Jan. 9 2012
Given his circumstances that may be one of the easier decisions Matt will have to make. His sportsloving daredevil of a wife, Elizabeth, is on life-support after a boating accident, and the prognosis is...
Jan. 4 2012
Haskell and the other cast members of Michigan State University’s “The Beaux’ Stratagem” are preparing for their three performances Thursday at the Kennedy Center College Theatre...
Dec. 28 2011
After a somewhat slowish start, 2011 turned out to be a terrific year for movies, some of them coming from long-established artists (Woody Allen, Werner Herzog) and others from rising stars (Thomas McCarthy,...
Dec. 21 2011
It's wonderful to reunite with friends and family during the holiday season. It's not always so wonderful, however, when you have to feed them. So we asked some of Lansing's most creative people to share...
Dec. 21 2011
The cineplex has already welcomed Sherlock Holmes, Charlize Theron, the Muppets and the Chipmunks. But there is even more to come this week, with the arrival of two Steven Spielberg epics and the eagerly...
Dec. 21 2011
Doneuro;t be surprised if you haveneuro;t seen some of the winners: Society members screen all the major films that are up for Academy Award consideration, including pictures that doneuro;t go into national...
Dec. 14 2011
Chances are you know someone like Mavis Gary, the woman Charlize Theron portrays in director Jason Reitman s scalding comedy Young Adult. She s been out of high school for 20 years, yet she still hungers...
Dec. 7 2011
If you can name three big hits from Foreigner's "4" album, or if you can recite from memory all the dramatic dialogue from Pat Benatar's "Love is a Battlefield" video, the Wharton Center has the show...
Dec. 7 2011
The billboard outside the firehouse that is home to the Lansing Civic Players’ offices is still touting A Family Christmas and Richard III: A Steampunk Musical
Nov. 30 2011
When should you choose the audiobook over the printed version of a new memoir? When the author is Oscar winner Diane Keaton. Reading her recently published Then Again, the endearing, feisty and sometimes...
Nov. 23 2011
Happy holidays, everybody. While children will enjoy The Muppets for the slapstick and perennially cuddly characters, like Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear, the heartiest laughter at the preview screening...
Nov. 23 2011
I started writing a stage version of It s a Wonderful Life, and I brought it to Tony, Lepard said. He said, This is great but we d need 18 people to play all these parts. So he went looking for...
Nov. 22 2011
For parents who regularly endure Justin Bieber videos and “Hannah Montana” repeats, the idea of “kid-friendly” entertainment can be hard to face. But what happens when you inject...
Nov. 16 2011
Prints of two of Rinty’s blockbusters, "Jaws of Steel" and "Clash of the Wolves," were discovered a few years ago in the cabinet of a movie theater in South Africa. Orlean brought the...
Nov. 9 2011
For non-singer and non-dancer Natalie Wood, making West Side Story was such a grueling experience that she almost bowed out of the production. She felt bullied by director Robert Wise. She also had qualms...
Nov. 9 2011
Translating Stephen Sondheim lyrics into Spanish sounds like an experiment destined to end in disaster. But, for the most part, the slightly revised West Side Story at Wharton Center works extremely...
Nov. 2 2011
(First Folio Theatre), which I m a member of in Chicago, came to me and said, We d like you to do a one-man show, McKillip said. I said, Wonderful. Can I see the script? The surprising reply:...
Nov. 2 2011
If you re Angelina Jolie, you can get the financing to direct In the Land of Blood and Honey, a love story set against the backdrop of the Bosnian war, featuring such major box office magnets as Goran...
Oct. 26 2011
New Zealand-born writer-director Andrew Niccol built his career on thoughtful dramas with science-fiction elements, such as Jim Carrey’s “The Truman Show,” in which a man spends his entire...
Oct. 26 2011
“Do you have his new CD yet?” one asked her friends. “It’s so great!” another chirped. “I can’t wait to see him. Did you get tickets already?” If the face...

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