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“What if Wilhelmina,” written and illustrated by Joseph Belisle, was chosen as one of The Best Children’s Books of the Year in 2022 for ages 4 to 6 by Bank Street College of … more
Scott Bell has been a pivotal behind-the-scenes figure in Lansing’s music scene for years. He’s booked countless shows at venues and festivals throughout the area while also touring the … more
Some might think booking “Wicked” at the Wharton Center for the fifth time was a gamble.   But after witnessing a packed crowd for the second performance of a run lasting until May … more
WEDNESDAY, May 17 — An Okemos High School student has won the 2023 Congressional High School Art Competition in the 7 th Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin announced today. … more
Some might think booking “Wicked” at the Wharton Center for the fifth time was a gamble.  But after witnessing a packed crowd for the second performance of a run lasting until May … more
Enjoy the spring weather with farmers markets, an edible plant walk, a soccer match and a community river cleanup. There are also plenty of art exhibits and events, theater productions, a new paranormal museum and a few Mother’s Day celebrations to round out your weekend. more
For someone playing the Wicked Witch of the West, Olivia Valli seems almost too kind, caring and humble.   If the woman wearing the pointy, dark hat and green makeup could ask an actual … more
“When I Come to Die,” an existentialist drama by Nathan Louis Jackson, is a tough and uncompromising play. It tells the story of a death row inmate who struggles with themes of hope, … more
After cultivating a cult following across the state, Lansing-based punk-rock outfit Scary Women suddenly parted ways in July 2021. Jennifer Toms, the bassist and lead vocalist, didn’t miss a … more
Most people who visit Mackinac Island never get beyond Arch Rock, the Grand Hotel porch, the Pink Pony and the fudge shops. That’s why tourists are called “fudgies,” and not always … more
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries dramatist Samuel Beckett, winner of the prestigious Nobel Prize for literature, wrote 22 plays. The shortest was “Breath.” It has no dialogue or actors … more
“Peter and the Starcatcher” is an origin-exploring prequel to “Peter Pan,” featuring characters such as Peter himself, Tinkerbell, Mrs. Darling, Captain Hook and a certain … more
Red Cedar Spirits 2000 Merritt Road, East Lansing 3 Mikes (Mike Daniels, Mike Smalley, Mike Eyia) Fri., May 12, 7 p.m. Luke Sittard Trio Sun., May 14, 6 p.m. more
Mother’s Day is next Sunday (May 14), so take advantage of the plethora of spring sales throughout Greater Lansing this weekend to find the perfect gift. If you’re not into shopping, there’s plenty more to do, including theater productions, art exhibits, dances, concerts and a science-fiction book release party. more
If there’s one juicy kernel to glean from the Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-‘24 season, it’s that new music is back. Not sneakily, tentatively or apologetically, but with … more
While she was an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, Mehreen Jamil, 27, took a theater class. She fell in love with the art form and added performing in a show to her bucket list. … more
If Lansing photographer and poet Wayne Richard Pope’s new book, “Michigan in Prose, Pictures and Poems, Volume I,” came with a soundtrack, it would start with something like … more
ARIES (March 21-April 19): All of us are always telling ourselves stories — in essence, making movies in our minds. We are the producer, the director, the special effects team, the voice-over … more
He’s bringing down the Ax (Emanuel Ax), bringing out the Blow (Kurtis Blow) and pulling out the stops. Ten months into his tenure as the fourth executive director of the Wharton Center for the … more
Ajah Montalvo might be just 21 years old, but the East Lansing-based vocalist belts out throwback tracks that span from the 1956 classic “I Put a Spell on You” to Mazzy Star’s 1993 … more
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