After a few bounces, LSO sends Mozart soaring into the sky
Feb. 24 2010
The Lansing Symphony has climbed crags, ridden rapids and moved mountains of major repertoire under maestro Timothy Muffitt, but Saturday night they faced a truly daunting task: lifting a beautiful, balanced...
Stroke of bad luck brought epiphany for neuroscientist
Feb. 24 2010
“As soon as I sat up, I had a pulsating feeling behind my left eye,” Taylor said in a brief phone interview minutes before she was scheduled to get on a plane to her home in Bloomington, Ind....
Feb. 24 2010
at 40-plus. At 42, this woman’s lucky if she gets pregnant at all, and she’s stuck with a guy who wants to "wait." If they want kids, they can’t wait a single day. A female friend, faced...
Strong acting ignites drama
Feb. 24 2010
It is an ambitious goal to stage an intense work like David Mamet’s “American Buffalo” with a cast of college students. Yet it works, thanks to the combination of the intimacy of Lansing...
Witty ’Power Plays’ observes several odd relationships
Feb. 24 2010
Those few enlightened individuals who have never experienced the need to control others, to exert or assert themselves in an unseemly manner in order to be heard, will probably not be able to relate very...
’Club’ finds lighter side of growing old
Feb. 24 2010
A comedy about staying alive after death, Ivan Menchell’s “The Cemetery Club” applies the sitcom formula to the latter stages of life. While Menchell focuses on three widows from New...
Kim Harrison puts Magic on the page
Feb. 24 2010
Author Kim Harrison, who grew up in Northern Michigan, describes herself as a “geeky girl with my nose in a book.” However, the books she read were not your typical young adult books. Harrison,...
Feb. 24 2010
During a school trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Percy discovers that he is the demi-god son of Poseidon (Kevin McKidd). It seems that the Lord of the Seas had a fling with Percy’s mortal...
Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island" is stunningly stylish, but it's tripped up by its own trickery
Feb. 19 2010
“Seen any walking nightmares lately, marshal?” a woman asks deputy marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) late in director Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island." She’s a psychiatrist,...

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