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Twenty years ago, Michigan State University music major Matt Eldred frequented the campus library to listen to CDs. That’s where he became fascinated with “The Holocaust Cantata: Songs From the Camps.” more
City Pulse editor and publisher Berl Schwartz returns to his usual hosting duties for a special 420 edition of City Pulse On the Air.  more
Lansing Community College newspaper The Lookout has captured a prestigious prize for student journalism. Despite having an inexperienced staff during the entry period of April 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020, The Lookout took home the top prize for Division 3 of the 2020 Michigan Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. more
It won’t be visible from outer space, but the latest attraction on Lansing’s resurgent riverfront promises to make a big splash of color and laughter and draw kids and parents from many miles around. more
Calling Westlund’s Apple Market a Lansing mainstay is quite an understatement. On April 11, the market reached its 100th anniversary — a remarkable milestone no matter what industry you’re in. more
This year has been very kind to Lansing native Edward McClelland. His new novel, “Running for Home,” is his second book in 2021. Earlier, he published  “Midnight in Vehicle City: General Motors, Flint and the Strike That Created the Middle Class,” a non-fiction examination of the 1937 sit-in strike in Flint that resulted in the recognition of the United Auto Workers. more
Looking to boost your acting repertoire? Thanks to a new recurring online performance project, anyone has a chance to include “Riverwalk Theatre Performer” on a resume. By sharing a video that conforms to each month’s theme, you could be one of Riverwalk’s featured artists for its new monthly virtual talent show series. more
The Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center has debuted its selections for the 36th annual Art Scholarship Alert High School Exhibition. An exhibit of artwork crafted entirely by talented Greater … more
I got this collection as sort of a hand-me-down. It was my dad’s collection from his older brother. It’s a bunch of punk records that have been passed down from the ’80s and ’70s and it’s one of those things where it always sat on a shelf, and I’d say “Oh, what’s this? Can I look at this?” And I’d be told, “No, you’re going to mess it up and break it.” more
In past years, April was referred to as Autism Awareness Month. In 2021, the Autism Society of America is encouraging a shift towards calling it Autism Acceptance Month instead. After all, awareness … more
Motown Records will always be associated with its string of brilliant pop-infused R&B hits by The SupremåTemptations, The Miracles and a long roster of others. The sound founder Berry Gordy masterminded alongside Smokey Robinson defined a generation of ’60s youth and continues to inspire the hitmakers to this day. more
Need some fun ideas to spend this weekend? We've got you covered. Here's a handy guide to some of the most interesting happenings in Lansing this Saturday and Sunday. There are helpful online-only options included in case you want to avoid crowds and stay home.  more
Whether you’re a casual vinyl buyer, or a serious record collector, the need to unload some unwanted wax arises every once in a while. Sure, there are profitable online selling options, like Discogs and eBay, but that requires some tedious vinyl-grading wisdom, and the time it takes to ship records at the often-crowded post office. Hauling in a box to local record shops is often the easiest option, plus you leave with a few bucks in your pocket. Of course, not all vinyl is valuable, so learning the ropes before you head out is a good idea. more
Many readers were surprised when former Sen. Carl Levin decided to write a memoir of his 44 years in public service — including 36 years as a United States senator. Levin was well known for not wanting to talk about himself. He wasn’t into braggadocio. more
There are several happenings across Greater Lansing in celebration of Easter Sunday. Here’s a handful of ways you can spend the holiday today. more
Jacob Weston is a graphic designer and a musician. When not performing in bands holding down vocal or guitar duties, he’s helping to design merchandise and album artwork. His favorite thing is … more
During the pandemic, we’ve seen several Zoom productions, a professionally filmed play, a drive-in movie, a socially distanced outside show and podcasts.On April 16, Lansing Community … more
Stoners across Lansing, rejoice. We have another new pot shop in the Capital City — and that means that an even wider selection of recreational and medical cannabis products are in town. more
Lynne Breen of Lansing had little intention of writing a book when she first sat down in 2014 with 89-year-old Grand Ledge resident Ernst Floeter, who first came to the United States as a prisoner of war. Like most prisoners of war, Floeter was sent back to Germany, but his love of America brought him and his spouse back to the U.S. more
Have you ever thought about what you would do in the apocalypse? Doomsday preppers take that hypothetical into a lifestyle. Local comedian and YouTuber Louis D. Michael created the web show “Loaded for Bear” to parody the folks who slide into conspiracy theory and obsession. more
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