April 7 2010
Blues band Root Doctor Runners-up: Steppin’ In It and Frog & the Beeftones Combing traditional blues with classic soul, Root Doctorhas been entertaining Lansing for nearly 20 years....
April 7 2010
Newspaper Lansing State Journal Runners-up: City Pulse and “this category is unkind” Fine. But this does not overshadow the LSJ’s 2008 win forbest newspaper Web site...
April 7 2010
Alternative health:Better Health StoreRunners-up: Foods for Living, Creative Wellness Auto care:Lisky'sRunners-up: Spartan Car Care, University Foregin Auto Bank/credit union:MSUFCURunners-up: NuUnion,...
New Chamber series wraps up first season
April 7 2010
As principal stick man for the Lansing Symphony, Sherman is a conspicuous presence look for the silver glint and heaving shoulders but the subject of this encounter was Absolute Music, the star-studded...
There's something for everyone at Sunday's Antiquarian Book Show
April 7 2010
“It’s a collective mix of people coming to the show, and that’s part of the fun of it,” he said. “We don’t know what to expect from any given dealer because they bring...
Novel speculates on secret romantic life of ’Little Women’ author
April 7 2010
In her debut novel, McNees tells the credible but fictional tale of a romancethat might have taken place between Alcott and a young man during the summer of 1855 when the Alcott family moved to the small...
April 7 2010
Well, definitely start wearing pants fitted with those spikes they use to keep pigeons off liquor store signs, or at least sew golf cleats to the front of your jeans. Or, if this sounds like a lot of bother,...
'Chorus Line' starting to show its age
April 7 2010
“A Chorus Line” is an effective metaphor for the current economic climate, when “I’ll do anything for work” is a similarly common refrain. And you do feel the desire —...
Frantic comedy finds hilarity in hysteria
April 7 2010
The plot of Williamston Theatre’s latest offering, “It Came From Mars,” takes a standard screwball comedy plot and elevates it slightly into the realm of a meta-comedy. It came...
3D: Back to stay — or a high-tech fad?
April 7 2010
3D movies may be all the rage these days, but the craze is certainly nothing audiences haven’t seen before. Even as far back as the 1930s, filmmakers were testing the waters with novelty-short specialist...
For 'Chorus' star Ashley Yeater, every night is an audition
April 6 2010
How does a “Chorus Line” star spend her spare time between shows? For Ashley Yeater, it’s about resting in her hotel room with her dog, while Nicole Kidman sings herself to death. “I’m...
Contest challenges students to produce short films about environmental awareness
April 6 2010
What does green mean to you? Energy Works Michigan wants to know— in 90 seconds or less. The company is sponsoring the “Show Green” video competition, in which students are invited to...
Hip-hop meets slam poetry in Friday show
April 2 2010
Detroit native Black Milk will be performing at the “Born to Flow” event at Michigan State University, providing a blend of hip-hop and slam poetry. Presented by Pop Entertainment, the concert...
'Caroline, or Change,' 'Smokey Joe's Cafe' among next season's offerings
April 2 2010
Musicals, fairy tales and a double dose of Edward Albee are in the forecast for Riverwalk Theatre, which just announced its 2010-11 season
Stick with the original and give this pointless remake a myth — er, miss
April 1 2010
When it was released in 1981, “Clash of the Titans” represented a sort of last hurrah for the sword-and-sandal spectaculars of the “Jason and the Argonauts” and “The Seventh...
March 31 2010
New ExhibitsAbsolute Gallery“2010 Spring Photo Show.” Reception: 1-3 p.m. Apr. 4. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-W, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Th & F and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. S & Su. 307 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing....
Miley Cyrus: Still a girl, not yet an actress in her dramatic debut 'The Last Song'
March 31 2010
Miley Cyrus fans, don’t say you weren’t warned. Remember how “The Hannah Montana Movie” took a serious turn in the last half-hour, with Miley suffering an identity crisis? Consider...
Partnerships, singers dominate Wharton’s upcoming season
March 31 2010
The Wharton Center for the Performing Arts has to live up to the big “s” on its new glass faade, but it’s not easy. Even the biggest classical, jazz, world and dance acts are usually...
Lil’ Darlins show pays tribute to days gone by
March 31 2010
Organizers Ben and Katie Corr are humble but passionate about their current project: to bring a modern-day vaudeville show to the Lansing area. The April 2 show at the Hannah Community Center is the third...
Poet Thomas Lynch tries his hand at fiction
March 31 2010
His newest collection of fiction is a departure from his previous books which were collections of essays and poetry. And, although Lynch is currently working on a longer piece of fiction, he said if he...

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