'Strategic growth, collaboration and reorganization plan' announced
Nov. 12 2010
Earlier this week, Lansing Civic Players scrapped plans to stage "Mrs. Warren's Profession," the George Bernard Shaw comedy that replaced "A Shot in the Dark" on the company's schedule. Now comes word...
Capital City Film Festival seeks submissions
Nov. 12 2010
Looking for a place to screen your latest film? Dominic Cochran can help you out.Cochran, a partner of Lansing's Ahptic Film & Digital, has just announced the first Capital City Film Festival, to be held...
Mustaches vs. Cancer contest is now in its third year
Nov. 11 2010
Phrases like “Get your ‘stache on” and “Grow a rug on your mug!” are some of the slogans of the Mustaches vs. Cancer Charity, which is midway through its annual drive to collect...
Turner-Dodge House turns back the clock with ’Dress!’ fund-raiser
Nov. 10 2010
The Turner-Dodge House will be transformed for a open-house-style fashion show called “Dress!” on Friday that will bring a glamorous, “Great Gatsby”-esque feel to the historic house.Hundreds...
Women in the Arts festival turns 25
Nov. 10 2010
During the day on Saturday, performances range from a lesbian oral history to poetry and music. Evening concerts wrap up the festival both nights in Edgewood United Church’s sanctuary. Friday’s...
MSU director puts a new spin on Shakespeare’s ’As You Like It’
Nov. 10 2010
Michigan State University Department of Theatre 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, Wednesday, Nov. 17 and Thursday, Nov. 18; 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21 Pasant Theatre,...
What is the truth about former Michigan Gov. John Swainson?
Nov. 10 2010
It was 1969, and Lawrence Glazer had only been an attorney for six months when the Office of the Attorney General sent him to a parole hearing in Detroit for professional burglar John Whalen.During the...
As Lansing Art Gallery moves, historic home is ‘up for grabs’
Nov. 10 2010
After a six-year fling, the gallery will forsake a sleek, chic but problematic storefront at 113 S. Washington Square and move a block north to the cheaper, bigger and more accessible 119 N. Washington...
He may have been a latercomer to stand-up but Jon Lovitz is making up for lost time
Nov. 10 2010
The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club opened last year in Universal City, near Hollywood. Although Lovitz is quick to admit his place (where he often performs on Wednesday nights) won’t be mistaken for the...
Artist builds virtual gallery out of life and death
Nov. 10 2010
If you like lots of tomato, garlic and onion in your art, Kim Kauffman’s “Investigations” series, now on view at Mackerel Sky in East Lansing, might be just the spread for you. However,...
’Music History’ examines romance in the era of the Civil Rights fight
Nov. 10 2010
Sandra Seaton would like to put a different spin on the way the African- American experience is generally presented on stage.Seaton’s "Music History" is a drama with a few musical touches, reflecting...
Strong acting illuminates shattering 1950s drama
Nov. 10 2010
Those who watched TV in the 1950s memorized the phrase, “There are 8 million stories in ‘The Naked City’ this is just one of them ... .” While far more eloquent than any of the...
Expert cast brings ’Morning Glory’ to full bloom
Nov. 10 2010
In writer-director James L. Brooks’ classic 1987 comedy-drama “Broadcast News,” dynamic, idealistic producer Jane Craig (Holly Hunter) spent much of her time fretting about the rise of...
Nov. 10 2010
American roots music is often thought of as having a strictly traditional vibe. Sunday at Mac’s Bar, four acts will showcase examples of edgy, on-the-fringe roots music. Rachel Brooke will perform...
A superhero spoof - and so much more
Nov. 6 2010
True, that long-delayed “Spider-Man” musical may never make it to Broadway and the hyped-to-the-heavens “Watchmen” was something of a box office underachiever. But otherwise, superhero...
The set is perhaps the biggest star of 'Mary Poppins'
Nov. 4 2010
It was many hard hours and long nights in the making, but the set for the Wharton Center’s "Mary Poppins" is ready for the spotlight
Couples collide in savagely funny Purple Rose comedy
Nov. 4 2010
They were the best of friends; they were the worst of friends. Writer Jeff Daniels has a knack for creating complex characterizations of couples experiencing the challenges of interpersonal intimacy. In...
It’s Debussy night at Absolute Music
Nov. 3 2010
Velvet-voiced actor/director Ken Beachler and perfectionist piano man Sergei Kvitko have a strangely compelling musical partnership.Suave cop, intense cop? Honey and salt?Their chemistry is hard to pin...
’View From the Bridge’ looks at possessive passion
Nov. 3 2010
Set in a 1950s Italian-American neighborhood in New York, near the Brooklyn Bridge, Miller’s play tells of Eddie Carbone, a longshoreman raising his teenage niece, Catherine. Eddie’s jealousy...
Nov. 3 2010
New Exhibits Absolute Gallery “Wonderful Watercolor Wonderland.” Visions of Michigan depicted in watercolor by Betty Bea Washburn. Reception: 1-5 p.m. Nov. 7. Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 11...