'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...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
March 31 2010
Since forming in 2006, the jeanjacket-clad band has received a burst of online buzz after the release of “I.C.B.M.,” its 2007 debut 7-inch on Bermuda Mohawk Productions (BMP) and “Wardrive,”...
Visiting guitarist a quiet treasure
March 31 2010
Stowell is striking before he plays a note. He holds the guitar at a loving 75-degree angle, like a baby, or a dance partner. It makes the listener feel a bit like a voyeur, but that’s how he gets...
It’s Halloween hysteria in Williamston comedy based on radio mix-up
March 31 2010
Recipient of the 2009 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, “It Came from Mars” is a world premiere collaboration between Williamston Theatre and Ann Arbor’s Performance Network....
March 31 2010
I’ve been seeing this guy for over two years. Although we spend lots of time together, we don’t have a committed relationship. We’ve been off and on throughout this entire two-year “complexship,”...
Kaleidoscope Books & Collectibles
March 31 2010
Jeffrey Pickell of Kaleidoscope Books & Collectibles describes his Ann Arbor store as “eclectic” and he is bringing stock which reflects that description to the Michigan Antiquarian Book and...
Violinist Schmidt connects with LSO in rare communion
March 31 2010
The vehicle for this rare communion was American Samuel Barber’s 1939 Violin Concerto. It’s music from a time of hope and dread much like ours. Barber’s mix of unabashed yearning and...
Adaptation of John Irving’s novel not for the faint-hearted — or the closed-minded
March 31 2010
There is a chillingly ice-cold clinical feel to the lighting and set for Lansing Community College’s spring offering, “The Cider House Rules, Part One: Here in St Cloud”. Gauzy 21-foot-tall...

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