Opera gets a screwball spin in "Giardiniera'
Nov. 17 2010
“La Finta” tells the tale of the arrogant Count Belfiore The hallowed pomp and circumstance of Mozart collides with the screwball tone of Preston Sturges’ comedies when the opera “La...
David Sedaris treats fans to ’Squirrel’ stories
Nov. 17 2010
However, perversions and grotesque details never make up the heart of his stories. Nor do they reflect the character of a man who, according to Schuler’s promotions coordinator Whitney Spotts’...
Williamston Theatre cooks up ’Tuna’
Nov. 17 2010
In less than two hours, Aral Gribble and Wayne David Parker put themselves through a sort of acting aerobics workout, changing costumes and altering their voices every few minutes to portray an assortment...
Paul J. Miles salutes the state in song
Nov. 17 2010
For "We Live in Michigan," Miles took the feelings of the musical and broadened them out to reach the whole state. To that end, Miles has done extensive research into many aspects of Michigan, hoping to...
Capital City Film Festival kicks off in April
Nov. 17 2010
With Michigan caught up in movie mania, the time seemed right for the launch of a new film festival. So Cochran, director of Lansing’s Office of Community Media, and his partners launched the Capital...
Creole gig is sendoff for Zambia-bound musician Thom Jayne
Nov. 17 2010
Jayne, a professor of agricultural economics at Michigan State University, helps small farmers in Africa hook up with local and global markets. He goes to Africa several times a year, but hasn’t...
Nov. 17 2010
Dagwood’s hosts open mic Looking to perform your music in front of a live audience? Tuesday Night Open-Mic at Dagwood’s might be the spot. The event has been running for three years and performers...
Plain and suffering & Till death grip do us part
Nov. 17 2010
Q: Guys pay a lot of attention to my drop-dead gorgeous friend when we go out. So, what can you do if you’re her not-as-pretty sidekick? I can honestly say I’m cute, especially when I’m...
The Tonight Show host helped a shelved book see the light of day
Nov. 12 2010
Steve Lehto will be reading and signing books at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 at Schuler Books & Music, 1982 Grand River Ave. in Okemos
Unsubtle 'Unstoppable' delivers loud, flashy suspense
Nov. 12 2010
Swoop! Swooosh! Swirl! Denzel Washington and Chris Pine may be the stars of “Unstoppable,” but it’s cinematographer Ben Seresin who gets the most taxing workout. Even when characters...
'Strategic growth, collaboration and reorganization plan' announced
Nov. 12 2010
Earlier this week, Lansing Civic Players scrapped plans to stage "Mrs. Warren's Profession," the George Bernard Shaw comedy that replaced "A Shot in the Dark" on the company's schedule. Now comes word...
Capital City Film Festival seeks submissions
Nov. 12 2010
Looking for a place to screen your latest film? Dominic Cochran can help you out.Cochran, a partner of Lansing's Ahptic Film & Digital, has just announced the first Capital City Film Festival, to be held...
Mustaches vs. Cancer contest is now in its third year
Nov. 11 2010
Phrases like “Get your ‘stache on” and “Grow a rug on your mug!” are some of the slogans of the Mustaches vs. Cancer Charity, which is midway through its annual drive to collect...
Turner-Dodge House turns back the clock with ’Dress!’ fund-raiser
Nov. 10 2010
The Turner-Dodge House will be transformed for a open-house-style fashion show called “Dress!” on Friday that will bring a glamorous, “Great Gatsby”-esque feel to the historic house.Hundreds...
Women in the Arts festival turns 25
Nov. 10 2010
During the day on Saturday, performances range from a lesbian oral history to poetry and music. Evening concerts wrap up the festival both nights in Edgewood United Church’s sanctuary. Friday’s...
MSU director puts a new spin on Shakespeare’s ’As You Like It’
Nov. 10 2010
Michigan State University Department of Theatre 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, Wednesday, Nov. 17 and Thursday, Nov. 18; 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21 Pasant Theatre,...
What is the truth about former Michigan Gov. John Swainson?
Nov. 10 2010
It was 1969, and Lawrence Glazer had only been an attorney for six months when the Office of the Attorney General sent him to a parole hearing in Detroit for professional burglar John Whalen.During the...
As Lansing Art Gallery moves, historic home is ‘up for grabs’
Nov. 10 2010
After a six-year fling, the gallery will forsake a sleek, chic but problematic storefront at 113 S. Washington Square and move a block north to the cheaper, bigger and more accessible 119 N. Washington...
He may have been a latercomer to stand-up but Jon Lovitz is making up for lost time
Nov. 10 2010
The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club opened last year in Universal City, near Hollywood. Although Lovitz is quick to admit his place (where he often performs on Wednesday nights) won’t be mistaken for the...
Artist builds virtual gallery out of life and death
Nov. 10 2010
If you like lots of tomato, garlic and onion in your art, Kim Kauffman’s “Investigations” series, now on view at Mackerel Sky in East Lansing, might be just the spread for you. However,...

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