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...
'Ink Trails' follows famous and not-so-famous Michigan writers
July 25 2012
They hailed from Benzonia, Elk Rapids, Saline, Hudson, Harbert, Grass Lake and numerous other whistle stops between Marquette and Monroe
July 25 2012
The debut seven-track EP by a new local "post art pop" band, Language, will be released Thursday at Mac's Bar. Language, which features Chris Minarik (guitar/vocals), Bobby Sullivan (guitar/synth) and...
Biggby, Mikho's
July 18 2012
When Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee closed, the owners issued a release blaming sluggish sales on a lack of adjacent retailers in the Stadium District, which prompted their decision to leave after four...
Broad Art Museum's Summer Annex hosts music and film events
July 18 2012
There has not been much music in the former Chrome Cat space since the bar closed last year. That will change Thursday during "Dollar-Bin DJ Night," one of the Broad Art Museum’s summer events in...
Vacant 2 event mixes revitalization with recreation
July 18 2012
"Expect nothing" is the catch phrase for Vacant, a project that is centered on "taking something empty and filling it," according to Suban Nur Cooley, founder of the Vacant Lansing events
Broad Art Museum sets a Nov. 9 dedication date
July 18 2012
"Yes, finally!" said founding director Michael Rush, with a laugh. "It seems every day there are dramatic changes, and we will be fully ready and installed by then — probably, we’ll be ready...
Lansing Community College cast tackles a whimsical Thornton Wilder story
July 18 2012
"He ends up in Newport, R.I., because he wants to find adventure," explained Andy Callis, who is directing Matthew Burnett's dramatization of "Theophilus North" for Lansing Community College's Summer Stage...
East Lansing Film Society previews acclaimed drama
July 18 2012
The East Lansing Film Society hosts a free sneak preview of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" at 7 p.m. Thursday at East Lansing's Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. The film is scheduled to open locally...
Williamston Theatre catches another 'Tuna'
July 18 2012
There's a reunion on the Williamston Theatre stage as well: Actors Aral Gribble and Wayne David Parker are once again playing a cross-section of the Tuna population (some 20 kooky characters in all) in...
MSU grad Allison Leotta uncovers the world of call girls in 'Discretion'
July 18 2012
Leotta appears at 7 p.m. Thursday at Schuler Books & Music in Okemos
Short story contest challenges authors to build a story around a bookstore
July 18 2012
The Lansing area has two locations of Schuler Books & Music, an independently owned chain that´s been in operation for 30 years, and two used book stores, Curious Book Shop and Archives Book Shop....

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