Who gets the gold — and who gets the cold shoulder?
Feb. 22 2012
Sure things? For sure. Shocks? Distinctly possible. In other words, this year´s Academy Awards should be business as usual
Riverwalk Theatre presents a rousing celebration of golden oldies
Feb. 22 2012
But the original voices are not essential to spark these songs, as the fantastically talented and diverse cast of Riverwalk Theatre proves. If anything, these remakes typically exceed their original counterparts,...
Phil Sinder solos with the Lansing Symphony
Feb. 22 2012
But Sinder relishes the chance to exhibit the tuba's nobility and nuance. "People think it's a lumbering instrument, unable to function with others," Sinder said. "I've devoted a lot of energy to dispel...
Blogs and newspaper columns can sometimes turn into profitable books — if they manage to survive
Feb. 22 2012
The literary world is full of books that began as diaries, journals or caches of letters. "Marley & Me," the best-selling memoir by former newspaper columnist John Grogan, comes immediately to mind. Grogan...
Looking for the gaia next door & sperm limits
Feb. 22 2012
I'm an Occupy girl, age 45, into eco-shamanism and planetary consciousness stuff. I've mostly dated engineers with a playful side who initially seemed open to my interests but quickly became resentful...
Feb. 22 2012
Punk fans who dig the poppy-side of the spectrum may be in luck this Friday when pop-punk heavy hitters The Queers and The Ataris bring their tour to Mac's Bar. Opening the show is Far From Finished (from...
'War': What is it good for? Absolute escapism
Feb. 17 2012
A combination of star power and firepower can be a pretty good start when it comes to building a blockbuster, as the director known simply as McG demonstrated with his "Charlie's Angels" films almost a...
Against the Grain
Feb. 15 2012
Against the Grain creates custom design interiors, using sustainable materials, and makes studio furniture, but there’s no strict line in the shop between designer and carpenter
There’s more than meets the eye when Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo takes the stage
Feb. 15 2012
Since its inception in 1974, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo has been keeping the ballet world on its toes — male toes, that is. The all-male repertory company from New York continues its almost...
Crime thriller 'Slow Burn' is the latest film from Michael McCallum
Feb. 15 2012
"The idea for the film came from an approach to do a music video," McCallum said. "A musician in California, Enjae (whose music is in the film), asked us to direct a music video, but instead, it turned...
Comedian Mike Birbiglia turns pain into pleasure at Wharton Center
Feb. 15 2012
Professional storyteller/stand-up comedian Mike Birbiglia brings his hit one-man show, "My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend," to the Wharton Center Sunday. His
Six actors serve up 20 varieties of love at LCC
Feb. 15 2012
Up close and personal, in your face and immediate—the Black Box stage at Lansing Community college, one of the most intimate theater spaces in town, is the perfect venue for a tender play about love...
Former 'Insomniac' hell-raiser ages ungracefully at Connxtions
Feb. 15 2012
The Long Island native is largely known for staggering through a different town every week in his influential reality show, "Insomniac with Dave Attell," which aired on Comedy Central from 2001 to 2004
New book finds the Tuskegee Airmen fighting overseas and at home
Feb. 15 2012
The death of President Franklin Roosevelt on April 12, 1945, eclipsed a lesser-known American tragedy that happened the same day. When 101 African American pilots, navigators and bombardiers refused to...
Dim and her & I'm with Cupid
Feb. 15 2012
I'm having a whirlwind romance with a man I met online on Thanksgiving. I moved across the country to live with him on December 20, and we’re now building a life together. The problem is I have...
Feb. 15 2012
Fans of aggressive rockabilly and slow to mid-tempo rockin' may want to stop by Mac's Bar Thursday. Slim Chance & the Can't Hardly Playboys will rip through a set of outlaw-country originals and may throw...
That's What's Up Apparel
Feb. 8 2012
In high school, it was Jeanette Taylor’s dream to own her own clothing line. That fantasy — with a few alterations — has become her career with the opening of That’s What’s...
Simone — daughter of the legendary Nina Simone — honors her mother´s musical legacy
Feb. 8 2012
People with no filial relation felt the same way. Nina Simone recast the Dylan song as a fragile ballad, dusted with harp and strings, suspended over a gritty gospel groove. She sealed the steal by changing...
What would you do if a stranger gave you $50?
Feb. 8 2012
Hoffman said he began thinking about the way people end up stressing out over their busy lives and end up only thinking about themselves
A cult movie from 1990 becomes a stage musical
Feb. 8 2012
Area audiences will have the chance to see something new — and yet perhaps familiar — when the Michigan State University Department of Theatre offers free performances of the semi-staged workshop...

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