May 22 2010
Robin Hood dodged the bullet. The Russell Crowe/Cate Blanchett epic (which received lukewarm reviews from critics) managed to take in $36 million at the box office last weekend not Iron Man 2 numbers,...
May 22 2010
So he stepped into the title role. By then, he’d already had plenty of preparation. “The whole time I was Raoul, I was the Phantom’s understudy as well,” Gleason said, calling from...
May 19 2010
In Muskegon, a frazzled family battles over whose turn it is to use the only bathroom in the house. In Madison, Wis., an elderly widow laments what she sees as the deterioration of her neighborhood. In...
May 19 2010
“Currently, BoarsHead is defunct, they are bankrupt. We’re not rescuing anyone,” he said. “The BoarsHead people are working hard to reconstitute themselves to once again be a viable...
May 18 2010
The curtains closed on BoarsHead Theater Monday night as the Lansing Community College Board of Trustees voted not to pursue a proposed partnership with the now-bankrupt company.“We’re dead,”...
May 14 2010
Emerald-green tights, sneering sheriffs and damsels-in-distress have no place in director Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood,” which is the latest in an ever-growing series of epics that “re-imagine”...
May 12 2010
Lansing Live, a new concert series featuring local artists, kicks off May 20 on Washington Square, while Citadel Broadcasting prepares to launch a revamped version of the Blues on the Square series
May 12 2010
Summit Entertainment, which distributes the “Twilight” films, is hoping many of those eagerly awaiting “Eclipse” will use this weekend to check out “Letters to Juliet,”...
May 6 2010
Make it bigger, louder and longer: That’s the typical blueprint for action-movie sequels. Yet “Iron Man 2” is not a completely formulaic follow-up. Director Jon Favreau and screenwriter...
May 5 2010
The building that once housed BoarsHead Theater is scheduled to be turned into a parking lot. Former BoarsHead artistic director Kristine Thatcher has already launched a new professional theater company...
May 5 2010
It’s not uncommon to hear a movie described as “cute.” Often, that’s not a compliment. But if there’s any film that truly deserves to be described with that particular adjective,...
May 5 2010
"American Idol" season eight runner-up Adam Lambert, whose eye-opening performance on last November's American Music Awards titillated some viewers and traumatized others, has been added to the lineup...
April 29 2010
A recent letter on film critic Roger Ebert’s website asked Ebert if he knew when he was scripting it that “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls” was an exploitation film. Ebert’s answer...
April 23 2010
Think back to the glory days of the early ‘00s. Jennifer Lopez was everywhere you turned: on the big screen with her latest film, on the radio with her latest club hit, in the cosmetics counters...
April 21 2010
“The purpose of music programs in school, of course, is to develop the person, not to make them into a professional musician,” Muffitt said. “But it’s a nice fringe benefit when...
April 21 2010
There are many strange and puzzling films you may encounter over the course of your lifetime. But I feel reasonably safe in saying that no matter where you may travel in this world, you will never find...
April 21 2010
Cooper burst onto the rock landscape in the 1970s with his ghoulish stage shows and radio-friendly hits, such as “Eighteen,” “School’s Out,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy,”...
April 19 2010
Lansing has produced its share of talented musicians, and many of them have moved on to other cities in search of new opportunities. Timothy Muffitt’s mission: Bring ‘em back home. That’s...
April 14 2010
Scott Burkell met the late Jonathan Larson at the Barn Theatre in Augusta in the summer of 1980. Over the course of the season, Burkell, Larson and fellow Equity membership candidate Marin Mazzie then...
April 14 2010
After a long career as a guitarist, music producer and music director, Brennan began looking for ways to combine rock and symphonic music. His first project was a show built around the music of Elton John...

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