You make loving fund & One surprise fits all
Jan. 26 2011
Four months into wedded bills, uh, bliss, you’re walking around muttering, “Aren’t a husband and wife supposed to support each other?” Well, yes, unless they start their marriage...
Jan. 26 2011
The show is raising funds for a documentary about Karp, a defunct Washington-based band that reflected the sounds of the Melvins and Black Sabbath. “Karp Lives: A Documentary Film About a Band Called...
Organic ingredients are the secret of Pizza Pi’s delicious dishes
Jan. 26 2011
Little known facts: Organic, woodfired pizza tastes better and makes you smarter. OK, so only the first part is verifiable, but if you stop into Pizza Pi along the Grand River corridor in East Lansing,...
Cirque Du Womp brought a new beat to The Loft
Jan. 26 2011
Standing in the freezing cold. A mob of 18-year-olds. Being blinded by ridiculously bright spotlights. It was almost worth it to see Cirque Du Womp’s first-ever show in Lansing. Saturday night, The...
Ryan Gosling and Julianne Moore among the unjustly overlooked
Jan. 25 2011
Once the cheers die down and everyone gets a closer look at the annual Academy Award nominations, the questions begin popping up. This year’s crop of nominations, which were announced Tuesday morning,...
Print collections address social issues
Jan. 21 2011
Katalyst Art Gallery in Old Town is showcasing Kimberly Lavon as this month’s featured artist. Lavon’s print collections, “Skeleton Society” and “Animalesque — A Social...
The lead character in ’Happy Holy Days’ examines her faith; author Rob Roznowski is way ahead of her
Jan. 19 2011
“What is a tradition?” Roznowski wonders. “What is a community? Doesn’t everyone’s spiritual life evolve?” “Days,” which is getting its first full production...
Shrine Circus rolls into Lansing this week
Jan. 19 2011
Clown of the year “Fred-dee” will be a big part of the show that comes to Lansing this week. This will be the circus’ first time in Lansing. Unlike a traditional “big top”...
Musical duo blurs East/West boundaries
Jan. 19 2011
Kelly plays a Glissentar, a guitar that snakes through the bendy notes and semitones of Indian music or Delta blues, depending on his mood. Bringi thrums his fingers and palms on the mridangam, a cylindrical...
Jan. 19 2011
Lost in the ’Woods’What happens when the ties of family that bind us start to constrict?According to “Over The River And Through The Woods” director Rick Peterson, the answers to...
Jan. 19 2011
In a mystical, made-up town, magic manifests from metaphor to material in "Almost, Maine." Filmmaker Nancy Meyers ("It’s Complicated," "The Holiday") would have been proud of John Cariani’s...
Hook-ups lead to heartaches in Hollywood
Jan. 19 2011
In the raunchy comedy "No Strings Attached," Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher will endeavor to enjoy a purely physical relationship with none of those messy emotional complications. If Hollywood history...
Book salutes literature of laboring people
Jan. 19 2011
M. L. Liebler says he has a lot of friends. Liebler, who has taught English, labor studies and the art of the working class at Wayne State University for more than 30 years, was not shy in calling upon...
Breeda Kelly Miller is a class act in wacky Stormfield comedy
Jan. 19 2011
It would be a sin to give Stormfield Theatre’s production of “Put the Nuns in Charge” a poor review. Not that the Mother Superior said so specifically, but it seems that skewering a oneperson...
Triumph of the Willy
Jan. 19 2011
Q: When you gave advice to the woman complaining about her husband surfing the Internet for porn and swimsuit photos of Serena Williams,you seemed to have missed a word in her question. That word is “husband.”...
Jan. 19 2011
This year’s lineup includes a long list of local indie rock, punk and singer/songwriters. Bands on the main stage will play 40-minute sets, with acoustic acts performing shorter sets on a secondary...
With choices galore, Zoup! aims to please downtown diners
Jan. 19 2011
Catch Zoup! at the right time during a lunch rush and you’ll have no problem understanding all those exclamation points, as soupistas shout for steaming pots from the kitchen and a bustling crowd...
Revised and restructured show returns to Wharton Center
Jan. 18 2011
Expect something new when “Stomp” returns to the Wharton Center Friday. Two new full-scale routines are part of the show, as well as updated and restructured sections. But the percussion pageant...
John Lepard guest stars in Tuesday's 'Detroit 187'
Jan. 17 2011
Don't be surprised if you see a familiar face on "Detroit 187" Tuesday night. John Lepard, Williamston Theatre's artistic director (and frequently a performer there as well), is one of the guest stars...
'Green Hornet' tries so hard, it becomes a trying experience
Jan. 13 2011
Much more of a Seth Rogen showcase than it is a costumed crime fighter flick or a Michel Gondry ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") film, "The Green Hornet" transports the masked avenger from 1930s...

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