Feb. 8 2012
On a sunny afternoon in mid-March, with snow melting all around, I biked past my little inamorata’s house, giving the usual sideways-eye when she appeared at the gate and beckoned me into the backyard....
The search continues for first-class dining in Lansing
Feb. 2 2012
Many of us seem to have an assembly-line mentality when it comes to dining out, and perhaps that’s understandable in a car town: We want to eat cheap, fast and in vast quantities. Maybe it’s...
'Addams Family' haunts the Wharton Center
Feb. 2 2012
It´s yet another adaptation of the Charles Addams cartoons, this time for the Broadway stage. But this show is hardly a reanimated sellout. It is mostly funny and highly entertaining for its target...
Mid Michigan Family Theatre offers 23 one-acts over two weekends
Feb. 2 2012
Thursday, Feb. 2 — Short shows about dreams, eating disorders, recycling, adoption and other issues will be presented during the Mid Michigan Family Theatre’s Actors Showcase Feb. 10-12 and...
Everyone gets a chance to be part of the chorus in annual Singing Festival
Feb. 1 2012
Each year the Ten Pound Fiddle hosts the Mid-Winter Singing Festival, along with help from “song leaders,” who keep things moving from the stage. All skill levels are welcome to show up, grab...
Leslie Hull bids farewell to MSU by taking on Bertolt Brecht's 'Mother'
Feb. 1 2012
The Michigan State University Theatre production of Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children” utilizes the same English translation by Tony Kushner (“Angels in America”)...
Cronenberg tackles 'Dangerous' material with style
Feb. 1 2012
Jung´s patient will become his secret lover, which jeopardizes his personal and professional relationship with his mentor, Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen). But when Freud and Spielrein finally meet,...
Romance is a laughing matter in 'vaudeville' show
Feb. 1 2012
From the props to the physical farce, the show is a throwback to traditional vaudeville styles, spiced up with modern-day sexual politics
Chad DeKatch heads up the ensemble cast of Sondheim's 'Company'
Feb. 1 2012
When the lights come up on the Holt Dimondale Community Players’ production of “Company,” it will be the realization of a dream for its star, Chad DeKatch
A true story inspired Joseph Zettelmaier´s Western
Feb. 1 2012
In 1881, outlaw George Parrott was hanged for the murder of two law enforcement officers in Wyoming. After his death, Drs. Thomas Maghee and John Eugene Osborne took Parrot’s body to study his "criminal...
Purple Rose Theatre drama is a solid triumph
Feb. 1 2012
It takes a singer with a great voice to bring out the complexities of a well-composed opera. Likewise, it takes an actor with great range to project the nuances of a well-written script
Feb. 1 2012
Absolute Gallery "The World of Mike," a showcase of artwork of artist Mike Scieszka. Reception: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 1632...
Former City Pulse writer Chris Galford ventures into a fantasy world
Feb. 1 2012
"The Hollow March," published late last year, is an adult fantasy novel, the first in Galford’s "The Haunted Shadows" series. It introduces the fictional Idasian Empire, a society threatened by war...
Shove thy neighbor & idle worship
Feb. 1 2012
Reality, like angry little dogs, often bites. Every day, I wake up wishing for home-invasion housecleaners. But, as much as both Nature and I abhor a vacuum, at a certain point, I have to pull one out,...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Feb. 1 2012
For all the local rock scene folks who have an urge to do something positive for those in need, the Benefit for The Greater Lansing Food Bank at Mac’s Bar may be the ticket
Vine and Brew
Feb. 1 2012
The latest liquor store in the area is more than just a convenience store. Local craft beers, Michigan-grown foods, international wines and more are available at Vine & Brew in Okemos
Morticia gets in touch with her inner diva in the 'Addams Family' musical
Jan. 25 2012
Sara Gettelfinger, who plays Morticia Addams, says the script plays up the morbid humor in the family’s relationships, tendencies, activities and connections to the outside world that has made the...
Renovated East Lansing Food Co-op hosts a grand reopening celebration Sunday
Jan. 25 2012
The East Lansing Food Co-op is looking good these days, thanks largely to extensive renovations that took a year to come to fruition
Photographer Curtis Miller brings his spare vision of the Great Lakes to Lansing Art Gallery
Jan. 25 2012
Many of the pictures, on display at Lansing Art Gallery through February, record Miller’s solo backcountry trips to the shores of Lake Superior in the off-season. With no human in sight, sheets of...
Two actors show off the many comic faces of love in Stormfield Theatre’s ‘Romantic Fools’
Jan. 25 2012
Rich Orloff’s play depicts the perils of blind dates, regular dates, marriage and even orgies. This “PG-15” play, as Roznowski describes it, features 12 sketches with actors Roger Ortman...

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