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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
The schedule of events in Greater Lansing this weekend is packed, from numerous fundraising events, concerts, theater productions and film screenings to horse shows, art workshops, kids’ activities and much, much more. more
At a time when remakes, sequels and spinoffs reign supreme at movie theaters and on streaming services, one of the goals of Capital City Film Festival is to provide a breath of fresh air for moviegoers in Greater Lansing. more
No Skull returns with ‘Dark Tower’-inspired riffs -Q&A with vocalist and bassist Ryan Andrews Ryan Andrews of No Skull has been making loud sounds in the Lansing music scene … more
Punk takes center stage at official afterparty Aurat is a Los Angeles-based band led by Pakistani American vocalist Azeka Kamal and her music partner, bassist and producer Gil Talbot. The … more
This weekend offers an eclectic mix of events, from benefit concerts, new theater productions and a poetry showcase to a lumberjack festival, a craft supply sale, Michigan State University Science Festival activities and much more. more
Whenever a student art exhibit comes along, many folks dismiss it, assuming the museum or gallery is just checking a box, dutifully fulfilling its educational mission. more
Just a few months before the world shut down in 2020, Andrew Brewer turned down an audition for “Moulin Rouge! The Musical.” more
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