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...
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”)...

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