It’s homecoming week for 'America's Sister,' comedian Loni Love
April 18 2012
The comedian plays Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Connxtions Comedy Club. She is best known for her role as a recurring panelist on E!’s hit show “Chelsea Lately” and appearances on...
Lansing Marathon is set for Sunday
April 18 2012
An estimated 2,000 runners are expected to participate in the first Lansing Marathon on Sunday. The 26.2 mile course begins at the Accident Fund building and runners will travel through Kircher Park,...
Seek 'Shelter'; you'll find a great psychological thriller
April 18 2012
He wakes up screaming from nightmares in which hundreds of birds swoop down upon him, oily rain falls and a seismic jolt shakes his house, causing his living room furniture to hang suspended in mid-air,...
Broad Museum infiltrates the soil with the launch of 'The Land Grant'
April 18 2012
The culture shock of the ultramodern Eli and Edythe Broad Museum springing up at agricultural-rooted Michigan State University has already been compared to a spaceship landing in a cornfield. Little did...
A sorority sister gets schooled in MSU musical
April 18 2012
Although the plot is basically the same as the popular 2001 Reese Witherspoon movie, the musical’s songs help quicken the pace. For example, Elle’s depression over her breakup with Warner and...
Local shops await annual Record Store Day sales
April 18 2012
While the 4-year-old event is a day validating the love of digging through crates of LPs and 7-inches, it’s also a huge financial boost for the indie shops. Local stores participating this year include...
MSU adjunct professor pens a legal thriller
April 18 2012
Being an appellate lawyer was both an asset and a hindrance for author Anthony J. Franze when he was writing his first novel, "The Last Justice."
'Vino Veritas' is diluted by unconvincing acting
April 18 2012
In addition to its power to impair our vision, speech and judgment, imbibing too much alcohol can also coerce people into saying what they really mean. Hence the premise of “Vino Veritas” —...
Inner booty & Romeo must dial
April 18 2012
Q: In your answer to “Dismayed,” the 32-year-old woman with a Ph.D. who was unimpressed by the men she was meeting, I was struck by how cold and calculating it all sounds: Women evolved to...
April 18 2012
"My whole sound is kind of this funky house, funky disco and a bit of techno,” said DJ Dan, who is playing The Loft Friday. The event is hosted by X Theory Collaboration: “Lansing´s newest...
Judah Friedlander is ready to 'Rock' Lansing
April 13 2012
Friedlander shared his World Champion of the World secrets in his book, “How to Beat Up Anybody: An Instructional and Inspirational Karate Book by the World Champion.” The book features several...
In its second year, the Capital City Film Festival reels in new ideas
April 11 2012
Sure, the Capital City Film Festival has movies. But it also includes a full day of speakers, courtesy of TedX Lansing and the Media Sandbox Capstone Series, as well as the dramatic poetry of Kinetic Affect...
An opening-night documentary profiles a local success story: Elderly Instruments
April 11 2012
Heading toward his office, Aleshire works his way through the labyrinth of shelving units bursting with stock, while he passes by a swarm of fellow employees, all busy filling Internet orders for rare...
April 11 2012
If your dad is a Skylab astronaut and you grew up in a neighborhood full of NASA employees, it’s understandable why you might be interested in space travel. But what would you pay to make that dream...
April 11 2012
A full festival pass, including access to all screenings and events, is $50. Individual tickets for screenings are $5. Music shows are individually priced. Visit for details
Jazz legend Sonny Rollins and opera star Renee Fleming top Wharton Center's jazz and classics lineup in the new season
April 11 2012
In the jazz world, it just doesn’t get any better than Rollins, one the most enduring and accomplished musicians America has produced. His career stretches back to historic stints with Miles Davis...
Capital City Film Festival rolls out the documentaries
April 11 2012
Part of the fun of a film festival is having the chance to make discoveries. The Capital City Film Festival is no exception. Here are a couple of the notable documentaries screening this weekend
In Lansing Civic Players' 'Vino Veritas,' a weird Peruvian wine leads to shocking revelations
April 11 2012
Another man came up to MacGregor and his friend and said, “I’m a single. Can I join you?” MacGregor’s friend waved the guy away, telling him that they were in the midst of a “private...
Singers on the Grand performs music from the movies at Riverwalk
April 11 2012
The 12-member Singers on the Grand performs “Mostly Movies” Saturday and Sunday at Riverwalk Theatre, with the help of a seven-member “Grand Band” and classical dancers Chloe Gonzales...
Lansing Symphony teams with Jeans'n Classics for a salute to Billy Joel
April 11 2012
Roll over Beethoven, it’s time to rock. The lights go up on the Lansing Symphony Orchestra´s “Piano Man: The Music of Billy Joel” at Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall Saturday....