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Laura Drotar, who uses they/them pronouns, enjoys folk music and its ability to bring people together. Their favorite piece of folk music history is the songbook “Rise Up Singing.” more
William Murphy was a grunt in the Vietnam War and is proud of it. more
Since 1982, the Michigan Wildlife Conservancy has fought to restore Michigan’s natural wonders. Proof of cougars roaming Michigan? It did that. Reintroducing the moose to the Upper Peninsula? Them, too. The wild turkeys strutting around your yard? They were thought to have completely disappeared in Michigan. But in the ’90s, the MWC helped bring them back. more
For Lansing scenesters who came of age in the ’90s, the name Wally Pleasant no doubt brings up countless memories of acoustic guitars, brilliantly witty verses and earworm hooks. The local … more
One night this spring, on an undisclosed date, in an undisclosed patch of earth near MSU’s Beal Botanical Gardens, a group of excited plant biologists will follow a map to a treasure that is unique in the world. more
Even though the worst parts of winter are behind us, Lansing is launching a contest that asks the public to name the city’s team of snowplows. more
Lansing has new digs for those looking to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a bar without the social pressures of drinking. more
MSU jazzman Diego Rivera doesn’t sing — at least in public — but when his supple saxophone and restless mind delve into a melody, mapping its crevices and contours like a world explorer, every song becomes a story. more
It’s St. Patrick’s Day in East Lansing, and while the college town isn’t exactly a madhouse, it’s certainly not a socially distanced ghost town either. more
A field of more than 1,000 marijuana plants, each suspended in tubs of water, is blooming away at Lemonati Family Farms on Oakland Avenue. Advanced hydroponics ensure cannabis that is virtually free of metals and bacteria. more
Nikkolas Gage is a devoted disciple of rock, metal and punk. Before the pandemic shut down live music, he was a regular fixture at rock gigs booked at Mac’s Bar and the Avenue Café. Naturally, his favorite thing is his trusty Lincoln Stratocaster. more
Ernest Hemingway and his family seldom threw anything away, which is a good thing — especially when noted filmmaker Ken Burns decided to make a three-part-series on the iconic writer for PBS. The film, which premieres April 5 on PBS stations and runs two hours for three nights, will tell the story of one of America’s most noted and enigmatic writers of the 20th century. more
Billy Clark wanted to teach his teenage son about responsibility and hard work. Out of that desire sprang Extra Levels, a used video game store that sells everything from Ataris to the latest generation of gaming consoles. more
The Michigan State University Museum has launched a new virtual exhibit that you can enjoy free from home. “Beyond the Black Panther: Visions of Afrofuturism in American Comics,” curated by MSU English Professor Julian Chambliss. more
For more than a decade, From Big Sur has been a staple in the Lansing music scene. The rock ’n roll band has gigged across all across the city, including frequent spots at Moriarty’s Pub and the Green Door. Along the way, the outfit has released a stack of dynamic albums. more
Staunch protective measures first kept restaurants closed altogether, later prohibiting customers from dining indoors for several stretches in 2020 — some lasting months at a time. And many restaurants, even ones that had been in service for decades, have closed for good. more
Peppermint Creek Theatre’s mission includes commitments to address vital societal issues, to raise awareness, and to encourage meaningful dialogue. The production company’s latest online … more
Many of the heaviest, sludgiest and loudest local bands Mid-Michigan has produced have one common thread: Ryan “RK” Andrews. Over the years, Andrews has fronted numerous Lansing-area bands like Red Teeth, Dr. Device, BerT and No Skull—to only name a few. more
Nicholas Richard is a graduate of LCC’s music program and has put that knowledge to use in touring bands such as The Plurals and City Mouse. So it’s no surprise that his favorite thing is … more
Angeline Boulley’s highly anticipated young adult thriller is like a Native American powwow deeply layered with symbolism, glitter and enough mystery to keep you spinning in delight. more
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