Shaky Shakespeare ’Shrew’ doesn’t shine
Sept. 22 2010
For those of you not familiar with this overly familiar tale of misogyny, “Shrew” is the simple story of Baptista, a father who sells his tempestuous eldest daughter to the aging Petruchio,...
From deadlines to dead people Pulitzer-winning journalist becomes best-selling author
Sept. 22 2010
Sandford is especially known for his 20 “Prey” novels featuring Minneapolis detective Lucas Davenport, but he is on the road promoting his relatively new series that features police detective...
Taking a classic to court Mark Twain testifies at ’Trial of Tom Sawyer’
Sept. 22 2010
Would modern DNA forensics have saved Tom from being smacked upside the head by Aunt Polly for the sugar bowl broken by his brother, Sid? Aunt Polly, though well-meaning, has a disturbing penchant for...
’Door’ to discovery Williamston drama examines racial identity
Sept. 22 2010
Williamston Theatre 122 S. Putnam Rd., Williamston Sept. 23-Oct. 17 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; 3 p.m. matinees Sat., Oct. 2 and Thurs., Oct. 16 Pay-What-You-Can Thursday,...
What makes her run From asthmatic childhood to Capital City River Run
Sept. 22 2010
I’m not alone in this thinking. Race codirector Dick Miles says the route itself is much of what draws runners to the River Run. The half marathon takes in the beauty of Michigan State University,...
Sept. 22 2010
For those looking for a night of original bluesy music with a touch of saxophone Big Willy might be worth checking out at the Green Door this Thursday. The Lansing band, led by Will Rideoutt (guitar/vocals),...
Sept. 22 2010
Twice a year, book and paper enthusiasts of all kinds come together in Lansing to search through books, postcards, magazines, posters and more
Ralph Votapek and Walter Verdehr renew a 42-year-old partnership
Sept. 15 2010
The two stalwart “V”s of MSU instrumental music will carry on a 42-year tradition of annual duo concerts when they take the stage together at the MSU Music Building Auditorium. They’ll...
With sesquicentennial gift, public sculpture returns to Lansing
Sept. 15 2010
“What do you think it means?” Bob Trezise, CEO of the Lansing Economic Development Corp., had me on the spot. I was supposed to be interviewing him.When things get sticky, stick to the facts....
Jay Stielstra Trio opens Ten Pound Fiddle season
Sept. 15 2010
For Stielstra, whose trio will help open the Ten Pound Fiddle season Friday, the path to that inspiring plot began on the athletic field. After a decorated high school sports career in Ludington, he came...
New troupe takes Shakespeare back to original finish
Sept. 15 2010
In true Elizabethan spirit, the Bach Dor Shakespeare Company, whose first production opens this week, plans to bring “original practice” Shakespeare to modern Lansing. That means "doing it...
’Conviction’ director credits Michigan's credits
Sept. 15 2010
During an interview Sunday morning at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the film premiered this week, Goldwyn admitted it was "the incredible tax incentive" that first drew him to Michigan:...
Lansing Symphony powers through a heavy opening night
Sept. 15 2010
There must be remote villages, far from Western symphony halls, where the whole idea of a scheduled “concert” is absurd. How could I know whether I’d feel like hearing music at 8 p.m....
Sept. 15 2010
They couldn’t find one. The story of a Caroline, a poor black maid working for a Jewish family in 1963 Louisiana to support her precocious children, could easily have been sugar-coated by a score...
Sept. 15 2010
What if thy built a condo on the plot of land where the magical town of Brigadoon appears from the mist for only one day every 100 years? Would the villagers wake up to urban sprawl? Thankfully, in a sense,...
’Zeitoun’ couple comes to troubled East Lansing
Sept. 15 2010
“Zeitoun” follows the nightmarish experience of Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a Syrian- American, who stayed in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Abdul, as he is called by friends and neighbors,...
Film’s 50th anniversary stirs Roman thoughts
Sept. 15 2010
Hail, Spartacus! No, that can’t be right. Spartacus was a humble slave who broke out of gladiator school, gathered a slave army and fought the fat cats of imperial Rome. He wore burlap, probably...
Sept. 15 2010
If there is anything consistent about Lansing rock shows, it’s their eclectic bills, with bands of various genres sharing the stage at the same show. Below are a few shows that mix and match sounds...
Sept. 15 2010
The hard times of the past will shed light on today’s economic woes when MSU presents Arthur Miller’s panoramic, little-known saga, “The American Clock.”A huge ensemble of 30 students...
Sept. 15 2010
September’s exhibit at the Grove Gallery Co-op of East Lansing showcases two local artists who use unique techniques and materials taken from nature. Deborah Cholewicki works with fibrous, natural...

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