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Wednesday, August 15,2012

If You Brew It, They Will Come

Lansing Beer Week taps a keg

by Rich Tupica
For the casual beer drinker, the story behind the ice-cold suds they just ordered at their local watering hole doesn't weigh too heavily on the mind. For microbrew connoisseurs, however, it's all about ingenuity and innovative tastes.
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Wednesday, August 15,2012

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
The Jackpine Snag, a Lansing-based grungy-doom blues trio, plays one last show Thursday before taking a hiatus from live gigs. The band is made up of Joe Hart (guitar/ vocals), Greg Lamb (bass) and Todd Karinen (drums).
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Wednesday, August 15,2012

Occupy Old Town

Renegade Theatre Festival returns to Old Town with new live performances

by Tracy Key
This weekend, occupiers will fill the streets, overrun local businesses and infiltrate the vacant spaces of Old Town. This isn't a hostile takeover, however — it's just the seventh annual Renegade Theatre Festival.
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Wednesday, August 15,2012

New York meets Michigan

Trybe launches fall 2012 debut clothing line

by Tracy Key
If you're looking to empty your wallet on superfluous fashion trends, outrageous "Project Runway"-style dress designs, and colors that would give hazard cones a run for their money, then Trybe, a new Lansing-based line of women’s clothing definitely isn't for you.
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Wednesday, August 8,2012

'It was a good run'

Kristine Thatcher looks at life after Stormfield

by Lawrence Cosentino
Parking lot seagulls pace around the Sears water tower in the Frandor Shopping Center, looking as out of place as Chekhov characters in a strip mall.
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Wednesday, August 8,2012

Hitchcock farce beats the heat

Frenzied quick-change extravaganza sets Grand Ledge stage on fire

by Tom Helma
For those of us who have vague recollections of the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock movie "The 39 Steps," rest assured that this is not a stage version of that movie.
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Wednesday, August 8,2012

Satanic verses

Author Michael Poore provides some damned good summer reading

by Bill Castanier
Michael Poore must have had a devil of a good time writing his debut novel "Up Jumps the Devil" about a modern-day Lucifer on the make for souls.
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Wednesday, August 8,2012

Folk in the road

Great Lakes Folk Festival 2012 brings world music to the streets of East Lansing

by Rich Tupica
Lora Helou, the festival's associate director, said she respects the Dylan-esque sound, but said the team of organizers is more interested in introducing fascinating faraway cultures to East Lansing.
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Wednesday, August 8,2012

A smooth 'Crossover'

Local artist Phil Denny drops debut CD

by Rich Tupica
Phil Denny has no regrets about his drastic career swap. Two years after ditching his day job as vice president for US Capital Mortgage, the Lansing native has adeptly transitioned into his dream job as a professional smooth jazz saxophonist.
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Wednesday, August 8,2012

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
Bomb the Music Industry! (BtMI), a New York-based DIY musical collective led by songwriter and producer Jeff Rosenstock, returns to Mac's Bar Wednesday for an early, all-ages concert hosted by Fusion Shows.
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