Marvelous ‘Matilda’ is naughty fun
April 21 2016
In “Matilda the Musical,” which waltzed into the Wharton Center earlier this week, a young girl wages a war against illiteracy, ignorance and bullying. That character is Matilda, and her eponymous
Michigan patients find relief in medical marijuana
April 20 2016
Harriet, who has been a marijuana user for over 30 years, started smoking recreationally, but eventually realized that marijuana helped with her depression and anxiety. More recently, she started to experiment...
April 20 2016
Tigue, who grew up in Clarkston, graduated from MSU in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in English. She earned a master’s degree in creative writing and environment from Iowa State University...
April 20 2016
Legendary psychobilly guitar hero and vocalist Reverend Horton Heat headlines an all-ages show Sunday at the Loft. Openers are Nashville Pussy, Unknown Hinson and Lucky Tubb. Reverend Horton Heat is one...
MSU breathes new life into ‘Grease'
April 20 2016
“Grease,” as a cultural phenomenon, is inescapable. In 1978, a sanitized “Grease” film helped cement the musical’s place in Americana
Letters of Love campaign raises funds, awareness for Syrian refugees
April 20 2016
The Syrian refugee crisis has been driving headlines around the world for the past year, as over 4.5 million people have fled to neighboring countries to escape the war in Syria
New books explores Michigan’s forgotten authors
April 20 2016
A review in the January 21, 1960, edition of the State News said of MSU Professor Glendon Swarthout’s ”Where the Boys Are,” “It’s a funny book and a serious book and gets...
A peek at screenwriter Jim Cash’s East Lansing house
April 20 2016
The elevator pitch: At the height of the Reagan era, a huge, wood-paneled Aspen lodge with five fireplaces and a stonegrotto indoor pool is dumped onto an ordinary Midwestern ranch house by an Air Force...
David Abeles talks touring, music, evil alter ego
April 20 2016
If you run into actor David Abeles on the street, you would see someone who would fit right into the cast of “Once.”
Julian Van Dyke selected for East Lansing Artist Alleys mural
April 18 2016
MONDAY, April 15 — Local artist Julian Van Dyke will get a chance to make his mark in East Lansing.Julian Van DykeCourtesy photoThe East Lansing Art Selection Panel and East Lansing Arts Commission
Common Ground adds 11 more acts
April 15 2016
FRIDAY, April 15 — Common Ground Music Festival continues to fill out its 2016 slate, announcing 11 more acts earlier today.Pop singer Daya will join the festival’s July 10th lineup, which...
’45 Years’ an exercise in empathy
April 14 2016
“45 Years,” from British filmmaker Andrew Haigh, is one of the few films I’ve seen recently that can be described as truly transporting. What I mean is that it takes you out of yourself...
April 13 2016
It looks like the snow is gone for good, and that means it’s time to start thinking about summer camps. From sports to science to sculpture, summer is a great time for kids to improve their skills...
‘The Decade Dance’ explores tumultuous 1970s
April 13 2016
Since the early ‘70s, I’ve been waiting — and hoping — for a wild flashback. I have been afraid, however, one might occur during a funeral or when an officer asks me for my license...
April 13 2016
The panel comprises four speakers, each with their own perspective on the case and what it means to modern-day race relations. The idea for a panel discussion was born after Okemos High School English...
April 13 2016
The Aimcriers headline a night of local bands Saturday at the Avenue Café. Opening the show are the Tiny Murderers, the Union and Off the Ledge. Since 2003, the Aimcriers have been mixing folk,...
New exhibit looks at education for the blind
April 13 2016
In 1961, child star Patty Duke was playing Helen Keller in the Broadway version of “The Miracle Worker” when a meeting was arranged between Duke and the 81-year-old Keller. Duke would later...
Jazz legend Louis Hayes drops in on MSU combos at Jazz Spectacular
April 13 2016
The last time Louis Hayes did an extended gig in Lansing, it was 1953. Hayes was only 15 and President Harry Truman had just unveiled the H-bomb. Coincidence?
Wharton Center program offers perks to attract young professionals
April 13 2016
At the big Broadway shows, especially, Snyder saw few people her age. Most were older. It bothered her enough that she began talking to the staff at the Wharton Center about how to bring more young people...
A home for the East Lansing ceramics program
April 13 2016
The East Lansing Ceramic Arts Program needs a new home, and it's looking to the public for help. The program, which began in the mid ‘90s, was formerly located at the Bailey Community Center. When...

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