On this edition of City Pulse On the Air, reporter Cole Tunningley talks to Smitty Smith, one of the key organizers of the 2021 Pumpstock Music Festival. Pumpstock is an annual music festival dedicated to roots music and Americana. It was canceled last year due to the pandemic, but now it's coming back strong than ever with a roster of acts from around the country.
Thousands of years of culinary evolution is no match for a farmer with a blender, and the creativity to put it to use.
Turn it down: Loud dispatches from Lansing’s music scene
After Adam Jonathan Jones, 45, passed away this year, his friend (and From Big Sur bandmate) Kevin Ream began searching for the songs he left behind. The result is a new self-titled Adam Jones compilation showcasing the late songwriter’s dynamic output of music. From lush rock ’n roll and funky jams, to experimental loner-folk ballads, this disc is a heartfelt sendoff for a brilliant local talent.
Are you a gearhead? Do you dig classic cars? Are you a history geek and track mankind’s progress based on its taste in automobiles?
I picked out my complete collection of the Duke University Press “Latin American Readers,” which are all primary source documents for different countries in Latin America. I have 17 of them.
Michael Brand, director of MSU’s Wharton Center since 2004, announced his plans to retire this week. He plans to exit before the fall, although he is willing to stay on a bit longer, if asked.
This month’s Eye Candy is Eric’s Cycling & Fitness, 6070 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Lansing.
Letters to the editor
Clinton County Prosecutor Tony Spagnuolo recently wrote of his fears about giving people in prison a second chance. But fear and anger are not a good basis for making public policy. Looking at evidence and making decisions based on fact are a much better approach when determining how to spend taxpayer dollars.
Letters to the editor
Yesterday I biked in Michigan Avenue’s new bike lanes, from Harriet Street to Creyts Road in Delta Township. No one yelled at me, spat on me, honked at me or hit me. It was wonderful.
The act of naming a thing gives it a firmer reality. The thing becomes knowable in a way that can be easily communicated and repeated. Inevitably, naming also reduces the possibilities of what a thing might be. The word “define” literally means to set limits on something.