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,”...
The misunderstood message movie
Oct. 1 2010
It must have seemed like a great idea to all concerned back in 1981. Paramount Pictures wanted a “’Jaws’ with paws” horror film; teen star Kristy McNichol was looking for a project...
Noomi Rapace sizzles while Playing With Fire
Oct. 1 2010
At the end of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” the brilliant computer hacker Lisbeth Salander seemed to be on her way to a life of luxury. Alas, the tables are turning as “The Girl...
Oct. 1 2010
It’s not from a lack of coffee and it’s certainly not boredom. It’s the punishing schedule he’s set up for himself, which starts with a 2:15 a.m. wake-up call for his job as the...
Social Network: A slap in the Facebook
Oct. 1 2010
Zuckerberg is the mastermind behind Facebook and the subject of director David Fincher’s outstanding “The Social Network” (opening nationwide on Friday). The movie asks if Zuckerberg...
When the vampire next door says ‘Let Me In,’ do it
Oct. 1 2010
Abby is one of those friends your parents warned you about. Sure, she looks nice enough — but there’s something, well, strange about her. She’s the new girl in town who doesn’t...
Long-shelved 'Case 39' inspires chuckles, not chills
Oct. 1 2010
(FRIDAY - Oct. 1) Maybe there's a sliver of truth in all those "Oscar curse" theories after all. Six years ago, Renee Zellweger took home a best supporting actress Academy Award for "Cold Mountain," in...
Uncensored talk from Hollywood legend Tony Curtis
Sept. 30 2010
The diction of a thug, the soul of a poet and a complete lack of inhibition were three of the most charming things about actor Tony Curtis, who died Thursday. Back in 2002, Curtis came to East Lansing...
Sept. 29 2010
Normally, all parts are to be played by three actors, using their real names and playing themselves, rather than Shakespeare’s various characters. Director John Lennox is making a few twists of his...
Tierney Sutton Band pleases flesh, spirit
Sept. 29 2010
“Here I am, I’m a performer, I go out there and sing. I try to get on the treadmill so I look OK. Why doesn’t anybody hit on me?” But that’s how the sultry, silken-tressed...
Taste of tolerance Bake sale benefits Eastern High School Spectrum Club
Sept. 29 2010
Cookies, cakes, pies and rock ‘n’ roll? Susie Gray with help from the Spectrum Clubs from Eastern High School, Lansing Community College and Michigan State University is holding a rock ‘n’...
Sept. 29 2010
New Exhibits Absolute Gallery Featuring new work by the Second Monday Artists, a Williamston artist group. Reception: Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 3. Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday & Friday...
Starlight Dinner Theatre serves up songs galore
Sept. 29 2010
Songs include selections from "Guys and Dolls," "Jekyll and Hyde" and "Wicked." Vocalists include Mycah Artis, Kenny Barber, Cameron Bethea, Colleen Bethea, Chris Bethea, Danny Bethea, Emily English Clark,...
Seeley and Baldori’s documentary isn’t ready, but they’re still giving the film festival a boost
Sept. 29 2010
A short time after the festival, Seeley asked Baldori to sit in with him during a gig at Charlie’s Crab in Troy, where he had been playing “in relative obscurity” for 32 years. The act...
Sept. 29 2010
The show this Friday will showcase the musical duo (who also happen to be married) and their uncanny interpretations of blues classics, like Son House’s “Death Letter Blues.” The pair...
I’m knot with the band & Wife of the party
Sept. 29 2010
Q: I’m 28 and my boyfriend of five years is 29. I’m ready to get married, and he’s flat-out not, but wants us to stay together. Our maturity levels vary greatly. I’m getting my...
MSU's 'American Clock' is an often striking look at the 1930s
Sept. 28 2010
As our current recession seems to be winding down, the Michigan State University Department of Theatre has wound up "The American Clock" by Arthur Miller. As Miller’s "Death of a Salesman" is an...

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