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....
It's time to belly up for the Edible Book Contest
March 28 2012
Each year, on or around April 1, a global network of book nuts takes Bacon literally. Edible Book contests are hosted at schools and literary clubs from France to Russia to Brazil to Australia, with Michigan...
Snow White prompts a double-take from Hollywood
March 28 2012
Back in the late 1980s, Hollywood couldn’t get enough of those body-switching comedies, in which boys and men changed places. Ten years later, we had a rash of end-of-the-world flicks, in which tidal...
Andrew Varela looks for the more sensitive side of Inspector Javert in ‘Les Miserables’
March 28 2012
Javert, of course, chases the downtrodden Jean Valjean for years to bring him to justice after Valjean steals food to survive. But although Javert is obsessed with order, structure and a strict adherence...
Peppermint Creek Theatre Co. rises to the challenge of the emotionally charged drama 'Next Fall'
March 28 2012
This isn't science-fiction. It's a question of faith that drives the core conflict between the two lead characters in the Peppermint Creek Theatre Co. production of "Next Fall." In Geoffrey Nauffts' script,...
'Theory' looks at teen life from a different angle
March 28 2012
Bill, played byMichigan State University alum Hazen Cuyler, is a 17-year-old headed for college, and while he is highly intelligent when it comes to school, he lacks the ability to read social cues and...
Professor Susan Reverby writes about medical research gone wrong
March 28 2012
Reverby, the Marion Butler McLean Professor in the History of Ideas and Professor of Women´s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College and an historian of American women, medicine and nursing, speaks...

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