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Over the summer of 2020, COVID-19 shut down the live music community, but many musicians figured out ways to safely stay active by jamming at home. more
The Dark Art of Michigan is hosting a Halloween party Friday and Saturday at The Avenue Cafe. more
After a year and a half of pandemic-imposed exile, the Lansing Symphony will be back Saturday, not with a bang, but with a bagful of bangs. more
Before I joined my current band, I had always played Deans and Jacksons, maybe a Telecaster here or there, but it was always metal guitars — pointy things. I cut my teeth on Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Megadeth. I was a metalhead. I didn’t play punk music, I played metal.  more
The Robin Theatre in REO Town just got a lot more interesting. Not that it wasn’t interesting before — having hosted more than 500 events since opening in 2015.  more
Despite a conspicuous role in one of 2019’s bolder local productions, Abbie Cathcart isn’t a familiar face in local theater. That’s because she played the heavily made-up and unrecognizable “Creature” in Michigan State University Department of Theatre’s “Frankenstein.”  more
Right on time for Halloween and the autumn rush for all things macabre, a new nostalgia driven shop focusing on ’80s and ’90s horror and geek culture has opened in Old … more
Back in August 1972, Alice Cooper was in the recording studio shouting, “I’m your top prime cut of meat, I’m your choice, I wanna be elected! / I’m your yankee doodle dandy in a gold Rolls Royce, I wanna be elected!” more
If you’ve ever caught yourself calling Lansing a boring town, a new weeklong celebration hopes to correct your cynicism and give you a new perspective on your community with a veritable gauntlet of fun stuff to do and great deals to check out. more
I can’t remember exactly when I started wearing a hoodie, but it’s for sure been two-and-a-half years. I purchase more of them every chance I get. I’ve realized that this style fits me just right. It’s just what I like; it’s perfect. I have 13 of them now.  more
“There’s nothing to do in Lansing” is a common refrain, but local author Amy Piper disagrees and has written a book to prove her point. “100 Things to Do in Lansing Before You Die” is a fun and bright compendium of diversions in Greater Lansing that you may have overlooked or not even known about. more
Shanise Ollie first encountered selfie museums on a birthday trip to Detroit with her friend. A selfie museum is a photo studio that focuses on providing its customers with portraits that go way above and beyond the typical selfie taken with a smartphone camera. She was inspired by the glamorous space and became intent on bringing the concept  to Lansing. Not too much longer after that fateful day, Love Your Selfie was born. more
Capital Area Blues Society is hosting a high stakes showdown between local blues rock outfits at The Green Door. more
A popular Lansing restaurant is shutting down one of its locations. Leo’s Outpost, known across town for its pub fare and cozy hunting den atmosphere, is permanently closing its spot at 600 S.  Pennsylvania Ave. The location had been serving customers since 2002. more
Artist Brian Whitfield is keeping himself quite busy as summer transitions into autumn. Lately, he’s spending his days at the Allen Neighborhood Center on Kalamazoo Street painting a brand-new mural as part of the community center’s massive Allen Place renovation project. more
Next time you take a stroll downtown, you can learn about a crucial and all but forgotten piece of Lansing history. The Historical Society of Greater Lansing, the City of Lansing and the National Parks Service are putting together a new exhibit that tells the story of the construction of the I-496 expressway in 1964, which resulted in the vast destruction of a historic Black Lansing neighborhood. more
After a mostly dormant 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the latest exhibit at Casa de Rosado is a touching tribute to a woman who helped build what started as a humble house venue into an impressive independent art gallery and cultural center. more
When you asked me to be a part of the Favorite Things column, my mind raced around which item to talk about? more
This month on PBS, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns takes viewers on a trip inside the heart and soul of Muhammed Ali. more
Williamston Theatre has finally revealed its 2021-’22 season. This year, the small-town company known for its Big-city productions is giving audiences a lineup comprised of five very different … more
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