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Swashbuckling Band of Musical Pirates Invade the Pump House

Monday, July 15, 2019

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.

Vibrant Sculpture Adds Dash of Flair to Valley Court Park

Thursday, July 11, 2019

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.

What Did It Cost to Run ELi for the First-Half of 2019?

Thursday, July 4, 2019

How much has ELi spent in 2019? What did we spend it on, how much do we have left in the bank, and what did we produce? Publisher Alice Dreger brings you another in our ongoing series of ELi budgetary transparency reports.

Poet Laureate Will Spread the Verse Far and Wide

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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.

After 15 Years, Max’s Race Founders Are Passing the Torch

Friday, June 28, 2019

For fifteen years, Natalie Hool and Jim Matthews have organized a local race to honor their late son Max, raising funds to help families with children facing serious medical problems. Now they're passing the torch. ELi's Andrew Graham explains why.

Robbery Suspect Collared Shortly After Leaving East Lansing Bank

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

East Lansing Police arrested a 59-year-old man June 10 following an attempted robbery at Flagstar Bank. ELi’s Brad Minor spoke with Deputy Police Chief Steve Gonzalez about how officers responded to the situation and were able to quickly apprehend a suspect.

Straight Ahead’s Cohesion Keeps the Rhythm Moving Forward

Friday, June 21, 2019

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.

Council Majority Grants Rental Restriction to Portion of Shaw Estates

Thursday, June 20, 2019

A group of homeowners in Shaw Estates said they did not want the "essence" of their neighborhood marred by having even one house rented. Three members of City Council approved their request. ELi's Mark Meyer explains why the other two voted against.

Jazz Drummer Shoup Brings New Band to Summer Solstice

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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.

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