Parents plot to sell their kids in caustic comedy 'Gingerbread House'
Sept. 21 2011
Brian (Brian de Vries) and Stacey (Marianne Chan) have discovered that raising their two children has not been quite as satisfying as they had hoped it would be and it’s gotten in the way of their...
Broken hearts, shattered lives and fractured dialogue combine in Peppermint Creek's two-character drama
Sept. 21 2011
That staccato style blended with the thematic, twisted love story intrigued director Lela Ivey back when Chad Badgero first presented her with the script
If you want to get 'Footloose,' you're in the right town
Sept. 21 2011
In my day, it was all about Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer and John Lithgow; in the 2011 version, Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough and Dennis Quaid have taken on the lead roles. When it comes to remakes, it’s...
Guest violinist Schmidt graces an often spellbinding LSO concert
Sept. 21 2011
Conductor and music director Timothy Muffitt’s first concert blended the wellknown greatness of Beethoven and Saint-Saens with a touch of the new by kicking off the program with Pulitzer-winning...
Naughty nuns kick the habit in salacious spoof 'Divine Sister'
Sept. 21 2011
Audiences be warned: Lansing Civic Player’s season opener “The Divine Sister” is a perverse, expletive-laden, alacritous satire of sisters from stage and cinema
Sept. 21 2011
What is there about this small East Coast state that captivates the country? What makes people yearn for the seriously mean streets of this urban-industrial corridor that parallels the Hudson River? Is...
Sept. 21 2011
“This isn’t ‘Mamma Mia’ with ABBA’s hit music infused into a piece of fiction. With a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, ‘Jersey Boys’ is a real story about...
That witch does not kill us & Can't twin 'em all
Sept. 21 2011
fiancee he broke up with six months ago and aren’t too happy about him seeing me. His 19-year-old half sister actually contacted me on Facebook, told me to “watch my back,” and made some...
Sept. 21 2011
Meatmen’s Tesco Vee will be belting out some offbeat lyrics Sunday night. The Meatmen makes its only Lansing appearance in 2011 on Sunday at The Loft, when the band plays an early, all-ages show....
Lansing Symphony Orchestra's new season starts with an often-spellbinding concert with guest violinist Giora Schmidt
Sept. 19 2011
Monday, Sept. 19 — It’s the first concert of the new season. You might expect cobwebs. You might expect the orchestra to be like the students at Michigan State University: willing to play,...
Sept. 15 2011
“I had already done dance, comedy, puppetry, magic; now I wanted to make it all sexy,” Bouche said. “So each number has a sexy edge to it in some way.” He accomplished this through...
Symphony opener brings back violinist Giora Schmidt
Sept. 14 2011
In March of last year, Lansing Symphony maestro Timothy Muffitt and 29-year-old violinist Giora Schmidt ladled out the purest, hottest alloy of symphony and soloist heard around here in years and that’s...
Lansing musicians featured alongside regional blues players
Sept. 14 2011
“I’m a professional musician, I play a lot of different styles, but the blues is really the foundation of all the styles,” Wilson said. “Any good jazz player has a lot of blues...
Sept. 14 2011
One expects children in these roles to be cute and emotionally endearing, but director Jeff Croff (ably assisted by choreographer Elizabeth Todd) has additionally conjured up a high level of professionalism....
Michigan State University offers up double bill
Sept. 14 2011
Lammers is the director of “Return to the Upright Position,” a performance collaboration written in the six months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The show is half of a double-bill alongside...
'The Divine Sister' looks for laughs
Sept. 14 2011
“Sister” was written by Charles Busch, a Tony-winning playwright and female impersonator known for irreverent pop-culture-skewering shows like “Psycho Beach Party” and “Die!...
Renowned jazz saxophonist returns to Holt Performing Arts Center for concert, student workshops
Sept. 14 2011
“(Groove) was talking with our school board and asked to do a concert and workshop with our students,” M i l l e r s a i d , adding the district is preparing itself for the budget deficit....
Designers Claire and Shawn Buitendorp can count Katy Perry and Betsey Johnson among their fans
Sept. 14 2011
Although they just turned 21 in April, the pair has already graduated from LCC’s fashion design program, created a dress for singer Katy Perry and secured internships with designer Betsey Johnson...
Michigan author, journalist Susan Whitall tells the tragic tale of '50s and early '60s singer Little Willie John
Sept. 14 2011
Detroit writer and 1974 Michigan State University graduate Susan Whitall, who in her new book “Fever: Little Willie John: A Fast Life, Mysterious Death and the Birth of Soul,” makes the legend...
Fraud prince & Vulture shock
Sept. 14 2011
and he tells me he loves me and that I’m the only person for him. Well, my best girlfriend visited her brother, my boyfriend’s roommate, and returned with some real fun facts: Last year, my...

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