FRIDAY, NOV. 29 >> “The Nutcracker” at the Wharton Center
The ballet classic is visiting the Wharton Center. The Lansing based Children’s Ballet Theatre of Michigan presents its 33rd production of “The Nutcracker.” Directed by Gregory M. George, t...
Come for the hot girl-on-girl action, stay for a philosophical examination of the transformative, transcendental power of sex. In “Blue is the Warmest Color,” sex isn’t an act you engage in; it’s a food that’s consumed wholly and voraciously by a starving generation no longer boxed in by conventional ideas of identity.
The term “superstore” sure had a different meaning 75 years ago. That’s what the State Journal called the 10,000-squarefoot building at 1908 E. Michigan intown Ave. in Lansing’s East Side neighborhood when it was built in 1938 as an A&P Store. Today, it’s barely bigger than Meijer’s snack food aisle.
Handmade birdhouses, jewelry boxes and wine bottle wind chimes neatly line one of the walls of the teeny art gallery. A small workbench rests in the corner, adorned with custom jewelry pieces, woodwork and pottery.
It’s been a year since Cheap Girls last played Mac’s Bar, the venue where the members cut their teeth and quickly developed a dedicated following. The road warriors haven’t been hanging around Lansing much – as usual, the band’s been busy gigging across the United States and other continents.
I'm told that by the time this week's Notes finds your inbox, it'll be snowing here in Grand Rapids. It's late enough in the year now that it makes more sense than last weekend's thunderstorm. A pile of books is next to my chair, the fireplace is ready to go - let it snow. Here's what we'r...