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Wednesday, August 31,2011

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing’s musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
For those who are actually co-op residents, there is no cover charge and they can bring a “plus-one” guest. Also, residents and their guest will have a “line bypass” as well, so there’s no waiting outside, no matter what time they show up. There is a $4 cover for non-co-op residents.
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Wednesday, August 31,2011

'Cash' and carry

Can a local drag queen rule the roost on VH1?

by James Andersen
Both came into play while the 22-yearold was taping something else that is sure to get him noticed: the VH1 reality series, “Ton of Cash,” which began airing earlier this month. Derke is one of 14 contestants racing to move $1 million in cash from Malibu to Las Vegas by any means they can.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

Greater Lansing Housing Coalition, house thyself

The venerable organization has found a new home in Old Town, and it’s celebrating with an art exhibit

by Lawrence Cosentino
It makes sense that Katherine Draper is into steel drapes. The executive director of the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition cultivates a steel drape image: inviting, creative, transparent, tough.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

Advice Goddess

Spring, chicken!

by Amy Alkon
The average guy is more likely to be attracted to “Barely Legal!” than “Almost Of Age To Retire To The Home.” This particular guy doesn’t seem to be average. Sure, he might have invited you to volleyball to be inclusive, but dates ' which he’s asked you on ' are very rarely a form of philanthropy.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

Renegade round-up

A weekend of free theater included some fine work

by City Pulse Staff
Last weekend’s Renegade Theatre Festival in Old Town included contributions from more than a dozen local theater companies and independent producers. Here are some quick impressions from our theater critics. (Write-ups on other shows, such as Williamston Theatre’s “Dead Man’s Shoes” and Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

What’s taking the stage this fall

by City Pulse Staff
All titles and dates are subject to change. Please call the theaters or visit their websites for updates, locations and ticket prices.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

'Extremely' challenging and 'Incredibly' appealing

Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel left critics cold, but it seems to speak to One Book, One Community readers

by Bill Castanier
Jonathan Safran Foer has a writing pedigree that can be traced back to his freshman year at Princeton University when his professor, the venerable Joyce Carol Oates, told him he could be a writer.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
Also taking the stage is Billiards Music, a Lansing band specializing in acoustic-dub music. The band has a West Coast, reggae-rock sound similar to Sublime. Billiards Music started as a solo project featuring songwriter Brandon Jo (guitar/lead vocals).
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

The Screening Room

‘Another Earth’: Heavenly bodies, heavy hearts

by James Sanford
The discovery of another planet identical to our own is the starting point for director Mike Cahill’s “Another Earth,” a moody drama that’s not so much science fiction as it is an in-depth character study.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

It's a new day at WLNS

Messing with success or making a good thing better?

by James Sanford
There’s the new news set, which will feature a 110-inch projection screen behind the anchor desk, a couple of new additions to the on-air team and the prospect of going to highdefinition in the fall.
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