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The 'Saturday Night Live' star catches the bouquet as a memorably messed-up maid of honor in 'Bridesmaids'
March 18 2013
The royal wedding has come and gone. Now it’s time for a coronation and, in “Bridesmaids,” Kristen Wiig demonstrates she’s more than qualified to be the new queen of comedy
Latest version of the Kander/Ebb/Fosse classic has more polish than pizzazz
March 18 2013
Some shows are like wines: They need to be opened at just the right time. When "Chicago" debuted on Broadway in 1975, even the star power of Gwen Verdon and co-author and choreographer Bob Fosse could...
It took a lot of perspiration and patience to get Lansing's new sculpture in place
March 18 2013
At 7 a.m. Thursday, a flatbed truck backed into the parking lot of the Lansing City Market and aimed a 24-foot-long wooden crate toward the riverbank. Two workers unbolted one end of the crate. The morning...
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A final screening of the Michael McCallum drama is followed by a night of music from the soundtrack with Graham Lindsey and Jen Sygit
March 18 2013
Wednesday, May 18 — The 2009 noir drama “Fairview St.” has won nine major awards and been accepted into 21 film festivals internationally since its release. The locally written and produced...
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The actress and MSU graduate makes her Williamston Theatre debut in 'Eleemosynary' this week
March 18 2013
With the maturity that Michelle Meredith displays in every role she plays, one could easily assume she is older than 22. Virtually typecast as mothers and grandmothers, Meredith is a graduate of Michigan...
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Meet two of the artists at this weekend's East Lansing Art Festival
March 18 2013
A college semester in Kenya brought East Lansing artist Dana Bustamante’s pen to life — along with her watercolors, oils and anything else that was lying around. One of seven Emerging Artists...
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Johnny Depp swaggers and staggers again as Captain Jack Sparrow in an OK 'Pirates' spinoff
March 18 2013
Friday, May 20 -- It used to be that supporting characters were the ones who landed spinoffs of hit shows. Remember how Rhoda and Phyllis went from being Mary Tyler Moore’s quirky friends to having...
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Meet three of the artists at this weekend's East Lansing Art Festival
March 18 2013
A college semester in Kenya brought East Lansing artist Dana Bustamante’s pen to life — along with her watercolors, oils and anything else that was lying around. One of seven Emerging Artists...
Multimedia: Art and entertainment for all ages at the 47th annual MSU arts and crafts show
March 18 2013
Wednesday, May 25 — On most summer days, a lazy mix of overfed squirrels and chubby river ducks can be found peacefully meandering the calm grounds of Michigan State University in the absence of...
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Lawrence M. Glazer's biography of former Michigan governor John Swainson wins an Independent Publisher Book Award
March 18 2013
Lawrence M. Glazer's "Wounded Warrior: The Rise and Fall of Michigan Governor John Swainson" has already won a Michigan Notable Book Award; now, the biography has been awarded an Independent Publisher...
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Augusta summer theater returns with rousing revue that celebrates its history and looks into its future
March 18 2013
AUGUSTA — “Holey moley!” veteran Barn Theatre star Eric Parker gasped as he surveyed the crowd for Tuesday evening’s “The Great Big Bar Show.” “We’re here...
Lansing Board of Water & Light spices up the weekend with 16th annual Chili Cook-Off
March 18 2013
Wednesday, June 1 — Pay no attention to the weather forecast: One way or another, downtown Lansing will be hot on Saturday. That's when the Lansing Board of Water & Light holds its 16th annual Chili...
Ingham County Bar Association hosts
March 18 2013
Wednesday, June 1 — Lawyers will step away from the courtroom and step up the stage to show off singing, standup comedy and more on Thursday at the Ingham County Bar Association's "Lawyers Got Talent"...
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March 18 2013
Influential Kansas City five-piece The Get Up Kids returned from a five-year hiatus in January with “There Are Rules,” the band’s fifth full-length album. Lansing fans can catch some...
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Singer-songwriter comes to East Lansing for an acoustic show in September
March 18 2013
Thursday, June 2 — In 2005, Jackson Browne released his Grammy-nominated "Acoustic, Vol. 1" CD. Three years later, he unveiled "Acoustic, Vol. 2." And now that another three years have passed, he's...
Author/poet Melissa Dey Hasbrook tells 'Stories About Turtle Island' Saturday at Everybody Reads Books and Stuff
March 18 2013
Author and poet Melissa Dey Hasbrook shares stories about what makes Michigan home in “Stories About Turtle Island” at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan...
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Verdehrs stay plugged into new classical music
March 18 2013
Monday, June 6 — Classical musicians are usually sneaky about playing new music. They might slip a teaspoon of it into an evening of Mozart, like a nurse sprinkling iron on an anemic widow’s...
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Genocya finally rolls out a debut CD, nine years after the band started
March 18 2013
Lansing’s long-running thrash/death stalwarts Genocya have finally released a real full-length album, “Ever Descent.” The band had a demo and an unreleased but reasonably easily obtained...
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Teen filmmakers get a lensful of frightening footage in the retro-creepy 'Super 8'
March 18 2013
Thursday, June 9 — Set in 1979, “Super 8” is a super-deluxe nostalgia trip, courtesy of writer-director J.J. Abrams and producer Steven Spielberg. Anyone adventurous enough to try to...
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With the priceless Leslie Hull leading the way, 'Gemini' finds high-decibel fun in Philly
March 18 2013
Friday, June 10 — Albert Innaurato’s personalized tragic-comedy ‘Gemini’ plays out in Italian-dominated South Philadelphia (although it could easily be transferred to Boston, the...