Leslie Hull bids farewell to MSU by taking on Bertolt Brecht's 'Mother'
Feb. 1 2012
The Michigan State University Theatre production of Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children” utilizes the same English translation by Tony Kushner (“Angels in America”)...
Cronenberg tackles 'Dangerous' material with style
Feb. 1 2012
Jung´s patient will become his secret lover, which jeopardizes his personal and professional relationship with his mentor, Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen). But when Freud and Spielrein finally meet,...
Romance is a laughing matter in 'vaudeville' show
Feb. 1 2012
From the props to the physical farce, the show is a throwback to traditional vaudeville styles, spiced up with modern-day sexual politics
Chad DeKatch heads up the ensemble cast of Sondheim's 'Company'
Feb. 1 2012
When the lights come up on the Holt Dimondale Community Players’ production of “Company,” it will be the realization of a dream for its star, Chad DeKatch
A true story inspired Joseph Zettelmaier´s Western
Feb. 1 2012
In 1881, outlaw George Parrott was hanged for the murder of two law enforcement officers in Wyoming. After his death, Drs. Thomas Maghee and John Eugene Osborne took Parrot’s body to study his "criminal...
Purple Rose Theatre drama is a solid triumph
Feb. 1 2012
It takes a singer with a great voice to bring out the complexities of a well-composed opera. Likewise, it takes an actor with great range to project the nuances of a well-written script
Feb. 1 2012
Absolute Gallery "The World of Mike," a showcase of artwork of artist Mike Scieszka. Reception: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 1632...
Former City Pulse writer Chris Galford ventures into a fantasy world
Feb. 1 2012
"The Hollow March," published late last year, is an adult fantasy novel, the first in Galford’s "The Haunted Shadows" series. It introduces the fictional Idasian Empire, a society threatened by war...
Shove thy neighbor & idle worship
Feb. 1 2012
Reality, like angry little dogs, often bites. Every day, I wake up wishing for home-invasion housecleaners. But, as much as both Nature and I abhor a vacuum, at a certain point, I have to pull one out,...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Feb. 1 2012
For all the local rock scene folks who have an urge to do something positive for those in need, the Benefit for The Greater Lansing Food Bank at Mac’s Bar may be the ticket
Bradly's Home and Garden
Jan. 25 2012
Antlers and armoires, feathers and flowerpots, burlap totes and bark wastebaskets: Could one store have them all?
Morticia gets in touch with her inner diva in the 'Addams Family' musical
Jan. 25 2012
Sara Gettelfinger, who plays Morticia Addams, says the script plays up the morbid humor in the family’s relationships, tendencies, activities and connections to the outside world that has made the...
Renovated East Lansing Food Co-op hosts a grand reopening celebration Sunday
Jan. 25 2012
The East Lansing Food Co-op is looking good these days, thanks largely to extensive renovations that took a year to come to fruition
Photographer Curtis Miller brings his spare vision of the Great Lakes to Lansing Art Gallery
Jan. 25 2012
Many of the pictures, on display at Lansing Art Gallery through February, record Miller’s solo backcountry trips to the shores of Lake Superior in the off-season. With no human in sight, sheets of...
Two actors show off the many comic faces of love in Stormfield Theatre’s ‘Romantic Fools’
Jan. 25 2012
Rich Orloff’s play depicts the perils of blind dates, regular dates, marriage and even orgies. This “PG-15” play, as Roznowski describes it, features 12 sketches with actors Roger Ortman...
'The Boy in the Bathroom' simply doesn't wash, despite sweet love story
Jan. 25 2012
Imagine the question “to be or not to be?” stretched into a 90-minute musical, and you have the essence of “The Boy in the Bathroom.”
MSU graduate’s Doritos spot makes it to the finals
Jan. 25 2012
In the spot, a bratty youngster brags that he has a bag of Doritos that he won’t share. A disgruntled grandmother uses a little ingenuity — and a willing infant — to turn the tables on...
'The Exonerated' exposes the price we pay when the justice system fails
Jan. 25 2012
After dealing with the anguish of seeing someone she knew mistreated by the justice system, Thatcher decided to do what she could to publicize how death penalty cases have been mismanaged over the years
Poetry in Motion program rolls out on CATA buses
Jan. 25 2012
Capital Area Transportation Authority buses traversing mostly along campus routes and down Michigan Avenue will host a moveable feast of poetry, with each bus showcasing interior placards with lines of...
Code goo & world wide web of lies
Jan. 25 2012
I bet the doc doesn’t have patients show up at whim: “Hi, I was in the neighborhood, and I thought I’d have a physical.”

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