MSU Jazz Vocal Ensemble assembles for the last time
March 30 2011
As part of a university-wide 20 percent slash of programs across many departments, the School of Music’s 7-year-old vocal jazz program has been dropped. The program’s founder, MSU vocal jazz...
Timely themes are buried inside a confused script
March 30 2011
Producing quality theater is always a challenge. Academic theater programs have the added challenge of finding a script that meets certain learning outcomes. The play must also be an ensemble piece that...
March 30 2011
The band plays the Landshark Friday. Sharing the bill are Audrey (Muskegon), Good Weather For Airstrikes (Howell), Bloomill (Mt. Pleasant). Elliot Street Lunatic will record its sophomore album in California...
A success is announced: Murder is fast-paced and enjoyably played
March 29 2011
A success is announced: ’Murder’ is fast-paced and enjoyably played
March 24 2011
Twice a year, book and paper enthusiasts of all kinds come together in Lansing to search through books, postcards, magazines, posters and more. If it’s on paper you’re likely to find it at...
After their son’s suicide, Kevin and Tammy Epling decided to share his story
March 24 2011
Maybe Kevin and his wife, Tammy, would have had someone to reach out to when their 14-year-old son came home from the last day of eighth grade and told them he had been attacked by East Lansing High School...
Lansing’s Melissa White tops varied LSO program
March 24 2011
For Melissa White, headlining Saturday’s Lansing Symphony concert doesn’t mean hotel food and hangers you can’t pull off the rack. Born and raised in Lansing, the peripatetic violinist...
’Exit Through the Gift Shop’ examines an ’art terrorist’ and his oddball admirer
March 24 2011
The term "street art" might have once triggered images of trains covered in psychedelic graffiti or slogans like "Thuggin’ ’Til The Casket Drops" spray-painted across an old fence. The Oscar-nominated...
Echoes of Pink Floyd finds the ’Dark Side’ of a classic fantasy
March 24 2011
“It’s an escape from reality for people to see ‘Wizard of Oz’ set to ‘Dark Side of the Moon,’ with lasers. It’s a surreal experience,” said Tom Beller, bassist...
Indeed, according to an eye-opening new book from a British historian
March 24 2011
"Mask," the current exhibit at the MSU Museum, stands as proof. Some of the several hundred masks on display are scary, but none is scarier than the robed and hooded mannequin of a KKK member Maybe it...
March 24 2011
Melvin McGlauphlin (Joseph Albright) has sent his kids to Russian language classes as part of his “worst-case scenario” preparation. His wife, Frances (Suzi Regan), seems like the duchess of...
Cultural shocks, modern distractions
March 24 2011
Written by Tony-Award winner David Edgar, “Pentecost” looks at the frenzy following the discovery of a fresco in an abandoned Eastern- European Church
March 24 2011
The Alternative Press called one of his folk/country inspired albums, “the disc Ryan Adams keeps threatening to make but never quite delivers.” Sharing the bill is his tourmate Matt Pond, a...
’Culture ambassador’ from Benin shares his art
March 16 2011
Born in the West African republic of Benin, Pierre Adjibogoun learned wood carving at age 8 from his father. As an adult, he has made it his career.Adjibogoun’s work — from wood sculptures...
On stage this weekend: Golden Tickets, gold records — and black eyes
March 16 2011
You don’t need a golden ticket and you certainly don’t need to be an Oompa Loompa to sample the many flavors of the strange and musical world of Willy Wonka. East Lansing High School offers...
Like its teenage heroine, Stormfield’s dark comedy is still finding its way
March 16 2011
A daughter who is dying quickly, a mother who is dying slowly, a father who is killing himself, and a baby to be born in the midst of it all: It sounds dark and it is but David Lindsay-Abaire’s...
MSU festival highlights the international appeal of chamber music
March 16 2011
Students in the Michigan State University College of Music will get a chance to see how their instruments are played in other countries when the 11th annual Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival comes to East...
You’ll get a kick out of these Szechuan sensations
March 16 2011
On one hand, there’s pig blood curd, pork intestine, or stir fried kidney; on the other, General Tso’s chicken, sweet and sour shrimp or beef with broccoli. While most Midwestern diners pull...
March 16 2011
Tables featuring wines from the Toro, Rias Baixes and Priorato regions of Spain will encourage learning about these high quality but lesser known (in this country) wines
Sci-fi schlock fights a losing ’Battle’ with reality
March 16 2011
Last weekend, you could turn on any TV or access any Internet news site and see horrifying footage of Japanese cities crumbling or being pummeled by massive waves. Or you could go to the movies and watch...

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