Seasoned performers add spice to ’Hallelujah’
May 11 2011
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That operating principle seems to fit Starlight Dinner Theatre impresario Linda Granger. As has been said before in these pages, she has a firm...
Holt-Dimondale Players bets on ’Guys and Dolls’
May 11 2011
Sixty-one years after it debuted on Broadway, "Guys and Dolls" is what Mitchell calls the “quintessential musical,” and has since been performed on stage more than any other musical, with numerous...
Queen bees, dancing princesses
May 11 2011
Believe it or not, "Chicago" which has seen nearly 6,000 performances on Broadway was once considered a bit of a disappointment. When the John Kander/Fred Ebb musical opened in 1975, it was overshadowed...
’Le Concert’ celebrates a case of musical vengeance
May 11 2011
After your career as a maestro has been demolished and you’ve been branded an "enemy of the state" by no less than Leonid Brezhnev, what do you do for an encore?
It took Karl Marlantes decades to finish his novel Matterhorn, but the time was well spent
May 11 2011
Karl Marlantes follows a string of many other notable authors who have contributed to the genre, including Philip Caputo (“A Rumor of War”, “Indian Country”), Tim O’Brien...
So, his wild oats & Fade to blackheads
May 11 2011
divorce (from a 10-year marriage) would soon be final. (It will be at the end of this month.) She then played matchmaker. He and I have been dating for three months. Things were going fabulously until...
May 11 2011
You don’t need to leave Lansing to get into the Aloha spirit Mighty Uke Day is a celebration of the joyful Aloha spirit of the ukulele. The free event, taking place indoors and outdoors at various...
Promotion, transportation and alliteration put First Fridays on every tongue
May 4 2011
“Oh, Sidney, it’s all happening so fast!” Greater Lansing doesn’t have a Radio City Music Hall or a Stork Club
City Pulse First Friday event lets you down easy after the workday
May 4 2011
All of Canejo’s famous martini list will be available (with $4 specials), but the rare chance to see hot local singer Kim Sorter who played Rihanna at Spiral’s New Year’s Party and has...
May 4 2011
Listings of the events around town for Lansing First Fridays
The women of WLNS have plenty to say about the new ’6 in the City’
May 4 2011
“And I’m stopping,” Aldrich said. But Aldrich and her fellow WLNS anchors and reporters Sheri Jones, Ann Emmerich, Lauren Thompson, Brittany Gray and Lisa Byington are actually starting...
Taxes force Old Town LGBT club to close after a two-year run
May 4 2011
After months of financial woes, The Chrome Cat, a lesbian-oriented hot spot, closed its doors Saturday, an emotional night for not only its loyal patrons, but its dedi- cated staff as well. The final evening...
LSO pulls out the stops for the 2011-’12 season
May 4 2011
For the first time in Muffitt’s 6-year tenure as music director, the orchestra will unleash a tower of sound from Austrian arch-Romantic Anton Bruckner (4th Symphony, Nov. 5) and a full blast of...
Opulent ’Vincent’ suffers from a lack of sparks between its stars
May 4 2011
Audiences may not recognize young Vincent Van Gogh from his later brooding, earless self-portraits. Based on true events, "Vincent in Brixton" by Nicholas Wright shows a giddy 20-year-old Van Gogh discovering...
LeAndria Johnson sings for a cause close to her heart
May 4 2011
Johnson is headlining a fundraising concert for the moneless called “Up From the Ashes” at South Church in Lansing on Friday. The event was originally supposed to happen April 1, but was postponed...
Hollywood gets a jump on summer — once again
May 4 2011
It’s not your imagination: Summer really is getting earlier every year. At least the summer movie season is what used to begin around Memorial Day or mid-May has slowly crept up into late April,...
Shout ’Halleujah’ at Starlight
May 4 2011
The Starlight Dinner Theatre knows a good thing when they’ve got it. That’s why the troupe is closing out its sixth season with “The Hallelujah Girls”, another comedy from writers...
Plastic surgeon Anthony Youn leaves ’em ’In Stitches’
May 4 2011
His new memoir “In Stitches” is a hilarious look at growing up as a teen in the small town of Greenville, surviving some serious clumsy teenage moments as one of a few Koreans in a virtually...
The ultrasound of silence & Mommy dirtiest
May 4 2011
Your fiancee was a teen mother way back before you’d get a reality series for that and has now spent over a third of her life being somebody’s mommy
May 4 2011
Also taking the stage are the heavy and droning sounds of True Widow. The Dallas-based band formed in 2007 and quickly delved into the world of drone, shoegaze and post-rock. Its echoing guitars and sprawling...

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