Director John Dale Smith announces his retirement
March 18 2013
Friday, July 15 — After 10 years of leading, organizing and playing with the Lansing Symphony Big Band, director John Dale Smith announced his retirement Tuesday. “I loved being a part of...
Lansing Civic Players stages 'Merchant of Venice' at Potter Park Zoo
March 18 2013
Tuesday, July 19 — If you walk through Potter Park Zoo and hear iambic pentameter, don’t be surprised: It’s just the Lansing Civic Players’ production of “The Merchant of...
Need some doggie biscuits in your ice cream? Try Cones & Bones
March 18 2013
Wednesday, July 20 — Ice cream is a treat meant to be enjoyed by everyone — even our four-legged friends. At Cones & Bones, they are welcome customers, according to owner Jim Byrnes
A Michigan State University exhibit recalls the events of the 1860s
March 18 2013
The Michigan State University Museum is honoring the memory of Michigan’s soldiers with an exhibit on Michigan’s role in the Civil War
New Planet Broadway staged reading was written by the performers
March 18 2013
Thursday, July 21 — What do you get when four teenage girls are thrown into a psych ward, after proving to be a danger to themselves and society? According to Mark Ruhala, the executive director...
Stylish and fun, 'Captain America' is a loving tribute to a 1940s superhero
March 18 2013
“I finally got everything I wanted,” announces former ectomorph-turned-extreme-hunk Steve Rogers (Chris Evans). “And I’m wearing tights.” That’s the downside to being...
A young cast tells the story of the storyteller 'Scheherazade'
March 18 2013
Friday, July 22 — Grab your flying carpet: “Scheherazade: Legend of the Arabian Nights” is the latest production of All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre. The show, directed by Rick...
Lansing Community College concocts a pleasing, witty evening of mythological magic in 'Metamorphoses'
March 18 2013
Friday, July 22 — From the ancient origins of contemporary words to modern slants on mythical stories, Lansing Community College's production of Mary Zimmerman's “Metamorphoses” brings...
Watch the skies tonight in downtown East Lansing
March 18 2013
Tuesday, July 26 — There's not much of a chance of rain tonight. However, gallons of water will be flying through the air and hurtling down to the ground in Valley Court Park in downtown East Lansing....
Bust a move on the Capitol lawn this Saturday at noon
March 18 2013
The term "Lansing movers and shakers" might take on a whole new meaning Saturday, as dancers descend on the Capitol lawn to celebrate National Dance Day
The money will support the theater's Guild Program
March 18 2013
Young people who want to learn stagecraft just got a boost
March 18 2013
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Well, at least in the Mid Michigan Family Theatre's production of 'Go West!'
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Aug. 3 — Whether it's finding gold in the hills of the Old West, or the opportunity to explore uncharted territory, Mid Michigan Family Theatre's "Go West!" tells the story of what it...
'Despicable Me' screens tonight in East Lansing's Valley Court Park
March 18 2013
Thursday, Aug. 4 — The Moonlight Film Festival continues tonight with the PG-rated animated comedy "Despicable Me," featuring the voices of Steve Carell, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig and Julie Andrews....
How is 'The Change-Up' different from one of those 1980s 'body-switcher' movies? Well, for starters, it's incredibly raunchy
March 18 2013
In the 2010 drama “Every Day,” there’s a scene in which Ned, a TV show writer played by Liev Schreiber, has to pitch story ideas to his crass, ratings-hungry boss, Garrett (Eddie Izzard),...
East Lansing Public Art Gallery showcases work by Reach and All-of-us Express artists; reception at 1 p.m. Saturday
March 18 2013
East Lansing Public Art Gallery puts the accent on youth with “All-of-us/Reach: A Retrospective of Puppets and Masks Created by All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre and Reach Studio Art Center.”...
Local photographer gives portrait sittings in exchange for donations to help drought-stricken families in the Horn of Africa
March 18 2013
Friday, Aug. 5 — Local photographer Michael McPeak is giving back to those in the community who also give back. On Saturday, he’ll offer portrait sittings to people that donate to Save the...
The Arts Center wants your photos
March 18 2013
Tuesday, Aug. 9 — Attention all photographers and Shiawassee County enthusiasts: The deadline to enter the first-ever "Around Shiawassee County" photography competition is quickly approaching. All...
Thought-provoking adaptation of the best seller serves as a showcase for some strong performances
March 18 2013
At first, “The Help,” adapted from Kathryn Stockett's runaway best seller, seems like another trip to the Cinema of Self-Congratulation, in which we’re invited to sit back and feel good...
Great Lakes Folk Festival presents the 2011 Michigan Heritage Awards
March 18 2013
Thursday, Aug. 11 — This weekend, a special ceremony will take place at the Great Lakes Folk Festival to honor three tradition-bearers from Michigan. The 2011 Michigan Heritage Awards were given...