Jayme Stone digs for gems from Alan Lomax’s archives
March 15 2017
Like many folk musicians, banjoist Jayme Stone has spent a lot of time with the field recordings made by Alan Lomax, one of the 20th century’s most important folk musicologists. But a recent encounter...
Lansing Symphony unleashes three generations of Russian bears
March 1 2017
Saturday’s Lansing Symphony Orchestra concert is a deep dive through three generations of epic Russian music, culminating in the most powerful of all 20th century symphonies, Dmitri Shostakovich’s...
Cleveland Orchestra cellist Tanya Ell makes her solo debut with Lansing Symphony
Jan. 4 2017
This has not been an ordinary trip home for cellist Tanya Ell, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s guest soloist Saturday
Monte Pride pulls inspiration from folk giants, local legends
Nov. 16 2016
“Play number five!” shouted a small voice from the crowd. Ben Hassenger, guitarist for local band Mystic Shake, obliged 5-yearold Monte Pride’s request, knowing that he meant “Lois,”...
Sorry losers, Trump Winery makes best wines in America
Sept. 7 2016
Hey folks, listen up. There’s a lot of wine out there being sold in these troubling times. Here we are in Michigan, which I’m told is a pretty good environment for the wine industry. Are Old...
Suzanne de Passe waxes eloquent over her long showbiz career
Sept. 7 2016
In the late ‘60s, Suzanne de Passe had recently moved to Detroit from New York to work as a creative assistant for Motown Records founder Berry Gordy. That’s when a phone call from friend Bobby...
Aug. 17 2016
Whether it’s an obscure song from the 1980s or a Billie Holiday tune, the Springtails will take it and make it into something new. The local Americana four-piece band, led by husband-andwife duo...
Feb. 3 2016
While the day of love might seem inescapable, there is recourse for the less romantically inclined: the Un-Valentine's Show. Billed as “songs and tales of un-forgiveness, heartbreak, dysfunction...
Local sportswriter builds national following
Feb. 3 2016
The relatively sleepy town of Holt may not seem like a likely locale for a sportswriter with national reach. But the Internet has a way of changing things
Nov. 11 2015
East Lansing’s Women in the Arts Festival turns 30 this year, and it's inviting the community to help them celebrate
Author Johnathan Rand on his road to youth thriller success
Sept. 22 2015
Rand’s own roots are firmly planted in Michigan soil, the fertile ground for the bountiful ideas found in his Michigan Chillers and American Chillers series
Sept. 16 2015
“I see Orbit as sort of proto-Vice, in a way,” St. Mary continued, referring to the Canadian arts and culture magazine with a significant web presence. “That’s that same kind of...
Cash to perform at Wharton Center
Oct. 22 2014
When you’re the daughter of Johnny Cash, your Tennessee roots are apparent and profound. But while Grammy Awardwinning singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash was born in Memphis in 1955, she was uprooted...
Film festival capitalizes on its growing reputation
April 8 2015
Entering its fifth year, the Capital City Film Festival is hitting its stride. Each year brings a little more experience, a little more credibility and a little more momentum to the festival — and...
How the snake stole Christmas
Dec. 23 2014
Folks, as you may have heard by now, the war on Christmas is being fought right here, on the front lawn of “our House.” Yes, that’s right. And if you’re reading this before 11...
Oct. 8 2014
Two festivals this weekend will appeal to beer and hard cider connoisseurs, one of which will give Lansing revelers the first of two opportunities this month to break out their lederhosen — but it’s...
Joshua davis reflects on ‘the voice,’´ looks to the future
May 27 2015
Joshua Davis’ improbable run on “The Voice” ended on May 19’s season finale, with the former Lansing resident and Steppin’ In It frontman finishing in third place behind champion...
Alexa McCarthy chats with Milia about 'Sitcom Afterlife'
Oct. 29 2014
Frontier Ruckus has been known for its lyrically intense and dense folk records since it formed in 2003. But the band’s new record, “Sitcom Afterlife,” shows chief songwriter Matthew...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Oct. 2 2014
Songwriter Pete Yorn plays an all-ages, acoustic solo set Sunday at the Loft. The New Jersey native’s musical genesis happened in the late ‘90s in small Los Angeles clubs. After he signed with...
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