Old Town eatery announces closing via Facebook posting
Nov. 24 2010
It looks like Mama Bear's Cafe owner Cecilia "Chica" Garcia will be doing her cooking at home from now on. The Old Town eatery closed its doors Wednesday afternoon, only hours after Garcia posted a note...
MSU's 'As You Like It' forsakes the pastoral for the carnival
Nov. 19 2010
It seems strange to think that "As You Like It," William Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy about banishment from home, sexual exploration and dressing androgynously could be set in the present-day teenage...
Satisfyingly creepy 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1' takes the series into even darker territory
Nov. 18 2010
It's the beginning of the end -- literally. Perhaps as a response to J.K. Rowling devotees' frequent complaints that the Harry Potter novels have often had to be compressed or severely edited on their...
Lansing Civic Players cancels Shaw comedy
Nov. 10 2010
If you were planning to see George Bernard Shaw's "Mrs. Warren's Profession" this weekend, you might be better off going to Broadway: The Lansing Civic Players production has been canceled
Marvelous 'Mary Poppins' soars at Wharton Center
Nov. 9 2010
In the most delightful way, “Mary Poppins” provides a lot of sugar and very little medicine
Mid-Michigan Family Theater unveils a 'Masterpiece' this weekend
Nov. 5 2010
(Friday, Nov. 5) Noonie, the heroine of "Noonie's Masterpiece in Purple," might seem like your average 10-year old, but she’s not. When her father leaves for foreign service duty, she is left in...
It's a blue world for the anti-hero of amusing 'Megamind'
Nov. 5 2010
(Friday, Nov. 5) The title character of “Megamind” has many reasons to be blue. For one, he’s an under-appreciated evil genius. Plus, he is constantly outclassed by Metro Man, the generic...
Meridian Mall hosts Canstruction competition
Nov. 5 2010
Enjoy the new sculptures at Meridian Mall while you can — Canstruction doesn't last forever. The annual design-and-build competition was established by a nonprofit organization of the same name as...
Pianist Gurt rides Russian rapids with the Lansing Symphony
Sept. 29 2010
Whung, whang, whing! Most people know the Tchaikovsky piano concerto by its opening chords, head-banged by a straitjacketed Terry Jones in Monty Python’s informative “Farming Club Presents...
Disappointing sequel has too much LaBeouf and too little beef
Sept. 28 2010
"Greed is good," Wall Street wizard Gordon Gekko famously proclaimed in director Oliver Stone's 1987 hit "Wall Street." The statement was meant to be alarming but, in the rush-rush, help-yourself climate...
Public invited to help paint a mural at the Black Child and Family Institute
Sept. 22 2010
Capturing the history of a neighborhood in art is no easy feat, but one Lansing community is trying: Members of the Genesee neighborhood (on Lansing’s west side) will be painting a mural on the east...
MSU hosts Faculty Biennial show
Sept. 8 2010
Art from 25 members of Michigan State University’s art faculty will be showcased at the Faculty Biennial Exhibition, opening Friday, Sept. 10 at the Kresge Art Museum
Soprano Janet Williams returns to MSU
Sept. 7 2010
“Last time I was here was the beginning of my career. I had a performance in the Wharton Center and the building had just finished. I think it was somewhere around '89-90,” recalls soprano...
MSU Center for Poetry holds annual chalking event
Sept. 3 2010
The Residential College of Arts and Humanities Center for Poetry at Michigan State University is kicking off the academic year with poems — and chalk in hand
The topic may be timely, but 'Machete' is merely gruesome goofiness
Sept. 3 2010
A naked nymph slithers up to a stony-faced Mexican federal Police officer and slips her hand below his waist. “What’s this long, hard thing?” she purrs.“My machete,” the cop...
Bermuda Mohawk founder selects his label's favorite releases
Sept. 2 2010
Bermuda Mohawk Productions is a Lansing punk and metal label that has been steadily releasing albums and singles since forming in 2002. Cale Sauter, who formed the label in 2002, said he and the rest of...
Kent A. Love has a story to tell about dropping down 23 stories
June 7 2010
“Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by its breathtaking moments.” In a momentary lapse of judgment – or was it inspiration, I agreed to jump from the tallest skyscraper...
MSU College of Music hosts 14th Annual Muelder Summer Carillon Series
June 3 2010
The bells of Michigan State University's Beaumont Tower will ring out during the 14th Annual Muelder Summer Carillon Series starting June 30
Arts Council turns over production duties on annual event to Lansing Principal Shopping District
June 3 2010
When it began in 1985, Silver Bells in the City was a modest holiday celebration; now, it features fireworks, an electric light parade and the illumination festivities of Michigan's official Christmas...
MSU graduate Nnedi Okorafor examines life in post-apocalyptic Africa in "Who Fears Death"
June 1 2010
The death of her father pushed Nnedi Okorafor to write “Who Fears Death,” her latest novel. “The opening scene in the book happened to me,” she said. “That is an emotional...