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Lansing 5:01 launches Garden Jam music festival

Through this weekend, Lansing 5:01 is hosting an outdoor concert series called the Garden Jam. Attendees can enjoy live music joined by the soothing sight of downtown Lansing during sunset. 

Two Lansing businesses face fines for COVID-19 safety violations 

Two businesses in Lansing are facing thousands of dollars in state fines for failing to follow workplace safety requirements, including a lack of face masks. 

Lansing woman charged in house fire that killed grandmother, grandkids 

A 21-year-old Lansing woman is facing six felony charges in connection to a house fire that killed a 53-year-old grandmother and her two grandkids. 

Reich, Jones square off in Eaton Co. sheriff’s race

On Nov. 3 voters in Eaton County will choose between Sheriff Tom Reich, a two-term incumbent, and former state Sen. Rick Jones, who was sheriff for four years before being elected to the state Legislature.

Dixon’s Violin: One man, five strings, and endless possibilities

Never describe Dixon’s violin playing with a label or brand it with a specific genre.  That is precisely the kind of “fit into a box” categorization he scorns.

Top of the Town 2020 Best Pizza Contest

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Lansing City Council to set public hearing tonight on Montgomery Drain project

The Lansing City Council moved one step closer tonight to issuing $12 million in tax assessments to residents that could begin arriving this winter and would cover about two-thirds the cost of Ingham County Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann’s $34.8 million Montgomery Drain reconstruction project.

City Pulse On the Air, Sept. 13, 2020: Matt Grossmann, Kyle Melinn, Eric Freedman and The Beaux Jens

On this edition of City Pulse On the Air, editor and publisher Berl Schwartz interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eric Freedman about Bob Woodward's decision to hold onto his tapes of Donald Trump downplaying the coronavirus.

Activists send Schor a bedtime message: Defund police or quit

About two dozen local organizers marched to Mayor Andy Schor’s house last night to demand that he “act with urgency” on police defunding, the group’s representative said today.

Black and blue football memories of the old school Detroit Lions

Author Richard Bak may have saved the best for his newest book, “When Lions Were Kings,” which chronicles the Detroit Lions’ gridiron dominance back in the ’50s.
Lansterdam in Review

Serene vibes transform East Lansing pot shop into a wooded oasis

You wouldn’t know Pleasantrees is a pot shop from a distance. It’s hard to tell from inside too.

Turn it Down!: A look at The Gories

A little blues, a little punk, a little Mod and a little sloppy. Combine all of those elements and you have the primitive sounds of The Gories.

Ten Pound Fiddle launches virtual concert archive

In lieu of a traditional concert season, Ten Pound Fiddle is using its website to host a digital season of live recordings captured at concerts from the past decade.
New in Town

Gothic thrift shop relocates to Old Town

Thrift Witch, a REO Town Marketplace thrift store that made a name for itself thanks to its year-round Halloween theme, has reopened at a new address in Old Town.
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City Pulse Newsmakers Debate: Eaton County Sheriff candidates Tom Reich and Rick Jones
Incumbent Eaton County Sheriff Tom Reich and former state Sen. Rick Jones, who are running against each other for sheriff on Nov. …
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City Pulse Zoom interview with Gabrielle Lawrence
City Pulse's Zoom interview with Gabrielle Lawrence, president of the Lansing Public School District Board of Education.
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City Pulse Zoom interview with Lansing racial equity adviser Teresa Bingman
As mentors go, Lansing attorney Teresa Bingham has had a pretty good one: Anita Hill.  “Not only …
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Jack C. Davis remembered: Part 2
MONDAY, June 1 — Jack C. Davis, a lawyer, arts patron and champion of many causes — often with his checkbook — died …
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City Pulse On the Air, Sept. 6, 2020: Matt Grossmann, Art in the Wild and New Era
City Pulse Radio · City Pulse On the Air, Sept. 6, 2020: Matt Grossmann, Art in the Wild and New Era On this edition of …
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City Pulse On the Air, Aug. 30, 2020: Kathleen Gray and Matt Grossmann
City Pulse Radio · City Pulse On the Air, Aug. 30, 2020: Matt Grossmann, On this edition of City Pulse On the Air, …
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Arts & Culture
JazzFest and BluesFest stream online for free
For more information and a full schedule, visit micharts.org. WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9 — Starting Sunday, you can turn your living …
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East Lansing rock musician Jake Ford releasing new singles during lockdown
SATURDAY, Sept. 5 — Jake Ford’s Bandcamp page says that he just wants to be more successful than nu-metal band Trapt. And …
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Historic Eaton Co. courthouse hosts macabre festival
Festival of Oddities Saturday, Sept. 5, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Courthouse Square 110 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte More info at …
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REO Town’s Threadbare Mitten Film Festival goes virtual
Threadbare Mitten Film Festival Sept. 3 - 7  Full schedule and lineup: threadbarefilmfest.com Purchase tickets at …
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Capital Area District Libraries wants its readers to get woke
Learn more about the Read Woke program at CADL.org/woke Author Ezra Jack Keats once wrote, “If we could see each other …
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Food
Okemos eatery delivers fresh twist on Mediterranean cuisine
Opening up your first restaurant is a daunting prospect. Rae Suboh, owner of Bread Bites in Okemos, unfortunately opened up his first …
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The Claddagh Irish Pub permanently closes
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2 — COVID-19 has claimed yet another Greater Lansing restaurant. The Claddagh Irish Pub, located in the …
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Family-friendly hot dog joint comes to Haslett
A new family-friendly gourmet hot dog restaurant is now open in Haslett. Cheezy D’s Deli & Dogs specializes in a wide-range …
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Custom candy shop opens on Cedar Street
For those in search of a candy shop with a fun twist, look no further than the newly opened Kraven Kandy Bouquets on Cedar …
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Drive-through Cristo Rey Fiesta Food Fest arrives in September 
TUESDAY, Aug. 4 — The Cristo Rey Fiesta Food Fest at Cristo Rey Church is undergoing some changes this year to keep attendees …
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Soup Spoon lawsuit billed as big loss for struggling businesses
WEDNESDAY, July 29 — Businesses filing insurance claims for months of financial losses tied to the coronavirus pandemic may be …
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