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...
Three guys from Dewitt launched a music channel to showcase noteworthy local performers
Jan. 12 2011
With a few digital cameras and computer programs, LansingMusic.tv founders Sean Bradley, Casey Cavanaugh and Austin Howard produce interviews and shoot live performances by local musicians from every genre....
MSU professor helps reggae legend Isaacs get a last Grammy nod
Jan. 12 2011
Right to the end, Isaac Kalumbu called Gregory Isaacs “Mr. Isaacs.”Growing up in Zimbabwe, Kalumbu never imagined he would meet his musical idol, dubbed “ruler of reggae” by The...
Silence says it all in 'Mademoiselle Chambon'
Jan. 12 2011
Although “Mademoiselle Chambon” begins with a family discussing the mysteries of grammar, language is almost beside the point in director Stéphane Brizé’s tale of temptation...
’Nuns,’ ’Maine’ take the stage
Jan. 12 2011
The nuns depicted by playwright Vicki Quade may not sing or dance, a la “Sister Act” and they certainly don’t fly like Sally Field did on 1960s TV screens
Kondonassis, LSO mix show and substance
Jan. 12 2011
Over the past five years, Muffitt has excelled at keeping butts in seats while stretching the brains above them. With each subscription concert, he has found a way to expand Lansing’s classical music...
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...

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