Header-lansing_1.jpg
 
Home  Arts and Culture
 
 
Wednesday, July 7,2010

The fix was in

by Rich Tupica
Along with the Crucifucks, The Fix was one of the few Lansing acts TG raved about. The band lasted from 1980-82, was known for a dynamically fast live show and opened for Black Flag at Club DooBee in Haslett in 1981. That same year, The Fix became one of TG’s first independent 7-inch releases.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, July 7,2010

TURN IT DOWN: A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

A quick guide to Common Ground

by Rich Tupica
11th Annual Common Ground Music Festival Monday, July 12-Sunday, July 18 @ Adado Waterfront Park, between Grand Avenue and Shiawassee Street, Lansing For ticket information, visit www.commongroundfest.com/Tickets, or call (800) 585-3737..
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, July 7,2010

Proving his metal

Former taxidermist now sculpts in bronze

by Jane Alexander
When Roger Smith makes a sculpture, he doesn’t just carve something out of a block. He forms clay molds, carves them and coats them with various layers of wax, rubber, liquid and dust silica, and works away until he is left at last with something detailed and life-like.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, July 7,2010

Wax on

DJ Space spins to win at the DJ Olympics

by Craig Burge
DJ Space followed. His expertise shone through and he seemed to know when to step aside and let the music play to the room. A combination of tricky technical parts and popular song choices left the room wanting more..
Read more   Read it in print
Sunday, July 4,2010

Wax on

DJ Space takes top prize in DJ Olympics

by Craig Burge
Saturday night at The Loft marked the culmination of Greater Lansing’s very first DJ Olympics. An eclectic group of local house, techno and hip-hop DJs played through an ambient haze of smoke and lighting for the title of champion.
Read more
Thursday, July 1,2010

When 3D means dingy, dull and downright ugly

Hideous effects make

by James Sanford
It’s not just the presence of titles like “The Karate Kid” and “The A-Team”: If you’re heading to the movies this summer, it really is 1983 all over again. That was the last time we had this kind of an onslaught of 3D extravaganzas — with the accompanying headaches and eye-aches from sloppy filmmaking and sub-par projection.
Read more
Thursday, July 1,2010

More than meets the eye

'Please Give' wraps complex characters in a deceptively simple story

by James Sanford
For Kate (Catherine Keener), charity does not begin at home but guilt begins in the workplace. She and her husband, Alex (Oliver Platt), own an upscale used-furniture store in Manhattan, one of those shops that will sell you a couch just like Grandma used to have for a mere $5,000 or so. To maintain their inventory of retro-chic furnishings, Kate and Alex travel around the city, cutting deals with the relatives of the recently deceased; these kids or grandkids are often eager to dispose of the belongings, and Kate and Alex are more than happy to write them a check.
Read more
Wednesday, June 30,2010

Fresh wind

Gary Sullivan sets sail with Lansing Concert Band

by Lawrence Cosentino
The Lansing Concert Band got an unexpected bonanza when Sullivan, band director at Charlotte High School since 1983, decided to take advantage of Michigan’s earlyretirement incentive for veteran school workers and step down July 1. Sullivan had planned to stay five more years, but Charlotte’s loss is Lansing’s gain.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, June 30,2010

Mystery meet, thumber romance & every clod has a silver lining

by Amy Alkon
Many people think the fact that their pants are vibrating gives them a pass to put the person they’re with on face-to-face “ignore.” People with manners consider how their companion might feel sitting before a full restaurant audience pretending to examine a napkin for hidden messages.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, June 30,2010

Season’s readings

Spend the summer with Michigan authors

by Bill Castanier
And as you linger over a cold glass filled with amber liquid, read “Last Call,” the history of Prohibition in this country. The author, Dan Okrent, is a University of Michigan grad and has assembled an interesting history of one of America’s most famous failed attempts at controlling society’s evils.
Read more   Read it in print
 
 
 
 
 
Search Archive - Articles and News
Search Archive:
 
 

© 2014 City Pulse

City Pulse. 2001 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48912.
Phone: (517)371-5600. Fax: (517) 999-6066.
E-mail: publisher@lansingcitypulse.com

 
Close