For some Lansing fans, the singer-songwriter never goes out of style
Oct. 20 2010
The first time Chris Faulkner heard The Byrds’ version of “Mr. Tambourine Man,” it needed to be louder.“Still to this day, I clearly see my hand reaching out to that old radio dial...
When plush comes to shove & Legume squad
Oct. 20 2010
Q: I fear I’ve already turned off the new guy I’m dating because of a ritual I can’t seem to give up. I sleep with a stuffed bunny. I’m in my mid-30s, but I’ve had it since...
'Never Let Me Go' is a provocative, chilling heartbreaker
Oct. 16 2010
(Friday, Oct. 15) Kathy, Tommy and Ruth grew up within the confines of Hailsham, a secluded private academy in the English countryside. They weren't typical British schoolchildren, however
New East Lansing teahouse opens Friday
Oct. 15 2010
(Wednesday, Oct. 13) You won’t need to strap on hiking boots and climb a couple miles up a mountain or slash your way through rainforest to find the Wanderer's Teahouse and Café in East Lansing....
Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman take their best shots in 'Red'
Oct. 15 2010
(Friday, Oct. 15) Perhaps it’s oversimplifying things to say “Red” is the movie “Knight and Day” wanted to be. But it sure feels that way
Composer Ricardo Lorenz and violist Roberto Diaz salute the late Victor Jara
Oct. 15 2010
(Friday, Oct. 15) “He’s kinda like the Bob Dylan of the Hispanic world,” says Ricardo Lorenz, Michigan State University associate professor of composition. He is talking about the late...
Fenner Nature Center hosts Apple Butter Festival
Oct. 14 2010
(Thursday, Oct. 14) "Why do we need so many kinds of apples? Because there are so many folks. It provides more contact with life, and leads away from uniformity and monotony." – Liberty Hyde Baily....
Guitar virtuoso Pat Metheny extends his reach
Oct. 13 2010
There’s a good reason Pat Metheny will lug hundreds of pounds of acoustic instruments and state-of-the-art gadgetry to MSU’s Wharton Center Friday. He’s going back to the basics. Metheny,...
New galleries pop up in an unexpected place
Oct. 13 2010
“I couldn’t be happier about it.” Owner Rick Anselmo’s eponymously gallery (in the former Gap store) shows works from well-known artists all over the world; Smith’s will display...
New book pays tribute to the women who brightened up the night
Oct. 13 2010
The author said she was inspired by an article on a female lighthouse keeper in Michigan History magazine. Majher said she filed the idea away, and when she became the assistant director of the Michigan...
Graffiti goes up for bids at REO Town fund-raiser
Oct. 13 2010
On Oct. 20, graffiti art from the nowdemolished motel go on display and up for bids at Art Alley. The artworks are the final remnants of the Inn’s last days, when graffiti artists from around the...
Oct. 13 2010
“It’s a warm space,” Greenhoe said. “The scale is very human.” Tucked into the sprawl of East Lansing at the northeast corner of Saginaw Street and Abbot Road, this masterpiece...
Cirque de la Symphonie serves up flying bodies and soaring music
Oct. 13 2010
It sounds like a three-ring circus, but Allen stressed that the show doesn’t call for more than two artists to be on stage at a time. “They’re not there to be a distraction from the orchestra,...
Stormfield Theatre scores with ’Friends’
Oct. 13 2010
Dan (John Lepard), an award-winning humanitarian of the year, is caught cheating at a poker game by his brother-in-law, Will (Bill Bannon). Soon Will is seeing vice in everything Dan does, and he tries...
Oct. 13 2010
A huge part of hip hop that’s often overlooked is the production side of the genre. On Oct. 21 (SCENE) Metrospace will host Bump Night, a beat battle event that hopes to shed some light on local...
Pier Pressure & Gregory Pecs
Oct. 13 2010
Q: I got laid off when my company relocated. I was unemployed for 10 months while I tried unsuccessfully to find a job. During this time, my wife resented that she was working and I was “off.”...
Dancing demons? Blood-spattered patrons? It's 'Evil Dead: The Musical'
Oct. 13 2010
(Wednesday, Oct. 13) Disclaimer: "Evil Dead: The Musical" is recommended for mature audiences, due to language and sexual references. Oh, and the blood. “There is a 'splatter zone' where several...
Chris Dorman launches a new album — and a new farm
Oct. 12 2010
(Tuesday, Oct. 12) In the past three years Chris Dorman’s musical adventures have taken him from the east side of Lansing, creating music with friends, to releasing an album backed by a Who’s...
Veteran punk band reconnects with fans old and new
Oct. 12 2010
With song titles like “Crippled Children Suck,” and “1 Down, 3 to Go” — written just after John Lennon was assassinated — The Meatmen have always been known for vulgar...
Well-acted comedy-drama looks at life in a mental hospital
Oct. 8 2010
(Friday, Oct. 8) Forget those happy Prom Night memories and the fun of graduation: On a day-to-day basis, being a teenager is often tough, especially as you approach the brink of adulthood and have to...