Cirque du Soleil brings a world of imagination to life
March 13 2013
Thursday, May 24 — The line between fantasy and reality dissolved in a vivid whirl of high-flying trapeze acrobatics, Chinese yo-yos and comedic pantomimed antics last night at the debut of Cirque...
Josh Brolin is a terrific addition to the team in a hit-or-miss sequel
March 13 2013
According to the Internet Movie Database, Will Smith's proposed upcoming projects include "Hancock II," "I, Robot II" and "Bad Boys III." That's two sequels to mediocre, utterly disposable films that were...
Michigan State University associate professor of acting receives Distinguished Professor of the Year award
March 13 2013
Wednesday, May 30 — Michigan State University associate professor of acting Rob Roznowski was named Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year by the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan....
It's almost laughable to see how seriously Kristen Stewart's 'Snow White and the Huntsman' takes itself
March 13 2013
How many makeovers does one girl need? Snow White, who has already been the subject of a lavish off-the-wall comedy (“Mirror Mirror,” with Julia Roberts and Lily Collins) a few months back,...
John Smoltz’s 'Starting and Closing' addresses baseball and Christian faith
March 13 2013
Thursday, May 31 — John Smoltz’s professional baseball career is a highlight reel in itself, but he still calls hitting an eighth-inning walk-off home run to win the Lansing area Diamond Classic...
Glass artist/gallery owner participates in Michigan Business Leaders Briefing today
March 13 2013
Friday, June 1 — Glass artist and gallery owner Craig Mitchell Smith is in Washington today as part of the Michigan Business Leaders Briefing, an economic briefing hosted by the White House Business...
Red Robin has something to sing about: The chain won the People's Choice award at the Lansing Board of Water & Light’s 17th annual BWL Chili Cook-off
March 13 2013
Monday, June 4 — More than 1,500 gallons of chili was dished out and gobbled up at the Lansing Board of Water & Light’s 17th annual BWL Chili Cook-off at Adado Riverfront Park on Saturday....
Director Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' is an engrossing prequel to the 'Alien' saga
March 13 2013
"In space, no one can hear you scream." That's what the ads for "Alien" promised in the summer of 1979. It's a great tagline that, in most cases, would have been more memorable than the movie it was attached...
Forget the old AMC; Celebration! Cinema plans to reinvent the defunct Meridan Mall theater as Studio C!
March 13 2013
Thursday, June 7 — In Steve VanWagoner’s eyes, the shuttered AMC Meridian 6 Theatres complex could one day be an upscale cinema, with refreshments whipped up by chefs, plush stadium-style seating...
Winning shows include MSU's 'Streetcar' and 'Blonde,' Williamston's 'Usual' and 'Shoes' and Peppermint Creek's 'Blackbird'
March 13 2013
Tuesday, June 12 — The 2011 Pulsars, recognizing the best in Lansing theater, were presented Monday evening at a ceremony held at Riverwalk Theatre. The hosts included Bruce Wade, Evan Pinsonnault,...
If you think 'Rock of Ages' is going to rock the house, you can stop believin'
March 13 2013
“Ladies and gentlemen, are you ready to rock?” Perhaps predictably, these are the first words we hear in “Rock of Ages.” Surprisingly, the movie’s answer turns out to be a...
Lansing welcomes a little bit of Gotham City Friday
March 13 2013
Thursday, June 14 — No, Anne Hathaway probably won’t be around to show off her new Catwoman costume. But the Bat-Pod and The Tumbler from Warner Bros.’ “The Dark Knight Rises”...
MSU Summer Circle finds comic adventure in 'On the Verge'
March 13 2013
Friday, June 15 — If you’re a lover of words, rhymes, wordplay and linguistic acrobatics, you will relish “On the Verge, Or The Geography of Yearning.” You might call its script...
Bat-Pod and Tumbler vehicles bring big crowds to Delta Township event
March 13 2013
Friday, June 15 — Two of the most celebrated vehicles in movies — the Bat-Pod and Tumbler — arrived in Lansing Friday as part of a promotional tour for “The Dark Knight Rises,”...
Learn about the major architects who designed some of the city's most distinctive buildings during a Historical Society of Greater Lansing tour on Saturday
March 13 2013
Friday, June 15 — Historical Society of Greater Lansing president Valerie Marvin leads a tour of many of the downtown area's most architecturally significant buildings from 10:30 a.m. to noon on...
Rachel Weisz navigates 'The Deep Blue Sea' of doomed love
March 13 2013
Tuesday, June 19 — "Beware of passion, Hester — it always leads to something ugly." The warning comes from Lady Hester Collyer's mother-in-law, a woman who nearly faints when Hester doesn’t...
Area health departments offer open discussions about recent assessment
March 13 2013
Wednesday, June 20 — Health officials in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties invite residents to participate in a community dialogue to look at the recently released “Community Health Profile...
In spite of the heat, Lansing Community College cast reminds us of why 'Charlie Brown' will always be cool
March 13 2013
Thursday, June 21 -- In the same week that Lansing made national headlines with an impromptu performance of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" comes a show that represents the exact opposite of the...
Pixar's exciting, atmospheric 'Brave' salutes mothers and daughters
March 13 2013
In the past 17 years, Pixar has given us wonderful stories about fathers and sons (“Finding Nemo”) and the power of the family unit (“The Incredibles”), not to mention the “Toy...
MSU Summer Circle offers a jewel of a Jules Verne adaptation with the delightful 'Around the World in 80 Days'
March 13 2013
Friday, June 22 -- Director Michael Anderson's 1956 film of "Around the World in 80 Days" runs more than three hours and has a cast of hundreds (aside from leads David Niven, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Newton...