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From its beginnings as a small children’s theater company to producing sold-out musicals, Evolve Theatrics has outgrown venue after venue over the past two decades. But it’s had its share of tragedy, too. In the past five years alone, it’s weathered two major shifts: a global pandemic and the suicide of co-founder Dan Southwell in 2021. more
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma loves to call it a “garage band.” Some garage. Hey, isn’t that a 1734 Stradivarius violin between the rusty can of paint and the Big Wheels? more
Curtis Chin’s delightful memoir, “Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant,” is as tasty as one of the 10 million eggrolls his family turned out in their multigenerational restaurant that thrived for more than six decades in Detroit. It has garnered quite the buzz nationwide, and more locally, it was named a 2024 Michigan Notable Book. more
“Chicago” is a Jazz Age-inspired musical that has won six Tony Awards and a Grammy and features sizzling dancing, witty repartee and beloved songs like “All That Jazz” and “Razzle Dazzle.” more
    Alive Theatre, a new Lansing theater group, will stage its first show, “These Shining Lives,” Friday and Saturday (Jan. 26 and 27) and Feb. 2 and 3 at Grace Bible … more
    The Lansing Art Gallery is hosting an opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 25) for its newest exhibition, “Space Between,” by Gerald Collins. The event … more
Art Interactive, a nonprofit founded by local artists, will celebrate this month’s full moon, known as the wolf moon, 4 to 11 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 25) at the Fledge. The event is free and open … more
Four Lansing Symphony Orchestra musicians — violinist Michael Bechtel, cellist Myeonggyun Charles Noh, clarinetist Guy Yehuda and percussionist Ben Mapes — will … more
A universe was born on the day Bath artist Robert Park found a ball-toss carnival game panel in the trash at a local school. more
Those who are looking for quality folk and folk-adjacent music in the Lansing area don’t have to venture far, thanks to the Ten Pound Fiddle, which has been hosting shows featuring local, national and even international artists for 49 years. more
It’s rare for an instrumental piece of music to live up to the “program” imposed upon it by its creator. more
The Michigan State University College of Music will pay tribute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at its 14th annual “Happy Birthday, Mozart!” concert 7:30 p.m. Monday (Jan. 22) at the Fairchild … more
Lansing theater group Evolve Theatrics will stage the long-running Broadway musical “Chicago” Friday (Jan. 19) through Sunday (Jan. 21) and Jan. 26 and 27 at the First Christian Church of … 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
This weekend, the Lansing area comes alive after the holiday break with three new art exhibitions, an abundance of concerts, the return of the Travelogue series, a comedy show, a Wild Game Dinner and … more
To experience the Michigan State University College of Music’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative concert is to be swept into a swirling celebration that’s been going on for more than 300 years and shows no sign of letting up. more
No matter how young and fun the party crowd is, the newborn baby will get all the attention. more
Each January, the Library of Michigan issues its annual Michigan Notable Books list, picking the best books with Michigan themes or written by Michigan authors that were published in the previous year. more
Frontier Ruckus is known for painting vivid, poetic soundscapes that nostalgically mirror life in Michigan and beyond, and the band’s forthcoming album, “On the Northline,” once … more
Two masters of the blues, Cedric Watson and Corey Harris, will share the stage at East Lansing’s University United Methodist Church 7:30 p.m. Friday (Jan. 12) at a concert hosted by the Ten … more
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