Jan. 17 2019
It was the last time they saw each other. In April 1968, five days after King was shot, Franklin sang “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” to mourners at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Nearly...
Jan. 17 2019
A musical perfect for the cold, wintry landscape of January in Michigan has arrived at the Wharton Center. The Broadway tour of “Anastasia,” the fictionalized tale of the royal Romanov family’s...
Jan. 17 2019
Scranton, Pennsylvania-based indie rock band Petal arrives in Lansing Jan. 17. Petal, which is helmed by multi-instrumentalist Kylie Lotz, has been on the road in support of its latest album “Magic...
Jan. 17 2019
Petal, a Scranton-based indie rock outfit, headlines Thursday at Mac’s Bar. Opening the all-ages show are Sir Babygirl, Cave People, and Shortly. Led by its only permanent member, songwriter Kiley...
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Jan. 17 2019
“Someone at Gibson eventually said, ‘Wait a minute. No one is buying these. Let’s just put them on a shelf.’” Following its poor reception, Gibson would only send out specialized...
Jan. 17 2019
Robert Kelly cannot be contained. The boisterous comedian is born of the same Boston and New York City comedy circuit that produced talent like Dane Cook — whom he’s toured with — Bill...
Jan. 17 2019
The gentlemanly voice of former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder seems out of touch with the screamers and shouters of today’s politics
King's northern campaign
Jan. 17 2019
The enriching root of education and its potent fruit, voter registration, were life and death matters in the segregated South. King was determined to recruit help. Although his responsibilities were multiplying...
Jan. 17 2019
Starting alone, she played a descending, chime-like benediction that instantly changed the air in the room. The strings gently took up the chiming motif, leaving Kondonassis to build counter-melodies that...
Jan. 17 2019
“My grandfather was a Baptist minister — very, very stringent on race at that time. When you grow up with that kind of atmosphere, you know, black people … they’re not as smart...
Jan. 16 2019
The road to self-discovery can be perilous but glamorous, at least if you are related to royalty. That’s one potential message to take from “Anastasia,” a new Disney-esque musical now...
Jan. 15 2019
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and Deborah Mikula, executive director of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, have announced the recipients of $140,000 in arts grants
Jan. 10 2019
Over the last 15 years, Lansing-based rapper James Gardin has dropped six solo releases and four group projects and promises there is “a lot more on the way.” His artful brand of alternative...
Jan. 10 2019
Six simulators rigged with the latest and greatest in golfing technology will provide Greater Lansing golfers a new home during the frigid months. Better yet, patrons can expect a full service bar and...
New harp concerto makes music history in Lansing
Jan. 10 2019
Friday night, the Lansing Symphony will take part in the multi-city premiere of a new concerto by one of the world’s foremost classical composers, Jennifer Higdon, performed by the most formidable...
Romanian orchestra stops at Wharton on first U.S. tour
Jan. 10 2019
The musicians — most of whom are younger than the maestro — perform with a folk-inflected, heady spice that steamed up from a small Central European country in the 20th century, slipped under...
Jan. 10 2019
It’s no coincidence that three Michigan Notable Book-recognized authors, Richard Ford, Michael Zadoorian and Josh Malerman, had their work turned into movies this past year
Public-private partnership drives construction plans
Jan. 10 2019
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor is anxious to break ground on a downtown performing arts center. Larger cities like Grand Rapids and Detroit for decades have stolen away concert crowds that might have otherwise...
'This is our mainstream. These are our stories.'
Jan. 10 2019
Sav Smith and Stephanie Onderchanin are producing a web series centered on the drama and lives of Lansing’s eastside neighborhood LGBTQIA community. While two episodes have been shot so far, a fundraising...
Jan. 3 2019
The freshly minted year of 2019 holds a lot of promise for the Greater Lansing arts and entertainment scene. Yes, the end of December is painfully dull as things go dormant for the holidays. Nobody wants...