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Education veteran Dan Pappas recharges on the stage
Nov. 30 2017
It has been 38 years since Dan Pappas first treaded the boards of a theater, but he remembers the show with fondness. At 30, he was cast in “God’s Favorite,” a modern retelling of the...
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Blues and rock collection is a gallery and history museum rolled into one
Nov. 30 2017
For 30 years, an obsessive Cooley professor has built up a staggering collection of posters, photographs, original art and odd objects that jump across the history of blues and rock ‘n roll, from...
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Nov. 30 2017
Last week I told you about Sahara Delight, a new Middle Eastern restaurant that had a sneak premiere at Silver Bells in the City earlier this month. This week, the new eatery will have its first full week...
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From the Austrian Empire to laser tag, Vienna Boys Choir rolls keeps the tour bus rolling.
Nov. 22 2017
Another tune, “Mambo Italiano,” calls for a half-shouted, half-sung “hey.” “Everybody plays soccer,” he tells the boys. “You make a goal, yell ‘Aaaay.’”...
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Capital Ballet Theatre mounts 37th 'Nutcracker'
Nov. 22 2017
Sunday was the troupe’s last day of rehearsal at its Old Town studio. The crew moved the show into the Wharton Center for rehearsals Monday, complete with an impressive flotilla of scenery and costumes,...
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1920s holiday bash at Broad Museum raises funds for river cleanup
Nov. 22 2017
Imagine strolling along the banks of the Red Cedar River and coming across a live performer playing music, a beautiful outdoor art installation, or a kiosk where poets’ work is on display. Imagine,...
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Nov. 22 2017
Sometimes, the best gifts under the tree aren’t the biggest ones. Sometimes, they come in an envelope and appeal more to the experiential side of the holidays rather than the capitalistic side. These...
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Nov. 22 2017
If the time-honored saying that dog is man’s best friend is to be believed, then including the pet as a member of the family is just a natural progression of the thought. A quick glance at the store...
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Nov. 22 2017
Donations have been given by members of the church, community members and businesses. Along with the basket giveaway, Trevino also does a 50-mile walk to gain sponsors and raise money for the church. Every...
Nov. 22 2017
Stay within your budget. Even last-minute shoppers have holiday shopping budgets. But it can be harder for last-minute shoppers to stick to their budgets because they have less time to comparison shop...
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Nov. 22 2017
For last week’s annual Silver Bells in the City event, two new restaurants near the parade route officially opened to the public, while a third — an overhaul of a Lansing mainstay — offered...
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'An American in Paris proves to be a timeless classic
Nov. 16 2017
Timeless is one of those words that gets tossed around for older movies and shows. But “An American in Paris,” the musical now running at the Wharton Center, really is timeless. It may be based...
Lansing Symphony, choral forces try to gel in baroque concert
Nov. 16 2017
Re-discovering the music of Bach, Vivaldi and Handel in all its intricate transparency, you have to wonder: Why aren’t there more large-scale baroque music concerts? After many nights of romantic-era...
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French Horn Folk Tales blends a variety of genres
Nov. 16 2017
Grand Rapids Symphony veteran Mary Beth Orr will be performing a fusion project along with three other distinguished artists on Nov. 21 at the Cook Recital Hall. The program fuses two unlikely genres of...
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'Misanthrope' thrills
Nov. 16 2017
If the descriptors “classic” or “spoken in verse” usually scare you away from the atre, fear not. Michigan State University Department of Theatre’s current production of “The...
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Michael Smith writes a book about Detroit architectural legend, Wirt Roland
Nov. 16 2017
It’s likely Detroit’s architectural gems, the Guardian Building, the Penobscot, the Buhl and the General Motors Building, looming over the city like art-deco cathedrals, helped land Detroit...
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Monte Pride Trio to release debut at Robin Theatre
Nov. 16 2017
This Saturday, the Monte Pride Trio will have their debut performance at the Robin Theatre, and they are bringing a lot of local flavor into their music. The namesake of the show, Monte Pride, is a folk...
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Joe Hertler and Rainbow Seekers perform at Silver Bells in the City
Nov. 16 2017
Now, the event has grown to include the lighting of the State Tree, a community sing led by the Steiner Chorale, ice sculptures, fireworks behind the Capitol, live performers and an Electric Light Parade...
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Nov. 16 2017
The family’s original Cancun Mexican Grill opened in 2004 at 1754 Central Park Drive in Okemos, just east of Meridian Mall. Acapulco Mexican Grill will take over the 5,000-square-foot former home...
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Nov. 10 2017
LANSING — The Upper Peninsula has been omitted from at least two maps of the country this past year. When an online ticket marketplace left it off an interactive map in June, a customer support...