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From the Verve Pipe to Wally Pleasant, gigging at the Small Planet was a rite of passage for local acts.   more
Maestro Phil Denny’s annual celebration of all things smooth jazz is returning once again for summer 2021. more
The pages of City Pulse have always been friendly toward our local culinary scene and a great way to stay on top of which eateries are serving the best food in Lansing. more
Many Lansing residents have fond memories of their glory days attending J.W. Sexton High School. Now there’s a chance for alumni to purchase a bit of that nostalgia to keep as their own.   more
On this edition of City Pulse On the Air, arts editor Skyler Ashley speaks with senior staff writer Lawrence Cosentino about the 20th anniversary of City Pulse. The two discuss Cosentino's long history with the paper, and his experience growing as a writer and reporter. more
Michigan JazzFest is back, live, in the streets of Old Town in 2021, with a variety of musical styles, some familiar faces and significant new wrinkles, including a new business model — paid admission instead of voluntary donations. more
I was working at a bar and one of my regulars, who was moving out of his house, just gave it to me. They said it showed up at their front door in a package that somebody sent to them anonymously. more
A bustling art bazaar, musicians playing their hearts out, children chasing each other and people just trying to take a break and relax in the shade. more
Canadian journalist Kenneth Whyte’s new book, “The Sack of Detroit: General Motors and the End of American Enterprise,” is a close examination of the impact of consumer advocate Ralph Nader and his bestselling book, “Unsafe at Any Speed.” Whyte believes its effect on GM in the mid-’60s led to the eventual decline of the automotive behemoth. more
There’s no better summer activity than a classic American county fair. more
Ask any 2000s Lansing rock-show promoter about booking the Cartridge Family (tCF) and you will surely get an interesting response, or at least a troubled look. more
And after a mostly virtual-only year, the Ten Pound Fiddle concert series is back in the saddle for the 2021-22 season with a fully loaded schedule of 34 live shows beginning in September. more
The Artist’s Umbrella, a performance series that unites a cavalcade of local artists for shows that present a sweeping range of different forms of entertainment, is returning yet again for another outing in the plaza behind UrbanBeat and Sir Pizza in Lansing’s Old Town Neighborhood.  more
It’s hard to understate the thrills of a good professional wrestling match. Like the gladiator battles and jousting tournaments of yore, they offer entertainment and catharsis in equal measure to eager audiences. more
Be it the majesty of the Great Lakes or the shame of Flint’s water crisis, Michigan is undeniably known for its close relationship to H2O. Michigan Clean Water is a nonprofit dedicated to making sure that its water stays pure and clean. Its work is vital in this age of constant pollution and apocalyptic climate change. more
My favorite thing is all the art on my walls. Much of it is paintings I’ve got from friends and pictures I’ve picked up from flea markets and stuff like that. more
For nearly 40 years, Theresa L. Weller has used her prodigious genealogy skills to help families find lost relatives, but nothing prepared her for the difficulties she overcame in researching the Biddle Band, who occupied Mackinac Island long before it became a tourist destination. more
After limited and mostly virtual theater productions became all the rage due to pandemic restrictions, two Lansing companies are looking forward to reopening the stages come autumn.  more
At Zyara Grill, the food is prepared fresh right in front of your eyes. You definitely can’t get the kind of experience at a McDonald’s. On the menu, you can expect to find all of the staple Mediterranean dishes more
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