April 19 2017
“The Bodyguard” — Oct. 17-22 “An American in Paris” — Nov. 14-19 “Finding Neverland” — Dec. 12-17 “Waitress” — Jan. 23-28 “On...
Ambitious dance work takes on human trafficking, addiction and abuse
Feb. 15 2017
Human trafficking, prostitution, heroin addiction — these are not typical topics for a dance performance. But “Among the Darkest Shadows,” a cross-country multi-partner collaboration...
Dec. 28 2016
BOOGIE STOMP! AT THE ROBIN THEATRE Lansing piano greats Bob Baldori and Arthur Migliazza offer a dance-filled evening that traverses the history of American music from the Civil War to today, including...
Dec. 28 2016
Many elements combine to make traditional wedding receptions special. But many veteran wedding guests would agree that the right playlist once guests hit the reception hall dance floor can turn an ordinary...
Oct. 26 2016
Call it the “Dancing with the Stars” Effect: Over the last 11 years, ABC’s competitive ballroom dancing show has boosted the careers of B-list celebrities, athletes and assorted Hollywood...
Spartan Dance & Fit Center / Celebration! Cinema Lansing & Imax
Sept. 7 2016
With school back in session, parents can release a collective sigh of relief. It’s no longer solely on you to fill eight hours of daytime activities for your feisty offspring
Arts camp coaxes self-expression out of 60 Lansing-area kids
July 20 2016
Thursday morning, at Lansing's First Presbyterian Church, dance teacher Clara Martinez led a mob of 9-to-13-year-olds in a romp through "Dancing in the Streets" by Martha and the Vandellas
June 8 2016
Much of Greater Lansing’s recent wave of entrepreneurship is driven by a simple idea: If you can’t find something you want here, make it yourself. That principal also drives social groups like...
A guide to romantic — and not so romantic — events in Greater Lansing.
Feb. 10 2016
This Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to love yourself a little. The Lansing Art Gallery invites visitors to treat themselves at a trunk show and soiree featuring handcrafted jewelry by Casey...
‘Dirty Dancing’ delivers in Broadway adaptation
Nov. 11 2015
Broadway productions often get a bad rap for adapting popular stories from the silver screen to the stage. Dramas and comedies are transformed into glitzy musicals that only vaguely resemble their source...
Ulyana the traveler, dancer, fairy princess
Jan. 21 2015
The orange “Shoulder Work” road sign leaning on the Moores River Drive front porch is a clear sign there’s a story waiting to be told. In the summers the front yard is overgrown with...
‘Kinky Boots’ dance captain has Lansing roots
May 27 2015
For most Broadway performers, a national tour means many nights on the road, sleeping in unfamiliar cities. For one member of the “Kinky Boots” touring cast, however, the musical’s stop...
Flint Eastwood ignites the crowd at the Loft
March 4 2015
One word: Flint. It’s both a Michigan city and a hard quartz that sparks fire when struck. Two words: Flint Eastwood. Selfdescribed as “a Spaghetti-Western cooked in the ovens of Detroit,”...
Friday, Oct. 31 & Saturday, Nov. 1
Oct. 29 2014
Halloween won’t fall on a Friday again until 2025, and who knows — by then an actual zombie apocalypse could turn every day into Halloween. If you’re still looking for something to do...
March 25 2015
Harry Thomas, 69, who went simply by “D.,” died Saturday. Thomas wore many hats throughout his career, including dancer, choreographer, theater manager and chef. The latter occupation brought...
Stage adaptation of ‘80s flick stuck in the past
Oct. 9 2013
Quick: You hear “Flashdance,” what do you think of? A hot brunette in a cutoff gray sweatshirt? The Academy Award-winning title song? A woman arched against a chair in profile, water gushing...
Jan. 22 2014
THURSDAY, JAN. 23-SUNDAY, FEB. 23 >> ´The Lion in Winter´ at Williamston Theatre Last month we lost Peter O’Toole, “the untamed lion of King Street” himself. He received...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
April 10 2013
This week's Turn it Down is a special edition dedicated to the live-music finale of the Capital City Film Fest. The shows are "all ages" and will be at The Loft (414 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing)
Jan. 23 2013
There's a scene near the beginning of Act II of "Billy Elliot the Musical" when the 12-year-old title character (played by Ben Cook) has a vision of himself as a grown-up ballet dancer. As the lights dim...
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