Despite gorgeous singing, ’Pacific’ doesn’t hold water
April 28 2010
Um, no thanks. “South Pacific”s" most recognizable number, “Some Enchanted Evening,” is trotted out three full times, and the far more rousing “Bali Ha’i” at least...
Politics become personal in Dave Dempsey’s novel
April 28 2010
His first journey into fiction, however, borrows deeply from his love of the environment and is aptly called “Superior Shores: A Novel of Conservation
April 28 2010
New Exhibits Haze Art Gallery Featuring unique jewelery by Middy Church & Sandi Leister and a photo exhibit by Janice Gross. Reception: 1 – 4 p.m. May 2. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. T – S,...
Lansing’s new City Market gears up for its Saturday grand-opening celebration
April 21 2010
Not all vendors made an immediate move in the early days of the new building. Since the “soft opening,” some vendors have delayed opening due to contracting issues, but market manager John...
Familiar local faces return during 2010-11 season
April 21 2010
“The purpose of music programs in school, of course, is to develop the person, not to make them into a professional musician,” Muffitt said. “But it’s a nice fringe benefit when...
Painter hosts an art show to benefit Ingham County Animal Control
April 21 2010
Barbara McCleary remembers hearing a rustling, and all of a sudden, heavy breathing on her neck. McCleary, an artist on an outdoor painting expedition with friends, had wandered by herself down a path...
Brad Leithauser looks back on 1940s Detroit
April 21 2010
“There was never any question in my mind that it had to be set in Detroit,” Leithauser said. “I’m considered the family archivist, and I threw in family stories of my father and...
Lansing Concert Band plans to do both Saturday
April 21 2010
The Lansing Concert Band closes its 2009-2010 season Saturday by “Covering the Bases” with a salute to baseball and a guest appearance by tuba soloist Deanna Swoboda, a professor of tuba/euphonium...
Lovano, Somi headline East Lansing jazz festival
April 21 2010
Summer jazz forecast for East Lansing: Increased blue notes, with an upswing in swing. Bebop will also be boppier. National headliners Joe Lovano and Somi, quadrupled tent space and a third day of festivities...
It’s professor vs. student in topical drama ’Third’
April 21 2010
Laurie Jameson (Heather Lewis) is an academic with high principles; Woodson Bull III (Spencer Smith) call him Third, for short is the scion of a wealthy family. When Third turns in a shockingly wellwritten...
Themes of World War II musical resonate with audiences, says star
April 21 2010
The Seabees of “South Pacific” are an eclectic group, brought together by a war to an island they don’t know. According to Matthew Saldivar, who plays Seabee Luther Billis in the Rodgers...
Strong cast and direction make musical drama sing
April 21 2010
The mournful lyric “How do you figure a last year on Earth?” from the ensemble number “Seasons of Love" addresses a central existential question. The surprising answer is that “Rent”...
Bringing down the Hausu
April 21 2010
There are many strange and puzzling films you may encounter over the course of your lifetime. But I feel reasonably safe in saying that no matter where you may travel in this world, you will never find...
April 21 2010
Ignore your friends and family, who won’t be the ones sleeping with your girlfriend (well, presumably). It’s anything but shallow to make sure a woman has the looks you need to be hot for her
Raw Hamburger
April 21 2010
Neil Hamburger is known for his dry, oddball stand-up comedy that often makes celebrities the butt of his punchline. His following has been growing since the release of his debut album, “America’s...
Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Jimmy Cliff playing Common Ground
April 21 2010
Cooper burst onto the rock landscape in the 1970s with his ghoulish stage shows and radio-friendly hits, such as “Eighteen,” “School’s Out,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy,”...
April 14 2010
Coffee shop:Gone WiredRunners-up: Soupspoon Cafe, Espresso Royale and Decker's Spread out over two levels, Gone Wired manages to feel both intimate and spacious, depending on where you sit. Coffee is...
April 14 2010
Antique shop:Mega MallRunners-up: Little Red School House, Wooden Skate Art Gallery:Creole GalleryRunners-up: Mackerel Sky, Kresge Museum On the “Antiques Road Show,” they call it “provenance.”...
April 14 2010
Appetizers Houlihan’s Runners-up: Tavern on the Square and Beggar’s Banquet The Houlihan’s chain location inside the Lansing Mall wasvoted Best Appetizers, after winning last year...
Pianist brings a swirl of styles to Creole Gallery
April 14 2010
Haas’s searching, swinging jazz, swirled with ethnic spice and classical grandeur, is meant to shatter musical walls. Haas gave the Creole Gallery three of its most memorable nights of the last decade....

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