Local practitioners flip over the parkour craze
Dec. 15 2010
Far from the rich history of Marseille and overshadowed by the glitz and glamour of Paris one of its neighbors in the Ile-de-France region the French town of Lisses sits outside even the peripheral vision...
Notable Books list honors the state's best
Dec. 15 2010
The Library of Michigan’s annual awards (which were announced Monday) honored Jaimy Gordon’s “Lord of Misrule,” the 2010 National Book Award Winner; National Book Award finalist...
Why Disney is keeping 1982 'Tron' out of sight
Dec. 15 2010
What if someone announced plans to make a sequel to the Wachowski Brothers’ “Speed Racer,” or the infamous Ben Affleck/ Jennifer Lopez vehicle “Gigli”? If you were asked to...
Dec. 15 2010
In 2008, after graduating from Columbia College in Chicago with a music composition degree, Keeler’s sound began to morph into a polished blend of Sam Cookestyle soul and Tom Waits, while still staying...
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Dec. 15 2010
Since opening a few months ago, Homemade Hydroponics/Alternative Medicines has been providing patients with a steady stream of quality strains at good prices, no membership necessary. They also advertise...
Dec. 15 2010
Q: My husband surfs the Internet for porn and pictures of women when he’s bored. I want to accept this, but I can’t help but feel insecure and betrayed. He doesn’t watch porn when I’m...
Musical adaptation of the hit film could use a little more '70s flavor, but it provides some good fun
Dec. 15 2010
At one point during the performance of “9 to 5,” Dolly Parton’s face is projected onto a screen, beseeching the audience, essentially, to spread the good word about the show if they liked...
Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield are stars on the 'Go'
Dec. 13 2010
(Wednesday, Oct. 13) In “Never Let Me Go,” based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s popular novel, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield play young adults facing a gloomy future. That is hardly the case...
'Burlesque' has become a box office surprise
Dec. 13 2010
It’s not particularly shocking to see “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” and Disney’s “Tangled” slugging it out for the dominant position atop the box office...
Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp can't make 'Tourist' worth the price of a ticket
Dec. 10 2010
In “The Tourist,” Angelina Jolie is a woman of many faces — many of them familiar. Sashaying through the streets of Paris in a cream-colored dress and opera gloves, she’s Audrey...
Wanderer's Teahouse attracts a diverse crew of performers
Dec. 9 2010
Thursday, Nov. 4, 8:05 p.m.: Wanderer’s Teahouse & Café on Grand River Ave. is packed. About 50 people sit in their chairs, chatting away, many sipping on the small ceramic cups of hot aromatic...
Wentworth Park clock is making music after a lengthy silence
Dec. 9 2010
Music is in the air. At least it is near Wentworth Park in downtown Lansing. Across from the Radisson, on the corner of Michigan and Grand, sits a 31-foot steam-powered clock, which — for the past...
Williamston Theatre receives grant for special matinees
Dec. 9 2010
Oedipus may have some trouble with his eyes, but local high school students will have an easier time seeing him this February at Williamston Theatre: The theater just received a grant from the Verizon...
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Dec. 8 2010
The Cheese strain, a well-known sativa, was the only one offered at $19 per gram. It was definitely worth it. The heavy cheese odor shifted to a more fuel-ish smell when broken down. With dense, sparkling...
Kristine Thatcher gets good news: Her company can stay at Frandor address
Dec. 8 2010
In the midst of the holiday season, the Stormfield Theatre has found a permanent home.What was originally thought to be a temporary arrangement at 201 Morgan Lane, in the Frandor Shopping Center, has officially...
FBC owner Rosemont departs after 33 years
Dec. 8 2010
“He’s working here every day next week, then he’s getting in his car and driving to Santa Fe,” Bernath said. “After being with a guy for 33 years it was like a long marriage....
Dec. 8 2010
“We have all kinds of media represented and of all price ranges," says Catherine Babcock, the Gallery’s executive director. "The lowest-priced item is $3. Everything we have is made in Michigan....
A group of seniors gets stage fright in ’Nutcracker’s Nuts’
Dec. 8 2010
Sometimes what seems like a bright idea can lead to some dark consequences. That’s the lesson learned by a group of ambitious senior citizens in “The Nutcracker’s Nuts,” the Riverwalk...
Dec. 8 2010
"With ’A Place Called Christmas,’ we had a good turnout for auditions," Gordon said. "So, rather than double casting (having different actors play a role at certain performances), we went for...
Starlight Dinner Theatre packs plenty of humor into 'Christmas' farce
Dec. 8 2010
It’s Christmas time in Tuna, Texas, and its citizens as played by Jason Carlen and Michael Hays have returned to display their humiliations and humor onstage at the Starlight Dinner Theatre