I’m knot with the band & Wife of the party
Sept. 29 2010
Q: I’m 28 and my boyfriend of five years is 29. I’m ready to get married, and he’s flat-out not, but wants us to stay together. Our maturity levels vary greatly. I’m getting my...
MSU's 'American Clock' is an often striking look at the 1930s
Sept. 28 2010
As our current recession seems to be winding down, the Michigan State University Department of Theatre has wound up "The American Clock" by Arthur Miller. As Miller’s "Death of a Salesman" is an...
Author MaryJanice Davidson comes to Schuler Books & Music tonight
Sept. 28 2010
Cadence Jones is not your everyday cop. Her special talent sets her apart from the crowd and that talent is — insanity.Jones, the main character of MaryJanice Davidson’s new book “Me,...
'Cowboy Day' takes place Saturday at Peacock Tree Farm
Sept. 27 2010
Special Olympics athletes from Clinton, Ingham and Shiawassee counties will be joining their families and friends for a day of cowboy activities on Saturday, Oct. 2 at Peacock Tree Farm in Laingsburg....
Two home tours showcase dramatic renovations
Sept. 22 2010
One house holds an extended family of 20 with room to spare; the other snugly fits a family of four. One is in East Lansing; the other is on Lansing’s west side. Both owners have great renovation...
Local talents enter annual G.R. competition
Sept. 22 2010
The grand prize is greater than Bravo’s “Top Chef," but less than “Survivor” or “Big Brother.” It’s a competition for world’s largest prize awarded for the...
Trumpeter McWilliams debuts ‘noir’ sounds
Sept. 22 2010
In high school, McWilliams came under the wing of trumpeter Kris Johnson, a stellar graduate of the MSU jazz studies area. McWilliams started to get hooked on jazz when Johnson turned him on to classic...
Shaky Shakespeare ’Shrew’ doesn’t shine
Sept. 22 2010
For those of you not familiar with this overly familiar tale of misogyny, “Shrew” is the simple story of Baptista, a father who sells his tempestuous eldest daughter to the aging Petruchio,...
From deadlines to dead people Pulitzer-winning journalist becomes best-selling author
Sept. 22 2010
Sandford is especially known for his 20 “Prey” novels featuring Minneapolis detective Lucas Davenport, but he is on the road promoting his relatively new series that features police detective...
Taking a classic to court Mark Twain testifies at ’Trial of Tom Sawyer’
Sept. 22 2010
Would modern DNA forensics have saved Tom from being smacked upside the head by Aunt Polly for the sugar bowl broken by his brother, Sid? Aunt Polly, though well-meaning, has a disturbing penchant for...
’Door’ to discovery Williamston drama examines racial identity
Sept. 22 2010
Williamston Theatre 122 S. Putnam Rd., Williamston Sept. 23-Oct. 17 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; 3 p.m. matinees Sat., Oct. 2 and Thurs., Oct. 16 Pay-What-You-Can Thursday,...
What makes her run From asthmatic childhood to Capital City River Run
Sept. 22 2010
I’m not alone in this thinking. Race codirector Dick Miles says the route itself is much of what draws runners to the River Run. The half marathon takes in the beauty of Michigan State University,...
Sept. 22 2010
For those looking for a night of original bluesy music with a touch of saxophone Big Willy might be worth checking out at the Green Door this Thursday. The Lansing band, led by Will Rideoutt (guitar/vocals),...
Sept. 22 2010
Twice a year, book and paper enthusiasts of all kinds come together in Lansing to search through books, postcards, magazines, posters and more
Ralph Votapek and Walter Verdehr renew a 42-year-old partnership
Sept. 15 2010
The two stalwart “V”s of MSU instrumental music will carry on a 42-year tradition of annual duo concerts when they take the stage together at the MSU Music Building Auditorium. They’ll...
With sesquicentennial gift, public sculpture returns to Lansing
Sept. 15 2010
“What do you think it means?” Bob Trezise, CEO of the Lansing Economic Development Corp., had me on the spot. I was supposed to be interviewing him.When things get sticky, stick to the facts....
Jay Stielstra Trio opens Ten Pound Fiddle season
Sept. 15 2010
For Stielstra, whose trio will help open the Ten Pound Fiddle season Friday, the path to that inspiring plot began on the athletic field. After a decorated high school sports career in Ludington, he came...
New troupe takes Shakespeare back to original finish
Sept. 15 2010
In true Elizabethan spirit, the Bach Dor Shakespeare Company, whose first production opens this week, plans to bring “original practice” Shakespeare to modern Lansing. That means "doing it...
’Conviction’ director credits Michigan's credits
Sept. 15 2010
During an interview Sunday morning at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the film premiered this week, Goldwyn admitted it was "the incredible tax incentive" that first drew him to Michigan:...
Lansing Symphony powers through a heavy opening night
Sept. 15 2010
There must be remote villages, far from Western symphony halls, where the whole idea of a scheduled “concert” is absurd. How could I know whether I’d feel like hearing music at 8 p.m....