Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trey Songz dated for July music festival
April 13 2011
The first acts have been announced for this year’s Common Ground Music Festival, and music fans should prepare for a dose of classic rock from the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd and a dash of contemporary...
Jazz Spectacular brings Jimmy Heath and a slate of stars to Michigan State University
April 13 2011
Who doesn’t like to eat frosting? If you haven’t savored the layer cake of jazz events stacked up by Michigan State University’s world-class jazz studies department throughout the year,...
Juanita Kennedy discovered a perfect medium for her art: versatile Styrofoam
April 13 2011
What is the difference between art and craft? Can a craft be honed to the point of becoming art, or is the artist aspect of a work based on ideas more than skill? When debaters tire of arguing over the...
Record Store Day features limited-edition collectibles from assorted artists
April 13 2011
“In my eyes, it’s a tacit acknowledgement by the record industry that there’s a loyal, committed group of customers who are looking for something more than the run-of-the-mill, no frills...
For director Tom McCarthy, it’s a ’Win Win’ situation
April 13 2011
BIRMINGHAM — His movie is called "Win Win." But this particular Friday morning had almost been a lose/lose for writer-director Tom McCarthy
The men who guarded JFK talk about their experiences on Nov. 22, 1963
April 13 2011
For Doug Roberts, director of the Michigan State University Institute for Public Policy and Social Research and a former state treasurer, Nov. 22, 1963, is etched in memory. He was a 16-year-old in the...
April 13 2011
This Friday, he’ll play at the Ten Pound Fiddle. Old New England murder ballads, Southern Appalachian and Irish songs, gospel: Eriksen does them all. His music has been featured in films like Billy...
330 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing Hours: 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. seven days a week (517) 574-5075
April 13 2011
The shop offers medicines, clones and a limited variety of medibles. Optional memberships are $10, good for discounts on products. I’m told the fees will go toward a local nonprofit organization,...
Riverfront sculpture needs more money for a pedestal
April 6 2011
There’s a ton of sculpture coming to downtown Lansing literally but nowhere to put it
A young woodcarver makes his mark
April 6 2011
For some people, woodcarving is an old-fashioned craft. But for Alec LaCasse, it’s an artform that enriches his life
Okemos musician wins Lansing Concert Band competition
April 6 2011
Alto saxophonist Jordan Lulloff says he doesn’t mind a little musical back-up.“I’ve always liked playing, and I love performing,” Lulloff said. “I especially like performing...
A second harvest of ’Grapes of Wrath’
April 6 2011
Since its publication in 1939, John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” has moved generations with its depiction of the struggles faced by Americans during the Great Depression
'Sons of Stone' is the band's auspicious debut release
April 6 2011
People’s Temple: ’Sons of Stone’ release show with Jason Alarm and The Dolphins 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9 Mac’s Bar 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing All ages $6 (517) 484-6795
'Mad Men' in limbo? Here are some alternatives
April 6 2011
You’ve heard the news: AMC’s “Mad Men” is on hiatus until sometime next year. No more flashbacks to the days of Mother’s Little Helpers and Daddy’s After- Work/Pre-Dinner...
April is the time to cherish; Poetry — let it never perish!
April 6 2011
Allen Ginsberg would be howling over poetry’s evolution from coffee houses and the dank corridors of ivy-covered halls to highway billboards proclaiming “I geek poetry.” He would also...
April 6 2011
This Friday the band’s “Dirge Across America Tour” will stop at Mac’s Bar. In April 2010 after the re-release of “Abuse,” Wormrot’s debut album on Earache Records,...
MSU Opera Theatre takes on Ricky Ian Gordon’s fierce ‘Grapes of Wrath’
March 30 2011
Sing a song of hope, love and family. Is it the great American song yet? Try a song of unemployment and foreclosures, union busting and immigrant bashing, alcohol and suicide. Need more? Sing of vigilantes...
Smart script, superb cast make Peppermint Creek’s offbeat comedy a gem
March 30 2011
Peppermint Creek Theatre Co. has done it again fulfilled its stated mission of entertaining while raising awareness and encouraging dialogue
Antiquarian Book & Paper Show has something for you
March 30 2011
Book dealers are coming from all over Michigan, as well as from Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Minnesota. But that’s not all: Book binder Jon Buller, manager of the custom binding division...
Sterling stars make 1950s comedy-drama connect
March 30 2011
Pithy bowling metaphors scarcely describe the Williamston Theatre’s "While We Were Bowling."

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