Meet three of the artists at this weekend's East Lansing Art Festival
March 18 2013
A college semester in Kenya brought East Lansing artist Dana Bustamante’s pen to life — along with her watercolors, oils and anything else that was lying around. One of seven Emerging Artists...
Multimedia: Art and entertainment for all ages at the 47th annual MSU arts and crafts show
March 18 2013
Wednesday, May 25 — On most summer days, a lazy mix of overfed squirrels and chubby river ducks can be found peacefully meandering the calm grounds of Michigan State University in the absence of...
Lawrence M. Glazer's biography of former Michigan governor John Swainson wins an Independent Publisher Book Award
March 18 2013
Lawrence M. Glazer's "Wounded Warrior: The Rise and Fall of Michigan Governor John Swainson" has already won a Michigan Notable Book Award; now, the biography has been awarded an Independent Publisher...
Augusta summer theater returns with rousing revue that celebrates its history and looks into its future
March 18 2013
AUGUSTA — “Holey moley!” veteran Barn Theatre star Eric Parker gasped as he surveyed the crowd for Tuesday evening’s “The Great Big Bar Show.” “We’re here...
Lansing Board of Water & Light spices up the weekend with 16th annual Chili Cook-Off
March 18 2013
Wednesday, June 1 — Pay no attention to the weather forecast: One way or another, downtown Lansing will be hot on Saturday. That's when the Lansing Board of Water & Light holds its 16th annual Chili...
Ingham County Bar Association hosts
March 18 2013
Wednesday, June 1 — Lawyers will step away from the courtroom and step up the stage to show off singing, standup comedy and more on Thursday at the Ingham County Bar Association's "Lawyers Got Talent"...
March 18 2013
Influential Kansas City five-piece The Get Up Kids returned from a five-year hiatus in January with “There Are Rules,” the band’s fifth full-length album. Lansing fans can catch some...
Singer-songwriter comes to East Lansing for an acoustic show in September
March 18 2013
Thursday, June 2 — In 2005, Jackson Browne released his Grammy-nominated "Acoustic, Vol. 1" CD. Three years later, he unveiled "Acoustic, Vol. 2." And now that another three years have passed, he's...
Author/poet Melissa Dey Hasbrook tells 'Stories About Turtle Island' Saturday at Everybody Reads Books and Stuff
March 18 2013
Author and poet Melissa Dey Hasbrook shares stories about what makes Michigan home in “Stories About Turtle Island” at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan...
Verdehrs stay plugged into new classical music
March 18 2013
Monday, June 6 — Classical musicians are usually sneaky about playing new music. They might slip a teaspoon of it into an evening of Mozart, like a nurse sprinkling iron on an anemic widow’s...
Genocya finally rolls out a debut CD, nine years after the band started
March 18 2013
Lansing’s long-running thrash/death stalwarts Genocya have finally released a real full-length album, “Ever Descent.” The band had a demo and an unreleased but reasonably easily obtained...
Teen filmmakers get a lensful of frightening footage in the retro-creepy 'Super 8'
March 18 2013
Thursday, June 9 — Set in 1979, “Super 8” is a super-deluxe nostalgia trip, courtesy of writer-director J.J. Abrams and producer Steven Spielberg. Anyone adventurous enough to try to...
With the priceless Leslie Hull leading the way, 'Gemini' finds high-decibel fun in Philly
March 18 2013
Friday, June 10 — Albert Innaurato’s personalized tragic-comedy ‘Gemini’ plays out in Italian-dominated South Philadelphia (although it could easily be transferred to Boston, the...
'Hairspray' takes best musical; 'While We Were Bowling' wins best play
March 18 2013
The 2011 Pulsars were presented Monday evening at a ceremony held at Connxtions Comedy Club. The night featured selections from the nominated musicals, as well as an opening number — "Hell Block...
Verve Pipe, Tonic, Larry McCray among other additions to festival lineup
March 18 2013
LL Cool J has won Grammys, starred in TV's "NCIS: L.A.," written a fitness book and acted in such movies as "Last Holiday," "Deep Blue Sea" and "Charlie's Angels." Now he's got another title to add to...
Freddie Highmore and Emma Roberts make a winning couple in a pleasantly mellow comedy-drama
March 18 2013
Moviegoers who need a vacation from superheroes, explosions, sub-standard sequels and 3D headaches can find a bit of solace in “The Art of Getting By,” an easygoing comedy-drama that takes...
Two one-acts feature ghosts and unexpected guests
March 18 2013
The one-act plays “The Phantom of Pinchpenny Pond” by Cheryl Capshaw and “The Slumber Party” by Claire Boiko open tonight at Mid Michigan Family Theatre
A singles ad leads to apocalyptic troubles in a fine MSU Summer Circle Theatre comedy
March 18 2013
Coming on the heels of what recently turned out to be the pseudo-Rapture, Michiagn State University invites Summer Circle Theatre patrons to imagine a psycho-apocalypse, with the production of “Boom,”...
Director Jane Falion says the venerable musical is the perfect show for Summer Circle Theatre
March 18 2013
As director Jane Falion tells it, it’s not hard to understand why “The Fantasticks” has endured since its Off-Broadway debut in 1960. “It’s simply a beautiful show," Falion...
Annual Scrapfest challenges artists to turn something old into something amazing
March 18 2013
Wednesday, June 22 — What do you get when you cross 9,000 pounds of scrap metal with 18 teams of enthusiastic welders, artists and families? Aside from a healthy dose of upcycled art, you also form...

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