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For decades now, the highly influential compilation “Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968” has inspired countless garage bands across the world.  The historic box set includes iconic trippy tracks from The Seeds, Electric Prunes and the 13th Floor Elevators, to only name a few.  more
Michigan State University Library made a huge leap in its collection of Latin American-focused literature with the acquisition of papers, ephemera and audio recordings from Jorge Luis Borges. more
Origami Rehabilitation provides support for children and adults suffering from developmental, neurological, orthopedic or mental health conditions. The organization is planning to open a second location in downtown Lansing. more
With coronavirus vaccines rolling out and the weather finally warming up and staying comfortable, it looks like it might finally be a good time to enjoy some fresh air and some good food in Lansing. more
Lansing 5:01 is hosting Michigan's very first rosé wine festival Saturday at Cooley Gardens. You can enjoy the latest burst of warm weather and pop the corks of delicious bottles of rosé wine.  more
A chain of art studios that teaches patrons how to handcraft artisan goods from scratch is opening a new location in Lansing. more
Lansing social media is lamenting grim news — the beloved venue Mac's Bar will likely no longer host live music. more
You could get into a thicket teasing out trombonist Michael Dease’s many inspirations. He’s a professor of jazz at MSU, after all. more
Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences and WKAR-TV are collaborating with MSU’s African Studies Center to present the documentary “Year of Global Africa.” more
Contest nominations will be accepted until 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 2. more
What good are poems in a pandemic? A short film called “How to Make a No-Sew Coronavirus Mask From a Poem,” based on a poem by Wendy Drexler, takes a disarmingly direct approach. more
On this edition of City Pulse On the Air, reporter Todd Heywood interviews Ricci J. Levy of the Woodhull Freedom Foundation. more
The pandemic gave artist and illustrator Kathryn Darnell the opportunity to push her considerable illustration skills in new directions. more
My favorite thing is a Mitchell acoustic that belonged to my brother. He got home from the Iraq War and decided that he wanted to learn how to play guitar. He wanted to be like me — I got my brother into music big time. It was both ways. He got me into some stuff, and I got him into some heavier stuff.  more
The Strand Theatre survived the era of vaudeville to become a classic, big-city downtown movie palace, under the rubric of the Michigan Theatre, until its partial demolition in 1982. more
The Dogs may have formed in the late ’60s, at the height of the electrifying Detroit rock scene that birthed The Stooges, MC5 and Bob Seger, but the band of Lansing natives are best known for its 1978 punk-rock classic: “Slash Your Face.”  more
Twenty years ago, Michigan State University music major Matt Eldred frequented the campus library to listen to CDs. That’s where he became fascinated with “The Holocaust Cantata: Songs From the Camps.” more
City Pulse editor and publisher Berl Schwartz returns to his usual hosting duties for a special 420 edition of City Pulse On the Air.  more
Lansing Community College newspaper The Lookout has captured a prestigious prize for student journalism. Despite having an inexperienced staff during the entry period of April 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020, The Lookout took home the top prize for Division 3 of the 2020 Michigan Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. more
It won’t be visible from outer space, but the latest attraction on Lansing’s resurgent riverfront promises to make a big splash of color and laughter and draw kids and parents from many miles around. more
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