Riverwalk lets the cat out of the bag in ’Puss in Boots’
Nov. 24 2010
When the youngest son of a miller (Danny Bethea) receives a cat (played by Donna Green) for his inheritance, he has no idea how cunning the feline is. Puss’ ingenuity helps her to gain money, clout...
Eclectic Art Tattoo hosts grand opening party
Nov. 24 2010
Morrill, Mike Riina and Sean Peters, opened their own 800-square-foot shop Aug. 30. An addition to the staff is Craig Horky, a prolific local artist known locally for his unique original concert posters....
Starlight Dinner Theater reels in ’Tuna Christmas’
Nov. 24 2010
7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11 Starlight Dinner Theatre Waverly East Intermediate School, 3131 W. Michigan Ave, Lansing $15 for the show; $30 for dinner ($25 for...
William C. Whitbeck’s debut novel is ready for its day in court
Nov. 24 2010
In the course of his career, Judge William C. Whitbeck has taken on many roles, from his work as an attorney in private practice to political endeavors (including a stint assisting Gov. George Romney)...
Shy pianist takes spotlight for tribute to Thelonious Monk
Nov. 24 2010
Pianist Rick Roe, right, was still a teenager when he began to appreciate legendary jazz giant Thelonious Monk, below. "He played certain things and I went, ‘Ow, it’s so damn good! You just...
Nov. 24 2010
Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, "Fences" documents the life of Troy Maxson, a former Negro Baseball League star who is now a garbage collector. The play earned Wilson a Pulitzer Prize and was recently revived...
Nov. 24 2010
Tis the season and giving is the reason. As the holiday rush approaches, find something for everyone on your list without making endless trips to department stores. Unique items are available all around...
Tickets are going fast for Lansing Concert Band
Nov. 24 2010
The band will play three major concert classics: Floyd Werle’s “A Celebration of Christmas,” Percy Grainger’s “Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol” and Alfred Reed’s...
Allie Phillips’ new book exposes the practice of selling off shelter animals to research facilities
Nov. 24 2010
After spending time volunteering for Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter, Allie Phillips was surprised to learn that some of the animals she was working to help weren’t getting adopted, or even...
Danny Boyle's '127 Hours' unforgettably intense
Nov. 24 2010
You might need it to mop away the sweat and possibly the tears triggered by director Danny Boyle’s electrifying, nervewracking portrayal of the perils of Aron Ralston (James Franco), the adventurer...
Nov. 24 2010
The cover albums, to be released by GTG Records, feature almost all Lansing bands and were recorded over the past year and a half. “Explosions: Lansing Salutes Devo” and “No More Tomorrow...
Nov. 24 2010
Thank Zeus this country isn’t really a melting pot. If it were, with one homogenous lump remaining at the bottom of the kettle, we wouldn’t have the pleasure of experiencing our American hodgepodge,...
'Love and Other Drugs' has its ups and downs, but the stars remain steady
Nov. 24 2010
For proof of how one outstanding performance can give elevate a middling movie, look no further than director Edward Zwick's "Love and Other Drugs." Based on Jamie Reidy's "Hard Sell: The Evolution of...
Silent art auction at Decker's raises money for theater lighting
Nov. 24 2010
Coffee at Decker’s will soon come with a view. Decker’s Coffeehouse, 220 S. Washington Square in downtown Lansing, is teaming up with Riverwalk Theatre to host a silent art auction. Funds raised...
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,...