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Wednesday, February 5,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. at The Loft - Fri. Feb 7th From a humble beginning in a Royal Oak basement in 2009, indie-pop band Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., led by Daniel Zott and Joshua Epstein, has risen to become a national act, including a performance on “Conan.” The band’s ...
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Wednesday, February 5,2014

Curtain call

by Mary Cusack and Paul Wozniak
Trust no one. In an environment shaped by conspiracy, fear and greed, it seems like terrific advice. Williamston Theatre'euro;'s production of 'euro;'The Lion in Review Winter'euro;' shows how desperate and lonely life is when one can truly trust no other, including spouses, lovers and offspring.
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Friday, January 31,2014

Wiki thump

Broad Museum joins 15 other sites in promoting female figures online

by RJ Wolcott
Friday, Jan. 31 — Wikipedia, the bane of teachers and the toast of lazy students around the world, provides terabyte upon terabyte of free information online. Whether looking for Lincoln’s birthday (Feb. 12, 1809) or the number of residents in Lansing (113,996), nearly any imaginable fact or figure can be found with a simple search.
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Friday, January 31,2014

Gaga for Goo Goo

‘90s rockers announce spring tour, Wharton stop

by Nicole Halvorsen
Thursday, Jan. 30 — “Iris”es are set to bloom for Goo Goo Dolls, who “Slide” into the East Lansing this spring. The multi-platinum and Grammy nominated artists bring their Otis Midnight Sessions Tour at Wharton Center’s Pasant Theater on April 23.
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Friday, January 31,2014

Genital wisdom

MSU’s annual presentation of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ runs this weekend

by Nicole Halvorsen
Friday, Jan. 31 —V-Day is here, and no, it’s not Valentine’s Day. MSU students and faculty will present its performance of “The Vagina Monologues,” adapted from Eve Ensler’s episodic play, tonight and Saturday at the Wharton Center’s Pasant Theater.
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Thursday, January 30,2014

Notes from Neil

Football & Fiction (In That Order)

by Neil Rajala
Thursday, Jan. 30 — It only seems fitting to start this week's edition with a book about pro football. I probably should have included a cookbook featuring cheese-filled bacon snacks, too, for the full Super Bowl experience. Here's what we're reading:
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Thursday, January 30,2014

Concerts on the couch

WKAR’s live music series BackStage Pass returns for new season

by Kyle Koehler
Thursday, Jan. 30 — WKAR’s BackStage Pass, the award-winning televised concert series, returns Friday, January 31. The fifth season will premiere with a show that Lansing-based indie rock group Elliot Street Lunatic performed at the Albert White Auditorium in East Lansing. The concert will showcase songs from the band's latest CD, “Ghost Town Lullabies.”
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Wednesday, January 29,2014

The chair, the babies and the mayor’s ties

‘Lansing Votes’ meanders through six moments in the city’s history

by Lawrence Cosentino
The most underhanded political ad in the history of the universe is quietly tucked into “Lansing Votes,” the new pop-up exhibit from the Historical Society of Greater Lansing.
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Wednesday, January 29,2014

‘Every note was important’

Influential MSU composition professor H. Owen Reed dies at 103

by Lawrence Cosentino
Montana composer David Maslanka, now a grey eminence in the music world at 70, was still searching for his musical voice in the 1970s when he came to Michigan State University. His life changed when he found a kindly but demanding teacher with a gentle Missouri accent, H. Owen Reed.
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Wednesday, January 29,2014

Out On the Town

by City Pulse Staff
THURSDAY, JAN. 30-SUNDAY, FEB. 2 >> “Big Love,” by Peppermint Creek Theatre Co. It’s common for women to be nervous on their wedding day, but the 50 brides at the heart of this play have a right to take the cake — they’re being forced to marry t...
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