Frenzied quick-change extravaganza sets Grand Ledge stage on fire
Aug. 8 2012
For those of us who have vague recollections of the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock movie "The 39 Steps," rest assured that this is not a stage version of that movie
Lansing hosts major disc golf tournament
Aug. 8 2012
Those metal baskets with dangling chains you may see at the local public park are not trashcans or weird barbecue grills
Inaugural beer and music festival fell short of expectations
Aug. 8 2012
There is more than enough room for improvement for the Michigan Rock N Brew festival after last weekend's bust of a maiden voyage. It was a first-year festival — and you could definitely tell
LCC's Community Dance Project brings dance to the masses
Aug. 8 2012
Modern dance showcases aren't known blockbusters in the entertainment world, but that's not stopping a group of nearly two dozen choreographers from attempting an epic feat of synergistic pageantry
Author Michael Poore provides some damned good summer reading
Aug. 8 2012
Michael Poore must have had a devil of a good time writing his debut novel "Up Jumps the Devil" about a modern-day Lucifer on the make for souls
Aug. 8 2012
Bomb the Music Industry! (BtMI), a New York-based DIY musical collective led by songwriter and producer Jeff Rosenstock, returns to Mac's Bar Wednesday for an early, all-ages concert hosted by Fusion Shows
Penn Station East Coast Subs, Culber's and Los Tres Amigos
Aug. 1 2012
Since Jared Fogle introduced the world to the Subway diet 12 years ago, the fast-food industry has been scrambling to duplicate the quick-and-healthy model without losing its core indulgers
Etienne Charles and John Douglas trumpet this weekend's JazzFest
Aug. 1 2012
On June 5, U.S. Rep. Howard Berman of California recognized the Trinidad-born trumpeter and Michigan State University professor for his "musical contributions to nationals of the Republic of Trinidad...
East Lansing sweetens the pot for photo contest
Aug. 1 2012
Between the bustling Michigan State University campus, the yearly round of music and art festivals and the serenity of the surrounding farmland, there is a lot of eye candy to be found around East Lansing....
After a last-minute cancellation last year, Michigan Rock N Brew organizers try again
Aug. 1 2012
As Ted Wilson sits in his East Michigan Avenue office wrapping up a late-evening meeting about the Michigan Rock 'N Brew Festival he’s organizing, the DIY promotional method he's implementing proves...
Riverwalk's 'Baby' teaches without preaching
Aug. 1 2012
The script is a good choice to educate audiences about how children deal with grief. It is touching without being preachy and balances tragedy with appropriate humor.
Over the Ledge presents a Hitchcockian farce
Aug. 1 2012
Combine the suspense of an Alfred Hitchcock thriller with the allure of a 1930s spy story; perform it in the comedic style of Monty Python and you have Over the Ledge Theatre Co.'s "The 39 Steps."
Kirk Douglas recalls a watershed epic
Aug. 1 2012
One morning in junior high school, I walked into class and saw a film-noir scene chalked in painful detail on the blackboard. I was stumbling down an alley, bleeding and clutching my stomach, with a huge...
Aug. 1 2012
Genuine alt-country and psychobilly fans may want to check out Slim Cessna’s Auto Club when it stops at Mac's Bar Thursday
Maru Sushi & Grill
July 25 2012
This will be the third location for the 4-year-old Okemos-based sushi restaurant, following Maru's forthcoming expansion in Grand Rapids, which is scheduled to open within the next six weeks
Cheap Girls celebrates five years in the Chevy van
July 25 2012
The rigorous tour regimen started not long after the band began garnering buzz for its 2008 debut LP, "Find Me a Drink Home." The band plays its five-year anniversary show Friday at Mac’s bar
Riverwalk Theatre and Ele's Place collaborate on 'Getting Near to Baby'
July 25 2012
Despite its title and cast of several child actors, Riverwalk Theatre's "Getting Near to Baby" is not a children's show. Set in a small town in 1967, the play deals with a child’s ability to overcome...
Eclectic Eric Darius tops smooth jazz bill in Holt
July 25 2012
"He is high, high energy — from start to finish," Wilson said. "I don’t know how he blows on a saxophone like that for over an hour. People are going to be shocked by his performance."
Sandra Seaton's 'The Will' delves into race, family, power and music
July 25 2012
Seaton conceived the Civil War drama on a trip to her native Tennessee. While studying public records relating to the African-American post-slavery experience, she examined her family's history and discovered...
Two actors play a whole town in Williamston's dazzling 'Red, White & Tuna'
July 25 2012
In this case, as with last year's "Greater Tuna," that cast is Aral Gribble and Wayne David Parker. While director John Lepard is plenty skilled and accomplished, working with Gribble and Parker must make...

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