Lansing Community College’s WLNZ gives audiences the chance to see a live audio theater production
June 13 2012
It's been nearly 74 years since Orson Welles captivated listeners with the “War of the Worlds” radio show. The delivery was so convincing that some believed a violent Martian invasion was actually...
Forget the old AMC: Celebration! Cinema will turn the defunct Meridan 6 theater into Studio C!
June 13 2012
In Steve VanWagoner’s eyes, the shuttered AMC Meridian 6 Theatres complex could one day be an upscale cinema, with refreshments whipped up by chefs, plush stadium-style seating and possibly even...
June 13 2012
Friday, June 15 9 p.m. WHITE PARTY — Kick off Michigan Pride weekend at Michigan’s largest white-apparel-themed event, which begins at the Michigan Pride Festival Tent located at the corner...
Gay Okemos couple shares a lifetime of collecting with MSU and the community
June 13 2012
Mark Ritzenhein and Stephen Wilensky love to recall the afternoon in the early 1990s when they crossed the Yarlung River in a wooden boat, heading into Tibet, listening to the clicking of unsoftened yak...
The hip-hop/soul duo takes the stage Saturday at Pride
June 13 2012
Since 2006, God-des & She, a two-woman hip-hop duo, has been making a name for itself in the music world. The two were first noticed after an appearance on Showtimeeuro;s hit series euro;The L Wordeuro;;...
More than 20 years after he started it, Richard Ford unveils 'Canada'
June 13 2012
The hook: Joyce, Salinger, Twain, Vonnegut, Dickens — these are all authors we know by their last names. Each was also a master of the first line. Richard Ford’s “Canada” is likely...
Motherly Shove & Look What The Catty Dragged In
June 13 2012
Q: I am in my 20s and, for eight months, have been seeing a girl who might very well be “the one.” The problem is she wants to meet my mother, who is beyond controlling. She plays a game with...
June 13 2012
The Great Lakes Collective, a Lansing-based music collective, has a large roster of local talent, including Vanity, Oh Vanity, which plays (SCENE) Metrospace on Thursday. The keyboard-driven, “vintage...
Michigan Pride recognizes Daniel Campbell as Grand Marshal
June 13 2012
Daniel Campbell has been a gay rights activist for over 49 years, and says his work continues to go on. The Lansing Community College professor of cultural history has been chosen as grand marshal for...
Moe's Southwest Grill
June 6 2012
Last week, East Lansing got a taste of Georgia hospitality with the grand opening of Moe's Southwest Grill, an Atlanta-based burrito/taco/nacho franchise. The 12-year-old chain already has over 450 locations...
Scrapfest challenges teams to transform trash into eye-catching artwork
June 6 2012
Friedland Industries' scrap yard is filled with 9,000 pounds of abandoned scrap metal. To an average consumer, this may appear entirely worthless, even useless
The irreverent Penn Jillette talks about faith — or lack thereof
June 6 2012
Penn Jillette (best known as half of Penn and Teller, the sleight-of-hand showmen) visits the Hannah Community Center for a book talk and signing of his New York Times bestseller “God, No! Signs...
Michigan State University's summer theater season begins with kooky 'Macao' and a trilogy of folk tales
June 6 2012
Much of the action unfolds in locations like the Macao Surf and Turf Nightclub Gambling Casino, where characters such as the drifter Mitch Boonton ("I'm an expatriate American, 38 to 45, very masculine,...
Crackling chemistry energizes quirky comedy
June 6 2012
If the romantic comedy genre were basic macaroni and cheese, Jeff Daniels' "Apartment 3A" might be the labor-intensive recipe with lots of obscure ingredients. Fortunately, director Joseph Dickson, under...
Strong cast battles flimsy script in splashy 'Follies'
June 6 2012
Scaling down these humongous Stephen Sondheim musicals is like squeezing a Mini Cooper in the back of a Lincoln Navigator. Sure, it will fit, but it won't leave anyone much legroom. The production has...
Three-day festival features 40 musical acts
June 6 2012
However, during the 1940s and '50s, some of those hard-living songwriters traveled north to Michigan, often in search of work. One of those legendary bluesmen was Mississippi-born Big Bill Broonzy, who...
Michigan State University associate professor of acting receives Distinguished Professor award
June 6 2012
Rob Roznowski, Michigan State University associate professor of acting, was named Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year by the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan. The award recognizes...
Lansing glass artist spent last Friday at Business Leaders Briefing in Washington
June 6 2012
Plenty of people insist that nothing gets accomplished in Washington these days. Craig Mitchell Smith is not among them. The Lansing glass artist took a quick trip to the nation's capital last Friday to...
Kalamazoo native Richelle Mead parlays geekdom into a solid writing career
June 6 2012
The books by Kalamazoo native Richelle Mead are no different in their outside appearance, but inside you will find at least one remarkable variation: Vampires and humans don’t get it on. Yes, there...
We'll always have parasites
June 6 2012
Q: My boyfriend of two months is a gem, but his house is a horror. The fridge and bathroom are disgusting, and the whole place is seriously messy. There’s this eerie feeling that the house was formerly...

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