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Council Capsule: August 4, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Image: East Lansing paramedic/firefighter Matt Sterling who last night received the Paramedic of the Year Award.

Present: All members of Council were present: Mayor Nathan Triplett, Mayor Pro Tem Diane Goddeeris, Councilmembers Kathy Boyle, Ruth Beier, and Susan Woods.

Pumpstock Festival This Saturday

Friday, June 5, 2015

Tomorrow: The June 6 Pumpstock Music Festival at Bailey Park will offer both local stars and nationally touring artists playing on two stages for continuous music from 2pm to 8pm.

Festival organizer Dudley “Smitty” Smith was involved with Pump House Concerts before the Festival was founded. The idea of these concerts – “an intimate atmosphere and a comfortable and involving listening environment” – blossomed into Pumpstock.

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS: Jazzing It Up

Friday, May 15, 2015

Image: This month's Jazz Night at East Lansing High School, where Michael Dease performed as the Draggoo family-funded visiting artist

This Sunday at 11 am, visitors to the East Lansing Art Festival can hear East Lansing High School’s Jazz Band 1 perform works by Duke Ellington, Sammy Nestico, Bobby Timmons, and more. Those who have heard this group know that, under the direction of Dave Larzelere, the ensemble’s sound is of a remarkably high quality for high school musicians.

ANN ABOUT TOWN: Ogrefest at Mac's Bar

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The second-floor smoking deck at Mac’s Bar was packed with black-clad, tattooed, pierced, and spiked humanity. Not Ann's natural habitat, but...

This Weekend: Capital City Comic Con

Friday, May 1, 2015

 

Six months after filming for “Batman vs. Superman” took over East Lansing, the comic world is again poised to take over the Lansing area with the start of Capital City Comic Con.

Starting Saturday morning at Haslett High School, Capital City Comic Con is bringing together artists, writers, collectors, vendors and fans for a celebration of all things comic, science fiction and game. Unlike the larger national events that inspired it, Capital City Comic Con has a decidedly local flavor.

All-of-us Express First Young Playwrights Festival

Monday, April 27, 2015

PHOTO: Cast and Crew of “The Fairy Tale Book” and “The Journeys of Miss Pepper”

Three Youth-Written Plays, One Night: All-of-us Express’ First Young Playwrights Festival

Next weekend (May 9), East Lansing-based All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre will be performing their first ever Young Playwrights Festival, directed by youth participant Savannah Segueda.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: What's LUVs Got To Do With It?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Maybe you’re wondering what all the cool kids are doing these days. Maybe you’re curious about what’s new in the local music scene. Maybe you’re just tired of the same 10 or 20 songs they play on the radio, your Pandora station has started to sound a little dull and you want something different.  Well, have I got some news for you:

Vaudeville is back!

SHOW OF THE WEEK: The Wiz at East Lansing High School

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The cast and crew have a pep talk before rehearsal begins motivating everyone to be the best they can be.

As soon as the bell rings for the end of the school day at East Lansing High School, anxious and excited theater students head to the auditorium for rehearsal for their upcoming show. As they scramble to get into costume, you cannot walk a hallway near the auditorium without encountering bubbly students bouncing with energy. They are getting ready for The Wiz, a musical based on The Wizard of Oz.

Friday Fast Four: Erin Go Bragh!

Friday, March 13, 2015

St. Patrick’s Day is coming, and there are great ways to celebrate locally without drinking vast quantities of green beer or driving the snakes out of Ireland. All of these are pretty family-friendly (but please don’t give your children Guinness), and half of them are free:

Show of the Week: Art and Honey Badgers at The TIC

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Close your eyes and imagine a “Technology Innovation Center.” You probably “saw” computers, desks, gadgets, interactive white boards, half-empty coffee cups and bespectacled geeks. You may not have envisioned paintings, sculpture, ceramics or a live band.

This Sunday from 1-3 PM, East Lansing’s Technology Innovation Center (TIC) has all of the above as it hosts the opening of “Muse,” a fifteen-artist show running through May 17. Music at the opening will be provided by local band The Honey Badgers.

Show of the Week: Vagina Monologues at MSU

Thursday, February 26, 2015

 

Michigan State University will host its 18th annual performance of The Vagina Monologues at the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, February 26 at 8pm, and Saturday, February 27 at 2pm and 8pm. Tickets are $20 with all proceeds going to The Firecracker Foundation, a nonprofit organization which helps girls and boys who have experienced sexual violence.

Show of the Week: A Fast-Paced Hour with Peter Pan and Friends

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Photos by David Grist. In this picture: (front left to right) are Maureen Rojewski, Alyssa Forsyth, Alice Ribeiro, Miki Perdikakis and (back left to right) Gabriella Torgeson, Katie Knox and Kaleel Van Voorhees.  

Why grow up when you can spend an hour in Never-Never Land with pirates, Lost Boys, epic battles, and a fairy? “Peter Pan, Adventures in Neverland” is a ballet in one act offers all of this and more, later this month at Bath Auditorium.

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