Surrealism and spur-of-the-moment improvisation are on view at area theaters
March 18 2013
José Rivera’s “References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot” is not the bawdy comedy its title seems to imply. It is, according to director and Michigan State University Theatre Professor...
Reviews of '4 Pictures,' 'Abandon,' 'Happy the Clown' and more
March 18 2013
Made in Michigan Showcase5:30 p.m. Friday, April 15The Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave.$8 adults, $6
Reviews of 'The Birds Upstairs,' 'Breadwinner,' 'Missile Crisis' and more
March 18 2013
Digital 10 Student Showcase #1Noon, Saturday, April 16Old Town Temple Club, 502 E. Grand River Ave.$5 all seats
John Lepard recalls having a hot time on the set of 'Scream 4'
March 18 2013
“Scream 4” is certain to be a hot ticket this weekend — and it was definitely a sultry set as well, according to John Lepard. You’ll see Lepard about 15 minutes into the film. The...
Greater Lansing Ballet celebrates Earth Day with ecologically themed performance
March 18 2013
The Greater Lansing Ballet Co.’s next performance is not just entertainment — it has a message for the audience as well. The “Mother Earth” ballet, which was performed for the first...
'Rock of Ages,' 'Addams Family' and 'Memphis' among Broadway season premieres
March 18 2013
MSU FEDERAL CREDIT UNION BROADWAY AT WHARTON CENTERNov. 8-13: “ West Side Story”Dec. 13-18: “Rock of Ages”Jan. 10-15, 2012: “Million Dollar Quartet”Jan. 31- Feb. 5,...
Carnival inspired by popular animated series comes to Mac's Bar
March 18 2013
Fans of “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” “American Dad” and “Robot Chicken” can start getting excited for “Ragbag of Jollification.” It’s the third installment...
Wharton’s performing arts series blends flash and substance
March 18 2013
Pull the modest levers within your reach and big things roll your way — with a little luck. That’s how Michigan State University’s Wharton Center pieced together a big-city performing...
Features screen Sunday at Washington Street Armory
March 18 2013
What do you do after one of your relatives ruins your business and steals all your money? Many of us would seek revenge or wallow in self-pity, but Iranian Alireza Rofougaran chose another path: He decided...
'Magic Flute' casts its spell; Riverwalk Theatre announces its next season
March 18 2013
There’s nothing quite like a night at the opera
Purple Rose's 'Couples' looks at a touchy topic in a touching way
March 18 2013
“Some Couples May…” the latest social commentary stage play written by Carey Crim, addresses a specific demographic niche — young married couples experiencing the trauma of infertility....
East Lansing Film Society documentary examines Chinese family life — and emotional alienation
March 18 2013
We've all had to cope with the trials of holiday traffic, but few of us have ever faced the kinds of challenges encountered by the Chinese family at the center of the stunning documentary "Last Train Home";...
Old Town club announces it is shutting its doors
March 18 2013
Thursday, April 28 — The Chrome Cat may have finally run through its nine lives
Hot-blooded 'Salvador Dali' ended the MSU theater season in style
March 18 2013
The provocative title of “References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot” opened a doorway to the most sizzling salsa sexuality on a live stage in a very long time. When was the last time you experienced...
Lansing Symphony Orchestra pulls out the stops in new season
March 18 2013
Steady on the podium, gentle in person, Lansing Symphony maestro Timothy Muffitt is the last person you’d cast as a mad organist. But Muffitt and his legions are sounding mighty chords in next year’s...
Mosey into 'Memphis' tonight at Goodrich Lansing Mall Cinema
March 18 2013
Tuesday, May 3 -- If you're eager to see the Tony-winning musical "Memphis," with star-making performances by Chad Kimball and Montego Glover, you don't necessarily have to head for Broadway. The show...
Event features documentary screening and discussion with civil rights movement veteran
March 18 2013
Wednesday, May 4 — Fifty years ago today, the Freedom Riders boarded two buses and began their journey to challenge the segregation that still existed in the South. Tonight, WKAR-TV and Michigan...
'Thor' soars, thanks to a smart screenplay, a great cast and director Kenneth Branagh's balancing of humor and heroism
March 18 2013
Bringing a superhero to the big screen is not unlike staging a Shakespeare play: You want to be faithful to the source material, of course, but there's also a temptation to do something a little different...
Graffiti artists team up with local sculptor for 'Deluxe Graffiti REO-vised'
March 18 2013
Wednesday, May 11 For better or for worse and most would say for the better the once-notorious Deluxe Inn is history. Pieces of the former motel will on, however, in graffiti art that was created on...
'80s rock from Rick Springfield, Southern-fried favorites from Charlie Daniels Band
March 18 2013
If you need to know the latest act booked at Common Ground Music Festival, don't talk to strangers and don't bother texting Jessie's girl: Rick Springfield has been dated for July 12 at the annual downtown...