Dancing demons? Blood-spattered patrons? It's 'Evil Dead: The Musical'
Oct. 13 2010
(Wednesday, Oct. 13) Disclaimer: "Evil Dead: The Musical" is recommended for mature audiences, due to language and sexual references. Oh, and the blood. “There is a 'splatter zone' where several...
Chris Dorman launches a new album — and a new farm
Oct. 12 2010
(Tuesday, Oct. 12) In the past three years Chris Dorman’s musical adventures have taken him from the east side of Lansing, creating music with friends, to releasing an album backed by a Who’s...
Veteran punk band reconnects with fans old and new
Oct. 12 2010
With song titles like “Crippled Children Suck,” and “1 Down, 3 to Go” — written just after John Lennon was assassinated — The Meatmen have always been known for vulgar...
Well-acted comedy-drama looks at life in a mental hospital
Oct. 8 2010
(Friday, Oct. 8) Forget those happy Prom Night memories and the fun of graduation: On a day-to-day basis, being a teenager is often tough, especially as you approach the brink of adulthood and have to...
Former 'Saturday Night Live' star plays Connxtions Comedy Club
Oct. 8 2010
(Friday, Oct. 8) Comedian and actor Jon Lovitz takes the stage at Connxtions Comedy Club Nov. 12 and 13 for two shows each night. Tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 11; prices are to be announced
Sturdy 'Secretariat' is in it for the long run
Oct. 7 2010
In horse racing, taking the Triple Crown requires winning the Preakness, the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes. In Hollywood, there’s a similar sort of Triple Crown: winning the endorsement of...
Paul Geremia has the right stuff to sing the blues
Oct. 7 2010
(Thursday, Oct. 7) Serendipitous. That is how Paul Geremia would describe his journey into the world of folk and blues music
Three buddies do some chatting and cheating in Stormfield Theatres drama Among Friends
Oct. 6 2010
Off to the side, Kristine Thatcher watches them closely. If their conversation sounds familiar to her, it should: She wrote it
Wharton marketing director headed for job in Phoenix
Oct. 6 2010
The Lansing native and Michigan State University graduate is headed to Phoenix to be the director of marketing and commu nications at Arizona State University’s version of Wharton, Gammage, which...
Strike may or may not affect Wharton concert
Oct. 6 2010
According to the DSO website (www.detroitsymphony.com), "all concerts remain scheduled as planned." But ticketholders for the Chang/DSO concert might want to check the DSO’s concert hotline (313-576-5123)...
Shakespeare gets short shrift at LCC
Oct. 6 2010
Lansing Community College’s production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” is nothing if not a crowd-pleaser. The play breaks the fourth wall and actively involves...
Wiiliamston's 'Door' is well worth opening
Oct. 6 2010
Williamston Theatre’s “Blue Door” is an intensely quiet and deeply moving play, one that stills and startles the audience into an unexpected opportunity for personal reflection and self...
’Fortinbras’ puts ham back into ’Hamlet’
Oct. 6 2010
Whether you are in or out of the Shakespeare camp, "Fortinbras" simply requires a love of "camp." Currently running at Riverwalk Theatre’s Blackbox Stage, Lee Blessing’s bawdy, crowd-pleasing...
Oct. 6 2010
Who says rap metal died along with Limp Bizkit? This Friday, Universal recording artist Rich Nix is set to throw down his hybrid of metal, electronic and rap at The Loft. Nix is a 24-year old Canadian...
Refunds will be offered
Oct. 6 2010
Wharton Center’s Thursday, Oct. 7 performance by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with violinist Sarah Chang and the preceding Preview Dinner have both been canceled. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra...
Putting the spark plugs in the relationship & Sloshed in translation
Oct. 6 2010
Q: Five years ago, My Love and I shared our first kiss. Since then, we’ve been seeing each other three times a week for an hour. We spend this hour in his truck being intimate. We love each other....
Photographer Mikayla Spyker is only 10 years old, but shes already competing against professionals
Oct. 5 2010
She was recommended for the competition by her instructor, Jeana-Dee Allen. “She’s the most dedicated student,” Allen said. “She’s come to every single class, and she wants...
Event raises awareness of breast cancer
Oct. 5 2010
"It's a Breast Thing," held each October, focuses on breast cancer awareness and treatment through a host of activities. But the main event must be the bra decorating contest
Gurt, Lansing Symphony roll out Russian revelry
Oct. 5 2010
The Russians have a proverb: The only tool you really need is an ax. Michael Gurt, a brilliant pianist with a bearish frame, untucked shirt and savage glee in his eyes, kicked through classical decorum...
Sarah Chang continues a lifelong journey at Wharton
Oct. 5 2010
To get into Sarah Chang, you have to get over Sarah Chang. It seems she has. Chang, 29, can’t believe her 20th anniversary disc is due next year. “That’s kind of shocking, actually,”...

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