Header-lansing_1.jpg
 
Home  Arts and Culture
 
 
Wednesday, February 29,2012

A musical mixed bag

Lansing Symphony falters and stumbles before standing and delivering during an uneven evening

by Lawrence Cosentino
Suddenly, the brass went off like a car alarm, leaving only visual evidence that the violins were still at work, playing intricate patterns. (Most music lovers could fill in the famous fiddlework mentally, having heard the music many times, but still.)
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, February 29,2012

Advice Goddess

Have a peasant day & meek her want you

by Amy Alkon
Q: Your answer to “Roseless,” the woman bemoaning her boyfriend’s lack of “romantic ambition,” hit a nerve with me. My wife of 19 years and I shared equally in raising our three children. She only sort of “works” now, but I do the home chores an...
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, February 29,2012

African-American history isn't what it used to be

Pulitzer Prize winner Eric Freedman shares surprising stories in 'Presidents and Black America'

by Bill Castanier
Eric Freedman, co author of “Presidents and Black America: A Documentary History,” said the history of the presidency is one of “oversimplification and gentrification.” Freedman is an associate professor of journalism at Michigan State University and a Pulitzer Prize winner for his investigative reporting at The Detroit News in 1994.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, February 29,2012

'Shoes' on the move

Williamston's Western transfers to Ann Arbor

by City Pulse
Two years ago, playwright Joseph Zettelmeier’s comedy “It Came From Mars” opened at Ann Arbor’s Performance Network and moved to Williamston Theatre. Zettelmeier’s “Dead Man’s Shoes” is going the other direction.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, February 29,2012

Two points

Riverwalk double feature unites the Sprague family — and marks director Bill Helder's swan song

by UTE VON DER HEYDEN
That BoarsHead production was the world premiere of the full version of Kent R. Brown’s drama, which tells the story of angry and disillusioned Randy, about to leave home but meeting his father, Dexter, a difficult man with secrets, on the basketball court for a last game.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, February 29,2012

The darker side of the Emerald Isle

While some of the flavor of MSU’s 'Cripple of Inishmaan' gets lost in an audio fog, Edward O'Ryan’s sharply drawn portrait of the title character is pure gold

by Paul Wozniak
While the script avoids easy Irish stereotypes (apart from some brief whisky imbibing and a sarcastic reference to a shalalie), actors remain only one level away from shouting to make their points. Without equally measured diction, the result is often an acoustical echo cloud created by overlapping Irish accents and the dynamics of the Arena Theatre.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, February 29,2012

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
This particular gig showcases songs by Etta James, Koko Taylor, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. Fleming and Skory will be joined on stage by a couple of area jazz vocalists, including Satin (performing a Houston song) and Ty Teon Thompson, who will channel Vandross. Fleming's 9-year-old nephew will also take the stage to play a keyboard version of "Crazy Man Blues."
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, February 29,2012

He shoots, he sings

Cameraman. Karaoke host. Rocker. Who says Jamie Rohda can't have it all?

by James Sanford
A few weeks ago, you might have seen Jamie Rohda performing with his band, Nothin 2 Lose, at the Colonial Bar. Or maybe you’ve caught one of the karaoke nights he regularly hosts on Wednesdays at Old Town’s Esquire Bar or Thursdays at Buddies Pub and Grill in Okemos.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, February 29,2012

The screening room

Time for 'Celebrity Rehab: Academy Awards Edition'

by James Sanford
If last year’s Oscar ceremony — hosted by an all-too-eager-to-please Anne Hathaway and a nearly somnambulant James Franco — was a fascinatingly misguided mess, this year’s fiasco was almost as exciting as being served a TV dinner that had languished in the far recesses of the freezer since 1995.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, February 29,2012

A six-month test drive

Lansing Art Gallery lets customers lease artwork before buying

by Alyssa Firth
Eyeing an original piece of art, but not quite sure if it’ll look right in your home or office? Lansing Art Gallery is hoping to help solve your dilemma this month.
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