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During a service last Sunday (Feb. 18), Zachariah Shipman, the new associate pastor of East Lansing’s University Lutheran Church, preached to the congregation, “Who can be saved? more
In the 1760s, English jurist William Blackstone wrote, “It is better that 10 guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.” Riverwalk Theatre’s current production, “The … more
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, observed annually on the third Monday of January, celebrates the birth of the legendary Baptist minister and nonviolent leader of the civil rights movement. This year, the holiday takes place on King’s actual birthday, Jan. 15, but celebrations in the Lansing area aren’t contained to just one day. more
In the first week of November, I got an email from an angry Lansing culture lover. “I need to clone myself,” the reader complained. “I can’t go to all of these things.” more
Every December, City Pulse invites local poets to join a year-end celebration of their art, accompanied by images of holiday lights. more
At a Hanukkah party on Sunday (Dec. 10) at the East Lansing Public Library, Margot Valles wore bright orange tights and a navy-blue dress with a rainbow of colored pencils printed at the hem. more
Since 2015, the Climate Change Theatre Action festival has been produced biennially to coincide with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Conference of the Parties. This year’s theme was “All Good Things Must Begin,” more
Dan Dan Laird goes by Dan twice, a throwback to an inside joke between college friends. A longtime Lansing local and former half of the music duo the Swift Brothers, Laird has recently turned his passion for music and the relationships he’s built over the years into a new booking agency called Angry Talent Entertainment. more
FRIDAY, Oct. 27 — Witches, wizards and muggles alike can experience the music of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” live at the Wharton Center Nov. 17 and 18. more
FRIDAY, Oct. 20 — After months of delays, Grewal Hall at 224 has announced its official grand opening, with shows tonight, tomorrow and Sunday evening. more
When the Fox Movietone News production staff pulled up outside the home of Carl and Sadie Morlok on Lansing’s east side in September 1930 to film the couple’s quadruplet daughters, the event was featured on the front page of the Lansing State Journal. more
If you live near Lansing, you’ve seen the state Capitol. But have you seen it through someone else’s tears? Maybe you’ve been to Cooley Gardens, a leafy, floral oasis in the concrete fastness of the city’s near south side. But have you fallen in love there? Surely, you’ve been to Curious Books in East Lansing. But why did you go and what did you find? more
TUESDAY, Sept. 19 — The “President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band, a 135-member emsemble that turned 225 years old this year, will present a free performance at the Wharton Center … more
Mandy Gonzalez is known for major Broadway roles, TV and movie appearances, authoring young-adult books and being a breast cancer research advocate. Tens of thousands follow her on her social media pages, and she has an acclaimed LP, “Fearless,” that features her colossal voice.  more
“It’s a sleepy little town on a river bend,” Dimondale native Camron Gnass said of his lifelong home. “It’s more of a bedroom community than it is anything with real commerce. There’s just kind of one main blinker-light there, and other than that it’s a kind of off-the-beaten path.” more
Antsy types who usually skip the video art at Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum might want to slow down, sit on a bench for six minutes and lose themselves in a deeply moving video by South African-American artist Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi. more
It’s the last weekend of summer before classes begin at Michigan State University, and it seems some local organizations have been waiting for students to return before offering their biggest events of the season. more
Welcome back, Spartans! I hope you’ve had a relaxing and fun-filled summer. Now that the school year is ramping up, East Lansing is ready to greet you with plenty of fun events, both at Michigan State University and in the community beyond. Before we get to that, however, let’s look at some updates on the city’s landscape. more
The Clinton County Arts Council and City of St. Johns’ free outdoor concert series has four shows left to go before the summer wraps up. Bill Tennant, one of the founding members of the arts … more
Last year, when I wrote about the state of Lansing hip-hop, I said I felt that a collection of the greatest voices ever to represent the genre was born in Lansing. While that remains true, I also … more
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