Riverwalk Theatre puts ‘Surprising’ twists on classics
Nov. 23 2011
The Three Little Pigs, Three Billy Goats Gruff and Goldilocks and the Three Bears: We know the stories so well we can recite them by heart. But what if these beloved fairy tales took a different turn?...
This holiday season, skip the lines at the Black Friday sales and patronize Lansing’s locally owned businesses. Our Gift Guide will point you in the right direction.
Nov. 23 2011
Staying local promotes a sense of community, encourages entrepreneurship, increases job opportunities for people in the area and ensures that your money will stimulate Lansing s economy since local businesses...
Pick up page-turners from Jeffrey Eugenides, Erin Morgenstern and Ernest Hemingway
Nov. 23 2011
Give ho-ho Hemingway books this holiday season. Several new books on Papa are on every Hemingway lovers list this holiday season and, surprisingly, they provide some new insight into the world of one...
Give till it Hertz & Odd Manischewitz out
Nov. 23 2011
It cost you, what, $3,000 the price of a TV the size of a small European country to have her personally deliver the news that she wouldn t be having sex with you? You d be leading your friends in fuming...
Nov. 23 2011
The Fling is an indie-rock band from Long Beach that plays shoegaze-inspired folk tunes and psych-pop ballads. The band, which plays Mac s Wednesday, has a new single, "Dogpile," on Dangerbird Records....
Snowboarding will be among the activities at a new Snow Park, opening soon
Nov. 23 2011
Neptune, owner of Planet Snow Design and a champion snowboarder, has been building snowboarding venues for almost two decades. Currently head of operations at Otsego Resort in Gaylord, Neptune will work...
'Muppets' and 'Hugo' prove 'family entertainment' can be fun for all ages
Nov. 22 2011
For parents who regularly endure Justin Bieber videos and “Hannah Montana” repeats, the idea of “kid-friendly” entertainment can be hard to face. But what happens when you inject...
Two Lansing men recall their journey from Cuba to Lansing 50 years ago
Nov. 16 2011
The unprecedented airlift was arranged by frightened Cuban parents, anti-Castro dissidents, Miami s Roman Catholic Archdiocese and the United States government including the CIA, according to some historians....
Wanda Degen ponders her future after 25 years as East Lansing Art Festival performance coordinator
Nov. 16 2011
In the summer of 1967, between eighth and ninth grade, young Wanda Degen decided to have a hippie party. She went to a head shop in her little hometown of Montague Whitehall, on the dunes of west Michigan,...
Some business owners say the downtown bar crowd is out of control: ‘It’s just kind of a zoo down here’
Nov. 16 2011
Early last Thursday, local event promoter and hip-hop fan Ygnacio Notch Bermudez, 35, was shot to death outside The Loft, a live music venue and bar at 414 E. Michigan Ave. The murder is the latest...
Looking back on the career of a four-legged legend
Nov. 16 2011
Prints of two of Rinty’s blockbusters, "Jaws of Steel" and "Clash of the Wolves," were discovered a few years ago in the cabinet of a movie theater in South Africa. Orlean brought the...
Nellie McKay plays doomed convict Barbara Graham
Nov. 16 2011
In 2006 the Manhattan-based jazz-pop singer and multi-instrumentalist ditched Columbia Records, due to artistic differences: She loudly supports People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, gay rights,...
Silver Bells in the City rings in holiday season for downtown Lansing
Nov. 16 2011
Silver Bells in the City had humble beginnings, according to coordinator Mindy Biladeau, who says it started with a few people singing Christmas carols around the state Christmas tree. On the third year,...
Sugar-sweet ‘Stratagem’ is zestfully played, but the fun goes on too long
Nov. 16 2011
Michigan State University s Department of Theatre s production of The Beaux Stratagem is a sweet comedy of errors that reminds one of Brach s Neapolitan Sundaes candies found in the bulk candy...
Capital Area Blues Society and Greater Lansing Food Bank join forces for a fundraiser
Nov. 16 2011
As Lansing residents prepare to stuff their turkeys and mash their potatoes, local charities will be collecting donations for the area s poor and hungry. To celebrate the season of giving, two local...
Nov. 16 2011
W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan s comic operetta The Pirates of Penzance was written in 1879. That presents a few challenges for the Michigan State Opera cast, according to director Melanie Helton
Republished 1965 novel still has much to say about Indian law
Nov. 16 2011
Voelker, who spent most of his life in the Upper Peninsula, also creates a window into the customs and language of the Cornish mining community around Ishpeming, where he lived
Snorting hope & You’ve got stale
Nov. 16 2011
Some women do volunteer work; some women date it. You and your boyfriend are a classic combination, the drug addict and the enabler. Addict behavior is immature brat behavior throwing over tomorrow to...
Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts drops vinyl LP
Nov. 16 2011
Jake Simmons, one of two songwriting talents behind the now-defunct West Michigan indie band Dead Scene Radio, is back with his new band, Jake Simmons and the Little Ghosts. The band plays an all-ages...
Czech photographer reveals the colors of a carnival in MSU exhibit
Nov. 9 2011
On Death and Horses and Other People, the Michigan State University Museum s new show within Mask: Secrets and Revelations features photos of masked attendees at the Masopust carnival in Roztoky,...