MSU student hopes to follow in idol's footsteps
Nov. 24 2010
Do you wanna to be like Jack Hanna? Michigan State University student Bret Muter does. Muter has been selected as one of five finalists in the "Wanna Be Like Jack Hanna Contest?," sponsored by the Columbus...
Laddy Gaga & Hourglass Half-Empty
Nov. 24 2010
Q: I'm a 26-year-old guy who’s been on 30 dates this year in hopes of finding a woman to build a long, healthy relationship with, but I only ended up with a few notches in my belt. Last night, I...
Columnist Michael Brenton is spotlighted in British wine guide
Nov. 21 2010
Uncorked columnist Michael Brenton got a bit of international exposure when his comments on the wines of Chateauneuf du Pape were quoted by the British website Fine Rare: Your Fine Wine Marketplace
The fractured fables of David Sedaris are bedtime stories for children who drink
Nov. 20 2010
It all sounds perfectly innocuous. A lonely mouse befriends a snake. A stalwart rabbit stands guard at the gate to his forest. A chipmunk thinks she’s found Mr. Right in the form of a sophisticated...
At 87, Eddie Kirkland isn't ready to hang up his beloved guitar
Nov. 17 2010
John Lee Hooker had just released his debut hit single “Boogie Chillen” when he met fellow Detroit blues guitarist Eddie Kirkland. A year later, in 1949, the pair began recording and touring...
Radio Disney singer, holiday market highlight 26th annual gala
Nov. 17 2010
‘Tis the season once again. Silver Bells in the City, the festival that has delighted area residents since 1985 returns to, literally, light up downtown Lansing Friday. For this year’s event,...
Haven House rolls out a second cookbook for sporty Spartan chefs
Nov. 17 2010
If the new “Tailgating on the Banks of the Red Cedar, Vol. 2” cookbook is any indication, tailgates have come a long way
Former Liebermann's owner Betty Price leaves Lansing, leaving behind an indelible legacy
Nov. 17 2010
She bought the chair for Don in 1961, the year the Prices opened their East Lansing store. “He worked so hard that year, I thought, ‘He needs something special.’” But Price is not...
Opera gets a screwball spin in "Giardiniera'
Nov. 17 2010
“La Finta” tells the tale of the arrogant Count Belfiore The hallowed pomp and circumstance of Mozart collides with the screwball tone of Preston Sturges’ comedies when the opera “La...
David Sedaris treats fans to ’Squirrel’ stories
Nov. 17 2010
However, perversions and grotesque details never make up the heart of his stories. Nor do they reflect the character of a man who, according to Schuler’s promotions coordinator Whitney Spotts’...
Williamston Theatre cooks up ’Tuna’
Nov. 17 2010
In less than two hours, Aral Gribble and Wayne David Parker put themselves through a sort of acting aerobics workout, changing costumes and altering their voices every few minutes to portray an assortment...
Paul J. Miles salutes the state in song
Nov. 17 2010
For "We Live in Michigan," Miles took the feelings of the musical and broadened them out to reach the whole state. To that end, Miles has done extensive research into many aspects of Michigan, hoping to...
Capital City Film Festival kicks off in April
Nov. 17 2010
With Michigan caught up in movie mania, the time seemed right for the launch of a new film festival. So Cochran, director of Lansing’s Office of Community Media, and his partners launched the Capital...
Creole gig is sendoff for Zambia-bound musician Thom Jayne
Nov. 17 2010
Jayne, a professor of agricultural economics at Michigan State University, helps small farmers in Africa hook up with local and global markets. He goes to Africa several times a year, but hasn’t...
Nov. 17 2010
Dagwood’s hosts open mic Looking to perform your music in front of a live audience? Tuesday Night Open-Mic at Dagwood’s might be the spot. The event has been running for three years and performers...
Plain and suffering & Till death grip do us part
Nov. 17 2010
Q: Guys pay a lot of attention to my drop-dead gorgeous friend when we go out. So, what can you do if you’re her not-as-pretty sidekick? I can honestly say I’m cute, especially when I’m...
The Tonight Show host helped a shelved book see the light of day
Nov. 12 2010
Steve Lehto will be reading and signing books at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 at Schuler Books & Music, 1982 Grand River Ave. in Okemos
Unsubtle 'Unstoppable' delivers loud, flashy suspense
Nov. 12 2010
Swoop! Swooosh! Swirl! Denzel Washington and Chris Pine may be the stars of “Unstoppable,” but it’s cinematographer Ben Seresin who gets the most taxing workout. Even when characters...
'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...

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