Dec. 12 2018
Lansing residents are split if HopCat’s move to rename its signature “crack fries” is a welcome change or hypersensitive
Dec. 12 2018
Ink Therapy isn’t an average tattoo shop. Beyond the artistry and tattoo guns, it helps fund a network of 10 post-treatment centers for recovering addicts in Lansing
Dec. 6 2018
The opening performance of Peppermint Creek Theatre’s “The Wild Party” almost didn’t happen. Thanks to the talent and bravery of Sally Hecksel, the show went on. Hecksel was originally...
Dec. 6 2018
Before the Weather Channel was a few clicks away on a television or a computer, city residents could check postmarks on their daily mail for weather forecasts. Two of these rare “Lansing Weather”...
Guitarist Mark Whitfield livens up MSU for week-long residency
Dec. 6 2018
Mark Whitfield puts jazz guitar in its rightful place —total, cosmic ubiquity. At a late afternoon gig Monday with the Michigan State University Professors of Jazz, Whitfield teleported in any direction...
Dec. 6 2018
Link Wray only needed two chords to be banned from the radio and change the world of rock ‘n’ roll. Never heard that name? A new documentary, “Rumble: Indians Who Rocked the World,”...
Dec. 6 2018
It’s almost as if Preuss Pets is a zoo instead of a pet store. A few steps in and you’re drawn into a swirl of aquariums, terrariums and pens. But what’s particularly fascinating is what’s...
Dec. 6 2018
Riverwalk’s colossal set was designed by Leroy Cupp and constructed with seven other master builders. It features nine working doors, an upper walkway, a staircase, and detailed trimmings. And, yes,...
Gift from Stober family keeps local history alive
Dec. 6 2018
In 1941, a scared 15-year-old boy from East Prussia was shipped off to the icy horrors of World War II’s Russian front. To keep his spirits up, young Rudolph Stober sang as he marched. Decades later,...
Fiddler on the Roof_Joan Marcus
Dec. 5 2018
Looking for a “traditional values” play that’s also a contemporary allegory for persecuted refugees, “Fiddler on the Roof” is here!
A Q&A with Carol Beaugard from 'Fiddler on the Roof'
Nov. 29 2018
“Fiddler on the Roof,” the classic musical by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein based on Sholom Aleichem's “Tevye and His Daughters,” has been revamped for a national...
Nov. 29 2018
Reading “Joni on Joni,” a compilation of interviews with music diva Joni Mitchell, elicits intense memories of good times and bad times and of breakups and makeups
Curated, but cozy
Nov. 29 2018
What other gallery would feature an array of enigmatic little canvases dotted with magnified (yet still tiny) pollen grains? There’s something almost subversive about putting high-concept art like...
Williamston Theatre's 'A Hunting Shack Christmas'
Nov. 29 2018
We soon discover that this is a play largely about farts and fart jokes. No warm and fuzzy Christmas “Gift of the Magi” story. Rather, yet another “If a deer shits in the forest,”...
Nov. 29 2018
At 86 years old, Sensei Seikichi Iha leads a seasoned troupe of blackbelts and amateurs through their exercises at Lansing’s Original Okinawa Karate Dojo. He ensures his students’ fists connect,...
CATA proposes changes as ridership dwindles
Nov. 29 2018
A late-night bus route between East Lansing and Lansing could soon come to an end as the Capital Area Transportation Authority looks to halt the Entertainment Express after more than a decade on the road
Fifth Annual Soulfire Gala
Nov. 28 2018
Now in its fifth year, the Soulfire Gala matches survivors with a fitting artist who, after listening to the survivor’s story, creates a bold, empowering work of art. The pieces will be shown for...
Nov. 22 2018
“For 25 years I didn’t say any of those things. I kept them all to myself — and in turn didn’t feel like I had a lot to offer the world,” Benaim said. “Now it turns...
Symphony, Ordman go deep and dark in new concerto
Nov. 22 2018
In a brief talk from the stage, Biedenbender said the music was inspired by the way his children see the world, reacting spontaneously to life and giving their imagination free rein. That was a red flag....
Nov. 22 2018
“There was a lot of indiscriminate copyright infringement,” Barton said. “Another aspect of the legend is that many of them were scanned off duplication machines or Xerox machines at...