'The Jungle Book' caught between gritty reboot and family fun
April 29 2016
FRIDAY, April, 29 — Disney’s new live-action adaptation of “The Jungle Book” is a solid movie, suitable for family entertainment. That sounds like a complement, and it almost is....
‘Gaps in the Fossil Record’ an imaginative story of star-crossed lovers
April 28 2016
The world premiere offers a rich original story that educates and entertains. The story has more twists than an Ozark Mountains highway. Whew
Tim McGraw announced as July 7 Common Ground headliner
April 28 2016
THURSDAY, April 28 — Country music superstar Tim McGraw will headline July 7 at this summer’s Common Ground Music Festival.McGraw has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and scored...
Neil Simon classic tackles romance with humor, pessimism
April 27 2016
Now comes this humble critic’s review of the theater god’s “Plaza Suite”—with hopes I will be spared any lightning strikes
‘You Can’t Take It With You’ a fantastic theatrical circus
April 27 2016
Starlight Dinner Theatre’s Review production of “You Can’t Take It With You” transforms the Waverly East Intermediate School cafeteria stage into a multi-ring theatrical circus...
Pianist Daniel Hsu wrestles with Beethoven in Lansing Symphony Finale
April 27 2016
“I’m going to go with ‘no’ on that one,” he said. “Flatout ‘no.’” Cocky is not the word for Hsu, 18-year-old guest piano soloist in Wednesday’s...
April 27 2016
Ghostly International artist Todd Osborn headlines a night of electronic music Saturday at Mac’s Bar. The Ypsilanti-based DJ and producer’s eclectic brand of acid house, techno and electronic...
April 27 2016
Michigan-based rock band Verve Pipe will headline the first-ever City Pulse River Rock Concert, which comes to Adado Riverfront Park June 10 and 11. Verve Pipe will perform June 10; Triple Lindy will open...
Medical marijuana expo comes to South Lansing
April 27 2016
Medical marijuana users will descend on the Causeway Bay hotel this weekend, but its attendees have one request: Don’t call it a stoner convention
April 27 2016
Campus to Coast, an annual boating trek hosted by MSU's Outdoors Club, gives participants 57 hours to complete the 160-mile trek. The fastest boaters accomplished the feat in 36 to 40 hours. Campus to...
Todd Barry talks rock clubs, crowd work and coffee shops
April 27 2016
Comedian Todd Barry’s style is so dry, it can be hard to tell when he’s moved on to the next joke
Verve Pipe to play classic album at City Pulse River Rock Concert
April 26 2016
TUESDAY, April 26 — Michigan-based rock band Verve Pipe will headline the first-ever City Pulse River Rock Concert, which comes to Adado Riverfront Park June 10 and 11
Bria Skonberg returns to East Lansing for Wharton Center performance
April 25 2016
Bria Skonberg fondly remembers her time at East Lansing’s Summer Solstice Jazz Festival last summer. “The audience was awesomely warm."
Review: 'Hardcore Henry' a thoroughly unpleasant film
April 22 2016
You might have heard “Hardcore Henry” being hailed as “the future of action movies.” God, I hope not. The film wants to take you on a roller coaster ride, but you just want to get...
Marvelous ‘Matilda’ is naughty fun
April 21 2016
In “Matilda the Musical,” which waltzed into the Wharton Center earlier this week, a young girl wages a war against illiteracy, ignorance and bullying. That character is Matilda, and her eponymous
Michigan patients find relief in medical marijuana
April 20 2016
Harriet, who has been a marijuana user for over 30 years, started smoking recreationally, but eventually realized that marijuana helped with her depression and anxiety. More recently, she started to experiment...
April 20 2016
Tigue, who grew up in Clarkston, graduated from MSU in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in English. She earned a master’s degree in creative writing and environment from Iowa State University...
April 20 2016
Legendary psychobilly guitar hero and vocalist Reverend Horton Heat headlines an all-ages show Sunday at the Loft. Openers are Nashville Pussy, Unknown Hinson and Lucky Tubb. Reverend Horton Heat is one...
MSU breathes new life into ‘Grease'
April 20 2016
“Grease,” as a cultural phenomenon, is inescapable. In 1978, a sanitized “Grease” film helped cement the musical’s place in Americana
Letters of Love campaign raises funds, awareness for Syrian refugees
April 20 2016
The Syrian refugee crisis has been driving headlines around the world for the past year, as over 4.5 million people have fled to neighboring countries to escape the war in Syria

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