Meridian Heritage Festival takes place Saturday
March 18 2013
Thursday, Sept. 22 — More than 2,000 people are expected to pour into Meridian Historical Village this Saturday for the Meridian Heritage Festival.The annual festival is hosted by the Meridian Township...
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Brad Pitt leads a winning team in the engaging 'Moneyball'
March 18 2013
You’re the general manager of a baseball team. Three of your most notable players are leaving at the end of the season and you’ve got to find replacements. Unfortunately, you don’t have...
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Michigan State University presents a strong double bill of dramas examining the aftermath of Sept. 11
March 18 2013
Monday, Sept. 26 — Remember Sept. 11, 2001? Not the divisive rhetoric that tirelessly evoked the date for political evasion or justification, or the shameless merchandising that recently reached...
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Painter Mina Greco Hall takes top prize in Lansing Art Gallery's 'City Streets' show
March 18 2013
Tuesday, Sept. 27 — When she first came to Michigan in the early 1960s, Mina Greco Hall found little in the way of an arts scene in Lansing. But after nearly five decades of teaching and painting...
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Annual Teddy Bear Picnic takes place Saturday at 4H Children's Garden
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Sept. 28 — If you go down to the Michigan 4H Children’s Garden Saturday, you’re sure of a big surprise — unless, that is, you’re prepared for the sixth annual...
One World One Future hosts an evening to raise awareness of the costs of human trafficking
March 18 2013
Thursday, Sept. 29 — Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Bradley Cooper and Mira Sorvino have all spoken out against it; now, you can help do something about it. A fundraiser to benefit victims of human...
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Beautifully balanced '50/50' reveals the lighter side of a life-threatening crisis
March 18 2013
In “50/50,” Adam Lerner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has to break some very bad news to his mother (Anjelica Huston) midway through dinner. There’s no easy way to start the discussion, but...
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Cooley Temple is one of the attractions of the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition’s Views of Lansing fundraiser
March 18 2013
Friday, Sept. 30 — The Greater Lansing Housing Coalition’s Views of Lansing fundraiser takes place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. After touring four buildings with optimal views of the Lansing skyline,...
Annual event raises funds for breast cancer patients and survivors
March 18 2013
Monday, Oct. 3 — Kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month by supporting patients in your community
Get pie-eyed at Capital Area Interfaith Respite’s Annual Autumn Pie Fest Saturday
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Oct. 5 — Enjoy some of the Lansing area’s most mouthwatering pies and get your fill of fall activities at the Capital Area Interfaith Respite’s Annual Autumn Pie Fest on Saturday....
Mid Michigan Family Theatre salutes a photojournalist who exposed the perils of child labor
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Oct. 5 — Important historical figures can sometimes be obscured and forgotten over time. But theater director Bill Gordon wants to make sure that doesn’t happen in Lewis Hine’s...
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George Clooney directs and co-stars in entertaining 'Ides of March,' but he gives the central role to Ryan Gosling
March 18 2013
This is a great year to be Ryan Gosling.The Canadian-born actor has had a rather phenomenal run of late, starting with the national release of "Blue Valentine" earlier this year, in which he and Michelle...
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Strong acting and weak singing make for a ‘pop opera’ that doesn’t always pop
March 18 2013
Friday, Oct. 7 — It was the best of musicals, it was the worst of musicals — and it lasted two-and-a-half hours. As the debut production of upstart theater company Touch Your Soul Productions,...
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The actress will discuss dealing with bi-polar disorder
March 18 2013
Monday, Oct. 10 — Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke shares her story of living with bi-polar disorder Wednesday as part of the Peckham Community Partnership Foundation Speaker Series. Duke speaks...
MSU professor Ron Dorr started writing about his life in 1961 — he's still doing it
March 18 2013
Editor's note: Ron Dorr is a Professor of Rhetoric and Humanities in the James Madison College at Michigan State University. Long before blogs or Facebook were invented, he was chronicling his life in...
Turn back the clock at 'Ragtime Festime' Friday
March 18 2013
Thursday, Oct. 10 — Ragtime is a dance genre that peaked in popularity in the early 1900s, until it was phased out by jazz. But it’s never gone completely out of style.The Mayflower Congregational...
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It's debatable whether or not we needed a new version of 'Footloose,' but director Craig Brewer's remake is energetic fun
March 18 2013
To the generation that grew up in the early days of MTV — a.k.a. back when the channel was still showing music videos instead of chronicling the travails of teen moms or celebrating the debauchery...
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Maureen Hirten, interim director since April, has been chosen for the job
March 18 2013
Thursday, Oct. 10 — Six months after being named interim director of the Capital Area District Library, Maureen Hirten has gotten the job. Hirten, formerly public services librarian at the CADL's...
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'ImaginOcean' splashes down at Wharton Center
March 18 2013
Tuesday, Oct. 18 — Take eight puppeteers, black-light effects, a bunch of UV-reactive puppets and you get "ImaginOcean," a family-oriented tale of fishy friends looking for underwater adventure....
Local filmmakers get showcases in Grand Rapids' Thriller! Chiller! festival
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Oct. 19 — Not long ago, Chadrick O’Maelmona and writing partner Matt Snitgen were discussing future projects and decided to try something new with vampires. “The recent over-saturation...