Helen of toy & Mitey aphrodite
Oct. 5 2011
You can try to keep the romance alive with some therapist looking disapprovingly down her bifocals at the two of you or with the gift of a 50-cent purple plastic chimp. The chimp, happily, will not ask...
Oct. 5 2011
A su rv ey of Lansing’s musical Landscape By: Rich Tupica
Sept. 28 2011
By JAMES SANFORD GRAND RAPIDS On this Saturday afternoon, there’s a 15-minute wait just to get into the Grand Rapids Art Museum. But the hundreds of people in line aren’t heading to see an...
Craig and Weisz’s ‘Dream House’ might be a nightmare
Sept. 28 2011
But the fate of the project that brought them together that may not be much of a cause for celebration. “Dream House,” in which Craig and Weisz play a couple spooked by weird goingson in their...
GLHC's Views of Lansing provides a chance to see the city in all its glory
Sept. 28 2011
The Greater Lansing Housing Coalition’s Views of Lansing fundraiser on Saturday will showcase five buildings known for their architecture and great views of the city. Proceeds from the event will...
Old Town’s Art Spot allows artists to use buildings as their canvas
Sept. 28 2011
“What we wanted to do is have pre-approved art opportunities throughout our entire downtown little fun things that local artists could participate in to maintain the texture and feeling of Old Town,”...
MSU's strong double bill of dramas examines the aftermath of Sept. 11
Sept. 28 2011
Remember Sept. 11, 2001? Not the divisive rhetoric that tirelessly evoked the date for political evasion or justification, or the shameless merchandising that recently reached new lows (9/11 Merlot, anyone?...
Girl with a wait problem & Meet Joe Blackberry
Sept. 28 2011
frustrated to the max and wants to have an unemotional hookup. She suggests we each have a “last fling” before we start our relationship (when my deployment ends in 60 days). Well, I’m...
It's Five Guys versus Bagger Dave’s in a clash of the burger chains
Sept. 28 2011
While Five Guys revels in simple, greasy, sloppy messes, Bagger Dave’s mission is more refined with a broader, more nuanced menu and even wine or beer pairings for your meal pretentious, perhaps,...
Sept. 28 2011
Jerry Fels and the Jerry Fels yes, that’s the name is a catchy one-man band that’s goofy and unpretentious with a smart, ironic edge. The Massachusetts-based songwriter plays keys, guitar...
Drama poses provocative questions about passion
Sept. 28 2011
director Chad Badgero promises that “no situation is simply black or white,” and in “Blackbird," Doak Bloss and Angela Mishler confirm this in a production that leaves the audience emotionally...
'Signature event' planned as a $1 million fundraiser
Sept. 21 2011
The result is that next April will see the first of what Anderson and others hope will be an annual event. Anderson said at least 5,000 runners are expected to participate in the full marathon on April...
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...

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