Brian Regan talks comedy, social media and ‘Star Search’
March 29 2017
“How did he not think of Feidler on the Roof?” he asks. “‘My name is Feidler, I’m going to be on the roof — Feidler Roofing Co.’ Three in the morning, I’m...
March 29 2017
Donohoe will be celebrating the release of “The Irishman’s Daughter” with a concert Friday in St. Johns. The show, hosted by the Wilson Center Auditorium, is also a fundraiser. Half of...
A look at this year’s Michigan Notable Books
March 29 2017
Last year, Michigan authors and authors writing about Michigan turned out a bumper crop of books, including stories of bird watching, beer barons and baseball. And once again, the Michigan Night for Notables...
Kathy Johnson looks back on nearly 40 years in libraries
March 29 2017
Kathy Johnson, head librarian at Capitol Area District Libraries’ downtown branch, is delaying her retirement one day so she can go out with a bang at the library’s Family Celebration Saturday....
517 Coffee Co. / Potter's Mill
March 29 2017
Set for completion later this spring, Potter’s Mill will be a collection of 18 small business studio spaces, with a focus on artists and makers. The space is a former warehouse at 701 E. South St.,...
Big Sean, Fetty Wap join Common Ground lineup
March 28 2017
When Common Ground Music Festival announced a shortened festival this year, it promised to make up for it with bigger names. So far, it’s making good on that promise. The festival announced yesterday...
Dion Kaszas draws inspiration from ancient tattooing techniques
March 27 2017
MONDAY, March 27 — To innovate his tattoo work, artist Dion Kaszas looked to the past. In 2012, while pursuing a degree in indigenous studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in
Playwright Lisa Konoplisky finds human connection in the absurd
March 24 2017
Lisa Konoplisky is no ordinary playwright. And her wacky, multi-dimensional style of writing is on full display in Ixion Theatre’s latest production, “Askew Askance A Squirrel!: An Evening...
Lansing Art Gallery bids farewell to two exhibits with reception tonight
March 24 2017
The Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center celebrates the end of two exhibitions with a reception tonight. Kate Cosgrove’s “Happily Ever After” is on display through Saturday, and...
Author offers lecture at newly-renovated CADL downtown branch
March 23 2017
THURSDAY, March 23 — Susan J. Bandes, author of “Mid-Michigan Modern: From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie,” offers a presentation on “Mid-Michigan: Lansing Architects and Their Clients”...
‘American Hero’ explores the struggle of the under-employed
March 22 2017
In his director’s notes, Andy Callis suggested that “American Hero” had heroic characters who found solutions to “problematic lives.” But when the play ended, all three lead...
March 22 2017
Some topical theater works date quickly as the world changes around them. Others come around again as events bring the world’s attention back to certain issues. The reaction to “17 Border Crossings,”...
“Voice of the Whale” takes chamber music series into deep waters
March 22 2017
Music lovers are always searching for an evening that will take them out of themselves, but out-of-body experiences are rare, let alone out-ofspecies ones
A look at some of Top of the Town's Longest Dynasties
March 22 2017
Karaoke • Common Ground Music Festival — Ninetime winner for Best Annual Event/Festival • Flat, Black & Circular — Nine-time winner for Best Record/CD Store • Elderly Instruments...
March 22 2017
The Devil’s Cut, returning to Lansing after a U.S. tour, headlines a roster of rock ‘n’ rollers Saturday evening at the Avenue Café. The show was supposed to be the band’s...
Trombonist Conrad Herwig slides poetry into practice at weeklong MSU visit
March 22 2017
Back in Hawaii, Young, a stalwart of Louis Armstrong’s All-Stars for many years, dedicated a tune to young Herwig. Almost immediately, Herwig announced to his parents he wanted to be Trummy Young....
Lansing-based cage fighter prepares for professional debut
March 22 2017
“I wrestle with one of the coaches here at MSU twice a week. Then I do MMA (mixed martial arts), which is boxing, sparring and jujitsu — we basically live-spar, live fighting three times a...
The Woolies’ Bob Baldori looks back on 50-year friendship with Chuck Berry
March 22 2017
“He taught me how to write rock,” said the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson. “He was a magician making music that was exotic yet normal,” wrote Paul McCartney on his website. Meanwhile,...
Ixion Theatre explores the absurd in pair of plays
March 22 2017
Were I less dedicated to my work, I might grab a thesaurus and find all the synonyms for “wacky,” list all of them, add a few identifications, send it to my editor and say, “This review...
A look back at some Top of the Town winners who are no longer with us
March 22 2017
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