Bill Maher comes to the Wharton Center June 17
March 18 2013
Thursday, April 12 — Bill Maher, the always outspoken star of HBO's "Real Time," takes his act on the road this summer. One of his stops will be the Wharton Center, where he'll perform at 7 p.m....
Festival announces a one-day promotion
March 18 2013
Friday, April 13 — July 13 could be a day of good fortune for one Common Ground Music Festival ticket buyer
Pam Tillis talks about her 'Grits and Glamour' tour with Lorrie Morgan
March 18 2013
Wednesday, April 18 — Country stars Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan take the Wharton Center stage Friday for their acoustic “Grits and Glamour” tour. The two have worked together in the...
Purple Rose's 'White Buffalo' mixes domestic discord with the rhythms of the spirit world
March 18 2013
Thursday, April 19 — The Purple Rose theater lights dim to a pitch-black dark. There is a moment of silence, followed by the sharp crack of a thunderbolt. Seconds later, strobe-lightning reveals...
New Michigan Theatre Chocolate will be launched at Sunday party
March 18 2013
Friday, April 20 — If you think the Michigan Theatre in Jackson is a sweet place, you're not alone: Gilbert's Chocolates is about to unveil a specially created brand of Michigan Theatre Chocolate...
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum launches Land Grant project
March 18 2013
Tuesday, April 24 — Plants and produce filled tables Saturday afternoon instead of hardcover bestsellers inside the grandiose space formerly occupied by Barnes & Noble in downtown East Lansing
Jason Segel and Emily Blunt find humor in heartache in 'The Five-Year Engagement'
March 18 2013
In improvisational comedy workshops, there’s a two-person game called “Get the Donut,” in which one performer plays a hungry customer trying to buy a particular pastry and the other plays...
East Lansing Film Festival will present Oscar-nominated animated film May 16
March 18 2013
Thursday, April 26 — The East Lansing Film Festival has rescheduled its screening of the Oscar-nominated animated film "Chico and Rita" for May 16 at East Lansing's Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot...
Mason Symphony Orchestra and the Meridian Community Band make a 'Collage' tonight
March 18 2013
Friday, April 27 — You don’t have to go to an art gallery to see a collage tonight. The Mason Symphony Orchestra and the Meridian Community Band are combining their forces for a “Collage...
Frontier Ruckus talks new record, new label, new sound
March 18 2013
Tuesday, May 1 — When the eccentrically swaggering alt-country star Ryan Adams first spun the “Deadmalls and Nightfalls” LP, Frontier Ruckus’ long and wistful second album, the...
What you should know before you go
March 18 2013
Wednesday, May 2 — Do you want to see “The Avengers”? No, not that ill-fated Ralph Fiennes/Uma Thurman/Sean Connery sci-fi-spy mess from many summers ago — we’re talking...
It's been a long time coming, but 'The Avengers' is a terrific ride
March 18 2013
Midway through “The Avengers,” there’s an argument between feuding brothers Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston), who have met up on the cliffs above a forest. Power-mad Loki,...
Writer-director Whit Stillman makes a delightful comeback with the witty 'Damsels in Distress'
March 18 2013
If you think you’ve waited a long time for “The Avengers” to hit the screen, imagine how fans of writer-director Whit Stillman must feel about “Damsels in Distress”: Stillman,...
The Potter House opens its doors to raise funds for the Historical Society of Greater Lansing
March 18 2013
Wednesday, May 9 — The Historical Society of Greater Lansing hosts an architectural tour and fundraiser at the Potter House on Friday, May 18. The Potter House, located at 1348 Cambridge Road, is...
Joe Walsh is among the acts added to the July music festival's schedule
March 18 2013
Thursday, May 10 — Eagles veteran Joe Walsh, ‘90s hitmakers Candlebox and Michigan rockers Pop Evil are among the latest additions to the Common Ground Music Festival lineup.
Tim Burton's fitfully funny 'Dark Shadows' spoofs and salutes the old horror soap opera
March 18 2013
Long before soap operas discovered the allure of extraterrestrials, evil clones and time travel, there was “Dark Shadows,” a supernatural series that haunted weekday afternoons from 1966 to...
What happens when a radio show becomes cinematic? You get to see what you've been missing
March 18 2013
Friday, May 11 — In the weeks leading up to the debut of “This American Life Live — You Can’t Do That on Radio,” host and executive producer Ira Glass promised fans they...
Two 'Dark Shadows'-inspired movies brought Barnabas Collins and Angelique to the screen more than 40 years ago
March 18 2013
Friday, May 11 — Tim Burton isn’t the first director to bring “Dark Shadows” to the big screen. That honor goes to Dan Curtis, who created the TV series and went on to oversee...
Eight pianists, eight pianos and a 'Carnival' fill up Cobb Great Hall on Sunday
March 18 2013
Friday, May 11 — It takes 16 hands and 704 keys to create a “Piano Monster,” which is exactly what Michigan State University College of Music will conjure up Sunday, May 13. The 3 p.m....
East Lansing raising funds for sculpture to honor city icon
March 15 2013
When Mary P. Sharp was elected to East Lansing City Council in 1965, housing discrimination against racial minorities and homosexuals in the city was widely accepted. She did not accept these norms and...

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