Tricky 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' revives a Cold War classic
March 18 2013
If you were mystified by “Memento” and driven to distraction by the mind games of “Inception,” just wait until you try to sort out “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” director...
Enjoy a 'Million Dollar' lunch — and a preview of the next Wharton Center musical
March 18 2013
Friday, Jan. 6 — If you wanted to have lunch with Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, you could consult a medium — or you could simply head over to the Christman Company...
Mid Michigan Photography Club helps aspiring shooters
March 18 2013
Photo enthusiasts have the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in photography at the Mid Michigan Photography Club’s 3rd Annual Free Photography Open House, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11...
NPR classical music showcase records at Western Michigan University Sunday
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Jan. 11 — Classical music fans looking for a day trip this weekend might want to consider heading to Kalamazoo for a taping of National Public Radio’s “From the Top.”...
Mac's Bar sends you back to the 1970s with a showing of the wonderfully cheesy 'KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park'
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Jan. 11 — Let’s be honest: Some movies are easier to watch if you have a few drinks close at hand. And one excellent case-in-point would be “KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park,”...
Derek Smith plays Hank Williams for a Williamston Theatre fundraiser Saturday
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Jan. 11 — No need to sing the blues when you can sing along to the ‘Honky Tonk Blues’ this weekend at Williamston Theatre, where Derek Smith is reprising his uncannily accurate...
A Sex Pistols reunion? A real estate auction? No one knows what Vacant is about — or where it will be
March 18 2013
Thursday, Jan. 12 — The framed poster in SoupSpoon Cafe features the image of a blindfolded tiger. "Expect Nothing" says the tagline at the bottom right-hand corner
MSU jazz studies director Rodney T. Whitaker honors Martin Luther King's legacy with “Jazz: Spirituals, Prayer and Protest”
March 18 2013
Thursday, Jan. 12 — The Michigan State University College of Music takes part in a campus-wide celebration commemorating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with “Jazz: Spirituals, Prayer...
Mayor Virg Bernero gets pumped up for April's Lansing Marathon
March 18 2013
Thursday, Jan. 12 — Lansing mayor Virg Bernero insists the inaugural Lansing Marathon, scheduled for April 22, will put Lansing “on the map in terms of health and economic development.”
Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah duel and duet in the proudly hokey 'Joyful Noise'
March 18 2013
"Joyful Noise" is set in one of those homey Georgia hamlets in which everyone over 35 is a country-fried Confucius, eagerly (and aggressively) dispensing the sort of wisdom that ought to come with a side...
Words wound as Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz tear into each other in the savagely funny 'Carnage'
March 18 2013
The clafoutis has turned into cobbler, the rum has been traded out for scotch, a couple of names have been changed (to protect the guilty?) and the action sometimes leaves the living room, but otherwise...
WILX's David Andrews prepares for a schedule shift on Monday
March 18 2013
Getting up early in the morning is nothing new for WILX news anchor David Andrews. He’s been married to WFMK-FM morning-show DJ Monica Harris for 24 years, and she’s been starting work before...
DeWitt photographer gets a showcase at Detroit Auto Show
March 18 2013
New, flashy cars aren’t the only eye-catchers being displayed at the Detroit Auto Show this year. Viewers will also get a chance to also see 40 large images of Michigan, all photographed by Michael...
Former MSU professor turns wood into artworks
March 18 2013
Professor-turned-wood-artisan Bruce Miller is Gallery 1212’s featured artist for the month of January and according, to gallery co-owner Donna Randall, Miller is anything but typical
Official opening is being scheduled for the fall
March 18 2013
The road to Broad just got a little longer: Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon announced this morning that the planned April 21 dedication date for the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum...
MSU grad Anton Armstrong conducts the 75-voice choir
March 18 2013
Thursday, Jan. 19 — “You only turn 100 once,” said Anton Armstrong, conductor of the St. Olaf Choir, which visits Wharton Center Jan. 29 as part of a tour celebrating the choir's centennial
'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' is a well-made, but ultimately unconvincing would-be tearjerker
March 18 2013
Stephen Daldry has something to brag about. Every one of the British-born director’s features to date — “Billy Elliot,” “The Hours” and “The Reader” —...
'The Artist': Get ready to cheer for a silent movie
March 18 2013
“I won’t talk! I won’t say a word!” vows actor George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) in a climactic scene in “A Russian Affair,” one of several movies-within-a-movie in director...
The Academy Award nominations include some solid choices and some mystifying slights
March 18 2013
Tuesday, Jan. 24 — There has never been — and will never be — a flawless crop of Academy Award nominations. But this year's roster, which was announced Tuesday morning, has more than...
A children's classic comes to life in “Are You My Mother?”
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Jan. 25 — P.D Eastman’s classic tale of one baby bird’s desperate search for her mother is brought to life in the original musical “Are You My Mother?,” as part...