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Wednesday, May 27,2015

Curtain Call

‘Kinky Boots’ at Wharton and Ixion's 'Mother's Nature'

by City Pulse
When the musical is named “Kinky Boots,” one shouldn’t be surprised when it kicks off with a tribute to footwear. After the opening “Price & Son Theme,” the full ensemble launches into a high-energy rendition of “The Most Beautiful Thing in the World.” (Spoiler alert: The most beautiful thing in the world is a shoe.) The shoes and boots, of course, are metaphors. For Charlie Price (Steven Booth), heir to the failing Price & Sons shoe business, the sturdy, unfashionable shoes made at the factory represent the dying of an era, as reliability is cast aside in favor of cheap thrills and disposable fashion.
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Thursday, May 21,2015

Top of the Town Winners

by City Pulse
HANGOUTS Church 1. Riverview Church 2. Trinity Church (Jolly/Dunkel) 3. St. Gerard Catholic Church Coffee Shop 1. Strange Matter Coffee Co. 2. Starbucks  3. Espresso Royale Biggby 1. 2006 S. Cedar St., Holt 2. 120 W. Ottawa St., Lansing 3. 115 W. A...
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Wednesday, May 20,2015

And the Top of the Town award goes to...

by City Pulse
It's a still night on Michigan Avenue. A crowd gathers in anticipation. They heard this could be the night. Wait a minute — is it? Could it be? Yes! A plume of white smoke emerges from the chimney of City Pulse headquarters. The people of Lansing have selected the 2015 Top of the Town winners.
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Wednesday, May 20,2015

Celebrate yourselves, bring your friends

City Pulse/WLNS winners party will benefit the Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art

by City Pulse
City Pulse & WLNS will fete the winners of the 2015 Top of the Town contest at a special event. On Friday, June 12, Top of the Town will commandeer the VIP tent at the second annual Grand American Fish Rodeo at Adado Riverfront Park in Lansing. Top chefs from around town will provide ...
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Wednesday, May 13,2015

Curtain Call

by City Pulse
CORRECTION: Due to an editing error, the second paragraph of "Laughing at death" was omitted in an earlier version of this story. The missing paragraph has been added below. Domination drama Sexual tension drives edgy ‘Venus in Fur’ It feels like a mistake...
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Wednesday, April 22,2015

Curtain call

MSU's "Hair" and Ixion's "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds"

by City Pulse
 Ageless Aquarius MSU’s production of ‘Hair’ still feels edgy, relevant It’s been nearly 50 years since the dawning of the “age of Aquarius,” and yet the rock-musical “Hair” still resonates. The Vietnam War is over and LSD Review ...
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Wednesday, April 15,2015

What is Proposal 1 all about?

Navigating the road funding solution: A City Pulse special report

by City Pulse
And unless you live in East Lansing, Lansing Township or the school districts of Holt, Williamston or Webberville, thereīs nothing else on the ballot. So what the heck is it? Well, itīs as simple or complex as you want to make it. Hereīs the simple story. Weīd be paying 1 cent more for every dollar purchase we make. If itīs a $20 purchase, itīs about 20 cents more; $50 purchase, 50 cents more; $100, $1 more, etc. It also raises the cost of a fill-up about $1.50.
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Wednesday, March 25,2015

Out on the town

by City Pulse
Siren song Thursday, March 26 Twenty-five years of marriage can take a toll on a relationship, but leave it to mythological Greek temptresses to spice things up. The play “Sirens” begins when Sam first falls in love with Rose. He writes her a song that up becomes a hug...
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Wednesday, February 25,2015

Curtain call

by City Pulse
Good fun, good cause Local production raises money for the families of fallen police officers The non-profit Blue Light Players, whose mission is to help the families of fallen police officers, have been packing houses for 10 years. They began with children’s theater pr...
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Wednesday, February 11,2015

Briefs

by City Pulse
  Friedland Industries wins Outstanding Small Business Award   Friedland Industries received the Greater Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Small Business Award at the chamber’s annual dinner Tuesday. “For nearly 130 years, our family has been...
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