Entertainment

East Lansing Brings Ice Skating to Valley Court Park

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Photo of the City of Howell's ice skating rink, courtesy of Howell Area Parks & Recreation.

Are you tired of being stuck inside during these long winter months? Do you miss the feel of the great outdoors? Looking for something different to do with friends, family, or perhaps a significant other this Valentine’s Day?

Escape Room Game Space to Open Downtown

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Above: Matthew Ao presenting the plan to East Lansing's City Council.

 

A new type of gaming business will be opening downtown in the coming weeks: escape rooms. The for-profit business known as “ESC The Room” will be located in the basement of 301 M.A.C. Avenue (the northwest corner of M.A.C. Avenue and Albert Street).

CAS students voice opinions on possible sale of WKAR

Friday, January 8, 2016

Just one year ago, the East Lansing community was commemorating the 60th anniversary of WKAR-TV, MSU’s public broadcasting station. As the station’s 61st birthday approaches on January 15, celebrations have fallen to the wayside and business negotiations have taken precedence.

Composition Fosters Human Rights Awareness

Friday, January 8, 2016

He’s nearly done with a composition he’s writing for Michigan State University. And he’s visited with the MSU student musicians who will premiere the work in January. But as soon as the first note sounds on Billy Child’s original piece, many say the work is just beginning for a highly sensitive initiative led in part by the MSU College of Music.

Council Capsule: January 5, 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Each week, ELi brings you a “capsule” of what happened at the meeting.

All members present: Mayor Mark Meadows, Mayor Pro Tem Ruth Beier, Councilmembers Erik Altmann, Shanna Draheim, and Susan Woods.

Vacancies on boards and commissions: Councilmember Draheim pointed out in her report that there are still a lot of vacancies on boards and commissions. She encouraged citizens to apply. To see the list of vacancies, click here.

At Forum, Citizens Oppose Possible WKAR Spectrum Sale

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

It was standing room only last night in a lecture hall in MSU’s Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) Building for the first of two public forums held by the University to address the possible sale of WKAR-TV’s broadcasting spectrum.

Forum Tomorrow on Possible Sale of WKAR-TV Broadcast Spectrum

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Image of MSU’s Communication Arts Building, courtesy of MSU

Local PBS station WKAR-TV may be leaving the airwaves forever, but not before two public forums intended to educate and give voice to the community regarding MSU’s option to sell off the station’s broadcast spectrum for what could come to hundreds of millions of dollars. The first of those forums takes place tomorrow night, Monday, January 4th, at 7:00 p.m.

Snow or No, East Lansing Offers Many Ways to Enjoy Winter Sports

Monday, December 14, 2015

As we near the winter solstice, the temperature drops and our activities shift from running, biking and days at the pool to skating, sledding and skiing. So far this year there hasn’t been any snow, but even without it there are places to get your winter sports fix in.

Michigan Musicians Come Together to Perform Benefit Concert for Bethany and Brandon Foote

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

This coming Sunday evening, respected musicians from around Michigan will join together at People’s Church to offer their talents in support of a couple who are active in the community and have had a challenging year, Bethany and Brandon Foote, who perform under the band name, Gifts or Creatures. Organized by May Erlewine Bernard, this benefit concert will feature Seth Bernard, Drew Howard, Max Lockwood, Steve Leaf, Drew Howard, John Hanson, Tony Roth and Joyce Walker, Micah Ling, Jen Sygit, Laura Bates, the Wilson Brothers, Joey Schultz, Erlewine, and others.

ELHS Students Stage Original, Student-Created Theater this Weekend

Monday, November 16, 2015

TBD poster created by Sophie Rutkowski, ELHS student and part of the play's Tech Crew.

From Thursday November 19th through Sunday November 22nd, the theater department at East Lansing High School will be presenting its annual fall show TBD, or To Be Determined.

Late Night Host Seth Meyers Visits MSU

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

 

Seth Meyers, the current host of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and the previous Head Writer of “Saturday Night Live” visited Michigan State University on the evening of November 6th to give a talk as part of the Xfinity EntertainU speaker series.

MSU was notified just days in advance that it had won the lecture as part of the Comcast-sponsored contest in which students vote for their university online to win a visit. The event was filmed by Comcast Xfinity and will soon be available as an OnDemand option which viewers will have the ability to watch nationwide.

Time2Play Hosts Fundraiser at the Unicorn Tavern to Help Aid Effort

Thursday, November 5, 2015

This Saturday night, November 7th, local band, Time2Play, will host a fundraiser to help the Greek island of Lesvos provide aid to the large influx of refugees, mostly Syrian and Afghani, arriving on the island. The band is joined in their fundraising effort by Tommy Malvetis owner of the Unicorn Tavern in Old Town Lansing. Malvetis, of Greek heritage himself, is providing the venue for the fundraiser.

From Lansing With Love: Local Hip Hop Artist Aims High

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Local rapper L Soul, whose offstage name is Levon Reid, says “when you listen to my music, you're gonna want to do two things: you're gonna want to learn or you're gonna want to dance. You're gonna want to have fun and turn up or you're gonna just want to sit back and soak it all in. I definitely think my music, more than anything, is informative.”

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