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Wednesday, May 15,2013

Black 'Beauty'

Irish comedy crackles with dark charm

by Paul Wozniak
It feels twisted that "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" opened Mother's Day weekend. Martin McDonagh's darkly comic play is an unsparing portrait of a severely dysfunctional mother/daughter relationship perfect for Riverwalk Theatre's blackbox — just not for mothers.
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Wednesday, May 15,2013

Class clowns

Lansing-area schoolmate of Carol Burnett looking forward to reunion

by ALLAN I. ROSS
You'd never know you were looking at Carol Burnett's yearbook photo unless you scanned the bottom of the page for her name. And even then, you're like, "Could there have been two Carol Burnetts who went to Hollywood High School in 1950?"
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Wednesday, May 15,2013

New in town

Williamston Businesses / Famous Dave's / Polish Deli

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Business continues to boom in Williamston. In March, I told you about four new places that opened — Beyond the Fleece, Facials and More Med Spa, Tom Donnelly's Barbell Club and Sweet Cake Co. — and last week the city cut the ribbon on three more. Casey Brockway, 24, opened Casey's Computer Co. inside Keller's Plaza. The 180-square-foot suite accommodates Brockway, his equipment … and that’s about it.
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Wednesday, May 15,2013

Aging gracefully

Mid-Michigan organization provides specialized senior resources

by ALLAN I. ROSS
According to the 2010 census, there were about 79,000 people aged 60 or above in the tri-county area, comprising Eaton, Ingham and Clinton counties. The Tri-County Office on Aging, founded in 1974, was designed to improve the quality of life for Lansing-area seniors — and take a lot of the guesswork out of things that could cause anxiety and confusion.
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Wednesday, May 15,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Jammin' Round with Jamie-Sue Songwriters Series turns 10 years old at its season commencement concert Saturday in Dewitt. Among the diverse batch of performers are organizer Jamie-Sue Seal, Elden Kelly, Jason Dennie, and Greg Jenkinson & John Latini.
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Wednesday, May 15,2013

Sale of the Century

After 13 years, East Lansing comic book store calling it quits

by Allan I. Ross
Wednesday, May 15 — Even superheroes have to hang up their capes, sometimes. Today, Andy Morrow, owner of 21st Century Comics and Games, announced that he’ll be closing his East Lansing comic book store “sometime in June.”
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Wednesday, May 15,2013

Spring forward

East Lansing Art Festival celebrates 50 years of art and hometown feel

by Dana Casadei
To commemorate the 50th East Lansing Art Festival, the annual event's planners are taking full advantage of the late debut of spring. They know what locals want: to be outside again.
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Wednesday, May 15,2013

Fantastic 'Fox'

Golf farce crushes the comedy with solid writing, acting

by Dana Casadei
Playwright Ken Ludwig's comedy "The Fox on the Fairway" ends Starlight Dinner Theatre's season on a hilarious note.
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Wednesday, May 15,2013

Age of business

Three Lansing business owners discuss starting a new career after 50

by Marisol Dorantes
Starting a business is an exercise in maximizing advantages and overcoming challenges — especially when you launch your enterprise later in life. After 50, you might not be as fast as you were at 30 or as proficient with the latest technology, but a lifetime of experience and connections can still pave the way for a successful venture.
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Wednesday, May 15,2013

Fusion Shows: Rising to B-level

How one local company is making Lansing a destination for live music

by Dylan Sowle
It's easier to complain about a lack of local entertainment options than do anything about it, but Nate Dorough isn't going to get pissed if you start ripping on the local music scene — he's too busy making it happen.
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