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  I never knew it could be so hard to distinguish tears of joy from tears of sorrow. When faced with this discerning challenge, I wanted so badly to turn to someone, anyone, for an answer. … more
Save the Bach Fest for winter, when the icy harpsichord swirls   its counterpoint round your ears,   each note precise as a snowflake.   But now, in Lansing’s sultry … more
Lansing artist Chance Liscomb’s newest exhibition, “Where ART Thou?? Playful Reflections on Religion and Scripture,” is on view at The Peoples Church of East Lansing through Dec. 7. … more
The Michigan State University College of Music will kick off its 2023-’24 band concert series with a performance by the Wind Symphony 3 p.m. Sunday at the Wharton Center’s Cobb Great … more
Martinus Evans, a native Detroiter, founder of the Slow AF Run Club and author of “Slow AF Run Club: The Ultimate Guide for Anyone that Wants to Run,” will visit Playmakers in Okemos 5:15 … more
The electric blue wall on the rear of the building located at 305 S. Washington Ave. in downtown Lansing is about to get a ‘60s makeover, thanks to the efforts of two Lansing artists, Brian … 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
Theater and visual art enjoyers are in luck, with new exhibitions and productions to keep them busy this weekend. There’s also a blues festival, a native plant sale, a Chinese tea ceremony, roller derby matches, a poetry reading and much more. 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
In her new book, “Freedom at Niagara: German-American Activism in the Abolition of Slavery,” Delta Township-based author Lynne Breen tells the unvarnished story of slavery in the United States through the eyes of German-Americans who helped bring the practice to an end. more
On paper, Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s latest production, “The Minutes,” sounds like a smash hit. The cast includes some of the Lansing area’s most seasoned actors, and it’s directed by Mary Job more
The annual Cracked Pot Studio Tour is a celebration of clay art and the artists behind it. This year, potters from all over the state will present their work at 10 different studios throughout … more
The White Oranges has recorded five of its six studio albums at Monument Audio in Lansing, a DIY recording studio run by Andy Jeglic of the progressive-metal band Orc, but has never played a show in … more
Since 1975, authentic folk music from across the map has had a steadfast home in East Lansing, thanks to the Ten Pound Fiddle. The organization hosts events at various venues throughout the Lansing … more
Michigan State University’s annual New Musical Laboratory, formerly known as ı̆máGen, brings together Broadway professionals, MSU students and local high school students, who all work … 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
While talking with author Janna Jones for this week’s literary column on the art of Marshall Fredericks and the ephemeral nature of public art, it brought me back to the 1970s and the downtown Lansing Washington Square Mall. 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
As you head into Detroit from the John C. Lodge Freeway, a giant Black fist confronts you. This sculpture, depicting the late boxer Joe Louis’ fist hanging from a tripod, has an attitude that seems to say, “I’m Detroit. I’m tough. I’m resilient. Don’t mess with me.” more
Here’s the bad news: There won’t be an official Pulsar Awards announcement this year since our staff was too small to make it out to every show. Nonetheless, our critics agreed that the local theater community deserves to be celebrated. So, without further adieu, here are the takeaways of the 2022-’23 theater season from each of our reviewers. more
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