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Rosie McGeehan first became a fixture in Lansing’s art and music underground when the now-defunct Basement 414 was still actively booking fringe bands from across the map. Since then, … more
The Lansing Foodies Facebook group is hosting the first-ever festival honoring a tried-and-true Michigan staple: the olive burger. The event runs noon to 7 p.m. Saturday (June 24) at Jackson Field, … more
Red Cedar Spirits 2000 Merrill Rd., East Lansing  Sunday Jazz Aubrey Johnson - Voice Paul Keller - Bass Ben Turner - Guitar Sun. June 25, 4-6 PM  more
There’s a lot to celebrate this weekend. The 2nd annual Lansing Pride festival, highlighting the city’s diverse LGBTQ+ population, runs Friday and Saturday; Father’s Day is Sunday; and Juneteenth, honoring the official end of slavery in the United States in 1865, is Monday. Whatever you’re celebrating, Greater Lansing offers plenty of fun events as well as game nights, 5K races, art displays, a comedy show and more. more
Juneteenth, a national holiday since 2021 and a state holiday in Michigan since 2020, honors the official end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, hundreds of thousands of African … more
During the recent COVID-19-driven Zoom revolution, we often watched talking heads discuss serious issues from their homes. To emphasize their gravitas, many of them showcased book collections as … more
How hot is Michael Dease? The MSU jazz trombone professor with the frictionless, ductile tone, rippling rhythmic drive and unquenchable zest for life is at the very top of his game. ... … more
Here are a few Michael Dease gems from a mighty catalog of over 200 recordings, as leader and sideman, working back from 2023.   “The Other Shoe: The Music of Gregg Hi ll” … more
East Lansing’s Summer Solstice Jazz Festival is sprouting an early pepper this year, and it’s a hot one. Bassist Jonathon Muir-Cotton and his multi-talented Expressions band will … more
There’s a perfectly positioned tree stump near the Potter Park Zoo, equipped with an accidental backrest, where you can watch the river flow, the grass sway and deer quietly graze. … more
ARIES (March 21-April 19): When I was still an up-and-coming horoscope columnist, before I got widely syndicated, I supplemented my income with many other jobs. During one stretch, I wrote fortunes … more
This weekend, a familiar face in Lansing’s music scene will get loud behind the decks at UrbanBeat’s Pride Dance Party, albeit under a fresh stage name: DJ Whitney Who. The … more
The Grand Ledge Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Yankee Doodle Day festivities Saturday (June 17) at Jaycee Park. The day kicks off with the 15th annual Josh Spalsbury Memorial Comet … more
The Clinton County Arts Council and the City of St. Johns are teaming up once again to offer a series of free outdoor concerts Wednesday evenings at St. Johns City Park. The shows feature a mix … more
There’s a perfectly positioned tree stump near the Potter Park Zoo, equipped with an accidental backrest, where you can watch the river flow, the grass sway and deer quietly graze. … more
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries-born Vincent van Gogh’s painting “Potato Eaters” shows five people in a dark room, barely illuminated by lamplight. Seated around a small table, … more
Two blocks of downtown St. Johns were festooned with rainbows. A vendor was making bubbles that wafted in the wind under the blue sky. Children laughed and squealed as they romped in a bouncy house. … more
This weekend, Greater Lansing offers a wide range of events, from concerts, a film screening and a live-band burlesque show to drone-piloting and beekeeping classes, a walking tour of historical locations on Michigan State University’s campus and a Juneteenth community softball game. more
Roy Saper, owner of Saper Galleries and Custom Framing in East Lansing, keeps a vigilant eye out for damage to or maintenance issues with Lansing-area art installations. In a recent conversation, he … more
In the late 1970s, Lansing’s first Pride celebration didn’t include any parade floats, performances or other festival-like aspects attendees have come to expect over the years. … more
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