Oct. 11 2018
Best Maze’s “Trail of Terror” gained its fame due to its high production value. The winding trails are raked into a smooth path, and the scares are supplied by professional animatronics...
Oct. 11 2018
Bounding through dungeons, slashing swords and shaking spears against hordes of giants, slimeballs and golems, players of the video game “Rogues Like Us” enjoy a well-polished adventure. And...
Renee Fleming brings eclectic recital to Wharton
Oct. 11 2018
“One of my daughters got interested in 1940s big band music when she was about 12,” Fleming said. “I said, ‘Where are you getting this?’ ‘YouTube.’ She wanted...
Oct. 11 2018
It wasn’t just the author, or authors, who put words on a page, and then went back and crossed out adverbs and introduced punctuation. Although writing is the most important part of getting a book...
Oct. 10 2018
Ah, Christine Daaé. If only she were warier of full-length mirrors, lest the Phantom be lurking on the other side. But she’s just as naïve in “Love Never Dies,” Andrew Lloyd...
Oct. 5 2018
A week from the 20th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s death, the Downeaster Theatre is preparing its staged reading of “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later.”
Oct. 4 2018
Aries (March 21-April 19) In his book The Snow Leopard, Peter Matthiessen describes his quest to glimpse the elusive and rarely seen creature in the Himalayas. "Its uncompromising yellow eyes, wired into...
Oct. 4 2018
“Love Never Dies,” the polarizing sequel to the genre-defining “Phantom of the Opera,” takes the love triangle of Christine, Raoul and the Phantom 10 years into the future. The...
Oct. 4 2018
Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 p.m., The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing (517) 492- 7403, www.avenuecafelansing.com
Oct. 4 2018
Co-president Josh Lathan, a senior psychology major, has been fascinated by the paranormal since he was a child. Lathan grew up in a house he felt had strange, macabre activity that couldn’t be explained...
Melissa Aldana pushes MSU jazz chemistry into the purple zone
Oct. 4 2018
The music swirled with Monkish eddies and whirlpools, giving Aldana lots of room for one of her favorite ploys — sauntering behind the beat, daring you to think she’s lagging behind, only to...
Oct. 4 2018
Hired at Harvard to do nothing more than be a “computer,” mapping the stars to create an inventory of all there is in the night sky, Leavitt develops a series of hypotheses relating to the...
Oct. 4 2018
The history of escape rooms can be traced to the 2004 Japanese video game “Crimson Room,” developed by Toshimitsu Takagi. In 2007, Real Escape Games of Kyoto, Japan, recreated the video game’s...
Oct. 4 2018
This breed wasn’t created for its wolfy looks. “They were created to be a working dog by the Iron Curtain,” Wemigwans said. In 1955, the Soviet-era Czech Republic conducted experiments...
Oct. 4 2018
Join Old Town to bid Willkommen to its 13th annual Oktoberfest extravaganza with German beer, live music and food. A donation above the $10 suggested will give attendees a special commemorative beer mug
Oct. 4 2018
Lansing-based indie-rock band Elliot Street Lunatic has been (for the most part) defunct for a few years now, aside from occasional reunion gigs. Two years ago, the band played its two LPs in full at the...
Oct. 4 2018
That isn’t to say the play is all teary moments. The well-crafted script by Melanie Marnich also includes lots of humor and silliness. “These Shining Lives” has sparkles of singing, flickers...
Oct. 4 2018
“Dead Ringer” is Mary Matzke’s last directorial work before she retires from LCC after 30 years of teaching theater. Her final choice is a script set in Texas circa 1879 written by Gino...
Oct. 4 2018
“Coffee is such a social drink and my goal as a coffee roaster is to always support people when they get together,” said Robert Flanders, Urban Cup proprietor and artisan coffee maker. “Whether...
Oct. 4 2018
Craft beer and craft doughnut holes make a merry match in Lansing’s first Holes and Hops event