Istanbul transgender community on display at MSU photo exhibit
Feb. 6 2013
Stepping into a photo gallery at the Michigan State University Museum, a playful woman on a rooftop greets you. This is Filiz, a transgender in Istanbul
Daughter of civil rights icons: 'We have a moral obligation to help others'
Feb. 6 2013
"Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey" is an annual lecture series commemorating Black History Month. Three different speakers will be featured who have become icons of the African-American struggle...
Feb. 6 2013
Attempting to pronounce the acronym for the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference phonetically makes you sound like you're trying to summon an archaic deity of some sort. (Our...
'RuPaul’s Drag Race' star stops at Spiral
Feb. 6 2013
Before Latrice Royale was a world-famous, plus-sized drag queen and reality TV star, she was Timothy Wilcots, a child of the '70s growing up in Compton, Calif., just blocks away from gangsta rap legends...
Out & About
Feb. 6 2013
Need to step away from the conference for some grub or entertainment? We've got you covered — there's plenty to do in Lansing, East Lansing and Okemos this weekend. Here's a list of bars, restaurants,...
Williamston show examines eccentric post-9/11 nuclear family
Feb. 6 2013
How do we respond, how do we recover from a national trauma? "End Days," now playing at the Williamston Theater, shows the unfolding impact of the 9/11 experience on a nuclear family. Although there may...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Feb. 6 2013
Over the past three years The FunDubMentals have been playing its hybrid of reggae/dub/ska/roots music across the state. In 2010, they were voted "Best New Band" in the Northern Express Magazine. Friday,...
$1 million gift to MSU Jazz Studies program is a 'game-changer'
Jan. 30 2013
As seductive in college as it was in the clubs, jazz has long had the power to coax open a well-placed wallet, but a recent gift from the MSU Federal Credit Union to Michigan State University's Jazz Studies...
Jan. 30 2013
Things happening throughout the month
MSU exhibit mixes science and art
Jan. 30 2013
It's not often that art intersects with science, but on Sunday, visitors to the MSU Museum will be treated to an exhibit that's equal parts experiment and sculpture
Despite some missteps, Peppermint Creek musical still has energy
Jan. 30 2013
If the last Hispanic characters you remember from a Broadway musical are Maria and Bernardo from "West Side Story," "In the Heights" hopes to update your memory. "In the Heights" is a feast of styles and...
BBC Orchestra, Keith Lockhart brings high British melancholy to Wharton
Jan. 30 2013
Forget FDR and Churchill, Monty Python at the Hollywood Bowl or fond nods from Ronald Reagan to Margaret Thatcher. The "special relationship" between Britain and America was really cinched in 2002 when...
Jan. 30 2013
Gallery walk & other exhibitions
Local women's book club celebrates 50 years of literary greats
Jan. 30 2013
The Whitehills Book Club is unlike typical book clubs, which gravitate toward bestsellers and popular fiction. It's not because the women who compose the group, mostly residents of the Whitehills subdivision...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Jan. 30 2013
If you love poppy punk and football, you're in luck — this show doubles as a Super Bowl Party. For the past five years, Way to Fall has been steadily gigging and recording its brand of pop-core,...
Bulgogi Korean Cuisine
Jan. 23 2013
By my count, more than three dozen Asian restaurants operate in greater Lansing. That includes a wide range of Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Thai places — not to mention restaurants specializing...
Jan. 23 2013
There's a scene near the beginning of Act II of "Billy Elliot the Musical" when the 12-year-old title character (played by Ben Cook) has a vision of himself as a grown-up ballet dancer. As the lights dim...
Pink Floyd-themed concert coincides with leadership change at Happendance
Jan. 23 2013
Missy Lilje couldn't have planned it better if she had tried. She was recently named executive director for Happendance, the area's only self-sustained professional dance company, mere weeks before fulfilling...
Legendary TV, movie personality brings one-man show to Wharton
Jan. 23 2013
Scrolling through William Shatner's IMDb profile is like studying the pop culture fossil record — an assertion he all but confirms after I tell him, in a bold understatement, that he's had a long...
Peppermint Creek musical bridges a gap between cultures
Jan. 23 2013
Washington Heights is a neighborhood in the New York City borgough of Manhattan, known for its large Domincan population. This weekend, Peppermint Creek Theatre Co. is bridging the geographical and cultural...

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