'Rockin' the '80s' is the theme of BWL Cook-off
May 30 2012
Organizers say that´s how much chili will be dished out between 4 and 9 p.m. Approximately 50 different kinds of chili are scheduled to be served, ranging from hot to mild to wild. Soft drinks, beer...
Valu Land
May 23 2012
When the L&L Food Center on the corner of Saginaw and Waverly closed in late 2010, Lansing’s West Side lost a vital neighborhood resource. Two weeks ago, Valu Land opened in that location, creating...
Attention to detail is essential for the 'Quidam' touring crew
May 23 2012
The magical world of a child’s imagination can capture the hearts of an audience faster than an acrobat can do a backflip. But when Cirque du Soleil combines that youthful fantasy with $1 million...
Williamston Theatre's 'Understudy' finds comedy amid chaos
May 23 2012
“It’s the most upsetting job in the world,” he said in a phone interview last week. He recalled understudying Evan Pappas, the lead in a 1993 production of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David/Neil...
Purple Rose's 'Buffalo' mixes domestic discord with the spirit world
May 23 2012
The Purple Rose theater lights go dark. There is a moment of silence, followed by the sharp crack of a thunderbolt. Seconds later, strobe-lightning reveals movement: a writhing, convoluted Native-American...
Annual Cristo Rey Fiesta celebrates Hispanic culture
May 23 2012
In the summer of 1979, people were reading "The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet" and Peter Benchley's "The Island," watching Sigourney Weaver in "Alien" and Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal in "The Main...
The summer movie season is off to a startling start
May 23 2012
More superheroes equal more money. By the end of the week, “The Avengers” — which brings together Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain...
You can take a vacation through reading this season
May 23 2012
Thanks to a potential Eurozone meltdown, Greece is in the news nearly every day. But in the 1960s Greece was in the throes of a terrifying military dictatorship, and Natalie Bakopoulos’ “The...
May 23 2012
The Barn Theatre in Augusta kicks off its 66th season Tuesday with the latest edition of “The Great Big Bar Show.” The cabaret-style performance takes place in the Rehearsal Shed Lounge and...
May 23 2012
Q: I asked my boyfriend for his email password so I could look at a message he’d mentioned. He grabbed my laptop and said he’d log in and forward it to me. He is a good guy and has never given...
May 23 2012
O'Death, People´s Temple, plurals at Mac's O’Death is a Brooklyn-based alt-country band that combines folk, bluegrass, and indie music into a distinctive style of Americana music. On May 30,...
'Quidam' bus tour visits area locations
May 18 2012
The circus will be coming to town early this week, but there won’t be a trumpeting elephant or dancing bear to be found. In fact, there won’t even be a tent to accompany this traveling attraction....
Zany 'Red Velvet' is a country-fried crowd pleaser
May 17 2012
“I’ll tell you exactly how, Miss Sour Britches! Oh, I’m hosting this reunion all right, and it’s gonna be the best one in Verdeen family history. And it’ll be a really good...
Potter House tour meanders through the halls of history
May 16 2012
“There are some Catholics who won’t come inside because exorcisms were performed in the house,” he said with a grin. Potter House, one of the city’s biggest and most idiosyncratic...
WKAR music series has a new performance space and a different look: It will now be in high-definition
May 16 2012
Zeko announced the series will be taping its first four episodes June 26 and 27 at the Albert White Performing Arts Theater in the Hannah Community Center instead of WKAR-TV’s Studio A of the Michigan...
East Lansing Art Festival celebrates its 49th year
May 16 2012
More than 200 artists from across North America — including 14 from the Lansing area — will display and sell their work at the 49th Annual East Lansing Art Festival. The two-day event showcases...
Pianist steals Lansing Symphony season finale
May 16 2012
Big symphonies by titans like Mahler and Sibelius evoke a similar shiver in some listeners, no matter how good the orchestra — or the biscuits — are. To take Lansing’s symphony lovers...
May 16 2012
Even if its Motown days are long over, Detroit is forever characterized by the joyous melodies of artists such as the Jackson 5, the Temptations and the Supremes
'Boogie Stomp!' rocks Stormfield Theatre
May 16 2012
Mixing historic commentary with solos and duets that demonstrate a flexibility of flying fingers, Bob Baldori and Bob Seeley demonstrate a rapid-fire virtuoso versatility, moving effortlessly from one...
Louise Krug's dreams of a glamorous career were curtailed by a crisis
May 16 2012
Louise Krug had just started her dream life with a college degree, a new job, glam clothes, a wonderful and handsome boyfriend and a magazine assignment chasing Britney Spears. She was looking forward...

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