Will "Billie Jean" or "Angie" get a chance to waft down the Grand River in downtown Lansing? The Lansing Symphony Orchestra is getting a head start on its summer concert in the park this year by asking you to choose what music you want to hear.
Aside from recording over 10 mix tapes, he has a strong focus on the business side of music, including promotions, marketing and management. Perm’s label, Street Dream Entertainment, has become his main focus in life, and his efforts are beginning to pay off.
The East Lansing-based band East Harvest plays an eclectic mix of acoustic indie, soul, and reggae rock. The band, which is releasing its "Restless" EP Saturday at an all-ages show at Mac's Bar, features vocalist/guitarist Adrian Sanchez, Connor Ralph (vocals/percussion), Spender Ralph and Joe Vasquez (bass), Jordan Otto (percussion) and Royce Phillips Jr. on saxophone.
The voice of Renée Fleming inevitably causes music lovers to wheel out a pastry cart of adjectives like "creamy" and "honeyed." But don't reach for the dessert too fast. Last week, the music world got a reminder that Fleming is a meaty, mighty diva.
After months of speculation, at least one part of a local rumor is true: Lansing bar and grill Bonnie's Place, 415 E. Saginaw St., will close on Saturday. Owner/operator Scott Feltenberger, who bought the restaurant from his mother, Bonnie Weiss, 12 years ago, confirmed on Monday that Saturday will be the last day Bonnie’s is open for business.
Most albums start in practice rooms or music venues where songs take their shape. But the roots of Joshua Davis' new album, "A Miracle of Birds," run all the way to the West Bank in the Middle East, a hostile terrain where Israelis and Palestinians hurl stun grenades, teargas and rocks at each with seemingly endless verve.
This week, a fascinating three-year-long game of restaurant switcheroo comes to an end when Portable Feast and Friends returns to its former Old Town digs. After closing in 2009 and embarking on a different food service venture the next year, owner/operator Sharon Hind has settled back in at 1216 Turner St. with the re-opening of her breakfast and lunch café.
This was the first time I can remember the curtain falling down at the end of Act I and thinking, "That's it?" As in, "Are we already halfway thr— oh yeah, I guess we did get a lot done there. Wow, that was fast!"