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...
This year's Top of the Town Local TV News personality winner spotlights some of his favorite things about living in Lansing
April 4 2012
Common Ground Music Festival: It was the first community event I went to after starting as TV-6 morning anchor back in July of 2009. In fact, it was my first day of work at the station! I remember Tim...
April 4 2012
The Blackened Moon Concert Hall is stocked with East Coast death-metal acts on Thursday. Bands set to thrash through some black metal include HellCannon (from Buffalo) and New Jersey-based rockers Legionary...
April 4 2012
OMI SUSHI — This sushi bar has a wide variety of sushi rolls, including tempura, spicy or vegetarian. Also features appetizers such as lightly salted edamame or miso soup. 210 MAC Ave., East Lansing....
Take two hard-luck cases, add one wise bartender, throw in songs and shake it up: That's 'The Usual'
March 28 2012
Now through April 22 Williamston Theatre 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston Preview 8 p.m. Thursday, March 29; all seats $15 Friday, March 30 through April 22: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m....

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