Wharton Center unveils pop culture-powered 35th season
April 19 2017
“Broadway has become quite a magnet, especially with the new megahits like ‘Hamilton’ that seem to come out every year. It’s becoming America’s art form,” said Mike...
Astronaut Mae Jemison pitches interstellar travel at packed Black History Month event
Feb. 8 2017
MSU’s “Slavery to Freedom” speaker series has featured some lofty rhetoric from the likes of Cornel West and Harry Belafonte, but Mae Jemison is the first one to address the audience...
Nov. 9 2016
The term “chamber music” often brings to mind images of string quartets playing music by long-dead composers in church sanctuaries or library auditoriums. But M.I. Concerts, a new chamber music...
July 27 2016
The Lansing City Market serves up a double shot of live music this week, with local jazz outfit Medium Rare and Detroit blues singer Thornetta Davis appearing at the Grand Concert Series
Cara Black’s mysteries explore Paris’ dark side
June 29 2016
American mystery writer Cara Black travels to Paris twice a year to do research for her successful Aimée Leduc series, which is set in the city. The books feature a hip young detective who often...
Summer concerts pop up all over Greater Lansing
June 8 2016
While summer doesn’t officially start until June 20, we’re already seeing one of Greater Lansing’s telltale signs of summer: lawn chair-toting families emerging from their winter hibernation...
‘Nuncrackers’ brings early Christmas fun
Nov. 11 2015
Starlight Dinner Theatre knows its target audience, and director Jane Zussman knows how to please them. Its production of “Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical” is a perfect example...
Local groups tap into the popularity of craft beer
Sept. 30 2015
Beer brings people together. Plenty of beer and (fill in the blank) events are popping up all over town, enticing potential participants with the promise of tasty brews
Lansing City Market announces summer music series
June 17 2015
In its continuing quest to re-invent itself, the Lansing City Market is throwing a new element into the mix: live jazz. The Lansing Entertainment & Public Facilities Authority, which oversees the market,...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Aug. 13 2014
Mighty Medicine plays "Meet Me at the Fountain" series Mighty Medicine plays “Meet Me at the Fountain,” a free lunchtime concert series at Reutter Park every Wednesday in August. Guitarist...
Lansing sci fi author pays Z homage to ‘Dr. Who,’ ‘Peanuts’
Jan. 7 2015
Much like a professional athlete, Lansing-based science fiction writer Jim C. Hines has felt the buzz of performing at the highest possible levels in his profession. Hines, 40, has just published his 10th...
Bestselling supernatural author sinks her teeth into the Big Apple, comes to Lansing
Sept. 3 2014
There is sex. There are breakups. And there is a murder. Would you expect anything less from the vampires of the Blue Bloods Coven in Melissa de la Cruz’s new book, “Vampires of Manhattan”?...
Thursday, Aug. 28
Aug. 20 2014
The Broad Art Museum´s "Land Grant" series is ready to play another thought provoking riff on the land-grant origins of MSU, a multi-media meditation on wealth, exploitation and natural resources...
The Wharton Center announces 2015-16 season
April 22 2015
A potent mix of iconic artists, rising talents and old favorites come together in the Wharton Center’s 2015-16 season, which was announced Monday. Big time Broadway shows are the Wharton Center’s...
Local author’s formula: Patience plus determination minus digital manipulation
Dec. 23 2014
In 1958, Alvin, Simon and Theodore harmonized on “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late),” the novelty holiday tune that introduced the immortal Christmas plea, “Me, I want...
September Indie Film Series features top-rated offerings
Sept. 3 2014
As daylight hours turn from free time back into school days, Studio C! in Okemos once again relinquishes one of its screens from the grip of summer spectacle — all those sentient apes, raccoons and...
Wednesday, July 30 - Thursday, Aug 7
July 30 2014
Outdoor music goes with summer like picnics in the park and climbing trees. Sure, festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo woo mass crowds with big-name bands, but why drive for hours, spend hundreds of dollars...
Studio C! brings back art films starting in September
Aug. 14 2013
As the smoke clears on the summer movie season and the Hollywood studios reap their blockbuster earnings (or bemoan their losses), Studio C! in Okemos is making some room once again for the East Lansing...
Jan. 22 2014
“This isn’t really a matinee community, but (the East Lansing Film Series) has seen a dramatic increase in traffic before 5 p.m.,” Wozniak said. He said Oscar’s Bisro, the theater’s...
Concert series benefits Lansing’s needy
Sept. 18 2013
As we approach the end of another Lansing-area festival season (just waiting on you, Oktoberfest), temps are already beginning to plummet; it woneuro;t be long before concerts in the park are replaced...

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