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...
WKAR music series has a new performance space and a different look: It will now be in high-definition
May 16 2012
Zeko announced the series will be taping its first four episodes June 26 and 27 at the Albert White Performing Arts Theater in the Hannah Community Center instead of WKAR-TV’s Studio A of the Michigan...
East Lansing Art Festival celebrates its 49th year
May 16 2012
More than 200 artists from across North America — including 14 from the Lansing area — will display and sell their work at the 49th Annual East Lansing Art Festival. The two-day event showcases...
Pianist steals Lansing Symphony season finale
May 16 2012
Big symphonies by titans like Mahler and Sibelius evoke a similar shiver in some listeners, no matter how good the orchestra — or the biscuits — are. To take Lansing’s symphony lovers...
May 16 2012
Even if its Motown days are long over, Detroit is forever characterized by the joyous melodies of artists such as the Jackson 5, the Temptations and the Supremes
'Boogie Stomp!' rocks Stormfield Theatre
May 16 2012
Mixing historic commentary with solos and duets that demonstrate a flexibility of flying fingers, Bob Baldori and Bob Seeley demonstrate a rapid-fire virtuoso versatility, moving effortlessly from one...
Louise Krug's dreams of a glamorous career were curtailed by a crisis
May 16 2012
Louise Krug had just started her dream life with a college degree, a new job, glam clothes, a wonderful and handsome boyfriend and a magazine assignment chasing Britney Spears. She was looking forward...
I get a kickball out of you & last tango in suburban living room
May 16 2012
Q: My boyfriend of three months is 22, and so am I. He tells me he loves me but is horrible about returning texts and calls and following through with dates. (He seems to ditch me if something better comes...
May 16 2012
'90s Alt-Rockers at Uli's Caroline’s Spine, who saw national success with Hollywood Records back in the mid-‘90s, plays Thursday at Uli’s Haus of Rock. Opening the show are modern-rockers...
May 16 2012
PALACE OF JAMAICA — This tiny restaurant serves authentic island tastes, including curry goat, oxtail, fried plantains and jerk chicken. 424 S. Washington Square, Lansing. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Saturday;...
Arts and Crafts Show hosts more than 325 vendors
May 16 2012
One may sense a rivalry between the MSU Spring Arts and Crafts Show and the East Lansing Arts Festival happening the same weekend, directly across the street, but UAB assistant manager Stephanie Bierlein...
May 9 2012
They've done it again. The City Pulse's tireless sextet of Pulsar Awards judges — Erin Buitendorp, Mary Cusack, Tom and Kathy Helma, Paul Wozniak and Ute Von Der Heyden — have turned in their...
Charlie Albright performs 'Fantasies & Fairy Tales'
May 9 2012
With any luck, the 2010 Gilmore Young Artist won’t have to pack a stethoscope anytime soon. With his career still in its rosy dawn, Albright has combined dexterity, depth and dramatic insight to...
You'll get to see what you've been missing when Ira Glass’ popular radio series makes its way to theaters Thursday
May 9 2012
On Thursday night, over 500 movie theaters in the United States and Canada will be showing more than just current Hollywood hits. “This American Life,” the most popular podcast in the country,...
Tables keep turning at Capital City DJ Olympics
May 9 2012
"The bulk of our DJs are nightclub DJs. A lot of their stuff is electronic bass, Top 40 bass, house music bass, techno, hip-hop, drum and bass — it’s a lot of high-energy stuff," Duke said....
May 9 2012
Since the late 1960s, Baldori, a.k.a. “Boogie Bob,” has played piano and harmonica with iconic artists such as Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and others. But without young pop-culture...
'Damsels in Distress' is a sparkling college comedy
May 9 2012
If you think youeuro;ve waited a long time for euro;The Avengerseuro; to hit the screen, imagine how fans of writer-director Whit Stillman must feel about euro;Damsels in Distresseuro;: Stillman, who became...
Wade Rouse talks about the 'fine line between humor and heartbreak'
May 9 2012
A couple of years ago, a journalist told actress Carey Mulligan (“Shame”) how much he admired her ability to express sadness so eloquently. “The emotional stuff is easier, actually,”...
Riverwalk's 'Copenhagen' presents a compelling meeting of the minds
May 9 2012
In the spare spaces of the Riverwalk Theatre black box theater, Richard Frayn’s “Copenhagen” takes us back in time to the beginning of the nuclear age, to the scientists whose abstract...

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