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Wednesday, May 16,2012

Piano power

'Boogie Stomp!' rocks Stormfield Theatre

by Tom Helma
Mixing historic commentary with solos and duets that demonstrate a flexibility of flying fingers, Bob Baldori and Bob Seeley demonstrate a rapid-fire virtuoso versatility, moving effortlessly from one form of boogie-woogie to another. The “St Louis Blues,” played by Seeley, progresses through various incarnations, then Baldori adds a cover of an early Chuck Berry tune.
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Wednesday, May 16,2012

Advice Goddess

I get a kickball out of you & last tango in suburban living room

by Amy Alkon
Q: My boyfriend of three months is 22, and so am I. He tells me he loves me but is horrible about returning texts and calls and following through with dates. (He seems to ditch me if something better comes along.) He also doesn’t treat me very well around others. Recently, he got really drunk at a party and was hitting on my friend all night, though she ignored him. I finally pulled him aside and said he was hurting my feelings, and he said I was too sensitive and I’m just jealous that people like him. He later disappeared from the party for over an hour, and when I asked him where he’d gone, he said, “What are you, my mom?”
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Wednesday, May 16,2012

Frightening and funny

Louise Krug's dreams of a glamorous career were curtailed by a crisis

by Bill Castanier
Louise Krug had just started her dream life with a college degree, a new job, glam clothes, a wonderful and handsome boyfriend and a magazine assignment chasing Britney Spears. She was looking forward to the beautiful life California had to offer.
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Wednesday, May 16,2012

Food Finder

by City Pulse
PALACE OF JAMAICA — This tiny restaurant serves authentic island tastes, including curry goat, oxtail, fried plantains and jerk chicken. 424 S. Washington Square, Lansing. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 12:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Sunday (517) 977-1763. D, TO, SF, RES, OM, $$
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Wednesday, May 16,2012

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
'90s Alt-Rockers at Uli's Caroline’s Spine, who saw national success with Hollywood Records back in the mid-‘90s, plays Thursday at Uli’s Haus of Rock. Opening the show are modern-rockers Adalene and the acoustic-rock sounds of Surviving Justin. Caroline’s Spine, led by lead singer/songwriter Jimmy Newquist, toured throughout the ‘90s, putting out singles like “The Light Inside” and “Sullivan” and sharing the bills with alt-bands like Catherine Wheel and Better Than Ezra, as well as legends like KISS and Aerosmith. Around
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Wednesday, May 16,2012

Next stage for 'Backstage'

WKAR music series has a new performance space and a different look: It will now be in high-definition

by James Sanford
Zeko announced the series will be taping its first four episodes June 26 and 27 at the Albert White Performing Arts Theater in the Hannah Community Center instead of WKAR-TV’s Studio A of the Michigan State University’s Communication Arts and Sciences building.
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Wednesday, May 16,2012

Eisenhower Dance Company puts 'Motown in Motion'

by Holly Johnson
Even if its Motown days are long over, Detroit is forever characterized by the joyous melodies of artists such as the Jackson 5, the Temptations and the Supremes.
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Wednesday, May 16,2012

Get crafty at MSU

Arts and Crafts Show hosts more than 325 vendors

by Holly Johnson
One may sense a rivalry between the MSU Spring Arts and Crafts Show and the East Lansing Arts Festival happening the same weekend, directly across the street, but UAB assistant manager Stephanie Bierlein says the events collaborate more than they compete.
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Wednesday, May 16,2012

Two days, 200 artists

East Lansing Art Festival celebrates its 49th year

by Tina Berisha
More than 200 artists from across North America — including 14 from the Lansing area — will display and sell their work at the 49th Annual East Lansing Art Festival. The two-day event showcases paintings, photographs, sculptures, fused glass, jewelry, musical performances and many other forms of art.
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Wednesday, May 9,2012

Symphony meets storybook

Charlie Albright performs 'Fantasies & Fairy Tales'

by Lawrence Cosentino
With any luck, the 2010 Gilmore Young Artist won’t have to pack a stethoscope anytime soon. With his career still in its rosy dawn, Albright has combined dexterity, depth and dramatic insight to forge a strong, original style.
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