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Arts and Culture
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The everyday objects stored in closets, basements and thrift stores across Michigan have a story to tell that’s more interesting than meets the eye. For its new exhibit, "The Secret Lives of Michigan Objects," the Michigan History Museum highlights the lesser known tales of household items until May 2020. more
MSU Federal Credit Union on West Road was revitalized Thursday for the opening reception of a new art exhibition. The bank’s entrance was filled with 215 pieces of work by 60 local artists from Peckham, Inc.’s Art from the Heart program — instructional classes for adults with disabilities and other barriers.    more
In the gymnasium of St. Casimir Catholic Church, an assembly of Lansing’s refugees gathered to perform traditional songs and dance thousands of miles from the homelands they left for the second annual “New Americans Got Talent” show.  more
The title, “The Deer Camp: A Memoir of a Father, a Family and the Land that Healed Them,” might mislead you to think the book is about farts, fanciful tales and beer. It is, however, about a deer camp where a father and three sons, who have been at odds for a lifetime, rediscover love with the help of nature. more
Perhaps you vaguely recall the 1972 movie version of “Cabaret,” which featured a dazzling Liza Minelli as Sally Bowles. more
Rod Melancon’s “Road to Pinkville” 2019 tour spans the United States and stops in Lansing June 27. Opening the show, a part of the “Country-ish” concert series at The Loft, is Evan Bartels. more
Last year, Timothy Blackmon and Tissa Khosla, joined by drum and bass players, brought the dizzying sounds reminiscent of the “Free Jazz” movement to the Summer Solstice’s Education Stage. Friday, the Michigan State graduates reunite under a new name and sound. more
The longest days of summer, a nationally acclaimed new album, a long-deferred homecoming and sudden, unexpected loss — Etienne Charles has a lot to celebrate and solemnize in his East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival set Friday. more
Jane Bunnett’s fire-and-ice Afro-Cuban vibe is unlike anything else in jazz. The Toronto-based saxophonist and her young band, Maqueque, churns up a groove that’s unmistakably Cuban, but the watercolors wash over the lines, into post-Coltrane ecstatic grooves, free jazz, African forms and almost anything else Bunnett has soaked up in decades of listening and playing. more
A hit of Trinidad and Tobago, a cruise across Cuba, a dip to Detroit and just about every good thing MSU’s jazz program has to offer will fill East Lansing’s 2019 Summer Solstice Jazz Festival to overflowing this year. more
The purpose behind the protest at the Michigan Pride Festival in Old Town. more
The Forest Community Health Center in association with St. Vincent Catholic Charities unveiled a peace pole with “May Peace Prevail On Earth” written in eight languages for World Refugee Awareness week.   more
The rainbow came on a rainy day as a multicolored crowd formed in Adado Riverfront Park for the Michigan Pride Parade in Lansing. Led by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, the pack headed south to the state Capitol where several people were scheduled to speak. more
What started as a 1993 get together brought to Lansing by Texas native Gordon Haskins, a member of the Mask Memorial CME Church, has blossomed into three days celebrating African American History. more
The fourth annual Inclusion Awards recognized politicians, medical professionals and Lansing natives who never stopped caring about their community. more
Part of the North Grand Ramp parking structure, on Grand Avenue and OttawaStreet, is getting wrapped in a colorful vinyl design by a local artist. The project ends a nearly three-year collaboration between Downtown Lansing Inc. and the Greater Lansing Arts Council to place art on the building.   more
ARTPath drew walkers and bikers to the Lansing River Trial Friday to witness a 20-piece, site-specific installation. The public art project left behind five murals relating to nature, heritage and Michigan's working class. more
One can’t help wondering what organizers of the Stonewall Bar protest in New York 50 years ago, bringing global attention to state-sanctioned violence against LGBTQ+ people, would have thought of a national month-long observance where fly-over cities around the world draw crowds waving rainbow flags. more
Can you hear the bells? That ‘60s R&B and the hiss of aerosol cans is the sound of “Hairspray” the musical at Riverwalk Theatre. Riverwalk last staged the retro-themed hit in 2011 to an audience and critical fanfare and its reprise is welcome. more
Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s final play of the season is a must-see for more reasons than can be covered in one review. more
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