Silver Bells in the City rings in holiday season for downtown Lansing
Nov. 16 2011
Silver Bells in the City had humble beginnings, according to coordinator Mindy Biladeau, who says it started with a few people singing Christmas carols around the state Christmas tree. On the third year,...
Sugar-sweet ‘Stratagem’ is zestfully played, but the fun goes on too long
Nov. 16 2011
Michigan State University s Department of Theatre s production of The Beaux Stratagem is a sweet comedy of errors that reminds one of Brach s Neapolitan Sundaes candies found in the bulk candy...
Capital Area Blues Society and Greater Lansing Food Bank join forces for a fundraiser
Nov. 16 2011
As Lansing residents prepare to stuff their turkeys and mash their potatoes, local charities will be collecting donations for the area s poor and hungry. To celebrate the season of giving, two local...
Nov. 16 2011
W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan s comic operetta The Pirates of Penzance was written in 1879. That presents a few challenges for the Michigan State Opera cast, according to director Melanie Helton
Republished 1965 novel still has much to say about Indian law
Nov. 16 2011
Voelker, who spent most of his life in the Upper Peninsula, also creates a window into the customs and language of the Cornish mining community around Ishpeming, where he lived
Snorting hope & You’ve got stale
Nov. 16 2011
Some women do volunteer work; some women date it. You and your boyfriend are a classic combination, the drug addict and the enabler. Addict behavior is immature brat behavior throwing over tomorrow to...
Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts drops vinyl LP
Nov. 16 2011
Jake Simmons, one of two songwriting talents behind the now-defunct West Michigan indie band Dead Scene Radio, is back with his new band, Jake Simmons and the Little Ghosts. The band plays an all-ages...
Czech photographer reveals the colors of a carnival in MSU exhibit
Nov. 9 2011
On Death and Horses and Other People, the Michigan State University Museum s new show within Mask: Secrets and Revelations features photos of masked attendees at the Masopust carnival in Roztoky,...
The laughs are lacerating in wonderfully played ‘God of Carnage’
Nov. 9 2011
Originally written in Review French and translated by Christopher Hampton, Carnage was a major success in Zürich, Paris, London and New York
Kevin McKillip ropes you in as the wisecracking, lasso-twirling Will Rogers
Nov. 9 2011
As the late humorist/cow- boy/actor and all-around celebrity, Kevin McKillip pays tribute to Rogers in his self-com- posed one-man show, Will Rogers: An American Original at Stormfield Theatre. Rogers...
Over The Ledge Theater debuts with a compelling production of ’The Guys’
Nov. 9 2011
Those who saw Michigan State University Theatre Department s Two 9/11 Plays in September may find The Guys to be slow and sedate. In actuality the pieces complement each other well. The MSU plays were...
’Stratagem’ follows two foppish fortune-hunters
Nov. 9 2011
Wes Haskell, a third-year master of fine arts student at Michigan State University, says The Beaux Stratagem is a step away from the kinds of guys he usually portrays. I tend to play the "nice guy-next-door"...
Powerful ‘Shrike’ explores malicious mind games
Nov. 9 2011
Set designer Fred Englegau has created a great, seemingly soothing yet sinister mental hospital ward that is as seriously anal-retentive and super-organized as a Martha Stewart Thanksgiving dinner table,...
Lansing Symphony brass brings it for Bruckner
Nov. 9 2011
Saturday s big surprise wasn t the finely wrought, seamless, muscular performance of Bruckner s Fourth the symphony delivered. By now, we re used to seeing music director Timothy Muffitt and the LSO deliver...
Lansing Area AIDS Network hosts seventh annual Red Ribbon Gala
Nov. 9 2011
Nonprofits have weathered some difficult challenges in the past decade, and the Lansing Area AIDS Network is no exception. Jacob Distel, executive director of LAAN, says the annual Red Ribbon Gala is an...
Library of Michigan wraps up its sale of 75,000 out-of-circulation volumes
Nov. 9 2011
Since midsummer, the Library of Michigan has been selling more than 75,000 books that were no longer deemed essential for library collections at the state s online auction site (mibid.bidcorp.com). The...
Slipping beauty & Adjusting the shudder
Nov. 9 2011
Q: I’m in a great relationship of seven months. My boyfriend and I never get sick Amy alkon of each other. We respect each other and are there for each other, and we talk very openly, even when...
MSU cultural festival kicks off International Education Week
Nov. 9 2011
Bring your questions, bring your friends and bring a little money for lunch, said Peggy Arbanas, co-director of the festival and MSU international student adviser. Lunch features international cuisine...
Restored Oscar-winning 1961 film screens tonight
Nov. 9 2011
For non-singer and non-dancer Natalie Wood, making West Side Story was such a grueling experience that she almost bowed out of the production. She felt bullied by director Robert Wise. She also had qualms...
Touring cast freshens up classic ’West Side Story’
Nov. 9 2011
Translating Stephen Sondheim lyrics into Spanish sounds like an experiment destined to end in disaster. But, for the most part, the slightly revised West Side Story at Wharton Center works extremely...

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