales have exploded thanks in part to those...
March 29 2017
Donohoe will be celebrating the release of “The Irishman’s Daughter” with a concert Friday in St. Johns. The show, hosted by the Wilson Center Auditorium, is also a fundraiser. Half of...
Kathy Johnson looks back on nearly 40 years in libraries
March 29 2017
Kathy Johnson, head librarian at Capitol Area District Libraries’ downtown branch, is delaying her retirement one day so she can go out with a bang at the library’s Family Celebration Saturday....
Ixion Theatre explores the absurd in pair of plays
March 22 2017
Were I less dedicated to my work, I might grab a thesaurus and find all the synonyms for “wacky,” list all of them, add a few identifications, send it to my editor and say, “This review...
‘American Hero’ explores the struggle of the under-employed
March 22 2017
In his director’s notes, Andy Callis suggested that “American Hero” had heroic characters who found solutions to “problematic lives.” But when the play ended, all three lead...
Lansing-based cage fighter prepares for professional debut
March 22 2017
“I wrestle with one of the coaches here at MSU twice a week. Then I do MMA (mixed martial arts), which is boxing, sparring and jujitsu — we basically live-spar, live fighting three times a...
MSU grad Raji Singh brings luxury tea brand to East Lansing
March 22 2017
Singh, 25, is the North American business development director for luxury tea brand Newby Teas. While her taste in tea has evolved with her new job, her original statement isn’t too far off from...
Jan Bidwell makes a case for meditation in activism
March 15 2017
In the late 1960s, a group of my friends, students at Michigan State University, became enamored by transcendental meditation after attending a free group session. At the time, my other friends and I thought...
Former Olympic medalist makes bid for Lansing Mayor’s Office
March 8 2017
Olympic Silver Medalist Judi Brown Clarke has signed up for what may be the run of her life. Last week she announced she’s seeking to become Lansing’s first African American and female mayor
Camille Seaman captures storms, glaciers and Polar bears
March 8 2017
Massive tornadoes and below-freezing temperatures are just a normal day’s work for photographer Camille Seaman. She doesn’t shy away from the things that scare most people. In fact. she manages...
Lansing Art Gallery adds Katrina Daniels, MICA Gallery becomes ‘volunteer-led space’
March 8 2017
Former MICA Gallery program director Katrina Daniels has a new gig, but she isn’t moving far. Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, 119 N. Washington Square, about a mile south of MICA’s...

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