ELi's Chris Wardell introduces us to The Dangling Participles, a merry band of musicians who also happen to know a thing or two about language composition. Part of the band will play this Friday's Coffeehouse show alongside many other community favorites.
“We have had a gratifying and exciting time in the thirty years we have been doing business as Mackerel Sky Gallery," says Linda Dufelmeier. So why is this East Lansing institution planning to close at the end of this year?
ELi's arts and entertainment reporter Chris Wardell brings us the story of Michigan native Amy Petty, a singer-songwriter who spent the early part of her career in New England but is now firmly rooted and happy to sing about being back home.
For two years author Matthew Desmond lived among eight Milwaukee families dealing with eviction and struggling to maintain permanent housing. His book, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” is this year’s One Book One Community selection. ELi's Amalia Medina brings us the story.
Following negative reactions from Glencairn homeowners who would face what they view as graffiti-style art, the East Lansing Arts Commission will look at locations other than the north wall of the Hannah Community Center.
ELi's Chris Wardell writes that Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers' raucous stage antics include costume changes, a few growls, and more “arrrghs” than you can shake a sword at. They'll play a 7 p.m. show at the Pump House this Wednesday.
If you can't get enough music from the 1980s, then make sure to be on hand this evening when Starfarm opens the Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. in the Ann Street Plaza. ELi's Chris Wardell writes about the band's popularity and proclivity for Def Leppard, Michael Jackson, Prince and the Go-Go’s.
The weather forecast this weekend calls for plenty of sunshine and numerous options to explore the outdoors in and around East Lansing. ELi's Jonathan Townley pinpoints places and events to consider as you plan your activities.
Dane Porter's “Lemon Grass" sculpture now graces the entrance of Valley Court Park. ELi's Brad Minor reports on the first project to be completed using donated funds from the city's Percent for Art program.
Laura Apol has grand plans for her two-year appointment as the region's Poet Laureate. ELi’s Amalia Medina explains how Apol developed a love of poetry at an early age and why she is eager to start her new assignment.
The Michigan State University Department of Theatre’s Summer Circle has delighted audiences for the past six decades. ELi reporter Jonathan Townley describes why this venue remains a special destination for performers and theatergoers alike.
Straight Ahead's blend of mainstream jazz, rhythm and blues, Brazilian funk, hard bop, pre-bop, and avant garde has attracted audiences for more than 30 years. The Detroit band brings its swing to the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival on Saturday. ELi's Chris Wardell writes about the band's recent reunion.
The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival will fill downtown East Lansing with smooth sounds throughout the evening Friday and Saturday. ELi's Chris Wardell features one of the Friday performers, jazz drummer Jeff Shoup.
Seams' owner Jessy Gregg seeks to provide not only new and vintage fabrics to experienced customers, but also to help people learn to make their own clothes, so they can feel good about who they are. ELi's Brad Minor reports.
Now in its 10th year, Saturday's Pumpstock festival will fill Bailey Park for six hours with the sounds of Americana and folk music. ELi's Chris Wardell spoke with artists who will play the main stage, and tells us why they're looking forward to performing in East Lansing.