“Voice of the Whale” takes chamber music series into deep waters
March 22 2017
Music lovers are always searching for an evening that will take them out of themselves, but out-of-body experiences are rare, let alone out-ofspecies ones
Side Bar / Good Truckin' Diner / Glazed and Confused
March 15 2017
“It took a while, but I’m happy with the way things turned out,” Abood said, surveying the brick, faux brushed steel and reclaimed wood of the interior. “I didn’t want to...
March 15 2017
Superheroes have been a mainstay in popular culture for decades, but they seem to be all the rage these days. Superhero movies dominate the box office, but Lansing Community College’s latest theater...
March 15 2017
Thanks to the unseasonable weather, I’m cool, but not cold, and after a long day of sitting at my desk, standing for 20 minutes feels great. Eventually I’ll shuffle my way to the front of the...
March 8 2017
The silent auction includes art pieces donated by local artists, including paintings, ceramics and jewelry, and local businesses are contributing items like gift certificates and baskets. Community members...
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...
MSU student’s food app not just for foodies
March 1 2017
Like many life-changing journeys, David Welsh’s latest venture began with a low point. In September 2015, the Michigan State University student was in Chicago and began to feel ill. It got so bad...
Rep. Andy Schor pitches a gentler style in bid for mayor of Lansing
Feb. 22 2017
After a long day as a minority voice in Michigan’s Republican-controlled Legislature, Rep. Andy Schor likes to unwind with a book before bed
Feb. 15 2017
“My mom pushed me into it when I was in fifth grade, trying to get me to make some new friends and get me out of my neighborhood a little bit,” Sylvester said. “So she signed me up for...
Feb. 15 2017
After sitting vacant for nearly a year and a half, a prime downtown Lansing nightclub location will reopen next week as a hookah lounge. On Wednesday, owner/operator Adam Murshed will host a grand opening...
The Crafted Bean / Golden Harvest
Feb. 8 2017
“I’ve got entrepreneurial disease — my brain never stops working,” Hartig deadpanned. “People have been using grass-fed butter in coffee for a little while now, but I saw...
Catching up with Steppin' In It three years after the Green Door
Feb. 8 2017
Just over three years ago, Jan. 20, 2014, Steppin’ In It took the stage at the Green Door for the last time, ending a decade-plus run of Monday night gigs at the east side blues bar
Schavey Road Pub / Sarnie Shope / Ruckus Ramen / Blaze Pizza
Feb. 1 2017
“Our DeWitt customers are definitely (more subdued) than the crowds we see at our other locations,” said Dave Sell, vice president of 414 Entertainment, the Tin Can’s parent company....
Librarian, storyteller Lezlee Worthington retires from East Lansing Public Library
Jan. 25 2017
On a recent Sunday at the East Lansing Public Library, a seemingly endless stream of patrons poured through the doors to say goodbye to retiring librarian Lezlee Worthington who, in her 25 years at the...
Jan. 18 2017
The day after the election, I made it halfway through the morning without eating. I couldn’t seem to muster the energy. But eventually, operating on minimal sleep, an empty stomach, and despair,...
Comedy trio branches out to host national comedians, offer workshops
Jan. 11 2017
When local comedian Emily Syrja didn’t see the opportunities she wanted in the local comedy scene, she decided to create her own. Syrja started hosting pop-up comedy shows at her house to create...
Veteran diversity trainer Joanna Stark ponders — and fights — human nature
Dec. 14 2016
The more they dread Stark, the better she likes it. At 86, she is Exhibit A in her own long-running class on dealing with workplace diversity
CADL’s wintertime renovations a challenge for many homeless
Dec. 14 2016
When Mike Karl entered the downtown branch of the Capital Area District Library, he wasn’t thinking about books. Karl had only two things on his mind: to get warm, and to get to sleep
After Fidel Castro’s death, Miami celebrates, Havana carries on
Dec. 7 2016
When Dan Nuñez planned his trip to Cuba, he expected to learn more about the island’s political history. He didn’t expect to experience it firsthand
Dec. 7 2016
In the touring company of the musical comedy “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” Kevin Massey plays Monty Navarro, an impoverished young man who learns he is a distant heir to an...

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