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Hilary Swank fights for justice in bittersweet 'Conviction'
Oct. 29 2010
“Conviction” is the story of a man behind bars and a woman in a prison of her own creation. They’re siblings. Based on a true story — that was still unfolding while the movie was...
Bell choir, vocalists and instrumentalists are also on the bill
Oct. 28 2010
(Thursday, Oct. 28) The Greater Lansing Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will be presenting its Fifth Annual Autumn Pops Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7 at the Presbyterian Church of Okemos
Meet the high priestess of New African Soul
Oct. 28 2010
Combining traditional East African folk, Afro-pop and even elements of classical Western music, Somi — the daughter of Rwandese and Ugandan parents, who is now makes her home in New York —...
Applause Award and Business Arts Award nominees sought
Oct. 27 2010
The Arts Council of Greater Lansing is looking to honor contributors to the Greater Lansing area’s arts scene. Two awards, based on nominations from the public, will be awarded to local arts advocates....
Trombonist Ava Ordman and tenor Mark Gary are guest artists
Oct. 27 2010
The Meridian Community Band, under the direction of Carolyn Sherrill, presents the 17th Annual Grand Sousa Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at the MacDonald Middle School, 1901 Burcham Drive. The program...
Oct. 27 2010
Tickets are available at the door for $10; proceeds go toward assisting student initiatives in the Theatre Department, such as the senior BFA showcase, a chance for senior theater majors to show off their...
Every night is filled with frightening fun
Oct. 27 2010
local youth in the abuse systems of the Family Court. Registration 8 a.m. Event 9 a.m. $15/advance, $20/day of event. Hawk Island County Park, Cavanaugh Road, Lansing. (517) 483-6361. Halloween Party
Farnsworth Invention electrifies at Riverwalk
Oct. 27 2010
From presidential inaugurations to assassinations, a man walking on the moon to miners stepping out of a caved-in mine, live television has fundamentally changed how we see the world. While the story behind...
Costumed canines compete for prizes in annual contest
Oct. 27 2010
It was the 23rd annual dog costume contest hosted by Lansing broadcast veteran Tim Barron. Winners included third place Teddy, who dressed up as Gene Simmons of Kiss fame; second place Peter, dressed as...
Words change the lives of a working-class couple in Neil LaBute drama .
Oct. 27 2010
Neil LaBute’s “Reasons to be Pretty” is an examination of the lives of two couples struggling with their identities and the expectations of beauty they believe society holds for them....
Author Largo unearths facts about fatalities
Oct. 27 2010
Florida author Michael Largo (“Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die”) has added “God’s Lunatics” to his repertoire of books that delve into shocking topics....
MSU College of Music launches new series
Oct. 27 2010
“Two Hundred Years of Chopin” will showcase the West Circle Players made up of award-winning pianists Panayis Lyras, Deborah Moriarty, Alan Nathan, Derek Polischuk, Minsoo Sohn, George Vatchnadze...
‘Mary Poppins’ turned Nicolas Dromard’s world upside down — literally
Oct. 27 2010
“Bert is a more physically demanding role than Fiyero,” Dromard said. “So I’ve been going back to the gym and getting my stamina back up. I never stop sweating, which is great...
Public schools are under scrutiny in ’Superman’
Oct. 27 2010
Public schools are under scrutiny in ’Superman’In 2006, Davis Guggenheim directed the Oscar-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” which warned about global warming. Now,...
Giving her paws & As fat would have it
Oct. 27 2010
I’ve been dating a great guy for three years. I occasionally get invited to work functions, and I’d like to take him, but I can’t trust him to act appropriately (not grope me in front...
Oct. 27 2010
On Sunday, Rum Runners celebrates Halloween night with another costume contest: First place wins $125, second place wins $75 and third place wins a $50 Rum Runners gift card. Free Halloween t-shirts will...
Lansing is central to a new Detroit hardcore history book
Oct. 22 2010
Freelance music writer Tony Rettman was a kid in suburban New Jersey when hardcore punk hit in the early ‘80s. His older brother was a college radio program director who brought home the freshest...
'What-ev-er' is the only reaction for director Clint Eastwood's ponderous 'Hereafter'
Oct. 22 2010
Belinda Carlisle once assured us heaven is a place on earth. Director Clint Eastwood's "Hereafter" makes it clear that limbo is a place inside a movie theater. It’s a meditation on mortality that...
'Waiting for Superman' looks for answers about our educational system
Oct. 21 2010
“Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?” former President George W. Bush memorably mused a decade ago. That’s exactly what director Davis Guggenheim (“An Inconvenient...
Benefit, T-shirt help Craig Oster fight for life
Oct. 20 2010
Oster’s speech is labored, but he’s patient as rock and persistent as water. With help from his girlfriend, Michelle Dengeldey, the thoughts from the probing analyst’s mind beamed from...

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