Dec. 14 2017
Aries (March 21-April 19) According to a Sufi aphorism, you can't be sure that you are in possession of the righteous truth unless a thousand people have called you a heretic. If that's accurate, you still...
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Dec. 14 2017
There’s plenty of magic and wonder alongside tears and heartbreak in “Finding Neverland.” The touring Broadway production, now running at Wharton Center, is not short and certainly not...
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Los Angeles-based artist Kathryn Andrews exhibit runs Dec. 16- Feb. 11 at the MSU Broad Art Museum
Dec. 14 2017
Politicians have been blurring the divide between Washington and Hollywood, mashing theater and policy-making together, for years. Artist Kathryn Andrews has jumped into the melee with a multi-genre display...
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A short list of obscure, Michigan-made Christmas songs
Dec. 14 2017
Every year, radio stations fall into the same holiday-music trap. Countless spins of the same ol’ Christmas tunes by Mariah Carey and Paul McCartney take over the airwaves. Crowded shopping centers...
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Steven and Misa Mead join Mountain Town Brass holiday concert
Dec. 14 2017
We’re not talking about a couple of chartered accountants who moonlight in the town square after a pint or two. In the world of brass bands, Steven Mead is an über-poobah of the euphonium, a...
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Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle brings back annual holiday show for five rounds of 'strangeness'
Dec. 14 2017
The wise showman knows how to appeal to a wide range of fans, but when you’re dealing with “the holidays” — that hot button, non-secular slush zone of unbridled joy, seasonal depression...
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A face-up display of the top gift books of 2017
Dec. 14 2017
Schuler’s books in the Eastwood Towne Center displays best sellers on a table just inside the door. Manager Rhoda Wolfe said patrons are turning books to which they object, flipping inflammatory...
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Dec. 7 2017
When Terry Terry started his creative communications firm, MessageMakers, 40 years ago, he was still in college and not far removed from the years he spent as a hitchhiking thrill seeker
Dec. 7 2017
Enter Bob, aka Dr. David Steinberg (Michael Lopetrone), an occasionally employed actor who doubles as an escort for older ladies. He’s not Jewish, but it turns out he’s a pretty good actor,...
Nancy Pearl’s ‘George & Lizzie’ is racy and deep
Dec. 7 2017
Nancy Pearl, a graduate of the University of Michigan who lives in Seattle, is a librarian with national chops
Lange Choral Ensemble gets and gives the Christmas spirit
Dec. 7 2017
After months of hard work and a tricky end run around a collapsed church wall, the annual Christmas concert by the venerable Lange Choral Ensemble is finally nigh. A tradition for more than 40 years, the...
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‘Finding Neverland’ stars TV veteran John Davidson as Captain Hook
Dec. 7 2017
B u t the true roots of the story which recount playwright J.M. Barrie’s creation of Peter Pan — harkens back to the early 1900s
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DeWitt coffee-roasting wiz details the process behind your cup of joe
Dec. 7 2017
Walking into the small production space at Craft & Mason Coffee Roasting Co. in DeWitt, the first thing you notice is a sweet coffee aroma lingering from past roasts
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Co-founder Bob Fish reveals the secrets behind Biggby’s bigness
Dec. 7 2017
It’s not hard to understand how Biggby exploded from one East Lansing café in 1995 to 230 franchises this year, with another 12 slated to open in early 2018. Just check out a famous scene...
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Underground reunion stirs up Lansing music history
Dec. 7 2017
Mittwede flew in from Austin, Texas, to be at the reunion. He answered every greeting with a nervous quip, but was obviously moved by the sight of so many old friends. He had an advance copy of Delavan’s...
Two Intimate one-acts showcase student actors for one night only
Dec. 7 2017
In addition to character work, the actors had to figure out what to do with extra space. “As a rehearsal tool, I would have the students take thirty seconds for each pause and one minute for each...
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Arts Council party features City Pulse auction for 2nd year
Nov. 30 2017
On Tuesday, works by local artists will go up for auction at the Arts Council of Greater Lansing’s annual Holiday Glitter and Applause event. It’s the second year in a row that City Pulse featured...
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Nov. 30 2017
It took much longer than he expected — two years in all, between other projects. Everybody thinks that when they retire, they can putter together a children’s book. Kimble found that polishing...
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Education veteran Dan Pappas recharges on the stage
Nov. 30 2017
It has been 38 years since Dan Pappas first treaded the boards of a theater, but he remembers the show with fondness. At 30, he was cast in “God’s Favorite,” a modern retelling of the...
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Blues and rock collection is a gallery and history museum rolled into one
Nov. 30 2017
For 30 years, an obsessive Cooley professor has built up a staggering collection of posters, photographs, original art and odd objects that jump across the history of blues and rock ‘n roll, from...