Nov. 9 2017
One day, I thought, instead of putting in sweet vermouth into a Manhattan, I thought I’d put in some Aperol, and it was great. Also, I like an IPA, and I’m willing to try any kind of IPA. I...
Nov. 9 2017
Regardless of your interpretation, American Fifth Spirits is doing it – creating seasonally inspired concoctions like their previously described “Turkey Feast,” or their “Bourbon...
Nov. 9 2017
The juxtaposition of this serene and peaceful set with the oppositional razzmatazz of the feverous, dervish-like opening dance is accompanied by a threeman thunderstorm of riotous, agitated, klezmer-esque...
Nov. 9 2017
The audience on opening night learned quickly what the “tragedy” Anna Owens’ “Directors Notes” referred to
Nov. 9 2017
A sparkling, supple piano style and a deadpan, self-effacing manner make Kressler the least sensational of subjects. There is no such thing as the Jeff Kressler Trio and probably won’t ever be. But...
Nov. 9 2017
The eight-volume, “The Ordeal of the Union” by Allan Nevins is an in-depth look at the issue, while “Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America” by...
Nov. 9 2017
Lansing Community College’s production of “The Government Inspector” now running at Dart Auditorium may be set in 1836 Russia, but the themes and foibles regarding government corruption...
Nov. 9 2017
Head out to a bar and what you saw only a year ago might be drastically different, and something that was popular five to 10 years ago might not even be on the menu (appletinis). On the flip side, you’re...
Nov. 9 2017
Once every year, the Lansing Symphony joins forces with the 250-voice massed MSU choral groups. It’s a heavy lift, but there’s nothing like it on the musical calendar. Orchestral jets give...
Nov. 9 2017
Even if you haven’t been to Blake’s Hard Cider Co. in Armada, you’ve probably brought a piece of the 800-acre apple orchard home
Nov. 9 2017
Allan I. Ross Allan I. Ross, a former bartender at Midtown Brewing Co., Troppo, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Kruse & Muer (Rochester) and Green Street Tavern (New Baltimore), first started bartending...
Nov. 9 2017
Blend George and Ira Gershwin’s music, stars like Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron and Oscar Levant and you’ve got yourself a masterpiece of a film. Now, modernize the mix by putting it on the Broadway...
Nov. 9 2017
Iliana (left) and Tobia Almaguer will open a brick-and-mortar version of their Cuban food truck, La Cocina Cubana, in downtown Lansing next month. They plan to keep the truck operating in the parking lot...
‘Beau Jest’ Comes to the Williamston Theatre
Nov. 8 2017
Courtesy Photo James Sherman’s “Beau Jest” is a classic family comedy, Beau Jest comes to the Mid-Michigan award-winning professional theatre company. Performance runs Nov. 16 to Dec....
Schuler Books & Music set to host two writer discussions
Nov. 3 2017
In early November, Schuler Books & Music will be hosting two different authors in their Lansing area book stores. On Nov. 9, fantasy/sci fi writer Jim Hines will be visiting the Eastwood Tow
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Hot Dub Time Machine comes to The Loft
Nov. 3 2017
Courtesy Photo Australian DJ Tom Lowndes, better known by his stage name, Tom Loud and his newest project, Hot Dub Time Machine brings the self-described "Best. Party. Ever." to the U.S
Cara Catallo explores Pewabic Pottery’s history in new book
Nov. 2 2017
In the 1960s “white flight” saw Detroiters abandoning their homes for the suburbs leaving behind architectural one-of-a-kind installations of Pewabic Pottery. Looters soon moved in, taking...
A look into the 2017 East Lansing Film Festival
Nov. 2 2017
Picture Los Angeles, pre-riots circa 1992, then Auschwitz, an equestrian competition, and small-town America after the 2008 financial crisis. Lastly, take a look into someone’s mind during one of...
Women’s charity art auction raises money for breast cancer
Nov. 2 2017
According to the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing, one in nine women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetimes. As a result, the Women’s Center, headed by Cindie Alwood, is constantly...
‘Farce of Habit’ delights
Nov. 2 2017
Starlight Dinner Theatre’s “Farce of Habit” had a cast of loonies who made non-stop jokes, puns and occasionally indecorous jests that kept the nearly full, opening night house chuckling....