Lansing Art Gallery bids farewell to two exhibits with reception tonight
March 24 2017
The Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center celebrates the end of two exhibitions with a reception tonight. Kate Cosgrove’s “Happily Ever After” is on display through Saturday, and...
Author offers lecture at newly-renovated CADL downtown branch
March 23 2017
THURSDAY, March 23 — Susan J. Bandes, author of “Mid-Michigan Modern: From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie,” offers a presentation on “Mid-Michigan: Lansing Architects and Their Clients”...
‘American Hero’ explores the struggle of the under-employed
March 22 2017
In his director’s notes, Andy Callis suggested that “American Hero” had heroic characters who found solutions to “problematic lives.” But when the play ended, all three lead...
March 22 2017
Some topical theater works date quickly as the world changes around them. Others come around again as events bring the world’s attention back to certain issues. The reaction to “17 Border Crossings,”...
“Voice of the Whale” takes chamber music series into deep waters
March 22 2017
Music lovers are always searching for an evening that will take them out of themselves, but out-of-body experiences are rare, let alone out-ofspecies ones
A look at some of Top of the Town's Longest Dynasties
March 22 2017
Karaoke • Common Ground Music Festival — Ninetime winner for Best Annual Event/Festival • Flat, Black & Circular — Nine-time winner for Best Record/CD Store • Elderly Instruments...
March 22 2017
The Devil’s Cut, returning to Lansing after a U.S. tour, headlines a roster of rock ‘n’ rollers Saturday evening at the Avenue Café. The show was supposed to be the band’s...
Trombonist Conrad Herwig slides poetry into practice at weeklong MSU visit
March 22 2017
Back in Hawaii, Young, a stalwart of Louis Armstrong’s All-Stars for many years, dedicated a tune to young Herwig. Almost immediately, Herwig announced to his parents he wanted to be Trummy Young....
Lansing-based cage fighter prepares for professional debut
March 22 2017
“I wrestle with one of the coaches here at MSU twice a week. Then I do MMA (mixed martial arts), which is boxing, sparring and jujitsu — we basically live-spar, live fighting three times a...
The Woolies’ Bob Baldori looks back on 50-year friendship with Chuck Berry
March 22 2017
“He taught me how to write rock,” said the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson. “He was a magician making music that was exotic yet normal,” wrote Paul McCartney on his website. Meanwhile,...
Ixion Theatre explores the absurd in pair of plays
March 22 2017
Were I less dedicated to my work, I might grab a thesaurus and find all the synonyms for “wacky,” list all of them, add a few identifications, send it to my editor and say, “This review...
A look back at some Top of the Town winners who are no longer with us
March 22 2017
Goodrich’s Shop-Rite
March 22 2017
The new location, due to open April 3, will feature a menu loaded with breakfast staples such as biscuits and gravy, eggs benedict and French toast, albeit prepared with Glazed and Confused’s signature...
Electronic artist Hizen talks influences, dreams and music
March 21 2017
It’s normal for kids in high school to purse an extracurricular activity. Most settle for the basics like sports or debate team, but one local teen decided he was going to head down a different path
March 15 2017
A man of many aliases — Dabrye, James T. Cotton, SK-1 — Tadd Mullinix is known for a unique sounds that features hip-hop and acid techno influences and beautifully crafted abstract beats
‘Red’ seems more lecture than theater
March 15 2017
“What do you see?” is a question that’s asked repeatedly in “Red,” the latest production running in Riverwalk Theatre’s Black Box. It’s one of many probing questions...
Twenty years later, ‘Rent’ offers window into HIV/AIDS epidemic
March 15 2017
David Merino was in fifth grade when he caught a clip from the 2005 film version of “Rent” on television. Instantly hooked, he soon managed to see the whole film and then picked up the original...
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March 15 2017
March 15 2017
Superheroes have been a mainstay in popular culture for decades, but they seem to be all the rage these days. Superhero movies dominate the box office, but Lansing Community College’s latest theater...
Jayme Stone digs for gems from Alan Lomax’s archives
March 15 2017
Like many folk musicians, banjoist Jayme Stone has spent a lot of time with the field recordings made by Alan Lomax, one of the 20th century’s most important folk musicologists. But a recent encounter...