Header-lansing_1.jpg
 
Home  Arts and Culture
 
 
Wednesday, October 8,2014

New in town

by ALLAN I. ROSS
The City of East Lansing held a ribbon cutting for Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac nŽ Cheez on Tuesday. It’s the third restaurant for the Detroitarea franchise, which also has locations in in Troy and Auburn Hills. There are two downtown Detroit locations in the works, and plans are underway to expand the franchise into Chicago and Toledo as well.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, October 8,2014

Pattern of conversation

October art exhibits focus on old school photography, plaid fashion sense

by Jonathan Griffith
There is a complexity to the pattern of plaid that goes beyond its crisscross patterns and various colors. Originally known as tartan, the origins of it date back as far as 8th century B.C., linked to the Hallstatt culture of Central Europe. And while it seems to be the unofficial fashion preference for twentysomethings who hang out in coffee shops and sport waxed mustaches these days, it traditionally symbolizes one’s allegiance to a clan in the Scottish Highlands.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, October 8,2014

Along came a cider

by Beth Waldon
Two festivals this weekend will appeal to beer and hard cider connoisseurs, one of which will give Lansing revelers the first of two opportunities this month to break out their lederhosen — but it’s probably going to be a lot chillier on Halloween. Even the most steadfast craft beer fans need a break from hops, malt and barley occasionally. As an ode to harvest season, I’m a Beer Hound hosts the first-ever Cider Fest at the Red Salamander in Grand Ledge. Organizer Paul Starr said the indoor festival offers more than 40 different ciders from a number of Michigan cideries including Uncle John’s and Meckley’s.
Read more   Read it in print
Friday, October 3,2014

Climb ev’ry mountain

REVIEW: “Annapurna” at Purple Rose Theatre

by Tom Helma
Friday, Oct. 3 — We don’t often think about it, but what do we do when a loved one from long ago — a previous mate, a once-upon-a-time lover, a log-ago marital partner, an ex-spouse — is dying? What if the relationship was tumultuous, dysfunctional, including elements of child abuse?
Read more
Friday, October 3,2014

Power play

Tense script, fine acting give ‘Topdog’ serious bite

by MARY CUSACK
The Ixion Theatre logo features a character from Greek mythology who is punished by being attached to a fiery wheel. This is a fitting symbol for Ixion’s first play of the season, “Topdog/Underdog,” in which two brothers spin and burn toward their individual ruins.
Read more   Read it in print
Friday, October 3,2014

Plaid tidings

Unofficial holiday to be celebrated tonight in downtown Lansing

by KRISTA WILSON
Friday, Oct. 3 — On St. Patrick’s Day we wear green. On Independence Day, red white and blue. But today is Plaidurday, where patterns, not colors, are the focus.
Read more
Friday, October 3,2014

Wing-ing it

Williamston Theatre honored with prestigious national award

by KRISTA WILSON
Friday, Oct. 3 — Last week the Williamston Theatre was honored by the American Theatre Wing as one of the most promising 12 companies in the nation. The National Theatre Co. Grant comes with a $12,000 prize, and is given to 10 or 12 theaters annually to support emerging talents nationwide.
Read more
Friday, October 3,2014

Point and shoot%u2028

Final week to submit your photos to East Lansing Photo Contest

by Beth Waldon
Friday, Oct. 3 — For those who prefer looking through the lens rather than at it have less than a week to submit up to five recent photographs to be judged in the 2014 East Lansing photo contest.
Read more
Thursday, October 2,2014

Turn it down: Pete Yorn interview

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Songwriter Pete Yorn plays an all-ages, acoustic solo set Sunday at the Loft. The New Jersey native’s musical genesis happened in the late ‘90s in small Los Angeles clubs. After he signed with Columbia Records and released 2001’s “Musicforthemorningafter,” he hit the alternative mainstream with hits like “Life on a Chain.” In 2009 he released a collaborative album with actress Scarlett Johansson and followed it up with a solo, self-titled disc on Vagrant Records. Last year he released a record with his band, the Olms. Yorn talked to us by phone from Santa Monica.
Read more   Read it in print
Thursday, October 2,2014

Flatbread special

Broad Art Museum cooks up a weekend full of activities

by KRISTA WILSON
Thursday, Oc.t 2 — You can “Broad-en” your weekend with history, music and family activities at Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum this weekend. The museum will host enriching exhibits that are free and open to the public.
Read more
 
 
 
 
 
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