Feb. 29 2012
This particular gig showcases songs by Etta James, Koko Taylor, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. Fleming and Skory will be joined on stage by a couple of area jazz vocalists,...
Lansing Symphony falters and stumbles before standing and delivering during an uneven evening
Feb. 29 2012
Suddenly, the brass went off like a car alarm, leaving only visual evidence that the violins were still at work, playing intricate patterns. (Most music lovers could fill in the famous fiddlework mentally,...
Advances in technology may have sealed the fate of the art of letter writing
Feb. 22 2012
Think about how our lives have been enriched by the letters of Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, the Apostle Paul, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, C.S
Edward O'Ryan spent years preparing for his role in the Irish black comedy 'The Cripple of Inishmaan'
Feb. 22 2012
It’s common to hear actors complaining that they don't get as much work as they'd like. That's not Edward O'Ryan's problem, however
Cher and Christina won't be there, but there’s still a surplus of sexiness at Spiral's 'Total Burlesque'
Feb. 22 2012
The show featured De Ville, the master of ceremonies, doing a striptease and later an energetic dance performance; Michigan State University theater student Carolyn Rex sang and provided a choreographed...
MSU Museum's annual Chocolate Party is one sweet fundraiser
Feb. 22 2012
Valentine’s Day has gone, but the Michigan State University Museum’s 23rd annual Chocolate Party Benefit gives candy lovers another excuse to indulge their yen for sweets. Proceeds go toward...
Who gets the gold — and who gets the cold shoulder?
Feb. 22 2012
Sure things? For sure. Shocks? Distinctly possible. In other words, this year´s Academy Awards should be business as usual
Riverwalk Theatre presents a rousing celebration of golden oldies
Feb. 22 2012
But the original voices are not essential to spark these songs, as the fantastically talented and diverse cast of Riverwalk Theatre proves. If anything, these remakes typically exceed their original counterparts,...
Phil Sinder solos with the Lansing Symphony
Feb. 22 2012
But Sinder relishes the chance to exhibit the tuba's nobility and nuance. "People think it's a lumbering instrument, unable to function with others," Sinder said. "I've devoted a lot of energy to dispel...
Blogs and newspaper columns can sometimes turn into profitable books — if they manage to survive
Feb. 22 2012
The literary world is full of books that began as diaries, journals or caches of letters. "Marley & Me," the best-selling memoir by former newspaper columnist John Grogan, comes immediately to mind. Grogan...
Looking for the gaia next door & sperm limits
Feb. 22 2012
I'm an Occupy girl, age 45, into eco-shamanism and planetary consciousness stuff. I've mostly dated engineers with a playful side who initially seemed open to my interests but quickly became resentful...
Feb. 22 2012
Punk fans who dig the poppy-side of the spectrum may be in luck this Friday when pop-punk heavy hitters The Queers and The Ataris bring their tour to Mac's Bar. Opening the show is Far From Finished (from...
'War': What is it good for? Absolute escapism
Feb. 17 2012
A combination of star power and firepower can be a pretty good start when it comes to building a blockbuster, as the director known simply as McG demonstrated with his "Charlie's Angels" films almost a...
There’s more than meets the eye when Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo takes the stage
Feb. 15 2012
Since its inception in 1974, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo has been keeping the ballet world on its toes — male toes, that is. The all-male repertory company from New York continues its almost...
Crime thriller 'Slow Burn' is the latest film from Michael McCallum
Feb. 15 2012
"The idea for the film came from an approach to do a music video," McCallum said. "A musician in California, Enjae (whose music is in the film), asked us to direct a music video, but instead, it turned...
Comedian Mike Birbiglia turns pain into pleasure at Wharton Center
Feb. 15 2012
Professional storyteller/stand-up comedian Mike Birbiglia brings his hit one-man show, "My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend," to the Wharton Center Sunday. His
Six actors serve up 20 varieties of love at LCC
Feb. 15 2012
Up close and personal, in your face and immediate—the Black Box stage at Lansing Community college, one of the most intimate theater spaces in town, is the perfect venue for a tender play about love...
Former 'Insomniac' hell-raiser ages ungracefully at Connxtions
Feb. 15 2012
The Long Island native is largely known for staggering through a different town every week in his influential reality show, "Insomniac with Dave Attell," which aired on Comedy Central from 2001 to 2004
New book finds the Tuskegee Airmen fighting overseas and at home
Feb. 15 2012
The death of President Franklin Roosevelt on April 12, 1945, eclipsed a lesser-known American tragedy that happened the same day. When 101 African American pilots, navigators and bombardiers refused to...
Dim and her & I'm with Cupid
Feb. 15 2012
I'm having a whirlwind romance with a man I met online on Thanksgiving. I moved across the country to live with him on December 20, and we’re now building a life together. The problem is I have...

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