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Wednesday, June 8,2011

A purr-fect job

’Cats’ tour keeps actress Ashley Travis on the go

by James Sanford
Ask Ashley Travis, a 2010 Western Michigan University graduate who is one of the “swing” performers on the current national tour. Typically, Travis hits the stage when one of the regular cast members has to take time off. Sometimes, that can mean going to work midway through a performance.
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Wednesday, June 8,2011

The Screening Room

Woody Allen is back on track in 'Paris'

by James Sanford
When it comes to comebacks, Woody Allen could probably teach Cher, Britney Spears and even Lazarus a few lessons by now.
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Wednesday, June 8,2011

Temperature change

With added security, one entrepreneur is set to revive an infamous nightclub spot as — another nightclub

by Andy Balaskovitz
Assaults, shootings, destruction of property, underage drinking.That’s part of the illustrative history of 6810 S. Cedar St. on Lansing’s south side, the site of a 15,000 square-foot, two-story nightclub riddled with crime and party-fueled violence.
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Wednesday, June 8,2011

When worlds collide

It’s a comic culture clash in ’Gemini’

by Christopher Horb
Written by Albert Innaurato, “Gemini” unfolds in the backyard of a blue-collar Philadelphia neighborhood, circa 1973, where Francis Geminiani has returned home for his summer break from Harvard.
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Wednesday, June 8,2011

MSU student Wisenbaugh wins Michigan Emmy

His career goal: ’I would love Ryan Seacrest’s job’

by Ashley Brown
Wisenbaugh’s progression from YouTube video blogger to MSUToday segment correspondent can clearly be seen, said co-worker and mentor Jim Peck, host of MSUToday and a Big Ten Network executive producer and director of university photography and videography.
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Wednesday, June 1,2011

More than just skin deep

Photographer Suellen Hozman’s ’Flesh Tones’ challenges the power of first impressions

by Lawrence Cosentino
Photography by Suellen Hozman Reception Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Absolute Gallery, 307 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing; exhibit continues through June 30. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (517) 482-8845 www.
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Wednesday, June 1,2011

Advice Goddess

When you wish upon a Ringo Starr & Aisle be embarrassing you

by Amy Alkon
While it must seem like aliens came down and swapped out your brain for Mrs. Cleaver’s, it’s possible that the culprit is the release, during sex, of oxytocin, a hormone nicknamed “the hug drug” and “the cuddle chemical.
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Wednesday, June 1,2011

Alex McKnight fans: The wait is over

Author Steve Hamilton restarts the series with ’Misery Bay,’ which hits stores Tuesday

by Bill Castanier
But most fans of Hamilton don’t care about awards. They read him because of his Alex McKnight series, which is primarily set in what Hamilton calls “one of the loneliest places on earth,” the Michigan city of Paradise. Hamilton’s most recent McKnight book, “Misery Bay,” comes out Tuesday, and he described it as his darkest ever.
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Wednesday, June 1,2011

Summer Guide 2011

by City Pulse
It’s the season of the sun ' and the moon. A time for bluegrass ' and Common Ground. A time for jazz, folk, vintage vehicles, free theater and a dash of Caribbean spice. Get ready for summer, Lansing-style. Your calendar is about to fill up quickly with music, art, comedy, barbecues, Shakespeare, beer and wine tastings, and fund-raisers.
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Wednesday, June 1,2011

1st Sunday gallery walk & other exhibitions

by City Pulse
Absolute Gallery “Flesh Tones,” a celebration of flesh colors and flesh decorations. Personal stories accompany each photograph. Reception: Noon-5 p.m. June 5. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 1632 N. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 482-8845.
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