June 11 2014
For 15 years, the Creole Gallery was a combination art exhibition space, community theater stage and music venue. But things are about to get a little spicier at 1218 Turner St. Al Hooper, husband of the...
June 11 2014
I will always hate “The Fault in Our Stars.” In the future, the romantic dramedy about dying teenagers falling in love will be heralded by the sentimental and loathed by the cynical as classic...
June 11 2014
Food specialists in Lansing range from cupcake engineers to loaded hot dog vendors to wood-fired pizza chefs, but Chad Jordan lays claim to the city’s most lighthearted food title: He’s the...
June 4 2014
Who pissed in Jon Favreau’s bisque? The writer/ director/ actor seethes through his role in “Chef” as a man whose life is thrown into turmoil after he abandons his integrity in a critcal...
June 4 2014
A little less than four years after opening, eclectic Old Town flower and vintage shop Tallulah’s Folly will close for good in early July. Owner David Gregware made the decision last week, but didn’t...
May 30 2014
Friday, May 30 — After a year under new ownership, Decker’s Coffee Co., also known as Cup of Dessert, closed for business today at 2 p.m. The closing was announced on the business’ Facebook...
March 20 2014
Thursday, March 20 —Kingsley Leggs plays Sporting Life, the smooth-talking drug dealer in “The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess,” playing through Sunday at the Wharton Center....
March 19 2014
Wednesday, March 19 — When “Porgy and Bess,” George and Ira Gershwin’s American opera debuted in 1935, Jim Crow still ruled the roost in America. Since then, laws have changed,...
Feb. 12 2014
If downtrodden, demoralized Detroit needs representation to prove that it’s still alive, that its huge heart still pulses with the lifeblood of iron-willed, diverse ethnic groups, “Detroit...
Feb. 12 2014
Over the last two years, the term “hate-watching” has defined the form of entertainment consumption described as following a TV show you know is bad for the express purpose of enjoying that...
Feb. 12 2014
Last month, Michael Moriarty sold his downtown Lansing bar, Moriarty’s Pub, to two of his longtime employees: Joy Allswede and Carolyn Baron. From 5 p.m. to close this Sunday, the former owner will...
Jan. 24 2014
Friday, Jan. 24 — When the “Batman vs. Superman” movie arrives in May 2016, certain parts of Metropolis may look a whole lot like East Lansing. On Wednesday, MSU athletic director Mark...
Jan. 23 2014
Thursday, Jan. 23 — You know that feeling you get when you’re running down a hill and gravity starts to take over and you’re afraid you’re going to fall because you’re going...
Jan. 9 2014
Ginger Yang recently opened LotusVoice Integrative Therapies in East Lansing, which is dedicated to holistic healing. Yang, a certified music therapist and massage therapist, worked with patients and their...
Dec. 18 2013
Beachler has performed on stage with Pinsonnault several times, including last year’s “Follies” at Riverwalk Theatre. The two have developed a crackling rapport, both on stage and off....
Dec. 18 2013
A new fitness studio opened last week in downtown Lansing, just in time to help folks looking to fight their urge to load up on carbs and hibernate. The Institution, a group exercise and training studio,...
Dec. 11 2013
Nearly every line of sight in the home of Jerry and Joan Mattson ends in a piece of art. Miniature statues of reclining nudes line a shelf; a bust of a young boy smiles proudly from the bay window; a cabinet...
Dec. 11 2013
Where do you draw the line between soft and hard journalism in an age when Americans consider “The Daily Show” a bona fide news source even as “60 Minutes” offers an apology, but...
Dec. 11 2013
Roll out the barrel — Lansing’s Eastside neighborhood is getting a brewpub next summer. The Music Street Brewing Co., named for the prevalence of live band performances on Michigan Avenue,...
Dec. 11 2013
In “Ghost the Musical,” playing at the Wharton Center this week, the pottery wheel and “Unchained Melody” successfully make the leap from the 1990 film Review “Ghost”...

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