A National Book Award finally puts Gordon in the winner’s circle
Jan. 12 2011
Racing slang comes naturally after reading Jaimy Gordon’s extraordinary National Book Award-winning novel “Lord of Misrule,” about a down-on-its-luck racetrack and its denizens. When...
Extremely old spice & Getting to null her better
Jan. 12 2011
Where you went wrong is in not shutting the guy down right away. You don’t make a date with a guy to tell him you don’t want to date him. You especially don’t when the guy starts hitting...
Jan. 12 2011
Blues guitarist extraordinaire Bobby Murray played guitar for Etta James for 25 years and recorded with B.B. King and T-Bone Walker. On Friday, the Bobby Murray Band performs at Leroy’s Classic Bar...
Granny Bee’s features many Southern classics, from gumbo to po’ boys
Jan. 12 2011
So with relatives from the likes of Yazoo City and Baton Rogue and Shreveport, La., McWright has developed a menu that intermixes regional styles of authentic Southern recipes that any Cajun or Creole-phile...
Two Sunday concerts honor Martin Luther King's legacy
Jan. 12 2011
Three Michigan State University jazz groups will celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. in “Jazz: Spirituals, Prayers and Protests.” The concert — to be performed twice on Sunday...
Creating Michigan Culinary Destinations conference happens Jan. 10
Jan. 6 2011
(Thursday, Jan. 6) On Jan. 10, a diverse range of businesses will celebrate Michigan’s culinary assets and share ideas to promote culinary tourism at East Lansing’s Kellogg Center
Several local actors are worth spotlighting
Jan. 5 2011
The Lansing theater scene is blessed to have so many gifted actors appearing on professional, collegiate and community stages. From breakout to breakthrough performances, these actors provided some of...
Record labels, venues keep on rockin’
Jan. 5 2011
Ramseur Records (which has also released Avett Brothers records), and continued a rigorous tour schedule. The band’s latest album, “Deadfalls and Nightmalls,” was released July 20. As...
Picture is looking clearer for Lansings artists
Jan. 5 2011
The Grand Rapids area can boast the world’s largest art competition, ArtPrize. Easy for them they have sponsors with deep pockets, something the Lansing area lacks. But what Lansing-area arts organizations...
Cooking up changes and serving up variety
Jan. 5 2011
First, the moving. In January, after contentious barbs slung back and forth between vendors and developers, nostalgic citizens intent on preserving history and city managers eyeing energy costs, the new...
Pilates teacher offers talks, demonstrations
Jan. 5 2011
Copiaco - Barberio teaches classical Pilates at Old Town in Lansing and has scheduled lectures and demonstrations Saturday and next Wednesday and Thursday. She said the biggest benefit of Pilates is that...
Jan. 5 2011
Please note: Because of the New Years holiday last weekend, some galleries are holding receptions this Sunday and others have scheduled receptions for Jan. 16
Kondonassis brings hard-core harp music to Lansing Symphony
Jan. 5 2011
No wonder there’s so much work for Yolanda Kondonassis, the guest soloist at Lansing Symphony’ Orchestra’s Saturday concert Kondonassis has spent the last 20 years demonstrating the harp’s...
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Jan. 5 2011
Strains vary in price from $15-$25 per gram. At $25 a gram, Apollo, a sativa strain, was definitely the best bud offered at the time. The buds were thick and sticky with oozing trichomes that carried a...
’Rich Boy,’ ’Just Kids’ among the year’s finest literary works
Jan. 5 2011
Pomerantz, who teaches writing at the University of Michigan, comes to Ann Arbor by the way of Philadelphia and New York and drops her no-holds-barred character in search of the American dream into the...
Home is where the fart is & Love has come to sty
Jan. 5 2011
Q: My wife of eight years is a really good person but always needs reassurance that she’s attractive. I’m finding that difficult because, on a typical night, she takes a dump in our master...
Jan. 5 2011
Seven bands will share the stage Friday at Mac’s. From metal to pop punk and funk, the night will be a diverse blend of Michigan rock outfits. Headlining the show is Hellmouth, a Detroit metal band...
Russian National Ballet brings Shakespeare to the stage
Jan. 5 2011
It’s one of the most well-known love stories ever told. The story of two young lovers pushed to a tragic end resulting from the violence that erupts out of the hatred between their rival families....
Yasmina Reza play will be staged as a fund-raiser this weekend
Jan. 4 2011
Riverwalk Theater will showcase Yasmina Reza’s “The Unexpected Man” at a special fundraising event Friday and Saturday to “help us get through the winter months,” said Mike...
Williamston restaurant hosts multi-artist show through January
Jan. 4 2011
Artists Ron Cook, Lee J. and Nancy M. Kronenberg, Gail Noren and Melinda Pope will be exhibiting works during the month of January at Gracie’s Place, 151 S. Putnam, in Williamston

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