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All the World’s a Stage for Actor-Musician Tim Grimm

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

“No topic is off-limits,” Grimm said. “I've written a lot about the rural Midwest, and in the ‘folk’ world that's maybe what people most associate me with. But, the land I love, anything that seems wrong or broken is fair game. " Christopher Wardell has the story.

News Analysis: The Pickle in the Park District

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Even if East Lansing officials approve the new site plan coming for the Park District, the project could still hit the same vein of fatal problems it did last time around. ELi's Alice Dreger explains.

ELi Profiled by the Lenfest Institute, and We Head into Spring Break

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Philadelphia-based Lenfest Institute has profiled ELi as a cutting-edge model for local journalism. ELi's Managing Editor Ann Nichols and Publisher Alice Dreger point you to the profile, and also wish you the best as ELi goes on Spring Break through April 8.

School Board Covers Red Cedar’s Future, School Security, and Sex Ed

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Earlier this week, the EL School Board had its first discussion about how Red Cedar Elementary will be used after it serves as a temporary base for the students of Glencairn, Pinecrest, Marble and Whitehills as their buildings are demolished and rebuilt. ELi's Ann Nichols reports.

City Falling Behind on Tech Needs According to Innovation Panel

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The City needs to bring East Lansing up to speed on information technology (IT) staffing levels, to adopt an Open Data policy, and to stop accumulating “technological debt" according to a citizens' panel. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

MSU Senior Prepares for "Bucket List" Concert

Monday, March 26, 2018

MSU Senior Monte Pride has played a lot of venues, including All Saints Episcopal Church, Abrams Planetarium, The Peoples Church and the EL Farmers' Market. Thursday night he gets to play a show he calls "a dream come true." Sarah Spohn has the story.

Who Really Cancelled the Folk Festival?

Monday, March 26, 2018

The cancellation of the Great Lakes Folk Festival has been unwelcome news to many artists, attendees, and downtown business owners. So how was the decision made, and why? ELi's Alice Dreger investigates.

Funding Sought for Bailey Park Fixes

Friday, March 23, 2018

The Bailey Community Association has been working with City staff to design a new plan for Bailey Park. Now they are working on getting funding in place. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Grammy Nominee Tim Eriksen Brings a World of Musical Styles to the Ten Pound Fiddle

Thursday, March 22, 2018

“I wrote three good songs one day because I decided I was going to,” Eriksen said. “And there have been times when I haven’t written anything for years. I realized when I was about 20 that I thought there were too many songs, so I’ve never tried to make a lot of them." ELi's Chris Wardell has the story.