June 8 2011
Ask Ashley Travis, a 2010 Western Michigan University graduate who is one of the “swing” performers on the current national tour. Typically, Travis hits the stage when one of the regular cast...
June 8 2011
When it comes to comebacks, Woody Allen could probably teach Cher, Britney Spears and even Lazarus a few lessons by now
June 1 2011
Hans Friedrichs spent three seasons at the Barn Theatre in Augusta as an Equity Membership Candidate. Then he took more than 20 years off.He’s back this summer as the director of “The Great...
June 1 2011
We live in an era when too many movie trailers and commercials give away far too much including all the best jokes, all the biggest shocks and sometimes even the ending of the film. If you talk to marketing...
May 25 2011
"With Chad’s experience working through the Old Town Commercial Association, as well as his involvement in the community and especially his background in the arts and his enthusiasm for Lansing,...
May 25 2011
Not every mosquito bites and not every second or third installment of a series does either. Remember "The Godfather, Part II" and "Toy Story 2"? Sure, you may say, but what about "Transformers 2: Revenge...
May 18 2011
I’ve been reading your column for years, and I never dreamed I’d be writing to you. But here in Lansing, a local theater is about to expose all your secrets. The play is called “The Lady...
May 18 2011
The annual avalanche of summer blockbusters is beginning to rain down on theaters, with the opening of "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" this weekend and "The Hangover 2" and "Kung Fu Panda...
May 11 2011
When Sylvia discovers her husband, Philip, is having an affair with Oliver, she can’t even say the term that defines their relationship. It’s 1958 in London and, as author Alexi Kaye Campbell’s...
May 11 2011
Believe it or not, "Chicago" which has seen nearly 6,000 performances on Broadway was once considered a bit of a disappointment. When the John Kander/Fred Ebb musical opened in 1975, it was overshadowed...
May 11 2011
After your career as a maestro has been demolished and you’ve been branded an "enemy of the state" by no less than Leonid Brezhnev, what do you do for an encore?
May 4 2011
“And I’m stopping,” Aldrich said. But Aldrich and her fellow WLNS anchors and reporters Sheri Jones, Ann Emmerich, Lauren Thompson, Brittany Gray and Lisa Byington are actually starting...
May 4 2011
It’s not your imagination: Summer really is getting earlier every year. At least the summer movie season is what used to begin around Memorial Day or mid-May has slowly crept up into late April,...
April 20 2011
The lineup features a couple of returning favorites and several premieres, including "Rock of Ages," which will warm the heart of any Bon Jovi/Def Leppard/Quiet Riot fans, and "The Addams Family," the...
April 20 2011
As the Saugatuck-based author notes in his latest book “It’s All Relative,” his father was an engineer with some unusual ideas about Easter egg hunts: Instead of being scattered around...
April 20 2011
You’ll see Lepard about 15 minutes into the film. The Williamston Theatre executive director (and director of the theater’s recent hit “While We Were Bowling”) plays an English...
April 13 2011
As far as Capital City Film Festival co-founder Dominic Cochran is concerned, there’s plenty of room in Lansing for more than one film fest. After all, this is not going to be a cinematic battle...
April 13 2011
BIRMINGHAM — His movie is called "Win Win." But this particular Friday morning had almost been a lose/lose for writer-director Tom McCarthy
April 6 2011
You’ve heard the news: AMC’s “Mad Men” is on hiatus until sometime next year. No more flashbacks to the days of Mother’s Little Helpers and Daddy’s After- Work/Pre-Dinner...
March 24 2011
The term "street art" might have once triggered images of trains covered in psychedelic graffiti or slogans like "Thuggin’ ’Til The Casket Drops" spray-painted across an old fence. The Oscar-nominated...

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