Great catches can be found in Lansing waterways
May 30 2012
Go up north. But if you’ve got a few free hours on one of the long summer days that lie ahead, and you want to catch fish that eat like hogs and fight like longshoremen, point your car toward the...
Adventure races will have you dodging boulders and climbing over lily pads
May 30 2012
June is shaping up to be a muddy, bruise-y, adrenaline-fueled rush for Lansing thrill junkies. With all the wimpy “fun runs” cluttering the River Trail and Michigan Avenue with sweatless, unsullied...
Here are a few highlights for your summer calendar
May 30 2012
Saturday, June 2 Pumpstock American Roots Music Festival: East Lansing’s American roots music festival features Tommy Womack, Harpeth Rising, Matt Bliton and the Kedzie Street Choir, Bill Bynam...
Wedding her whistle & youth is fleeing
May 30 2012
Q: I just turned 26, and I’m ready to be married. My previous two boyfriends dragged their feet and then said the blood-boiling line: “I will marry you…someday.” I met a guy online,...
May 30 2012
Another Roadside Attraction, which plays Mac’s Bar Thursday with The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle, is a Virginia-based band with a love for nostalgia and the carnival. The band members...
May 30 2012
After a raucous two-year run in downtown Lansing’s thriving bar district, the Wild Beaver Saloon has swapped its Coyote Ugly-meets-Hooters sensibilities — and eyebrow-raising name and dress...
May 30 2012
Eastern tastes 3 TIMES CAFÉ — Everything is made fresh to order at this café, which features a menu of Korean favorites. 2090 Grand River Ave. Okemos. 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Monday-Friday;...
'Rockin' the '80s' is the theme of BWL Cook-off
May 30 2012
Organizers say that´s how much chili will be dished out between 4 and 9 p.m. Approximately 50 different kinds of chili are scheduled to be served, ranging from hot to mild to wild. Soft drinks, beer...
Attention to detail is essential for the 'Quidam' touring crew
May 23 2012
The magical world of a child’s imagination can capture the hearts of an audience faster than an acrobat can do a backflip. But when Cirque du Soleil combines that youthful fantasy with $1 million...
Williamston Theatre's 'Understudy' finds comedy amid chaos
May 23 2012
“It’s the most upsetting job in the world,” he said in a phone interview last week. He recalled understudying Evan Pappas, the lead in a 1993 production of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David/Neil...
Purple Rose's 'Buffalo' mixes domestic discord with the spirit world
May 23 2012
The Purple Rose theater lights go dark. There is a moment of silence, followed by the sharp crack of a thunderbolt. Seconds later, strobe-lightning reveals movement: a writhing, convoluted Native-American...
Annual Cristo Rey Fiesta celebrates Hispanic culture
May 23 2012
In the summer of 1979, people were reading "The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet" and Peter Benchley's "The Island," watching Sigourney Weaver in "Alien" and Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal in "The Main...
The summer movie season is off to a startling start
May 23 2012
More superheroes equal more money. By the end of the week, “The Avengers” — which brings together Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain...
You can take a vacation through reading this season
May 23 2012
Thanks to a potential Eurozone meltdown, Greece is in the news nearly every day. But in the 1960s Greece was in the throes of a terrifying military dictatorship, and Natalie Bakopoulos’ “The...
May 23 2012
The Barn Theatre in Augusta kicks off its 66th season Tuesday with the latest edition of “The Great Big Bar Show.” The cabaret-style performance takes place in the Rehearsal Shed Lounge and...
May 23 2012
Q: I asked my boyfriend for his email password so I could look at a message he’d mentioned. He grabbed my laptop and said he’d log in and forward it to me. He is a good guy and has never given...
May 23 2012
O'Death, People´s Temple, plurals at Mac's O’Death is a Brooklyn-based alt-country band that combines folk, bluegrass, and indie music into a distinctive style of Americana music. On May 30,...
'Quidam' bus tour visits area locations
May 18 2012
The circus will be coming to town early this week, but there won’t be a trumpeting elephant or dancing bear to be found. In fact, there won’t even be a tent to accompany this traveling attraction....
Zany 'Red Velvet' is a country-fried crowd pleaser
May 17 2012
“I’ll tell you exactly how, Miss Sour Britches! Oh, I’m hosting this reunion all right, and it’s gonna be the best one in Verdeen family history. And it’ll be a really good...
Potter House tour meanders through the halls of history
May 16 2012
“There are some Catholics who won’t come inside because exorcisms were performed in the house,” he said with a grin. Potter House, one of the city’s biggest and most idiosyncratic...

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