Williamston New Businesses
March 27 2013
Spring is off to a relatively chilly start, but in Williamston business is in full bloom. Three new businesses celebrated grand openings last week, while a fourth moved into a space nearly six times the...
As the Lansing School District cuts elementary arts instructors, community groups re-evaluate their roles
March 27 2013
Last week, the Lansing Board of Education approved a five-year teachers' contract that will get the Lansing School District about $7 million closer to closing the next school year's projected $9 million...
'Galvanizing' James Galway brings 'Legacy Tour' to Wharton Center
March 27 2013
If intergalactic aliens ever demand to hear one of our "musicians" before deciding whether to blow us up, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon could do a lot worse than send Sir James Galway
East Lansing's celebrates poetry throughout April
March 27 2013
April is National Poetry Month, and, like the flowers it often celebrates, poetry is about to spring forth all around town. Michigan State University's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities' Center...
Peppermint Creek depicts fictionalized effort to publish Anne Frank
March 27 2013
Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.'s latest production, "Compulsion, or the House Behind," may be a bit esoteric for a broad audience. The biggest challenge is getting past a spectral puppet of Holocaust victim...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
March 27 2013
Lansing is typically stocked with rockin' roots shows, and this weekend is no exception. The Whiskey Pickers, a Lansing-based four-piece folk/bluegrass band, headline a bluegrass show Saturday at Mac's...
MSU hosts annual student fashion show
March 25 2013
Friday, March 22 — Students in the Apparel and Textile Design program at Michigan State University will unveil their annual fashion show Sunday, featuring 90 designs that students have worked on...
‘Galvanizing’ James Galway brings ‘Legacy Tour’ to Wharton Center
March 25 2013
Monday, March 25 — If intergalactic aliens ever demand to hear one of our “musicians” before deciding whether to blow us up or not, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon could do a lot worse...
The tale of a wardrobe
March 22 2013
Friday, March 22 — Knickknacks and relics can hold sentimental value, which makes parting from them nearly impossible. Clothing is a common item that gets held on to past its prime — think...
The Broad plays to two crowds with compelling basketball documentary tonight
March 22 2013
Friday, March 22 — If you can tear your eyes off your bracket for a night, MSU’s Broad Art Museum has scheduled an interesting bit of counter-programming for fans of both sports and the arts....
Michigan State University Federal Credit Union gives $1 million endowment to the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
March 21 2013
Thursday, March 21 — Michigan State University Federal Credit Union has endowed the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum with $1 million to support educational programming, the museum announced today
Grand Hotel’s resident historian speaks tonight
March 21 2013
Thursday, March 21 — The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island is a National Historic Landmark, overlooking Lake Huron since its construction in 1887. Bob Tagatz, the hotel’s resident historian, will...
A rundown of Lansing shows this week
March 21 2013
Thursday, March 21 — Funky electronica and young rappers are a few more shows hitting the Lansing area this week. Brooklyn-based Dopapod and Chicago-based Kids These Days join a host of unique bands...
Arty Party Studio
March 20 2013
Last weekend, the festively named Arty Party Studio celebrated its grand opening in Okemos, and co-owner/operator Susan Brewster said the response was overwhelming — about 200 folks turned out, mostly...
Big new exhibit fills Broad Art Museum with brain food and eye candy
March 20 2013
In the tug of war between art and architecture, Broad Art Museum curator Alison Gass has been sandbagging until now
Winning spy farce pays homage to film noir
March 20 2013
Farces are a tricky business. When done well, they can evoke the subtle humor of Noel Coward or the broad slapstick of the Monty Python troupe. When they misfire, you can be left with something akin to...
March 20 2013
The brutal 1998 murder of Matthew Wayne Shepard in Laramie, Wyo., is one of the country's most high-profile hate crimes, and is considered a watershed for the gay rights movement. In 2000, "The Laramie...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
March 20 2013
Steppin' In It lead singer Joshua Davis releases his third rootsy solo album, "A Miracle of Birds," Friday at (SCENE) Metrospace. Backing Davis is Laura Bates, Jen Sygit, Mike Lynch and Geoff Lewis. Davis'...
Head out to see Nicolas Cage's 'Drive Angry' and you're on the road to ruin
March 18 2013
Nicolas Cage’s slow career suicide continues with “Drive Angry,” in which he revisits his less-than-classic “Ghost Rider,” reflects back on the glory days of “Gone in...
Tonight's Academy Awards are almost certain to include a couple of surprises
March 18 2013
If the buzz is to be believed, Natalie Portman's unstable Swan Queen and Colin Firth's stuttering King George VI will be crowned Oscar winners at tonight's Academy Awards. But there may well be some surprises...