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Jan. 25 2017
New York-based playwright Christy Hall said she sees it as her responsibility to write compelling roles for women of all ages. “A Painted Window” is centered on two estranged sisters who struggle...
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The jazz album that took two hours and 91 years to record
Jan. 25 2017
Last month, George Howard went into the recording studio for the first time in his life. So what? A lot of saxophone players make a lot of records — maybe too many. Why care about this one?
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Librarian, storyteller Lezlee Worthington retires from East Lansing Public Library
Jan. 25 2017
On a recent Sunday at the East Lansing Public Library, a seemingly endless stream of patrons poured through the doors to say goodbye to retiring librarian Lezlee Worthington who, in her 25 years at the...
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Jan. 25 2017
For about two months, Jill Rinner had a “nagging feeling” to go see her old colleague, Carol Lamb, owner/operator of Lambs’ Gate Antiques in Old Town. The two women met in the early...
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Jan. 18 2017
Ford Theatre Reunion returns to Mid-Michigan for a headlining show Saturday at the Fledge in Grand Ledge. Based in Lexington, Ky., the forever-touring group of road warriors, formed in 2008, is known for...
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Greater Lansing arts communities gather to encourage unity, inclusion
Jan. 18 2017
With President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration looming, Greater Lansing artists are pondering if and how to respond to the tumultuous political climate
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MSU’s Michael Dease takes a tour through the cradles and colors of jazz
Jan. 18 2017
“It’s round and warm, but there’s passion and articulation and it’s really swinging and the harmony is so clear and it feels so good,” he rhapsodized, turning the word “and”...
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Jan. 18 2017
The irregular angles and slanted walls of Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum get another layer of complexity this week. Shiny copper pipes snake their way through the museum’s education...
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Lansing groups team up to create new literary honor
Jan. 18 2017
Lansing already has plenty of trees, and if everything goes according to plan, it will also have its first poet laureate in time for April’s National Poetry Month
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Riverwalk Theatre explores author’s life with inventive play
Jan. 18 2017
The world premiere community theater production of the “The Hemingway Play” traced the adult life of the literary icon. To accomplish that, four talented actors portrayed Hemingway at different...
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Jan. 18 2017
“I would have loved to have stayed there — it’s a great location,” Miroquesada said. “But I understand (it was only temporary). I’m very grateful to Colleen for opening...
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‘Hidden Figures’ an entertaining but heavy-handed correction of history
Jan. 17 2017
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Poetry contest explores hidden sides of Lansing
Jan. 16 2017
Do you have a hidden favorite place? Lansing authors are invited to write about their favorite Lansing spots in the My Secret Lansing writing contest, hosted by the Lansing Poetry Club. Lansing Poetr
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Lansing Art Gallery offers new way to experience art
Jan. 13 2017
FRIDAY, Jan. 13 — The Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center is offering a new way for visitors to learn and interact with art through its Art Encounter: SEE | CONNECT
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Jan. 11 2017
After many years, two longstanding Mid-Michigan musical traditions are merging. The Ten Pound Fiddle’s Mid-Winter Singing Festival and its annual big folk concert at East Lansing’s Hannah Community...
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Jan. 11 2017
MSU’s Jazz Studies program celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a pair of concerts featuring MSU’s student jazz octets, as well as jazz faculty and special guests. “It’s...
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Erik Griffin talks ‘Workaholics,’ life on the road and new project
Jan. 11 2017
Comedian Erik Griffin is best known as recurring “Workaholics” character Montez Walker, the hyper-competitive office worker who shares too much detail about his sex life
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Jan. 11 2017
The first big metal show of the year hits Mac’s Bar Saturday. The first ever Oigs Fest is an all-day show featuring 10 heavy bands, including the Lurking Corpses, Dagon, Cavalcade and the Revenant....
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Carole King musical will make you feel like a natural person
Jan. 11 2017
Behind every great song is a great songwriter. “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” highlights one such songwriter and the inspiring true story of her successful transition from anonymity...
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Open Mike Eagle talks quirky titles, writing process and getting started in hip hop
Jan. 11 2017
Innovative rapper Open Mike Eagle, real name Michael Eagle, began his career in the mid-‘90s in Chicago, where he developed a punchline style consistent with the region and era. But by 18, he had...