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Thursday, December 26,2013

Best of 2013: Dining

by Gabrielle Johnson
I stuffed myself silly in 2013. I ate my way from Grand Ledge to Williamston, and from St. Johns to Jackson. Here are my top five local dining experiences for the year that was.
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Thursday, December 26,2013

Xmas cheer

Comedy show Friday returns California comedian to his Lansing roots

by Katy Barth
Thursday, Dec. 26'— It’s that limbo between Christmas and New Year, and if you have power, you’re probably standing with your head in the fridge wondering what leftovers you’re going to eat for the fifth meal in a row. If you don’t have power, you’re probably either hunkered down in front of a fire or holed up in hotel room. Any which way you cut it, you could probably use a laugh.
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Thursday, December 26,2013

Best of 2013: Theater

by Mary Cusack, Ute Von Der Heyden and Paul Wozniak
We don’t want to tip our hand just yet to what shows might be recognized at next year’s Pulsar Awards, but three of our resident theater critics — Mary Cusack, Ute Von Der Heyden and Paul Wozniak — took a look back at 2013 to dole out some praise.
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Friday, December 20,2013

Out On the Town

by City Pulse Staff
THURSDAY, DEC. 19 >> TEASE-O-RAMA If you haven’t been naughty enough this year, there’s one more chance to be. Spiral Video and Dance Bar will tease the audience with burlesque dancers and drag queens. You can keep the night’s memories forever by posing in ...
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Friday, December 20,2013

Narc Out the Reds drop new EP

Lead singer Chris Baratono: “We kiss all the rock sub-genres but don’t sleep with any of them.”

by Rich Tupica
Thursday, Dec. 19 — Progressive-pop-rockers Narc Out the Reds, led by songwriter Chris Baratono, dropped a new EP, “Narc Out the Reds … Have Just Enough to Cover Up,” via GTG Records last month. This is the third release from the Lansing-based outfit.
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Thursday, December 19,2013

City Pulse asks local figures what's on top of their wish lists this season

by City Pulse Staff
Deborah Diesen Grand Ledge-based children’s author For every child on the planet: • Health, safety, and stability. • Lots and lots of love. • A really good book! If the genie grants those three, everybody else’s wishes are bound to come true, too. Rho...
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Thursday, December 19,2013

Notes from Neil

2013 Odds and Ends

by Neil Rajala
Thursday, Dec. 19 — Over the last couple of weeks I've (hopefully) tempted you with lists of my favorite books of the past year, both for your own reading pleasure and for the gift-giving season. I'm going to take one last look back at 2013 this week and mention a few titles that, wh...
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Wednesday, December 18,2013

Diesen’s sphere

Grand Ledge author recommends kids books this holiday season

by Bill Castanier
Books make great presents. “The key to a really fun book for very young readers is it must be enjoyed by the child and also the adult,” said Grand Ledge childrenīs book author Deborah Diesen.
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Wednesday, December 18,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Big D at the Loft - Sun. Dec 22 Big D and the Kids Table, a veteran six-piece band led by David McWane, brings its classic brand of Boston-style ska-punk to Mac’s Bar; openers are the Pietasters, Lawnchair Crisis, Take a Hint and The Snails. Big D has toured for 18 years playing ...
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Wednesday, December 18,2013

Variety revival

Local newsman showcases local talent with new variety show

by Allan I. Ross
Beachler has performed on stage with Pinsonnault several times, including last year’s “Follies” at Riverwalk Theatre. The two have developed a crackling rapport, both on stage and off. At the New Year’s Eve taping, Beachler will trade barbs with Pinsonnault and sing a few songs. Old school stuff.
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