Lansing farmers markets offer fresh food year-round
Feb. 18 2015
When there is snow on the ground and ice on the roads, not many people are thinking about fresh vegetables. A growing number of Lansing-area farmers markets, however, are providing customers with a place...
Pizzano's offers 'pub grub' and beyond
Feb. 18 2015
Blue collar charm Standing in Piazzano’s parking lot, I looked across Grand River Avenue at a darkened, silent lumber yard. It struck me that Piazzano’s is like several other Lansing...
Feb. 18 2015
Just to be clear: There’s nobody named Dan behind the scenes at Dan’s Coney Island — at least not now. The fledgling diner on Lansing’s south side may coincidentally hire an eponymous...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Feb. 18 2015
Dirk Powell and Riley Baugus at the Ten Pound Fiddle, Friday, Feb. 20 Fiddler Dirk Powell and banjoist/guitarist Riley Baugus bring their oldtime music expertise to the Ten Pound Fiddle. Deeply rooted...
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Feb. 18 2015
The mainstream comics industry is something of a mess these days. The big two, Marvel and DC Comics, are so busy grooming their characters in hopes of making millions of dollars with movie adaptations...
New young adult novel tells the story of Malcolm X’s formative years
Feb. 18 2015
“It is so important for you and me to spend time today learning something about the past so that we can better understand the present, analyze it and then do something about it.” This is not...
Ixion Theatre brings the outlandish tales of Louis de Rougemont to life
Feb. 18 2015
Ixion Theatre’s latest production, “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment — the Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself)” is the polar opposite of its last play. Review...
Harry Belafonte brings down the hammer in passionate MSU lecture
Feb. 18 2015
Harry Belafonte is a tall tree with deep roots in music, movies and civil rights activism, but he didn´t come to Michigan State University last week to cast a kindly shadow. At 88, he was desperately...
Capital City Brass Band prepares for its upcoming competition
Feb. 18 2015
When you hear the term “brass band,” your mind may take you to the streets of New Orleans and the clamor of Bourbon Street. Many people are unaware, however, there is an entirely different...
Top state jazzmen Tim Froncek, Vincent Bowens spend a swinging week at MSU
Feb. 18 2015
A lot of people have gotten their idea of what goes on in a jazz class from that chair-throwing jerk of an instructor, Terry Fletcher, in the Oscar-nominated film "Whiplash." The two latest guest artists...
Did East Lansing jeopardize employee and public health in improper mercury cleanup?
Feb. 18 2015
It began when a pressure gauge in the Waste Water Treatment Plant in East Lansing broke the day after Thanksgiving 2013. Somewhere between one and half and three pounds of the mercury — a toxic...
Leveling the price of the freedom of information
Feb. 18 2015
Starting this summer, most public bodies in Michigan will be somewhat more accountable, a bit more transparent, in allowing people to discover what they do and how they do it. The so-called Freedom of...
Feb. 18 2015
Property: 734 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos Owner: Lansing Mobile Homes LTD PTS, Southfield Assessed value: $253,000 The recently improved crosswalk in front of this building seems slightly absurd along...
Duane Stoolmaker, barber of the greats
Feb. 18 2015
I studied finance at Michigan State University and took a job on Wall Street with Wells Fargo Securities Investment Banking. I worked two years of 80 hour weeks out in the “big city” and decided...
Clerk wants criminal investigation over county commissioner campaign finance fees, bounced check
Feb. 18 2015
Late campaign finance reports and a bounced check may have Ingham County Commissioner Bryan Crenshaw facing a criminal investigation and charges. Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum, a Democrat, has asked...
Euriamis Losada takes on one of TV’s most iconic roles
Feb. 12 2015
THURSDAY, FEB. 12 — Audiences will get a sense of what it was like in the early days of television as I Love Lucy Live on Stage brings their unique show to Wharton Center. Live actors will perform...
MSUFCU exhibit showcases student art
Feb. 12 2015
THURSDAY, FEB. 12 — Michigan State University Federal Credit Union is putting the spotlight on young artists with their MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit. For this event, which features artists from 15...