A soulful evening

Hip-hop isn’t exclusive to the art of rhyming, so it’s no surprise that A Night at the Soul Lounge, a monthly event at The Avenue Café, offers a diverse blend of the culture …

Untangled at last

A talented, self-taught kid from the east side of Detroit falls in love with music, cobbles together a drum kit, scrambles out of a life of poverty and physical abuse and becomes a top session …

Live & Local

The Avenue 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing Moscow Mexico, Jenn’s Apartment, As Your Attorney Fri., Jan. 27, 9 p.m.A Night at the Soul Lounge with MikeyyAustin & The Soulcial Club, …
Delve into the history of Hudson’s
A new, 547-page book on Hudson’s, the venerable downtown Detroit department store, drips with nostalgia. For Detroiters, the store’s name is in league with other iconic brands like Faygo, …
Ancient Mermaids, fairytale castles and a glitzy gala
Another week has come to pass, meaning it’s time to celebrate the weekend with exciting happenings throughout Greater Lansing. For live music, on Friday evening, we have ...
MSU Lunar New Year Celebration Concert
Saturday, Jan. 21, 3 p.m. Cook Recital Hall, 333 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. To mark the Lunar New Year on Sunday (Jan. 22), Michigan State University’s College of Music is hosting a …
Free Will Astrology By Rob Brezsny
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Noah Webster (1758-1843) worked for years to create the first definitive American dictionary. It became a cornucopia of revelation for poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886). She said that for many years, it was her “only companion.” …
Fury and tranquility
Why are there piano concertos? One reason is to act out deliciously dramatic, borderline S&M scenarios, going by the Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s epic engagement with guest pianist Jon …
Warm up with chilling tales at Schuler Books
Winter is the time to get cozy and warm up in front of a fireplace, which is what mystery readers will be able to do at Schuler Books 7 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 19), when three Michigan “cozy” …
‘It goes right to the gut’
The great thing about the six Bach solo Cello Suites is that you can resort to the most outrageous hyperbole to describe them and still fall short. It’s music to be born to, to live to and to …
No need to reminisce
In 1979, Neil Young famously belted out, “Hey hey, my my … Rock and roll can never die.” While that might be true in the grand scheme of things, sometimes rock ‘n’ roll losses sting pretty hard. One of those …
Make the most of the holiday weekend
On what is a long weekend for some because Monday is a federal holiday marking the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Greater Lansing has much to offer, including multiple events honoring the late civil rights leader. Don’t let …
Honoring a legend
Each year, on the third Monday in January, the nation celebrates the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister and Nobel-Prize-winning leader of the American civil rights movement of the 1950s and ‘60s. For some, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time to provide acts of service for the communities they live in. …

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