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Wednesday, February 23,2011

Don't be a Drag Just see a Queen

Chrome Cat and Spiral dress up their shows

by Mary C. Cusack
There have been two significant changes since my last address. The first one is that the Chrome Cat in Old Town has settled on Wednesdays for its drag night. The bar began a Tuesday drag show around the time that Club X-Cel was ending its shows, and changed it to Wednesdays last fall.
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Wednesday, February 23,2011

Playing to win

LCC cast scores with solid production of tricky 'Endgame'

by Mary C. Cusack
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, the play is an intimate look at the dynamics of four people who wile away the dismal days in the isolation of what was once a grand estate. These were people of privilege, whose wealth gave them the means to survive. It is a privilege they have grown to regret.
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Wednesday, February 23,2011

'The power of healing words'

Participants share stories and experiences in a writing workshop at the Women's Center

by Gabi Moore
The women of the Embodying Our Words workshop sat down for their last dinner together, enjoying truffle macaroni. They danced to Julie London, while laughing with each other. They had been together for two days, inspiring each other and inspiring themselves to write and to explore the relationship between words and the body.
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Wednesday, February 23,2011

Yasmin Levy: Infusing old songs with new flavors

The singer brings together musicians from around the world in her band

by Rich Tupica
Having spent most of her life in Jerusalem, singer Yasmin Levy was introduced to a hotbed of cultures, many of which find ways into her style of international music.
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Wednesday, February 23,2011

Industry keeps expanding

Band finds room to grow with 'Trouble House'

by Rich Tupica
Joshua Barton had a huge revelation back in 1999 after stumbling upon a record by Spiritualized, an English neopsychedelia band. Further digging led him to Spacemen 3 albums, and a crop of other loud, droning, and feedback-ridden tunes ' a genre known as “shoegaze.
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Wednesday, February 23,2011

Turn It Down: A survey of Lansing’s musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
One of those acts, Mr. Denton on Doomsday has been gigging around Lansing for years playing their brand of experimental indie metal. The band’s sound could be compared to Incubus and System of a Down; however, the band mixes it up with some funk, a mess of erratic beats and insightful lyrics.
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Wednesday, February 23,2011

The Screening Room

Life has been a wild ride for a ’Winnebago Man’

by James Sanford
Many of those caustic clips turn up throughout documentarian Ben Steinbauer’s “Winnebago Man,” an attempt to chart the curious course of Rebney’s life from a career as a TV news producer to a Winnebago pitchman and, finally, as a recluse in the California mountains.
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Wednesday, February 23,2011

Curtain Call

by Christopher Horb
Munro Leaf created the iconic character, a gentle, loving bull that prefers smelling flowers to facing bullfighters in the ring in the 1936 book, “The Story of Ferdinand.” Walt Disney Studios famously adapted the story of Ferdinand and his human counterpart, the reluctant matador, Danilo, into an Oscar-winning animated short two years later.
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Wednesday, February 23,2011

A celebration of 'Revelations'

Alvin Ailey dancers revive 1960 masterpiece

by Alyssa Gienapp
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is advertising this as the 50th anniversary of the dance, which the troupe will perform at Wharton Center Tuesday and which remains a signature piece in the company’s repertoire.
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Friday, February 18,2011

'Chicago' dates changed at Wharton

Touring musical will now open May 12

by City Pulse Staff
"Chicago" is still on its way to the Wharton Center — it's just arriving a bit later than expected.
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