The Plurals: Punk Pals ‘Putting On’ Other People’s Music

story by Jeremy Kohn 15 years together as a band. Tommy McCord, Hattie Danby and Nicholas Richard, known collectively as The Plurals have thrived, when most bands would have called it quits.  In addition to their longevity as a group, they have a successful record label gtgrecords, which has been in existence for over a decade. Tommy McCord,…

Ebersole Brings Stellar Suite Performance to Robin Theatre

story by Jeremy Kohn Seth Ebersole has musicanship in his blood.  His mother plays the piano and organ, while his father was director of the Fleetwood High School band in Pennsylvania.  Ebersole himself, was drawn to the saxophone and the music of jazz at an early age. Even though music was always present in Ebersole’s…

National Donut Day Has Got us Feelin’ Groovy

We know there are plenty of silly, made-up holidays: backwards day, stuffed mushroom day, do a grouch a favor day, and even napping day (a truly great one if you ask us) … but did you know there’s a National Donut Day? Even better yet — it’s just two days away! This Friday, June 7th…

Proceeds For Fantasy Faire To Aid Performer in Cancer Recovery

Story by Jeremy Kohn Treasa Kloth is passionate when it comes to her work. She is the author of two series of novels: the Immortal MacKinnons and the Harrow Vikings, and a performer at renaissance festivals throughout mid-Michigan. Kloth also enjoy charitable causes, which is why she helped create the Magical Realm Fantasy Faire. The…

BLED, Sweat, & Tears: BLEDfest Says Farewell After 15 Years

Story by Jeremy Kohn Tired of spending a Saturday night on the couch watching Netflix? Need a night out on the town?  Does being in a room full of sweaty punk-kids raging for 12 hours sound more enticing? If you answered yes, then you might be a prime candidate attendee to the last-ever BLEDFEST music…

Apple Blossom Kombucha is a Lansing First

Story by Sarah Spohn Chicago native and current Lansing-area resident Caley Gunthorpe is an eighth-grade PE and health teacher by day, a personal trainer and group fitness instructor by night, and is brewer and owner of Apple Blossom Kombucha. Her weekdays are filled with early morning workouts, teaching, training, and educating people on a healthy lifestyle…

Fiction 440 Fosters Fun, Creativity

Story by Jeremy Kohn A community of creative writing. 440 words or less. Three mandatory words included. This has been the formula of Lansing’s Fiction 440 for the past nine years. Their next event, the group’s 54th event, will be held at the East Lansing Art Festival on Saturday, May 18. Fiction 440 began with Aaron Matthews…

Grafius to Grace The Robin Theatre with Acoustic Performance

Story by Jeremy Kohn For 42-year-old Brandon Grafius, life is about living his two passions — ministry and music. He blends together both through his songwriting and performing. Grafius will perform an acoustic and piano accompanied set at the Robin Theatre on Thursday, May 16. The apple doesn’t fall too far from the musical tree…

The Poetry Room — It’s Not What You Think

Story by Sarah Spohn What started as an idea for an open mic night two years ago has transformed into one of Lansing’s most diverse, creative outlets to take the stage in quite some time. “It’s an open mic, but it’s not what everybody thinks it is,” Masaki Takahashi, co-host of The Poetry Room, said….

Visit The Moist Towelette Museum For Some Good Clean Fun

Story by Jeremy Kohn East Lansing is home to many tourist spots including The MSU Museum, The W. J. Beal Botanical Garden and The MSU Horticulture Garden. One of East Lansing’s most hidden tourist spots, however can be found inside MSU’s Abrams Planetarium, home of the infamous Moist Towelette Museum. The procurer of this wacky collection belongs to one…