April 25 2012
At 7:35 a.m., several hundred people are milling about in the shadow of the Accident Fund Building, jumping and stretching to keep warm. It’s cold enough to snow, but clear blue skies belie that...
April 4 2012
The show plays as a tension of opposites between the flawed altruist Jean Valjean and the letter-of-the-law enforcer Javert, with the latter always threatening to make the show his own. Andrew Valera,...
March 28 2012
Colorful, energetic, and chock-full of heart, “Memphis” is the best surprise to happen to East Lansing since the early cherry blossom explosion last week. And like that brief dash of summer...
March 21 2012
And boom: Brown is broadcasting his TV show worldwide on the Internet. Just another day in the life of local public access programming. “Time Slot 2X” is the second iteration of a public access...
Feb. 15 2012
Professional storyteller/stand-up comedian Mike Birbiglia brings his hit one-man show, "My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend," to the Wharton Center Sunday. His
Jan. 11 2012
True story: in early December 1956, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis were all summoned to the Sun Records recording studio in Memphis by Sun founder Sam Phillips, the man who...
Oct. 5 2011
So what could possibly warrant such a rousing response? Best guess: a combination of music that is ingrained in the DNA of post-World War II American pop culture, a tight book that captures that lightning-in-a-bottle...
Feb. 9 2011
“Shrek: The Musical,” the stage adaptation of the first chapter in the juggernaut computer-animated franchise, jumps into real space satisfyingly and believably, exploding with towering musical...
Dec. 22 2010
In the idyllic villa of Preveza, Greece, a three-story mansion sits atop a bluff within easy sight of electric blue Mediterranean waters
Dec. 15 2010
At one point during the performance of “9 to 5,” Dolly Parton’s face is projected onto a screen, beseeching the audience, essentially, to spread the good word about the show if they liked...
Dec. 8 2010
When The Colonial Bar & Grille opened, Bob Dylan was preparing to shock the world by going electric at the Newport Folk Festival, the Beatles were putting the final touches on their seminal “Rubber...
Oct. 6 2010
After keeping downtown Lansing lunchgoers waiting nearly five months for something to gnaw on, the Wild Beaver Saloon is finally open for lunch. Nothing on the menu is over $10, which makes it expense...
Sept. 1 2010
No more ordering carry-out from East Lansing or the west side the tiny shop on Allegan Street has brought downtown diners what they’ve been craving: sushi. AnQi, Japanese for vigor and health, offers...
Sept. 1 2010
Jeanologie XX/XY Boutique NYC-inspired fashion in East Lansing, bringing both trendy designers and familiar brands. Jeanologie offers personal shopping appointments and garment alterations. The mother-daughter...
Aug. 25 2010
But I have a confession. I feel I need to come clean about my sentimental favorite, the place I habitually return to despite all of Lansing’s wonderful choices, my sinful lover bacon-wrapped in guilt....
June 16 2010
You’ve undoubtedly heard the dire claim that 50 percent of businesses fail in the first year and 95 percent fail within five years (actual statistics are about twothirds make it to the two-year mark...
May 24 2010
Last Friday, the Passant Theater at the Wharton Center hosted the inaugural TEDxLansing conference, a daylong event featuring 17 speakers with presentations on a variety topics. TEDxLansing is a localized...
May 12 2010
For Mary Lemmer, securing employment won’t be a problem. She started her own Italian ice business in 2004 when she was a sophomore at Lansing Catholic High School, and she’s planning on staying...
April 28 2010
Sitting in a Panera recently, local manufacturer’s rep Dale Woodyard slid what looked like a one-hitter across the table to me. It was an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette, or e-cig), consisting...
April 28 2010
Um, no thanks. “South Pacific”s" most recognizable number, “Some Enchanted Evening,” is trotted out three full times, and the far more rousing “Bali Ha’i” at least...

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