Amanda Seyfried and Julianne Moore generate some steam in "Chloe," but a feeble finale spoils the mood
March 26 2010
The younger woman pours a steady stream of sugar into her coffee cup. Her life could use a little sweetening up: She’s Chloe, a call girl who lives out other people’s fantasies while shutting...
’Language of performance’ unites an international cast
March 24 2010
“We have performers from 17 different countries,” senior artistic director Michael Smith noted as he observed his artists preparing for a stopover of the “Alegria” spectacular in...
Cirque spectacular provides an assortment of amazing acts
March 24 2010
The themes for this show are reportedly darker than other Cirque productions, but apart from a sad clown and a few distorted face masks and disproportioned bodies, there is virtually no darkness to be...
Violinist Schmidt is old-school, Web-savvy
March 24 2010
It’s a digital life for a man with an analog soul. His parents played for the Philadelphia Opera Co., so he grew up in the Academy of Music’s Great Hall, home of the legendary Philadelphia...
LCC stages Part One of epic play
March 24 2010
Written by Peter Parnell and adapted from the novel by John Irving, “The Cider House Rules” tells the story of an orphan named Homer Wells in 1920s Maine who resides in St. Cloud’s orphanage....
’Cheatin’’ is lowbrow, but high in laughs
March 24 2010
The Lansing Civic Players Guild want you to know it is revamping its image. Left with the basement of its costume shop, the Players have cleaned and reformed the space into a cozy black-box setting, albeit...
Strong cast brings comedy to life at Riverwalk Theatre
March 24 2010
When Lotty meets Rose Arnott (Veronica Gracia-Wing), a plot is hatched to rent a villa, nay, a castle in the Mediterranean, for these two women (and two more) to get away from the damp and thunderous rains...
Literary events bloom in April all over Lansing
March 24 2010
The annual Rally of Writers, an all-day workshop, is set for April 10 at Lansing Community College’s west campus. The rally includes programs on everything from writing thrillers to poetry and, according...
March 24 2010
But, it seemed like the perfect date! Well, maybe his idea of perfection is romancing the hell out of a woman, getting her into bed, and getting outta Dodge. Or maybe, he decided to never see you again,...
Michigan State University promises "fun and funky" twist on Shakespearean opera
March 24 2010
It’s Shakespeare meets “Miami Vice” as the Michigan State University Opera Theatre takes on Charles Gounod’s “Romeo et Juliette.” The French-language adaptation of the...
Vivid performances make a preachy script pay off in MSU Theatre production
March 24 2010
In the blood, in the dirt, in the gutter — it’s all the same for the protagonist of “In the Blood,” a Second Stage production of Michigan State University’s Department of...
March 24 2010
March 26Suheir Hammad, 9 p.m. Abbot Café, first floor, Abbot Hall, MSUAltan, Celtic music, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte Performing Arts Center, 378 State St. $29-$36. www.CPACpresents.com“Night of...
March 23 2010
When you travel as much as I do, it’s not surprising that,occasionally, a piece of luggage fails to arrive when it is supposed to.Inthirty years of travel writing, my checked in bag has failed to...
Technical problems don't rattle rockers as they vie for an Ionia Free Fair slot
March 23 2010
The Battle of Bands preliminaries were held March 20 at Riedy’s White Rose Café in downtown Charlotte; the winning group goes on to compete at the Battle of Bands this summer at the Ionia...
Director Claire Denis reveals the complex ties between four people in "35 Shots of Rum"
March 18 2010
It takes “35 Shots of Rum” for Lionel (Alex Descas) to mark a truly special occasion, and he doesn’t take that ritual lightly. There don’t seem to be many important moments in Lionel’s...
The produce market features ethnic groceries from India, the Middle East and Mexico
March 18 2010
Co-owners Kevin Watersian and Rushit Bhimani opened on Monday, March 15 with a limited selection of dry goods, but the store will be fully stocked with produce by Thursday
Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer winner addresses issues faced by Everett High School teens, says director
March 18 2010
Lansing's Everett High School has become the only school in Michigan’s lower peninsula to perform Jonathan Larson's controversial rock opera, “Rent,” which tackles such topics as sexual...
Author Dave Eggers visits East Lansing Aug. 29
March 17 2010
The City of East Lansing and Michigan State University have selected Dave Eggers’ 2009 novel “Zeitoun” as the 2010 One Book, One Community novel. Set in New Orleans immediately after...
Ella Joyce speaks for Rosa Parks in ’Rose’
March 17 2010
“It’s the part I was born to play,” Joyce said. “I have actually felt her spirit right down inside of me on stage.” spur a court challenge to discrimina- Best known for her...
L.A. Quartet finds strength in numbers
March 17 2010
With arrangers like Kanengiser in the group, the entire universe of music is theirs to pillage, with one restriction: no electronics. In addition, all of the quartet’s material old, new, borrowed...

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