’Rock of Ages’ revisits the heyday of hair-rock
Dec. 7 2011
If you can name three big hits from Foreigner's "4" album, or if you can recite from memory all the dramatic dialogue from Pat Benatar's "Love is a Battlefield" video, the Wharton Center has the show...
Tony Sump returns as board president of Lansing Civic Players
Dec. 7 2011
The billboard outside the firehouse that is home to the Lansing Civic Players’ offices is still touting A Family Christmas and Richard III: A Steampunk Musical
Soprano reunites with LSO for a holiday pops concert
Dec. 7 2011
Vocalist Diane Penning has a Christmas party to plan for her husband, three sons and 35 of their closest family members. But not until she sings with three Michigan orchestras at their holiday pops concerts
A familiar carol turns into a film-noir-style mystery
Dec. 7 2011
A legendary carol gets a rewrite in Riverwalk Theatre s The Five Golden Rings, which bows on the main stage Saturday
Author J.H. Shapiro salutes famed Detroit artist Tyree Guyton
Dec. 7 2011
Detroit artist Guyton started painting his Heidelberg neighborhood 25 years ago. He had returned to his childhood home after serving in the Army and attending art school, only to find vacant dilapidated...
Her best friend’s waiting & poach class
Dec. 7 2011
Q: My girlfriend s best friend is her ex. They broke up six years ago (upon mutual agreement). She swears she s much happier being his friend and says they both feel they weren t meant to be romantic partners....
Having left the basketball court behind, Delvon Roe takes on a challenge: a professional acting career
Nov. 30 2011
In the high-pressure world of college sports, it s easy for players to become consumed by the game and for a careerstopping injury to seem like the end of the world. This September, Michigan State University...
Warm up your muscles — and everything else — in the steamy studios of East Lansing Hot Yoga
Nov. 30 2011
Whenever we traveled, we would seek out the hot yoga studios, she recalled. And before Sutherland s noon class last Wednesday, that came full circle when a traveling yogi stopped in for class as she...
Mid-Michigan Family Theatre presents a pair of holiday-themed productions
Nov. 30 2011
While everyone in a small English village is excitedly preparing for the Christmas festivities in 1860, the town s lonely and cantankerous sexton, Gabriel Grubb (played by Chuck Sartorius), heads toward...
Diane Keaton’s memoir makes for lovely listening
Nov. 30 2011
When should you choose the audiobook over the printed version of a new memoir? When the author is Oscar winner Diane Keaton. Reading her recently published Then Again, the endearing, feisty and sometimes...
Filmmakers host a screening of their collaborations
Nov. 30 2011
Filmmakers A.E. Griffin and Michael McCallum may be the hardest working men in Michigan show business. It s impossible to count how many productions they have worked on, both independently and collectively,...
Author charts the rise and fall of Jacobson’s
Nov. 30 2011
In the heyday of the East Lansing Jacobson’s, you could take your kids to Breakfast With Santa or sit down for an elegant dinner in the Asian-inspired 1970 East Room restaurant. As a Michigan State...
Nov. 30 2011
(Scene) Composes itself The gallery will host a concert tonight featuring the Sixth Species Ensemble, a Michigan State University-based ensemble spearheaded by MSU music graduate Phillip Sink, who is also...
Nov. 30 2011
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Get ready for DJs, dancing and Tuesday night drag shows at the revamped club
Nov. 23 2011
Acker says he envisions workers from the Board of Water and Light building under construction across the street stopping by for lunch, another crowd coming in for happy hour, and the dance crowd checking...
‘It’s my baby — and I’m finally giving birth,’ says Ace DeVille of his Tantalizing Tuesdays
Nov. 23 2011
Every Tuesday, DeVille gets together a team of models, dancers, drag queens, strippers and any other talent deemed worthy and sets them loose on Fahrenheit s stage. The premiere show earlier this month...
Snowboarding will be among the activities at a new Snow Park, opening soon
Nov. 23 2011
Neptune, owner of Planet Snow Design and a champion snowboarder, has been building snowboarding venues for almost two decades. Currently head of operations at Otsego Resort in Gaylord, Neptune will work...
Michigan State University law professor looks at controversial characters throughout history
Nov. 23 2011
By LAWRENCE COSENTINO The Thanksgiving playbook calls for the whole family, from Tea Partiers to Occupiers, to sit down for an all-American truce, lubricated by gravy and minimal meaningful conversation....
Here’s a pair of ‘kid’ movies adults shouldn’t overlook
Nov. 23 2011
Happy holidays, everybody. While children will enjoy The Muppets for the slapstick and perennially cuddly characters, like Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear, the heartiest laughter at the preview screening...
Williamston Theatre revives a holiday hit
Nov. 23 2011
I started writing a stage version of It s a Wonderful Life, and I brought it to Tony, Lepard said. He said, This is great but we d need 18 people to play all these parts. So he went looking for...

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