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We’re all too familiar with the glitz, glamour and exaggerated performances from the megastars of the WWE. But what’s it like to be just an arm's length away from the mayhem? How does it feel to be within earshot of bodies slamming into the mat? more
In a stressed-out, worried young 21st century, the lost art of play, in the form of hula hooping, is coming around again with centrifugal force. more
More holiday happenings in Greater Lansing more
After years of playing other artists’ country music over Michigan’s airwaves, radio personality Rob Stone chased another dream: getting onstage and performing his own music. more
The best gifts come from the heart. Learn how to paint luscious leaves and blooming bouquets in one of Lansing’s more beautiful flower shops. Led by Svitlana Martynjuk, a contemporary fine artist currently residing in the capital city, this lesson will break down the fundamentals of painting still life portraits.  more
From booking metal shows at Mac’s Bar in 2013, Teisha King has carved out an original performance art scene built on inclusivity and odd-ball entertainment. more
In the late '70s, while I worked for the State of Michigan’s Department of Labor, a researcher-futurist completed a report that concluded Detroit had become the victim of what he called “economic apartheid.” more
“OverDrive is a multigenre music venue. We want to bring in the different things that are out there.” That’s the mission statement of Don Johnson, an artist manager, promoter and co-owner of OverDrive and Hit & Run Karaoke in the Lansing Mall more
Four top musicians from the LSO will play, alone and together, on the empty first floor of the refurbished downtown icon. The grazing begins when the doors open at 4 p.m. with craft beer, wine and small plates fom Troppo. Music starts at 5 p.m. more
It was the summer of 1984. I just started skating with my friends. We were total nerds. Wearing loafers. Just dorks. Didn’t know about punk, didn’t know about anything. more
If the story of Rudolph didn’t make the red-nosed reindeer enough of a stud already, how about the time he and two elves built a makeshift hot air balloon to air-lift rescue Santa, Prancer, Vixen and the crew from a wicked crash. Not ringing any sleigh bells?   more
Riverwalk’s Theatre’s Holiday Cabaret features traditional holiday numbers with a dash of vaudeville humor and Vegas showmanship, all wrapped into a three-day showcase. more
Melik Brown doesn’t need a stage. The hood of his sweatshirt is a proscenium arch. His face and his voice supply the humor, drama, tenderness and anger, the lights and the shadows. more
Each year, local punk bands play country covers while country bands belt out punk covers. The unique idea keeps each year’s setlist fresh, though event founder Aaron Bales said he’s content with sticking to the basics. more
Williamston Theatre has a history of producing outstanding plays designed to cultivate good cheer for the holiday season. Past productions included two unique variations of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol.” more
Any analysis of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” might end up sounding like the “whaa, whaa, whaaas” spoken by adults in the “Peanuts” TV cartoon.  As I type this review, I can’t get that distinctive horn blare out of my head. more
Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft like to think they conceived the idea of a corporate campus. more
It’s hard out here for an artist (or anyone) living in a capitalist society that values production over quality. more
City Pulse's Holiday Event Guide more
If you took a trip to the Meridian or Lansing Mall in search of gifts and came back empty-handed and deflated, don’t fret, there’s a smorgasbord of pop-up holiday markets awaiting you this weekend. more
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