Author discusses ‘Dracula’ Thursday
Nov. 2 2011
Before Edward Cullen and True Blood, there was Dracula, the terrifying blood-sucker from Transylvania. A young Jane Congdon was fascinated by his tale and developed a desire to tour the land of the famous...
When two couples clash, brutal laughs result in Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s ‘God of Carnage’
Nov. 2 2011
By CHRISTOPHER HORB We seem to live in an age when uncouth behavior is showcased and celebrated across the reality-TV spectrum and audiences can t get enough of it. It s clear there is fun to be had in...
A bombed Johnny Depp bombs with moviegoers
Nov. 2 2011
If you re Angelina Jolie, you can get the financing to direct In the Land of Blood and Honey, a love story set against the backdrop of the Bosnian war, featuring such major box office magnets as Goran...
Can some Spanish flavor spice up ‘West Side Story’? Si, se puede, says one of the tour’s stars
Nov. 2 2011
West Side Story written by Arthur Laurents, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim was first performed in 1957, and in the 50-plus years since then, much of the original...
Theater vet Joe Dickson launches a new company
Nov. 2 2011
By TOM HELMA Some people wish, some people dream, others take action. Joe Dickson acts. He also directs, handles lighting and sound, is on the Lansing Civic Players board of directors and is in the process...
Theater company faces challenges ranging from budgeting concerns to fixing up its facilities
Nov. 2 2011
To help circle the wagons, Thatcher has enlisted rope-twirling humorist Will Rogers, played by Chicago theater luminary Kevin McKillip. The one-man show will replace David Mamet s Race as Stormfield...
Jim Harrison shares poetry and mystery
Nov. 2 2011
A conversation with Jim Harrison is like opening a box of Cracker Jacks. You get to nibble through the delightful crisp kernels knowing a prize awaits: You just won t know what it is until you get there
Flee circus & Between a walk and a hard place
Nov. 2 2011
Q: I have a good relationship with my boyfriend of a year except for how he Amy alkon ignores me when he s stressed. The first time this happened, he disappeared for a week and didn t respond to texts...
Nov. 2 2011
(SCENE) hosts one-man-indie-band For those looking for an eclectic mix of rock and indie sounds, (SCENE) Metrospace hosts Commodore Cosmos (a Lansing-area rock duo), Scott Nelson and a return appearance...
Disguised dogs compete in annual costume contest
Nov. 2 2011
Despite chilly weather, over 100 dog owners squeezed into registration lines for the event. WLMI-FM host Tim Barron hosted the competition and the Wag N Tails Pet Resort company handed out free dog treats...
Lansing Symphony rolls out a pair of blockbusters Saturday
Oct. 31 2011
This symphony preview is so erudite you have to take an entry quiz. Match the adjectives in Line A with the nouns from Line B:A. Sacred/secular.B. Gothic cathedral/ Mentos and Diet Coke.If you drew diagonal...
Riverwalk’s ‘Conspiracy’ is a historical horror story
Oct. 26 2011
As director James W. Houska said in his welcome last Saturday night, “Conspiracy” is not a show to be enjoyed. It is, however, an important event in history that people should experience and...
‘Gattaca’: Looking back at a vision of the future
Oct. 26 2011
New Zealand-born writer-director Andrew Niccol built his career on thoughtful dramas with science-fiction elements, such as Jim Carrey’s “The Truman Show,” in which a man spends his entire...
Canine costumes return to Old Town Friday
Oct. 26 2011
The tradition continues Friday in Old Town, with Barron, WLMI’s Melik Brown and WLNS meteorlogist Jake Dunne doing the judging. Doggie Trick or Treat begins at 4 p.m., followed by the contest at...
His chart-topping ‘Duets II’ CD includes teamings with Lady Gaga, John Mayer and the late Amy Winehouse
Oct. 26 2011
“Do you have his new CD yet?” one asked her friends. “It’s so great!” another chirped. “I can’t wait to see him. Did you get tickets already?” If the face...
A local photography group honors its late leader
Oct. 26 2011
Knoblock, 47, was the owner of Lansing IT, a consulting firm that works primarily with small businesses. A master of all things Apple and “i-things,” Knoblock helped Brown with computer issues...
City Pulse editor scores with cancer memoir
Oct. 26 2011
No not “battle.” That noun isn’t Sanford’s style, nor are adjectives like “heroic” or “triumphant.” If you read Sanford’s sardonic City Pulse film...
Day of the Dead event attacks homophobia
Oct. 26 2011
“El dia de los Muertos,” as it is traditionally known, is a festival in which families remember their ancestors who have passed away. This year’s theme is homophobia awareness, and events...
’Ghostwriters’collects spooky stories from authors around the state
Oct. 26 2011
Kasischke, who contributed the story “Ghost Anecdote,” says she personally She said she was also impressed by the 27-year-old writer Elizabeth Schmuhl from St. Joseph, whose short story “Belief”...
Whiff the wrong man
Oct. 26 2011
Apparently, taking the pill can cause the “wrong” man to smell good to you a man you might not be into once you’re off the pill. Unfortunately, I experience severe mood swings when I’m...

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