Lovano’s Us Five caps Summer Solstice Jazz Festival
June 16 2010
By filling a rare hole in multi-reedman Joe Lovano’s crusher schedule, the Wharton Center popped one of the world’s greatest jazz players on top of East Lansing’s Summer Solstice Jazz...
Author chronicles building schools in his homeland
June 16 2010
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri’s book was already brewing about the same time Craig Mortenson’s “Three Cups of Tea” went to the top of The New York Times Best Sellers list; with a little...
The Pixar Generation
June 16 2010
Back in April, I received an invitation to a screening of “Toy Story 3” via Facebook. How exciting, I thought: Pixar Animation Studios is actually going to show the movie two months ahead of...
June 16 2010
had drinks in my neighborhood. He drank too much, and asked to hang at my house so he wouldn’t drive under the influence. I didn’t like this because I’m used to guys using this ploy for...
June 9 2010
Noon March starting at Grand Avenue and Shiawassee Stret to the Capitol building 1 p.m. Rally at the Capitol building 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. After party at Spiral, Chrome Cat, Esquire, Grand Café
Country star Chely Wright speaks out about being a lesbian — even though she knows it might cost her her career
June 9 2010
Chely Wright’s memoir, “Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer,” begins with what could easily have been the end of her story: It’s January 2006, and a tormented and...
An almost-forgotten philosopher left behind many familiar sayings
June 9 2010
James Seaton, an East Lansing resident and Michigan State University professor of American criticism and culture, has edited a new book on Santayana and his work
From discos and dive bars to The Sir Club and strippers, Lansing has a long history of nightlife, LGBT-style
June 9 2010
I began my research at Club Xcel. The Male Review tradition began 17 years ago when Xcel was a gay bar called Paradise, and it continued under the current ownership of Tom Donell even as the club became...
June 9 2010
“These are things we talk about more than we write about but you can still find those ideas intermixed in our songs as well,” Peterson said. “It’s funny, because Nervous but Excited...
On the Waterfront
June 9 2010
There are plenty of reasons to go to the lakeshore in June, but every year around this time Saugatuck provides us with one more: the Waterfront Film Festival. Since 1999, this four-day event has brought...
’Light in the Piazza’ burns brightly at Riverwalk
June 9 2010
“Love knows no boundaries” could be the central theme of “The Light in the Piazza,” a romantic musical that explores more boundaries than just language
Globe-hopping Verdehr Trio fills domestic assignment
June 9 2010
One of the most well-received new works of the year, Pamela Madsen’s “Sea Change,” is on the docket for next week’s concert. “It’s beautiful,” Verdehr said. “It...
East Lansing launches summer entertainment
June 9 2010
For the past 15 years the city of East Lansing has been putting on a free summer concert series in the park to bring in families, residents, and anyone who is walking around downtown. The city will also...
’Mr. Sims Will See You’ peeks behind the curtains
June 9 2010
It’s the humorous story of actress Elise Mayhew (played by Capitol Theater Works co-founder Tanya Burnham), who spends her last dime to leave behind the New York theatrical world and take a shot...
Celebration and inebriation coexist in ’Drunken City’
June 9 2010
So does a chance meeting with a couple of guys, both of whom have been doing some celebrating of their own. The various connections between the out-of-towners linger long after last call and well into...
Guitarist Neil Gordon’s trio fights friction
June 9 2010
At first peep, everything seems settled in Lansing jazzman Neil Gordon’s world. His percolating chamber-style trio (with bassist Ed Fedewa and drummer Larry Ochiltree) has fully jelled, and is celebrating...
A story about dropping down all 23 stories of Boji Tower
June 9 2010
Perhaps more important, the event raised money for a good cause. The Team Foundation, a division of the Greater Lansing Convention
Woldumar show demystifies flying mammals
June 9 2010
It’s been over a decade since the Cranbrook Institute of Science has been able to travel to Lansing to put on a live educational program about the mammals of the air, but the bats are back at Woldumar...
June 9 2010
found “the one.” She’s gone from being ultrapicky to swearing she’ll just marry the next guy who doesn’t pick his nose at the dinner table. Wow. Is that what it comes down...
City’s first urban farm on a formerly unproductive patch of land could feed an entire neighborhood
June 2 2010
Buried deep at the south end of Hayford Street on Lansing’s east side lies a small patch of land that nobody loved until very recently. It was an empty lot that will soon be Lansing’s first...

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