I've got kind of a grab bag of things this week. I'm even throwing in a non-book item that caught my eye today, just because it brought me back to a earlier and simpler era of books. Here's what we're reading:
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25 >> Twesigye Jackson Kaguri speaks at MSU
Author Twesigye Jackson Kaguri is the founder of the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project, which provides free education for children in rural Uganda who have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS.
Wednesday, Sept. 25 — To help launch the start of the fall semester, City Pulse paired up with the Broad Art Museum earlier this month to put on a free concert featuring local bands Wayne Szalinski and The People’s Temple.
As a biographical musical love story, “Bonnie and Clyde” offers reasonable retro entertainment. The music, written by Frank Wildhorn, ranges from early jazz and blues to show stopping, shout-and-response gospel, which the cast delivers with requisite polish.
The East Lansing Film Series continues in October with six new features, including some international fare.
“This batch is really exciting,” organizer Susan Woods said. “These are movies you won’t be able to see anywhere else.”
Screw war; divorce is hell — and is something far more likely the average American will have to endure. It is second only to the death of a spouse and just above imprisonment as the most stressful thing an adult can endure.
Tom Green may be best known for “The Tom Green Show,” an off kilter talk show that ran on MTV in 1999 and 2000. The show featured him tormenting his community with a seemingly unending barrage of bizarre pranks, such as painting a pornographic scene and the words “Slut Mobile” on his father’s car and coercing strangers in a grocery store to suck the teat of a cow he’d dragged inside.
Meat Puppets - Wed. Oct 2nd.
When the Kirkwood brothers took the stage in 1993 to back up Nirvana on MTV´s “Unplugged,” they´d already been playing the underground rock circuit for a shade under 15 years.