Header-lansing_1.jpg
 
Home  Arts and Culture
 
 
Wednesday, May 30,2012

Backstage outrage

Egos and ideals clash in entertaining 'Understudy'

by Paul Wozniak
Always on call but never on stage, Harry is in “actor purgatory.” He’s the permanent understudy, destined to be invisible except as the title character of the meta-comedy “The Understudy” at Williamston Theatre.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, May 30,2012

Running toward adventure

Adventure races will have you dodging boulders and climbing over lily pads

by ALLAN I. ROSS
June is shaping up to be a muddy, bruise-y, adrenaline-fueled rush for Lansing thrill junkies. With all the wimpy “fun runs” cluttering the River Trail and Michigan Avenue with sweatless, unsullied speed-walkers and joggers, cutthroat competitive runners have had to run politely with the rest of the herd. But over the last two years, something extraordinary has happened: The local racing world has apparently reached its critical mass, giving rise to two sports that are putting the fight back in fight-or-flight.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, May 30,2012

Beaver leaves it

by ALLAN I. ROSS
After a raucous two-year run in downtown Lansing’s thriving bar district, the Wild Beaver Saloon has swapped its Coyote Ugly-meets-Hooters sensibilities — and eyebrow-raising name and dress code — for a more cosmopolitan look and feel. Meet the new bar on the booming 200 block of south. Washington Square: Eden Rock.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, May 30,2012

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
Another Roadside Attraction, which plays Mac’s Bar Thursday with The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle, is a Virginia-based band with a love for nostalgia and the carnival. The band members not only co-write songs; they also create costumes and band merchandise together. Along with guitars and drums, the band also features fiddle, cello, viola, tenor banjo, kazoo, and ukulele players — plus a bunch of other oddball instruments, such as the spoons and “the clockworks.”
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, May 30,2012

Home sweet (summer) home

Over the Ledge Theatre Co. moves to Ledges Playhouse with 'Apartment 3A'

by James Sanford
That’s the poisonous promise of Annie (Abby Murphy), a development director at a cash-strapped TV station. Annie’s not an assassin, though: She’s simply a woman who’s been knocked a bit off-balance by seismic shake-ups in her personal life (including a cheating husband, an abrupt move to a new home and a brush with a peculiar neighbor) that have turned a hectic pledge week into an over-the-edge week.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, May 30,2012

Those were the days

The past becomes a haunting refrain in 'Follies'

by James Sanford
With its tattered black curtains, chipped and dusty proscenium and an assortment of grungy props and scenery pieces strewn around the stage, the Riverwalk Theatre looks like it’s seen better days. That’s exactly how it’s meant to be for “Follies,” Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s musical psychodrama set in a soon-to-be-razed playhouse.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, May 30,2012

The screening room

'Comedian': Being Seinfeld is no laughing matter

by James Sanford
If you missed out on getting a ticket for Jerry Seinfeldīs Thursday show at the Wharton Center, you can get some idea of what goes into one of his shows from the 2002 documentary "Comedian," which documents Seinfeld's return to the world of standup comedy after he wrapped up his phenomenally successful sitcom. If you are not a comedian, "Comedian" will probably not inspire you to try breaking into the business.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, May 30,2012

Life is like a box of chalk

Sidewalks come alive during Chalk of the Town

by Tracy Key
Last year, monsters, aliens, messages of peace and love, wild animals, popular video game characters and even a unique “Dragephunt” filled the sidewalks of Old Town with bright colors and diverse styles. This year, there’s no telling what creatures and scenes will transform the streets from a city block into an open art gallery at the fourth annual Chalk of the Town.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, May 30,2012

A little Pride can go a long way

Annual community recycling event happens Saturday in East Lansing

by Tracy Key
Scrap metal, cardboard, used tires, old medications and broken refrigerators sound like ingredients for a landfill. But on Saturday these items and more will instead be collected, reused and recycled as part of a recycling event called Project Pride.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, May 30,2012

Get hooked

Great catches can be found in Lansing waterways

by Andy McGlashen
Go up north. But if you’ve got a few free hours on one of the long summer days that lie ahead, and you want to catch fish that eat like hogs and fight like longshoremen, point your car toward the Eckert Power Station’s colossal towers.
Read more   Read it in print
 
 
 
 
 
Search Archive - Articles and News
Search Archive:
 
 

© 2014 City Pulse

City Pulse. 2001 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48912.
Phone: (517)371-5600. Fax: (517) 999-6066.
E-mail: publisher@lansingcitypulse.com

 
Close