JamesGardin
Feb. 21 2019
Lansing-based rapper James Gardin, formerly known as P.H.I.L.T.H.Y, drops his new eight-track EP, “Sweet Jesus,” Saturday at The Robin Theatre in REO Town. Released via Illect Recordings, the...
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Feb. 21 2019
“Student Body,” by Lansing Community College Performing Arts, is a 60-minute punch in the gut. The Frank Winters play is eye-opening, jaw-dropping and thought provoking
atrain
Feb. 21 2019
“The A-Train Plays” would seem to be an unlikely cure for winter-storm induced cabin fever
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Harpist Brandee Younger meets the MSU Professors of Jazz
Feb. 21 2019
The rarity of jazz harp is a draw on its own, but Brandee Younger doesn’t lug her harp down the stairs of Manhattan’s Zinc bar at 2 a.m. for novelty’s sake. Younger is a harp warrior...
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Regina Carter pays a personal tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
Feb. 21 2019
There is a sweet symmetry to Detroit violinist Regina Carter’s Ella Fitzgerald tribute project, coming to the Wharton Center Friday
KeystoCreativity
Feb. 21 2019
The nonprofit charity gallery in the Lansing Mall offering local artist exhibits and community driven art classes will close after four years in business
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Feb. 21 2019
Whether you are a fair-weather fan or an unapologetic elitist nerd, the Michigan State University Comics Forum has a page-turning fix for all
Faith
Feb. 21 2019
Dr. Randal Jelks could have played it safe when selecting the four subjects for his new book partially titled “Faith and Struggle in the Lives of Four African Americans.”
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Feb. 21 2019
I went through college specializing in history and literature. I graduated with a history major. All of my college life I read literature and history, and was evaluating different philosophies and the...
Okla
Feb. 21 2019
“Oklahoma!” is sweeping down the plains of East Lansing and it’s a must-see show. High expectations come with producing one of the most popular and parodied Broadway musicals ever created....
Whitmer
Feb. 15 2019
When I decided to run for governor I was trying to figure out what was going to be the symbol of my campaign and landed on the bridge
Muffitt3 (1)
Feb. 14 2019
Timothy Muffitt, Lansing Symphony Orchestra music director and conductor, has stepped down — from his other gig, as music director of the Baton Rouge Symphony
CatcherintheRye
Feb. 14 2019
When it was announced in early February that unpublished works by the reclusive author J.D. Salinger are slowly making their way into print, the legion of Salinger fans were atwitter
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Feb. 14 2019
While most of us watch the Oscars, firmly locked to our couches, Sam Davis — a young filmmaker and Potterville High School graduate — will don his finest and wait among the gaggle of celebrities...
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Feb. 14 2019
A number of local GTG Records bands perform a free show Friday at The Avenue Café, including Sleeping Timmy & The Black Hole Sound, an indie-rock outfit masterminded and led by songwriter Timmy...
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Feb. 14 2019
I met my wife in high school, I but really met her when she was working for my mom. My mom owned a daycare when we were kids. My wife bought me Baldwin the necklace and I’ve worn it ever since
Mimi
Jazz bassist Mimi Jones’ visit to MSU is three stories in one
Feb. 7 2019
Seated like a Cyclopean cube of lime Jell-O in the exurban sprawl north of East Lansing, the headquarters of the MSU Federal Credit Union will never be mistaken for the Village Vanguard, Birdland or the...
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Feb. 7 2019
The destination of the play isn’t revealed until near its finish. Figuring out where “To Quiet The Quiet” is headed helps make the journey an intriguing ride
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Feb. 7 2019
An intimate confession; the use of light-hearted humor to shine a light into the darkest corners of one’s despair
A-Train
Feb. 7 2019
Imagine a New York City subway car hurtling down a track at breakneck speed in early morning darkness. A writer observes a homeless man taking off well-worn tennis shoes to cool his feet, careful not to...