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Black Violin’s performance Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts will include new tracks from its forthcoming album “Take the Stairs,” making East Lansing one of the first cities to experience the duo’s latest genre-bending project.   more
No Skull, the sonically experimental Lansing-based sludge-punk trio, releases its epically heavy self-titled EP Friday at GTG Fest at The Avenue Café.  The band, led by … more
Friday, a $20 donation will get you a one-of-a-kind bowl, cup of soup, bread and water at Troppo.  more
In basements, porches and back rooms across Lansing, homebrewers are the hyperlocal backbone of the craft beer movement. Some operations remain humble with stovetop setups, but others are turning … more
A helpful list of beer centric events coming to town this fall. more
When Aretha Franklin died in 2018, her life was feted with an eight-hour funeral service, but the real tribute began three decades earlier in 1982. Franklin returned to Detroit after spending time … more
Had you told teaching specialist Nicole Shriner five years ago that she would be the head of the Distilling and Fermentation specialization at Michigan State University, she most likely would’ve laughed in your face. However, after training with Michigan’s godfather of craft brewing, she discovered teaching was her key to continuing a legacy. more
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Two notes was all it took. At a Monday afternoon concert with MSU jazz professors and grad students, trumpeter Tanya Darby riveted down a staccato series of two-note figures, heavy as 12-inch bolts, to begin her solo on “I’ll Remember April.” more
You know that bar. The ramshackle one across the street from the steel mill or the cork factory. Maybe a few letters out on the blinking neon sign. Everyone there knows your name, but this two-and-a-half-hour play sure ain’t “Cheers.” more
The summer symphony of crickets, fireworks and lawn mowers is winding down, but Patrick Harlin is about to give us something new to listen to. more
The will be no need to venture far outside city limits to get your ghoul on. Here is a look at what greater Lansing has to offer this season. Starting with the accumulation of autumnal flowers and décor at Lansing Gardens, this season is full of family-friendly activities from zombie walks to petting zoos. Foodies can get their goblin grub on at the Food Truck Mash-Up Oct. 9, while college students may wish to attend Lambda Delta Phi’s Zombie Prom. Other staples are a “Rocky Horror Picture Show” screening, craft workshops, tattoo festival and plenty of bar hangs. more
Singer/songwriter and American Songbook archivist Michael Feinstein returns Saturday to the Wharton Center with a show called “Shaken and Stirred.” He’ll be joined by a five-piece band and singer Storm Large, who, he said, “not only sings the Great American Songbook brilliantly, but can do everything from Kurt Weihl to the Grateful Dead.” The song list will “run the gamut from Gershwin to Great Balls of Fire, Hoagy Carmichael and Harry Warren to Bacharach and David. more
What makes a good mother? After losing her son to the criminal justice system 22 years ago, Miriam grapples with personal conflictions the only way she knows how: baking. more
Michigan State University Museum’s “Finding Our Voice: Sister Survivors Speak” exhibit was awarded the 2019 Peninsulas Prize last week for its community impact by the Michigan Museums Association. more
  “The Adventure of the Fallen Souffle” now playing at the Purple Rose Theatre Co. in Chelsea, Michigan, is the second episode of a trilogy that features Holmes, Watson and Adler, as well as Marie Chartier, the evil daughter of Doctor Moriarity. more
Homegrown Productions' staging of "God's Favorite" has two more runs this weekend at R.B. Wilson Center Auditorium. more
Wednesday night, artist jackie sumell gave a lecture at the Broad Art Museum to a full house of about 130 students, faculty and community members.    more
On Sunday, packs of friends and family gathered in Erickson Kiva at Michigan State University to hear the winners of the PeaceQuest Art Challenge. more
After the record show ends on Friday, those wanting to take in some first-rate live folk tunes might want to stick around for The Tannahill Weavers concert. more
If you think your little one has the potential to be the next Woody Guthrie or Odetta, the Fiddle Scouts interactive-music program might be just the ticket to elevate their interest in acoustic music. more
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