Spotty musical comedy won't rock anyone's boat
May 18 2011
It’s always just a little odd when people writing for Broadway transform gritty, venial life stories into happy-go-lucky, salt-of-the-earth, charmingas-all-get-out-musicals
Potent performances fuel a challenging drama
May 18 2011
It was apropos that after the opening night performance of Peppermint Creek’s “The Pride,” the New Order song “Bizarre Love Triangle” came on the radio. The combination of...
Riverwalk’s excellent Albee double feature is splendidly played
May 18 2011
A Here’s a challenging and convoluted notion: Write a one-act play, and then 45 years later write a prequel that helps explain the motivation of one of the central characters
A little spring cleaning before the summer storm
May 18 2011
The annual avalanche of summer blockbusters is beginning to rain down on theaters, with the opening of "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" this weekend and "The Hangover 2" and "Kung Fu Panda...
Collaborative project aims to freshen up REO Town streets
May 18 2011
There was nothing cloak and dagger in the arrangement, though. These artists far from the “taggers” that many cities have attempted to crack down upon were invited as part of the latest in...
Michelle Meredith has played maternal roles; in ’Eleemosynary,’ she finally gets to be a kid
May 18 2011
With the maturity that Michelle Meredith displays in every role she plays, one could easily assume she is older than 22. Virtually typecast as mothers and grandmothers, Meredith is a graduate of Michigan...
May 18 2011
This Saturday at Mac’s Bar the band unveils its 10th release, “The Plurals Today, The Plurals Tomorrow: A Futurospective,” a ninesong full-length. Good Time Gang Recordings (a label operated...
For these ceramicists, a Grand Ledge kiln is a ‘primal experience’
May 11 2011
Monday afternoon, just before 3, a crowd of people gathered in front of an ancient-looking tunnel of bricks and mud behind the Clayworks pottery shop on Wacousta Road in Grand Ledge, craning their necks...
’The Pride’ asks provocative questions about perceptions of homosexuality
May 11 2011
When Sylvia discovers her husband, Philip, is having an affair with Oliver, she can’t even say the term that defines their relationship. It’s 1958 in London and, as author Alexi Kaye Campbell’s...
May 11 2011
“It’s a lot safer than what the original Freedom Riders had to do,” said Shekell, who is pursuing a double major in journalism and media arts and technology. “They didn’t...
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

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