Header-lansing_1.jpg
 
Home » Articles »   By ALLAN I. ROSS
 
 
Thursday, June 12,2014

Offensive play, ‘Book’

REVIEW: “The Book of Mormon” at Wharton will hurt your face

by ALLAN I. ROSS
THURSDAY, June 12 — Since Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the nation’s preeminent pop culture provocateurs, arrived on the scene in 1997 with their naughty animated TV show “South Park,” they’ve left an ever-expanding wake of outrage in their skewerings of politics, religion, sexuality — you name it.
Read more
Wednesday, May 21,2014

New in town

MERTS MEATS ON THE AVENUE

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Earlier this year, the Michigan Market became the east side’s dominant convenience store. It featured a wide selection of beer, wine, liquor and cooler items — as well as a small supply of snacks and household items — but although the store’s deli counter should be in place by summer, it lacks the perishable items typically associated with a full-service community grocery store. However, the neighborhood will get fresh with a full range of meat cuts and seafood when Mert’s Meats on the Avenue opens one block away in two weeks.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, May 14,2014

Fabric of the festival

East Lansing Art Festival gives local artist first poke at success

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Among the artists loading in on Friday at the 51st East Lansing Art Festival will be first-time exhibitor Carol Van Drie. As one of seven people chosen as part of the annual festival’s emerging artists showcase, she’s the very definition of “emerging”: She did her first art piece one year ago this month.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, May 14,2014

New in town

MICHAEL O'S FOOD TRUCK

by ALLAN I. ROSS
I recently told you about the north Lansing food court proposed by entrepreneur Frank Tignanelli, who opened his pizza cart Detroit Frankie’s Wood Fired Brick Oven on the corner of Oakland Avenue and Cedar Street. Tignanelli envisioned an assembly of up to a dozen vendors that would create a destination for lunch diners on the go looking for an alternative to fast food.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, May 7,2014

Splashes of dialogue

Broad guest artist gets East Lansing talking

by ALLAN I. ROSS
“Can I go here?” A young woman walking through East Lansing’s Ann Street Plaza earlier this week stopped short of a maroon blotch splattered across the pavement. It looked like a giant splash of blood, about 12 feet long and 3 feet wide. She looked around. A man nearby waved her forward. “It’s OK, you can walk on it,” he said. “It’s art.”
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, May 7,2014

New in town

Tipsy by Design

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Old Town gained a new art gallery last week, bringing the number of art-related businesses within a threeblock radius to roughly 800. But Tipsy by Design has a few things going on to differentiate it from the others. Notably, the retail side of the business is focused on a particular type of work: Hand-painted wine glasses.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, April 30,2014

Dis-Connxted

After 29 years, Lansing comedy club kills the spotlight

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Wednesday, April 30 — Last weekend, stand-up comic Carlos Mencia took the stage at Connxtions Comedy Club, 2900 N. East St. on Lansing’s north side. Since the club opened in 1985, thousands of aspiring and professional comedians had stood in that exact spot under the club’s spotlight — pre-“Home Improvement” Tim Allen, pre-“Tonight Show” Jay Leno, post-“Tom Green Show” Tom Green — but Mencia has a singular distinction among them: He was the last act that will ever perform there.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, April 30,2014

New In Town

NAING MYANMAR FAMILY RESTAURANT

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Add “Malaysian” and “Burmese” to the list of Asian cuisine offerings in the Lansing area. The two styles are joined by Thai food to make a triad of Asian intown dish options on the menu at Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, April 30,2014

Court marshal

Pizza entrepreneur wants to mobilize food carts in north Lansing

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Mobile food carts are the ronin of the dining world: Rootless, solitary creatures, easily transportable to “hot” locations, good at getting a job done and then disappearing when the mission’s complete. Each has a dedicated discipline (tacos, hot dogs, skewered kebabs) and uses that specialty to fill a particular need in society. Occasion ally they must set aside their differences and band together to keep the peace — a hungry crowd is a dangerous crowd.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, April 23,2014

Free love

Lansing Symphony launches outdoor concert series with trip to the ‘60s

by ALLAN I. ROSS
This spring, the Lansing Symphony reached out to local orchestra fans to choose a theme for its second free Summer Pops Concert and the people answered: Take us back the ‘60s, man.
Read more   Read it in print
 
 
 
 
 
Search Archive
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