Two actors play a whole town in Williamston's dazzling 'Red, White & Tuna'
July 25 2012
In this case, as with last year's "Greater Tuna," that cast is Aral Gribble and Wayne David Parker. While director John Lepard is plenty skilled and accomplished, working with Gribble and Parker must make...
'Ink Trails' follows famous and not-so-famous Michigan writers
July 25 2012
They hailed from Benzonia, Elk Rapids, Saline, Hudson, Harbert, Grass Lake and numerous other whistle stops between Marquette and Monroe
July 25 2012
The debut seven-track EP by a new local "post art pop" band, Language, will be released Thursday at Mac's Bar. Language, which features Chris Minarik (guitar/vocals), Bobby Sullivan (guitar/synth) and...
Biggby, Mikho's
July 18 2012
When Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee closed, the owners issued a release blaming sluggish sales on a lack of adjacent retailers in the Stadium District, which prompted their decision to leave after four...
Broad Art Museum's Summer Annex hosts music and film events
July 18 2012
There has not been much music in the former Chrome Cat space since the bar closed last year. That will change Thursday during "Dollar-Bin DJ Night," one of the Broad Art Museum’s summer events in...
Vacant 2 event mixes revitalization with recreation
July 18 2012
"Expect nothing" is the catch phrase for Vacant, a project that is centered on "taking something empty and filling it," according to Suban Nur Cooley, founder of the Vacant Lansing events
Broad Art Museum sets a Nov. 9 dedication date
July 18 2012
"Yes, finally!" said founding director Michael Rush, with a laugh. "It seems every day there are dramatic changes, and we will be fully ready and installed by then — probably, we’ll be ready...
Lansing Community College cast tackles a whimsical Thornton Wilder story
July 18 2012
"He ends up in Newport, R.I., because he wants to find adventure," explained Andy Callis, who is directing Matthew Burnett's dramatization of "Theophilus North" for Lansing Community College's Summer Stage...
East Lansing Film Society previews acclaimed drama
July 18 2012
The East Lansing Film Society hosts a free sneak preview of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" at 7 p.m. Thursday at East Lansing's Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. The film is scheduled to open locally...
Williamston Theatre catches another 'Tuna'
July 18 2012
There's a reunion on the Williamston Theatre stage as well: Actors Aral Gribble and Wayne David Parker are once again playing a cross-section of the Tuna population (some 20 kooky characters in all) in...
MSU grad Allison Leotta uncovers the world of call girls in 'Discretion'
July 18 2012
Leotta appears at 7 p.m. Thursday at Schuler Books & Music in Okemos
Short story contest challenges authors to build a story around a bookstore
July 18 2012
The Lansing area has two locations of Schuler Books & Music, an independently owned chain that´s been in operation for 30 years, and two used book stores, Curious Book Shop and Archives Book Shop....
July 18 2012
For those who dig unique covers of classic jams, Friday at The Loft may be the spot. The "Summer Singalong Vol. 2" hosts a roster of local bands, all performing sets by other bands and artists. Cavalcade,...
Lansing City Market
July 11 2012
The Lansing City Market may not be the new kid on the block anymore, but it continues to chug along like an eager-to-impress teenager working his first summer job
After 55 years and hundreds of shows, The Blue Echoes — Lansing's first rock band — keeps on rolling
July 11 2012
The band's love of country-tinged rock shined through on cuts like "It's Witchcraft," a primitive and menacing hillbilly-rock track that could've easily been released on the Sun Records label. (A copy...
Katina Bitsicas' artwork combines ballet, commentary — and meat
July 11 2012
"It's a reaction to how I used to be a ballet dancer and how I would feel onstage when everyone is looking at you," said Bitsicas, an East Lansing native. She uses photography, video art and performance...
Broad curator Alison Gass hosts a tour of Kristin Cammermeyer's 'Resituating'
July 11 2012
"People can learn what the art is about, instead of just seeing it," Gass said. By knowing the journey of the exhibition and artist, Gass says she hopes to provide the viewer with a more complete experience
Actors hunt for laughs in Jeff Daniels' U.P. farce
July 11 2012
The story of "buckless Yooper" Reuben Soady has has spawned two prequels since its premiere at the Purple Rose Theatre in 1995, but the original remains the purest and the raunchiest
John Peakes makes a splash in 'On Golden Pond'
July 11 2012
No question, Norman Thayer is at the heart of this play, the crusty and churlish curmudgeon with a hidden Review heart of pure gold
High-profile authors descend on Lansing
July 11 2012
A new report from Nielsen BookScan shows it's been a hot summer for books — so to speak — with the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy accounting for one in five of all "real" books sold. It's time...

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