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Monday, April 15,2013

Catch him, if you can

From Michigan dinner theater to Broadway

by Dylan Sowle
Monday, April 14 — Actor Dominic Fortuna, part of the touring production of "Catch Me If You Can" hitting the Wharton Center on Tuesday, has roots in small-town dinner theater in northern Michigan. The Antwerp County native plays the main character's father in the musical adaptation, a role originated by Christopher Walken in the Steven Spielberg-directed blockbuster.
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Friday, April 12,2013

Variations on a theme

by Tom Helma
Friday, April 12 — As we age, and physical deterioration sets in, there are intense urgent moments where we feel a need for answers to unresolved existential questions, to bring completion to important personal goals before we die.
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Friday, April 12,2013

Friday Fashion Pulse

Budding personality

by Marisol Dorantes
Friday, April 12 — The pitter-patter of drops, the smell of rain, the feeling of changing seasons — as wonderful as it sounds, the beginning of April has become a fashion damper. The temperamental rain has caused a shift from heavy winter jackets to dark and shiny raincoats. Although, the existence of trendy rainwear is not as mythical as that of a fashionable winter jacket, the challenge of the cover up layer shuffled the fashion show indoors.
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Thursday, April 11,2013

Gig Report

A rundown of Lansing shows this week

by Hannah Scott
Thursday, April 11 — Get your folk fix this weekend in East Lansing as a pair of nationally known artists — Bruce Molsky and Craig Bickhardt — visit the Ten Pound Fiddle series and the Pump House, respectively. For the more restless — and probably younger — crowd, a pop/punk trio from Oregon headlines Mac’s with support from several local bands of the same genre.
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Wednesday, April 10,2013

Being good in spring

Poetry Attack 2013 turns Harrison Meadows into a walk-through chapbook

by Lawrence Cosentino
"It is hard to be good in spring," read the fluorescent green card tied to a bush in the park. The woman in the gorilla mask and the man with a box on his head moved on. It was 6 p.m., Thursday, and a massive poetry attack on Harrison Meadows Park in East Lansing was under way.
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Wednesday, April 10,2013

Top of the Town 2013 Winners

by City Pulse Staff
Best Dining Bar Food1. Crunchy's 28.81% (986 votes)2.Dagwood's Tavern & Grill 20.25% (693 votes)3. Art's Bar & Grill 20.07% (687 votes) BBQ1. Meat. Southern BBQ & Carnivore Cuisine 33.86% (1044 votes)2. Smokey Bones 24.07% (742 votes)3. Backyard BarBQ 15.08% (465 votes...
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Wednesday, April 10,2013

Top of the Town 2013 Staff Picks

by City Pulse Staff
Some picks include best bathroom, best place to see college students eat it and best place to find a former President advertising cellphones.
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Wednesday, April 10,2013

April literary round-up

As spring settles in, literature aficionados have a rich selection of events to choose from

by Bill Castanier
Lovers of great literature will have their hands — or at least their bedside tables — full if they want to stay up with the remarkable number of distinguished authors who will be visiting Lansing in the next few weeks.
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Wednesday, April 10,2013

Better than air

'American Idiot' a soaring triumph

by ALLAN I. ROSS
A post-ironic pop-punk opera about the futility of rebellion, "American Idiot" is challenging. It's exciting. It's inciting. It's triumphant.
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Wednesday, April 10,2013

And the winners are ...

by ALLAN I. ROSS
After last year's particularly nasty presidential campaign, Lansing voters got about a two-month reprieve before being thrust back into the heart of another election season. Sorry about that, but also, you're welcome.
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