Spiral Dance Bar / The Tim Barron Group at RE/MAX
April 19 2017
“I hope (whomever) buys it decides to keep it going as Spiral, but there’s a chance they could go in a different direction,” said Tom Donall, who owns the building, the property and the...
Riverwalk Theatre ramps up the drama in latest production
Oct. 5 2016
Riverwalk Theatre’s latest black box play, penned by Lanford Wilson and directed by Michael Hays, is billed as “passionate drama.” That’s like calling a brutal death a “noteworthy...
Sorry losers, Trump Winery makes best wines in America
Sept. 7 2016
Hey folks, listen up. There’s a lot of wine out there being sold in these troubling times. Here we are in Michigan, which I’m told is a pretty good environment for the wine industry. Are Old...
Talented cast shines despite lackluster script
Sept. 16 2015
For contemporary audiences, these plays move slowly, lack any real conflict and rely on tired gags that do not get funnier with repetition. “Barefoot in the Park” is rife with these problems,...
HOW NICK EYDE RALLIED HIS FAMILY´S BUSINESS TO SAVE A NATIONAL ICON
Nov. 5 2014
Nick Eyde is a footballer and a philosopher, a cosmopolitan man and a hometown boy. He oscillates. He stirs the drink without half trying. "Nick is a very interesting fellow," his father, Lansing real...
Oct. 15 2014
Its about this time of year that most Michiganders are cracking open protective slips full of winter attire to prepare for the unrelenting cold. So as you’re zipping up your umpteenth layer, try...
Tragedy and musical collide in Peppermint Creek’s ‘Parade’
Nov. 12 2014
They say the suit makes the man. Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s latest production, “Parade,” tweaks that concept as “the music makes the show.” It’s a testament to director...
Swing and a miss for Riverwalk’s Stoppard adaptation
Oct. 9 2013
Like lemon cars, theatrical productions require the breakdown of multiple factors to be truly defective. In the case of Riverwalk Theatre´s current black box production of “The Real Thing,”...
July 12 2013
Here is my theory about pizza. In the days when Congress was still capable of action, it passed the obscure but life-altering Defense of Pizza Act (DOPA)
March 13 2013
Starlight Dinner Theatreeuro;s revival of euro;Steel Magnoliaseuro; promises to spin an original and homier Preview take on the modern classic. They may be pretty in pink, but these Southern women have...
Sept. 23 2009
She insisted on many renovations, and I went along to make her happy. I put in $5,000, we borrowed $15,000 from my grandmother, and we both signed a contract to pay her back. Now she’s gone, with...
MSU alum helps put edge on kids story Coraline
Feb. 4 2009
Bill Mechanic rubbed shoulders with Hollywood’s biggest names, from Kate and Leo to pre-Angelina Brad and pre- “Passion” Mel, during his tenure as chairman and CEO of Twentieth Century...
Strong chorus, supporting actors carry satirical Urinetown
March 26 2009
What would happen if members of the general public weren’t allowed to relieve their bladders whenever they wanted? They’d probably get pretty pissed off

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