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Eight artists descended on downtown Lansing over the weekend carrying ladders, paint and brushes along with healthy imaginations to create works of art on the windows of mostly empty storefronts. … more
Some say there’s nothing to do in Lansing, but this year’s schedule of summer events begs to differ. As the school year wraps up and the weather continues to warm up, the area will begin … more
2315 N. High St., Lansing     Built in 1918, this 1,032-square-foot, four-bedroom home in north Lansing was initially red-tagged for safety issues in July 2018. The city boarded it up … more
Some people avoid drama like the plague. Those people wouldn’t have had much fun at Friday’s (May 10) Lansing Symphony Orchestra season finale.   The night was drenched in … more
Barb Sears, president of the Meridian Garden Club, hates to throw out a plant, “But to tend your garden properly, you need to thin them and give them room to grow,” she … more
By CHELSEA LAKE ROBERTS Last month, a new era began at the Lansing Bike Co-op’s monthly alley cat scavenger hunt when reigning champion Mike Dombrowski was unseated by newcomer Jacob … more
A roster of national and regional bands is set to perform on two stages at Rock Lansing, a one-day music festival on May 18 at Adado Riverfront Park . Gates open at 2 p.m. , and music runs until 11 … more
If you lived in Michigan back in ‘75, Bob Seger was a certified rock star. The Ann Arbor native had been cutting local hits since the mid-1960s and was known for selling piles of tickets … more
Matthew Carlson is known locally for his work in the Stick Arounds and Harborcoat and his “What Am I Making” podcast, but in June, he hits the road on a coast-to-coast solo tour. Oh, and … more
Like many Greater Lansing restaurateurs, Jacques and Christine Driscoll were forced to close their doors during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.    They did so twice, most recently … more
The new coffee-table-style art book “Mascots in Motion” will sweep readers away with its grandeur and beauty. The more than 300-page paean to vintage hood ornaments and automotive … more
Each year, the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan Genealogical Council host a seminar on compiling family histories that’s geared toward both genealogical experts and amateurs who want to learn more about their families and where they came from. more
According to local artist Ron Cook, studio tours allow patrons to connect with artists more intimately than typical art exhibitions. more
No more than five minutes after becoming Lansing’s fourth poet laureate, Ruelaine Stokes summoned up thunder. more
Lansing locals might know Rose Jangmi Cooper as the woman who sings on her motorcycle or as a member of the spoken-word and gospel music group Voices of the Revolution. more
The quote “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes,” attributed to Mark Twain, is an apt summary of the central theme of Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s current production. “Alabama Story” is a cautionary tale that reminds us that the hatred and bias of the civil rights era are not bygone. more
There’s an old adage that the time it takes to completely get over the death of a relationship is approximately half the length of time the relationship lasted. In pondering Williamston Theatre’s production of “Bright Half Life,” more
 When she was 5 years old, Cait West remembers her father telling her to change out of her two-piece swimsuit. In her new book, “Rift: A Memoir of Breaking Away from Christian Patriarchy,” she writes, “I didn’t know what modesty meant then … Most of all, I remember feeling ashamed.” more
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is riding a strong spring breeze into next Thursday’s (May 2) visit to the Wharton Center. more
In her book, “Mother of Orphans: The True and Curious Story of Irish Alice, A Colored Man’s Widow,” Lansing author Dedria Humphries Barker tells the true story of her great-grandmother Alice Donlan, a second-generation Irish American who married a Black man in Cincinnati, Ohio, during the hostile Jim Crow era. more
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