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...
Feb. 15 2012
Fans of aggressive rockabilly and slow to mid-tempo rockin' may want to stop by Mac's Bar Thursday. Slim Chance & the Can't Hardly Playboys will rip through a set of outlaw-country originals and may throw...
Against the Grain
Feb. 15 2012
Against the Grain creates custom design interiors, using sustainable materials, and makes studio furniture, but there’s no strict line in the shop between designer and carpenter
Simone — daughter of the legendary Nina Simone — honors her mother´s musical legacy
Feb. 8 2012
People with no filial relation felt the same way. Nina Simone recast the Dylan song as a fragile ballad, dusted with harp and strings, suspended over a gritty gospel groove. She sealed the steal by changing...
What would you do if a stranger gave you $50?
Feb. 8 2012
Hoffman said he began thinking about the way people end up stressing out over their busy lives and end up only thinking about themselves
A cult movie from 1990 becomes a stage musical
Feb. 8 2012
Area audiences will have the chance to see something new — and yet perhaps familiar — when the Michigan State University Department of Theatre offers free performances of the semi-staged workshop...
Absolute Music series brings chamber music to Old Town gallery
Feb. 8 2012
Jazz and blues have been a staple in Old Town for some time now with the annual Lansing JazzFest, but one gallery is bringing classical music into the mix
Gallery 1212 presents work by 'the matriarch and patriarch of the art renaissance in Old Town,' Clif and Jane McChesney
Feb. 8 2012
In August 1966, Michigan State University Art Professor Clifton “Clif” McChesney went to Kyoto on a yearlong sabbatical with his two sons and his wife, Jane, a fashion illustrator and fellow...
For him and her
Feb. 8 2012
Remember back in grade school when Valentine’s Day was as simple as exchanging handmade cards and boxes of candy hearts? Somewhere between adolescence and adulthood, the simple romantic spirit of...
Splendid 'Shoes' finds humor — and horror —in the Old West
Feb. 8 2012
The stakes are higher and the situation more dire in Williamston Theatre’s world premiere of Joseph Zettelmaier’s “Dead Man’s Shoes.” By placing his character’s lives...
LCC musical examines the many facets of love
Feb. 8 2012
The show unfolds in a series of comic vignettes. “Every (actor) plays a different character every time, so that´s what makes it interesting,” said director Connie Curran. “It´s...
Despite a few star players, Holt-Dimondale's ‘Company’ doesn't work
Feb. 8 2012
Why would that be when you’re dealing with the work of a dominant artistic force like Sondheim and a potentially exciting (if somewhat dated) show like “Company?” And also, how can that...
Staged reading revisits sexual awakenings
Feb. 8 2012
Writer-producer Ken Davenport (“Altar Boyz”) read some of the stories, and thought they would make an interesting play. He compiled material from the website for the off-Broadway production...
Lolita Hernandez writes about living and working in the Rust Belt
Feb. 8 2012
If the Rust Belt had a capital city, it would be Detroit, where people have been making cars for more than 100 years. That may sound like a Clint Eastwood Super Bowl half-time ad, but Lolita Hernandez,...
Some unenchanted evenings & once you go Lewis Black…
Feb. 8 2012
My boyfriend lacks romantic ambition. In our two years together, we’ve never gone out to dinner someplace I can wear a dress and heels, and he never brings me flowers or does anything for our anniversary...
That's What's Up Apparel
Feb. 8 2012
In high school, it was Jeanette Taylor’s dream to own her own clothing line. That fantasy — with a few alterations — has become her career with the opening of That’s What’s...
Feb. 8 2012
Zydecrunch plays a melting pot of American music, fusing New Orleans R&B, Cajun, country two-steps and waltzes, Creole struts and blues-inspired rock‘n’roll. On Thursday, the band releases...

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