East Lansing Film Society screens Oscar-nominated comedy from Woody Allen
March 18 2013
Monday, Jan. 30 —The East Lansing Film Society screens writer-director Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" this week. The comic fantasy is nominated for three Academy Awards, including best picture...
Daniel Radcliffe's 'Woman in Black' conjures up some old-fashioned chills
March 18 2013
One of the biggest shocks in “The Woman in Black” arrives in the first minutes, when you realize that Daniel Radcliffe, who seemed to be a child himself not so very long ago, is now playing...
'Chronicle' isn't your standard superhero movie, but it isn't very good, either
March 18 2013
When Madonna hired a documentary crew to follow her around for her 1991 film “Truth or Dare,” many observers thought she’d scaled new heights of narcissism (even her then-boyfriend Warren...
Benaron is the author of 'Running the Rift,' set in 1990s Rwanda
March 18 2013
Tuesday, Feb. 7 — A Wednesday evening event with 2011 Bellwether Prize for Fiction winner Naomi Benaron at the Eastwood location of Schuler Books & Music has been canceled, due to illness
The members of the BLAT! Pack work together to achieve their musical and artistic ambitions
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Feb. 8 — Being involved in a local music scene can provoke competitive behavior. But working together seems to work best for the BLAT! Pack
‘My First Time’ runs gamut of sexual experiences
March 18 2013
Somewhere between a Penthouse Forum story and a Swiftian journal entry (Taylor, not Jonathan) lies “My First Time,” a staged reading of stories culled from the aptly named website, MyFirstTime.com
Riverwalk Theatre salutes the music of rock legends Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
March 18 2013
Thursday, Feb. 15 — “Hound Dog.” “Poison Ivy.” “Stand By Me.” Since the dawn of the rock-n-roll era, few songwriting duos have had as much of an impact or left...
The student-teacher relationship is examined in 'Scarborough'
March 18 2013
Is love enough? That's the question posed by Fiona Evans' "Scarborough," produced by the Michigan State University Department of Theater, in collaboration with Touch Your Soul Productions. The drama will...
Seeley and Baldori take the 'Backstage Pass' stage
March 18 2013
Thursday, Feb. 16 — Pianists Bob Seeley and Bob Baldori get keyed up during the latest episode of "Backstage Pass," premiering at 10 p.m. tonight on WKAR-TV
MSU's Asian Studies Center salutes Japanese culture with a month-long series of events
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Feb. 22 — The month of March isn’t only for celebrating women’s history at Michigan State University this year: The Asian Studies Center is honoring the culture of Japan with...
Pedro Almodovar dresses up a twisted tale in stunning style in 'The Skin I Live In'
March 18 2013
Thursday, Feb. 23 — Before he was an international sex symbol, Antonio Banderas was a familiar face to fans of the films of Spanish director Pedro Almodovar. More than 20 years since their last collaboration...
'Exposed' concerts include new works from guest artists and company members
March 18 2013
Thursday, Feb. 23 — You’ll see it all at this weekend’s Happendance concerts. Artistic director Missy Lilje plans to leave everything out in the open — including the backstage area...
Zany 'Wanderlust' finds Manhattanites Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston communing with hippies
March 18 2013
George and Linda Gergenblatt (Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston) leave behind their Manhattan studio apartment — sorry: “microloft” — for a Georgia commune — oops: “intentional...
Broad Art Museum curator of contemporary art speaks tonight at MSU
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Feb. 29 — Alison Gass, curator of contemporary art at Michigan State University's Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, hosts an evening of art and conversation tonight, beginning at 6:30 in...
Vacant Lansing was packed with flappers, gamblers and Jazz Age ambiance
March 18 2013
Thursday, March 1 — The “blind tiger” logo should have been a clue
(SCENE) Metrospace offers a chance for artists to get some food and funding at the same time
March 18 2013
Tuesday, March 6 — Think of it as Kickstarter without the Web: (SCENE) Metrospace is launching East Lansing Sunday Soup, a micro-funding event series for local artists in need of financial help.
The Nicole Kidman/Ewan McGregor musical returns to Celebration Cinema this weekend
March 18 2013
Wednesday, March 7 — Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents "Moulin Rouge — The Ballet" next Wednesday at the Wharton Center. You can get in the "Moulin" mood with the 2001 Nicole Kidman/Ewan...
Edgar Rice Burroughs' 'John Carter' series turns 100 this year; 'John Carter' the movie only seems to go on for 100 years
March 18 2013
Rip Van Winkle’s got nothing on John Carter, a Civil War vet who falls asleep in an Arizona cave in 1868 and awakens in an arid wasteland in which he finds himself able to jump half a mile into the...
'The Irish Comedy Tour' brings an early dose of St. Patrick's Day to the Wharton Center
March 18 2013
Thursday, March 8 — St. Patrick’s Day festivities kick off a bit early when the bawdy Irish-American comics of “The Irish Comedy Tour” arrive at Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre...
Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle are a mismatched pair of cops in a politically incorrect comedy set in Ireland
March 18 2013
Tuesday, March 13 — Mismatched cop comedies are certainly nothing new, but leave it to writer-director John Michael McDonagh to put a bit of Irish spring into an all-too-familiar concept

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