Michigan State University offers up double bill
Sept. 14 2011
Lammers is the director of “Return to the Upright Position,” a performance collaboration written in the six months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The show is half of a double-bill alongside...
'The Divine Sister' looks for laughs
Sept. 14 2011
“Sister” was written by Charles Busch, a Tony-winning playwright and female impersonator known for irreverent pop-culture-skewering shows like “Psycho Beach Party” and “Die!...
Renowned jazz saxophonist returns to Holt Performing Arts Center for concert, student workshops
Sept. 14 2011
“(Groove) was talking with our school board and asked to do a concert and workshop with our students,” M i l l e r s a i d , adding the district is preparing itself for the budget deficit....
Designers Claire and Shawn Buitendorp can count Katy Perry and Betsey Johnson among their fans
Sept. 14 2011
Although they just turned 21 in April, the pair has already graduated from LCC’s fashion design program, created a dress for singer Katy Perry and secured internships with designer Betsey Johnson...
Michigan author, journalist Susan Whitall tells the tragic tale of '50s and early '60s singer Little Willie John
Sept. 14 2011
Detroit writer and 1974 Michigan State University graduate Susan Whitall, who in her new book “Fever: Little Willie John: A Fast Life, Mysterious Death and the Birth of Soul,” makes the legend...
Fraud prince & Vulture shock
Sept. 14 2011
and he tells me he loves me and that I’m the only person for him. Well, my best girlfriend visited her brother, my boyfriend’s roommate, and returned with some real fun facts: Last year, my...
Sept. 14 2011
Dan Unkefer will perform a set of free music Saturday at Coffee & Friends Café in Central Park Plaza in Okemos. Unkefer established the group Free Rein in 1993, though he’s been playing guitar...
Fleetwood Diner is a haven for coffee lovers
Sept. 14 2011
Fleetwood Diner on Cedar St. looks like one of those Airstream trailers from the 1950’s with rounded edges, a low profile and a glinting chrome exterior. In reality the atmosphere is much more nuanced...
Sept. 14 2011
MIJO’S DINER Located near the Capitol City Airport, Mijo’s offers hearty breakfasts like the massive western omelet made with five eggs to satisfy the hungriest appetites. 5131 N. Grand River...
Andrew Kuo paintings are Broad Museum’s first art purchases
Sept. 7 2011
The diptych is dominated by two vivid sets of telescoping rectangles Kuo’s homage to the famous “Homage to the Square” series of paintings and prints by American artist and teacher Josef...
Lansing Art Gallery rolls out from ’Toledo to Detroit’
Sept. 7 2011
The Lansing Art Gallery has done similar exhibits in the past, such as one focusing on the Lake Superior area, but it’s unusual to have three artists all interpreting one theme, said Lansing Art...
Cancer survivors 'walk with dignity' in fashion show
Sept. 7 2011
Galvin, who serves on LEMATA’s board of directors, has been touched by cancer, having lost both her parents and her inlaws to the disease; her sister is a thyroid cancer survivor and will be one...
The Saturday event in Old Town features musical acts, dancing, a car show, food and a bit of history as well
Sept. 7 2011
Guerrero, of Lansing, is a member of Lansing for César E. Chávez, a volunteer organization first formed with a mission of “preserving the legacy of César E. Chávez through...
Stormfield Theatre scores again with ace production of Tom Stoppard’s comedy about World War I vets
Sept. 7 2011
In its second season, Stormfield Theatre is proving itself to be the little theater that can that is, they can produce high-quality shows that so transfix an audience that one easily forgets there is...
Electrifying drama 'Warrior' will knock you out
Sept. 7 2011
Tom Hardy’s brilliance had already brought him a faithful following in his native England by the time director Christopher Nolan cast him as the delightfully deceiver forgery expert in “Inception,”...
This is where you draw the spine & Wishful finking
Sept. 7 2011
I’m not invited to the wedding. Last spring, when we were broken up for three months, he had a fling with the bride’s friend. As a courtesy to the fling woman, I’m blacklisted. Last summer,...
A survey of Lansing musical landscape
Sept. 7 2011
Marsalis is headed to Wharton Center Sept. 22. He will perform with the prestigious Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The (London, England) Daily Telegraph called the group “the finest big band in...
Popular mystery authors Stephanie Pintoff and Louise Penny come to town Saturday
Sept. 7 2011
Mystery lovers get a double shot of love Saturday as two of the hottest mystery writers in North America visit Schuler Books & Music in the Meridian Mall for back-to-back presentations. Both are so good...
Cafes & Diners
Sept. 7 2011
Meridian Crossing Drive, Okemos. 6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. (517) 381-7437. www. gtpie.com. D, TO, P, OM, WIFI, $ Other locations at 1403 E. Grand...
Riverwalk Theatre's 'Annie' features more orphans than ever
Sept. 7 2011
“I’m very fortunate to have one of the funniest and most physically controlled actors around playing Miss Hannigan: Angela Dill,” Croff said. “She has this great, elongated form,...

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