George Clooney directs and co-stars in entertaining 'Ides of March,' but he gives the central role to Ryan Gosling
March 18 2013
This is a great year to be Ryan Gosling.The Canadian-born actor has had a rather phenomenal run of late, starting with the national release of "Blue Valentine" earlier this year, in which he and Michelle...
Strong acting and weak singing make for a ‘pop opera’ that doesn’t always pop
March 18 2013
Friday, Oct. 7 — It was the best of musicals, it was the worst of musicals — and it lasted two-and-a-half hours. As the debut production of upstart theater company Touch Your Soul Productions,...
The actress will discuss dealing with bi-polar disorder
March 18 2013
Monday, Oct. 10 — Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke shares her story of living with bi-polar disorder Wednesday as part of the Peckham Community Partnership Foundation Speaker Series. Duke speaks...
MSU professor Ron Dorr started writing about his life in 1961 — he's still doing it
March 18 2013
Editor's note: Ron Dorr is a Professor of Rhetoric and Humanities in the James Madison College at Michigan State University. Long before blogs or Facebook were invented, he was chronicling his life in...
Turn back the clock at 'Ragtime Festime' Friday
March 18 2013
Thursday, Oct. 10 — Ragtime is a dance genre that peaked in popularity in the early 1900s, until it was phased out by jazz. But it’s never gone completely out of style.The Mayflower Congregational...
It's debatable whether or not we needed a new version of 'Footloose,' but director Craig Brewer's remake is energetic fun
March 18 2013
To the generation that grew up in the early days of MTV — a.k.a. back when the channel was still showing music videos instead of chronicling the travails of teen moms or celebrating the debauchery...
Maureen Hirten, interim director since April, has been chosen for the job
March 18 2013
Thursday, Oct. 10 — Six months after being named interim director of the Capital Area District Library, Maureen Hirten has gotten the job. Hirten, formerly public services librarian at the CADL's...
'ImaginOcean' splashes down at Wharton Center
March 18 2013
Tuesday, Oct. 18 — Take eight puppeteers, black-light effects, a bunch of UV-reactive puppets and you get "ImaginOcean," a family-oriented tale of fishy friends looking for underwater adventure....
Local filmmakers get showcases in Grand Rapids' Thriller! Chiller! festival
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Oct. 19 — Not long ago, Chadrick O’Maelmona and writing partner Matt Snitgen were discussing future projects and decided to try something new with vampires. “The recent over-saturation...
Musician David Meader releases his first CD Saturday
March 18 2013
Thursday, Oct. 20 — David Meeder believes that the flute is a “heart-centered” instrument: You carve the “heart” out of the instrument, but when you play it you put the heart...
Photography group honors its late leader
March 18 2013
Friday, Oct. 21 — A Lansing-area photography group gathered at Perspective2 Wednesday to pay respects to their former leader, Brian Knoblock, who died suddenly on Oct. 2
National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China roll into town
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Oct. 26 — The Chinese government established the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China in 1950 to preserve an art form that’s existed for about 3,000 years. This...
Lansing band donates proceeds from its new CD to New York Dream Center
March 18 2013
Thursday, Oct. 27 — A proposed New York City men’s home called New York Dream Center may see some dreams come true, thanks to the Lansing-based band Hyperbole
Greater Lansing Food Bank and Mid-Michigan Food Bank will merge next summer
March 18 2013
Thursday, Oct. 27 — Next July, the Greater Lansing Food Bank and Mid-Michigan Food Bank plan to merge into one food bank to better suit the needs of the hungry in the Mid-Michigan area
Grumpy's Diner finds a new home
March 18 2013
Friday, Oct. 28 - The next time you get a craving for those crispy fried green tomatoes from Grumpy's Diner, you'll have to head to a new address
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March 18 2013
Friday, Oct. 28 — “Bully-Be-Gone: Tactics and Strategies for Reducing Bullying in Schools,” written by Mid Michigan Family Theatre’s artistic director Bill Gordon, discusses the...
Chuck Palahniuk is back, telling the tale of a teen who is eternally 'Damned'
March 18 2013
Tuesday, Nov. 1 — “Are you there, Satan? It’s me, Madison” opens every chapter of "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk’s latest novel, "Damned." They say you can’t judge...
Hotwater Works joins the First Sunday lineup this weekend
March 18 2013
Thursday, Nov. 3 — When you think about hot tub stores, local art is probably not what typically comes to mind. But two local artists are looking to change that. Hotwater Works, Inc., a hot tub store...
'Where Soldiers Come From' takes a tough look at the realities of combat
March 18 2013
Friday, Nov. 4 -- Remember the days when young men enlisted in the military because they wanted to fight to preserve the American way of life, or defeat a foreign threat or simply see the world? Bodi,...
Lansing Community College revisits 'The Shrike'
March 18 2013
Friday, Nov. 4 — Joseph Kramm’s “The Shrike” is Lansing Community College’s entry in the sixth annual Stages of the Law series, sponsored by Cooley Law School. “The...

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