Nov. 18 2015
Beach Slang has picked up some critical buzz since the October release of its debut LP, “The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us.” NPR described the disc as “exhilarating pop-punk...
Saturday, Nov. 21
Nov. 18 2015
Next week, families all over Greater Lansing will gather around a turkey dinner — or whatever the popular vegan, GMO-free alternative is this year — and reflect on what they are thankful for....
MSU Opera’s ‘A Room With a View’ tackles Victorian-era sexuality
Nov. 18 2015
A commanding voice called from the orchestra pit. “It’s very disconcerting when I can’t hear you.”
Keys to Creativity brings artistic vision to Lansing Mall
Nov. 18 2015
Most Greater Lansing residents know about the art galleries up in Old Town, and it’s not surprising to stumble upon an art gallery in downtown East Lansing or Williamston. But tucked away inside...
Nov. 18 2015
Yes, we know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. But before you know it, the holiday season will be in full swing
David Maraniss deals with tough questioners at author event
Nov. 18 2015
The late Rodney Dangerfield once quipped, “I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out
Mark Elliot Wilson brings diverse experience to Broadway role
Nov. 11 2015
Mark Elliot Wilson plays the role of Baby’s father, Dr. Jake Houseman, in this touring production. An accomplished television and film actor, Wilson’s acting credits include several episodes...
Marvels’ ‘Drudge Attire’ embraces messiness
Nov. 11 2015
While the indie rock outfit Marvels didn’t start in the capital city, the band has certainly blossomed since moving to Lansing almost two years ago
‘Material Effects’ takes a close look at the things around us
Nov. 11 2015
If things are meant to be used and thrown away, why do they keep coming back?
High art takes a flying wedge into Spartan Stadium
Nov. 11 2015
Halftime will unfold serenely at Saturday’s MSU vs. University of Maryland football game — at first. A lone cellist will waft a tender Chinese melody over the Spartan Stadium turf. A delicate...
Oddball, awesome music energizes all-American night at the LSO
Nov. 11 2015
Lansing Symphony Orchestra concerts routinely exude power, nobility and lyricism. Eccentricity? Not so much. Weirdness? Hardly ever
Nov. 11 2015
East Lansing-based singer/songwriter Stefanie Haapala headlines Friday at Mac’s Bar, openers are Michigander, Peter J. Hochstedler and Signature Mistakes. Haapala, an MSU student, began writing indiefolk...
‘Dirty Dancing’ delivers in Broadway adaptation
Nov. 11 2015
Broadway productions often get a bad rap for adapting popular stories from the silver screen to the stage. Dramas and comedies are transformed into glitzy musicals that only vaguely resemble their source...
‘Ghost: The Musical’ doesn’t resurrect the movie’s magic
Nov. 11 2015
A fantastic musical has songs that you want to learn, characters you keep thinking about long after the curtain falls and a magic that can transform a worldview. But when a musical fails, it usually...
Small-town charm falls flat in ‘The View From Here’
Nov. 11 2015
Set somewhere in the mid-‘80s in smalltown Kentucky, Fern (Rachel Mender), a 30-year-old with self-diagnosed agoraphobia, runs a daycare for babies
‘Nuncrackers’ brings early Christmas fun
Nov. 11 2015
Starlight Dinner Theatre knows its target audience, and director Jane Zussman knows how to please them. Its production of “Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical” is a perfect example...
‘The Colleen Bawn’ brings Celtic charm to LCC stage
Nov. 11 2015
Aye! Begorra! In Lansing Community College’s latest theater production, faculty member Andy Callis deftly directs a talented team of artisans and actors them through a rousing resurrection of the...
Public art is popping up all over Lansing — but where is it coming from?
Nov. 11 2015
Lansing’s relationship with public art can be best summarized in Facebook terms: It’s complicated
Nov. 11 2015
East Lansing’s Women in the Arts Festival turns 30 this year, and it's inviting the community to help them celebrate
‘Skin Music’ shows Hinrichsen’s poetic versatility
Nov. 11 2015
The poem “Dialysis” describes his mother’s dialysis treatment with both lyricism and scientific precision. This comes easily for Hinrichsen, who spent the first 10 years of his writing...

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