Tribute albums kowtow to KISS and Devo
Dec. 1 2010
9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 Oade’s Hidden Camel, 1210 S. Washington Ave., Lansing $5, 21 and over Reds, Calliope, Cavalcade, Gates of Steel, The Plurals, BerT, Frank and Earnest, Lord Vapid, Hat Madder,...
Expert comic timing keeps Williamston’s ’Greater Tuna’ fresh
Dec. 1 2010
While it isn’t the greatest show Williamston Theatre has done, “Greater Tuna” is a purty dang good distraction from holiday stress. Director Tony Caselli cast well with Williamston veterans...
Dec. 1 2010
GDP has been busy in the last year. He released two albums, toured multiple times across the map, and played shows with hip-hop legends the Wu-Tang Clan. GDP’s “Useless Eaters” is slated...
Forget 'Shrek': Musical 'Puss' has a style all its own
Dec. 1 2010
Pre-dating the Dreamworks films by almost 10 years, Bill Helder and Jane Zussman’s mirthful meta-musical "Puss in Boots" bears little resemblance to the "Shrek" epics. No computer-generated characters...
'Ice Road' star slides into the book world
Dec. 1 2010
Alex Debogorski, author of “King of the Road” and star of the History Channel’s “Ice Road Truckers,” hopes to ward off an icy reception while promoting his new book.Debogorski...
The boors and the bees
Dec. 1 2010
Q: In your response to the woman with the publicly gropey boyfriend, you deemed French kissing at a workplace event inappropriate PDA. How about French kissing one's girlfriend during a performance of...
Disney puts a sweet spin on Rapunzel in engaging 'Tangled'
Nov. 24 2010
The character of Rapunzel is much better known than her story is, which gives Team Disney a certain amount of license to sweeten up her saga in "Tangled," a buoyant, often uproarious musical comedy that...
Riverwalk lets the cat out of the bag in ’Puss in Boots’
Nov. 24 2010
When the youngest son of a miller (Danny Bethea) receives a cat (played by Donna Green) for his inheritance, he has no idea how cunning the feline is. Puss’ ingenuity helps her to gain money, clout...
Eclectic Art Tattoo hosts grand opening party
Nov. 24 2010
Morrill, Mike Riina and Sean Peters, opened their own 800-square-foot shop Aug. 30. An addition to the staff is Craig Horky, a prolific local artist known locally for his unique original concert posters....
Starlight Dinner Theater reels in ’Tuna Christmas’
Nov. 24 2010
7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11 Starlight Dinner Theatre Waverly East Intermediate School, 3131 W. Michigan Ave, Lansing $15 for the show; $30 for dinner ($25 for...
William C. Whitbeck’s debut novel is ready for its day in court
Nov. 24 2010
In the course of his career, Judge William C. Whitbeck has taken on many roles, from his work as an attorney in private practice to political endeavors (including a stint assisting Gov. George Romney)...
Shy pianist takes spotlight for tribute to Thelonious Monk
Nov. 24 2010
Pianist Rick Roe, right, was still a teenager when he began to appreciate legendary jazz giant Thelonious Monk, below. "He played certain things and I went, ‘Ow, it’s so damn good! You just...
Nov. 24 2010
Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, "Fences" documents the life of Troy Maxson, a former Negro Baseball League star who is now a garbage collector. The play earned Wilson a Pulitzer Prize and was recently revived...
Nov. 24 2010
Tis the season and giving is the reason. As the holiday rush approaches, find something for everyone on your list without making endless trips to department stores. Unique items are available all around...
Tickets are going fast for Lansing Concert Band
Nov. 24 2010
The band will play three major concert classics: Floyd Werle’s “A Celebration of Christmas,” Percy Grainger’s “Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol” and Alfred Reed’s...
Allie Phillips’ new book exposes the practice of selling off shelter animals to research facilities
Nov. 24 2010
After spending time volunteering for Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter, Allie Phillips was surprised to learn that some of the animals she was working to help weren’t getting adopted, or even...
Danny Boyle's '127 Hours' unforgettably intense
Nov. 24 2010
You might need it to mop away the sweat and possibly the tears triggered by director Danny Boyle’s electrifying, nervewracking portrayal of the perils of Aron Ralston (James Franco), the adventurer...
Nov. 24 2010
The cover albums, to be released by GTG Records, feature almost all Lansing bands and were recorded over the past year and a half. “Explosions: Lansing Salutes Devo” and “No More Tomorrow...
Nov. 24 2010
Thank Zeus this country isn’t really a melting pot. If it were, with one homogenous lump remaining at the bottom of the kettle, we wouldn’t have the pleasure of experiencing our American hodgepodge,...
'Love and Other Drugs' has its ups and downs, but the stars remain steady
Nov. 24 2010
For proof of how one outstanding performance can give elevate a middling movie, look no further than director Edward Zwick's "Love and Other Drugs." Based on Jamie Reidy's "Hard Sell: The Evolution of...

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