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July 13 2016
The Vault Delicatessen named its T.N.T sandwich after a former employee of the Mason eatery. I prefer to imagine that it’s named after late, great jazz musicians Thelonious Monk, Nat Adderley and...
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June 8 2016
The set had the amount of furniture expected in an outhouse. A single chair and a suspended beam that looked more like a missing arch from Stonehenge was all that adorned the stage for Williamston Theatre’s...
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May 11 2016
The Rolling Stones “can’t get no satisfaction.” I, however, have had pretty good luck finding it in a bowl at Panera Bread
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April 27 2016
Now comes this humble critic’s review of the theater god’s “Plaza Suite”—with hopes I will be spared any lightning strikes
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April 27 2016
Starlight Dinner Theatre’s Review production of “You Can’t Take It With You” transforms the Waverly East Intermediate School cafeteria stage into a multi-ring theatrical circus...
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April 20 2016
“Grease,” as a cultural phenomenon, is inescapable. In 1978, a sanitized “Grease” film helped cement the musical’s place in Americana
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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...
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April 6 2016
According to the menu, a Topopo Salad is a “mountain of salad, the Mexican counterpart to the American Chef salad, with lettuce, tomatoes, chicken, cheese, jalapenos, peas and scallions …...
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March 16 2016
The first time I heard most of the songs that were featured in "Motown the Musical," was through a tiny plastic earpiece attached to a small, Japanese transistor radio tuned to a local '60s radio station
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March 9 2016
This is one tuna that has a sweet smell: the smell of success. Starlight Dinner Theatre’s production of “Red, White and Tuna” will keep open-minded audiences laughing from start to,...
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March 2 2016
Much of Sunday’s matinee audience was made up of little, young people, leaving very little sitting room in the Lebowsky Center
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Feb. 24 2016
The singers inside Lansing Community College’s Dart Auditorium Friday night blew the roof off the place. I don’t mean that metaphorically
Nov. 5 2009
It was a real treat just to be able to hear the Celtic Woman show Wednesday night without having to endure a local Public Broadcasting Station pledge break. The Irish-based singers...
Oct. 30 2009
You could say the pauses between laughs during Robin Williamss performance Thursday night were lengthy, but only if you also consider the rests between the rapid heartbeats of a hummingbird...