Scott Turow discusses his legal thrillers at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids
March 18 2013
Tuesday, March 13 — New York Times best-selling author Scott Turow — renowned for “Presumed Innocent,” a seminal novel in the legal thriller genre — always wanted to be a...
The Big Bang-quet is an online competition among charities
March 18 2013
Wednesday, March 14 — Selling kisses for charity is nothing new. But selling votes? Hmmm… The Big Bang-quet was first conceived late last year, when the University Club asked its members...
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill 'Jump' into action in a hilarious take-off
March 18 2013
What the world probably doesn’t need right now is one more big-screen adaptation of an all-but-forgotten TV series. Another buddy-cop flick? Yeah, we could get along just fine without that, too....
Jason Segel, Ed Helms and Susan Sarandon bring comic conviction to 'Jeff'
March 18 2013
“What do you do in the basement?” asks Jeff’s puzzled mom, Sharon (Susan Sarandon). “You’re not cleaning it.” “Do you really want to know?” Jeff (Jason Segel)...
'Bach Around the Clock' marathon starts today at MSU
March 18 2013
Wednesday, March 21 — The Michigan State University College of Music is continuing its 12th annual Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival this week with a special day of concerts today. “Bach Around...
Capital City Film Festival launches Fortnight Film Contest
March 18 2013
Wednesday, March 21 — To set the stage for this year's Capital City Film Festival (April 12-15), the first Fortnight Film Contest gives Michigan residents a chance to create an original movie between...
Disturbing? Yes. Violent. Sure. But 'The Hunger Games' is also a smart, stylish crowd-pleaser
March 18 2013
What if they held a Hunger Games pageant and nobody watched? That's the question posed by Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth), a young man who stands a strong chance of being recruited for the annual ritual...
'Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World' screens Friday at Pasant Theatre
March 18 2013
Thursday, March 22 —The film "Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World" will have a sneak preview at 6 p.m. Friday at the Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre; it premieres on PBS July 6 as part of...
17th annual Wine Tasting Benefit takes place March 30
March 18 2013
Friday, March 23 — Separate the Cabernets from the Chardonnays next Friday at the Michigan State University Museum's 17th annual Wine Tasting Benefit, at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in...
Jerry Seinfeld is back May 31
March 18 2013
Friday, March 23 — Ever wonder what would happen if Jerry Seinfeld played the Wharton Center?
MSU's Marta Bagratuni plays Carnegie Hall Friday
March 18 2013
Tuesday. March 27 — The Armenian Prelacy has sponsored the “Musical Armenia Concert” for 29 seasons, choosing the best among Armenian musicians. The winners go through an application...
Our Local TV News personality winner chooses some of his favorite things about Lansing
March 18 2013
Raindrops on roses? Whiskers on kittens? No, Evan Pinsonnault, our Top of the Town winner in the Local News Personality category, has many favorite things in Lansing — none of which were ever immortalized...
A poet's romances form the core of 'Tales of Hoffman' at MSU Opera Theatre
March 18 2013
Wednesday, March 28 — Jacques Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffman” (“Les contes d'Hoffmann”) chronicles the adventures of real-life poet E. T. A. Hoffman, showcasing the...
Julia Roberts is a very good sport when it comes to being bad in 'Mirror Mirror'
March 18 2013
Friday, March 30 — While there was Happy, Sneezy, Bashful and Dopey, the retinue of dwarfs in Disney’s “Snow White” did not include Snarky. Screenwriters Marc Klein and Jason Keller...
Lansing-born violinist Melissa White and her Harlem Quartet head overseas next month
March 18 2013
Thursday, March 29 — Violinist and Lansing native Melissa White and her Harlem Quartet will travel to South Africa in April; the Harlem Quartet has been chosen as a United States Arts Envoy. White,...
Thursday concert at The Loft must be rescheduled due to illness
March 18 2013
Tuesday, April 3 — If seeing Foxy Shazam at The Loft was on your Thursday list of things to do, scratch it off: The show is being postponed
Lansing Community College presents 'The Joint is Jumpin''
March 18 2013
Tuesday, April 10 — Lansing Community College explores the roots of rock ‘n roll in “The Joint is Jumpin’,” an original musical revue created and directed by Janine Novenske...
Major announcement expected Friday
March 18 2013
Wednesday, April 11 — Look for a big announcement from Common Ground Music Festival Friday morning: Three more acts are in the process of being confirmed for the annual event, which runs July 9 to...
WKAR hosts a sneak preview of the second season of 'Sherlock' May 3
March 18 2013
Wednesday, April 11 — "Sherlock," the BBC series that adapts Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tales to present-day London, has become a major hit on PBS's "Masterpiece Mystery." The second season begins...
Contemporary 'Three Stooges' misses more often than it hits
March 18 2013
When I was a kid, the Three Stooges were taboo; my mother banned them from our house because their brand of eye-poking, head-slapping, stomach-punching horseplay was exactly the sort of roughhousing she...

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