Cirque de la Symphonie serves up flying bodies and soaring music
Oct. 13 2010
It sounds like a three-ring circus, but Allen stressed that the show doesn’t call for more than two artists to be on stage at a time. “They’re not there to be a distraction from the orchestra,...
Stormfield Theatre scores with ’Friends’
Oct. 13 2010
Dan (John Lepard), an award-winning humanitarian of the year, is caught cheating at a poker game by his brother-in-law, Will (Bill Bannon). Soon Will is seeing vice in everything Dan does, and he tries...
Oct. 13 2010
A huge part of hip hop that’s often overlooked is the production side of the genre. On Oct. 21 (SCENE) Metrospace will host Bump Night, a beat battle event that hopes to shed some light on local...
Pier Pressure & Gregory Pecs
Oct. 13 2010
Q: I got laid off when my company relocated. I was unemployed for 10 months while I tried unsuccessfully to find a job. During this time, my wife resented that she was working and I was “off.”...
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....

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