April 11 2012
If your dad is a Skylab astronaut and you grew up in a neighborhood full of NASA employees, it’s understandable why you might be interested in space travel. But what would you pay to make that dream...
April 11 2012
A full festival pass, including access to all screenings and events, is $50. Individual tickets for screenings are $5. Music shows are individually priced. Visit capitalcityfilmfest.com for details
Jazz legend Sonny Rollins and opera star Renee Fleming top Wharton Center's jazz and classics lineup in the new season
April 11 2012
In the jazz world, it just doesn’t get any better than Rollins, one the most enduring and accomplished musicians America has produced. His career stretches back to historic stints with Miles Davis...
Capital City Film Festival rolls out the documentaries
April 11 2012
Part of the fun of a film festival is having the chance to make discoveries. The Capital City Film Festival is no exception. Here are a couple of the notable documentaries screening this weekend
In Lansing Civic Players' 'Vino Veritas,' a weird Peruvian wine leads to shocking revelations
April 11 2012
Another man came up to MacGregor and his friend and said, “I’m a single. Can I join you?” MacGregor’s friend waved the guy away, telling him that they were in the midst of a “private...
Singers on the Grand performs music from the movies at Riverwalk
April 11 2012
The 12-member Singers on the Grand performs “Mostly Movies” Saturday and Sunday at Riverwalk Theatre, with the help of a seven-member “Grand Band” and classical dancers Chloe Gonzales...
Lansing Symphony teams with Jeans'n Classics for a salute to Billy Joel
April 11 2012
Roll over Beethoven, it’s time to rock. The lights go up on the Lansing Symphony Orchestra´s “Piano Man: The Music of Billy Joel” at Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall Saturday....
CD party celebrates big year for Professors of Jazz
April 11 2012
Saturday’s concert will reassemble the professors, backed by veteran drummer Randy Gelispie, with new faces Michael Dease on trombone, Perry Hughes on guitar and vocalist Mardra Thomas, all of whom...
Camps offer a variety of summer activities
April 11 2012
With the rise in temperatures comes the rise in children being sent off to Michigan’s numerous summer camps. Parents in almost any area of the state have options to send their child or children for...
April 11 2012
Camp Al-Gon-Quian — Ann Arbor YMCA’s overnight camp for campers ages 6 through 16. (734) 661-8051 Camp Copneconic — A year-round camp and retreat center in Fenton. (810) 629-9622
Two authors of baseball books come to town on the same night
April 11 2012
Mark Twain once umpired a baseball game. Earvin Magic Johnson and a group of investors are willing to pony up $2 billion for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Carpy diem & fastidious and furious
April 11 2012
Sure, even now, you may be faced with one of the big relationship-crushing issues like money problems, forcing one of you to call your dad and then go out in the pouring rain to the ATM
April 11 2012
Aside from premieres of Michigan-made films, screenings of international indies and TedX conferences, the 2nd Annual Capital City Film Festival also hosts live music each night at The Loft. Kicking things...
Billy Dean plays solo acoustic set in Holt
April 11 2012
In a feature last month in Billboard Magazine, Dean announced he is launching a concert series that will spare him a lot of travel time. “Live From Our Living Room” will be set up for fans...
Project Manager Craig Kiner keeps an eye on the Broad Art Museum
April 4 2012
Kiner, the museum’s project manager, flew to Lansing from architect Zaha Hadid’s London offices for a few days in March to check on the small army of builders that is pulling Hadid’s...
Venerable Lansing bowling alley parts with tradition to court a new generation
April 4 2012
Nowhere else in Lansing would Don Draper look so at home as in the mid-century splendor of the Spare Time Entertainment Center’s cocktail lounge. From the black leather booths to the pendant lighting...
Changes have been made, but 'Les Miserables' retains its musical power
April 4 2012
The show plays as a tension of opposites between the flawed altruist Jean Valjean and the letter-of-the-law enforcer Javert, with the latter always threatening to make the show his own. Andrew Valera,...
LCC's 'American Spirit' has a little of everything
April 4 2012
When you call your show “The American Spirit,” you want a cast that reflects that idea. So director Vickie Diebold brought together 30 dancers and multiple styles for the Lansing Community...
Loren D. Estleman is the keynote speaker at this year's Rally of Writers
April 4 2012
Estleman still prefers using his 1967 Olympia and his 1923 Underwood to bang out his novels, including his more than 30 books featuring Detroit private eye Amos Walker
Love, liquor — and video games? — are blended in unusual 'Usual'
April 4 2012
The full title of the play is “The Usual: A Musical Love Story.” Williamston’s run of the show is the world premiere of the original work, with book and lyrics by Alan Gordon and music...

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