The Derby Vixens and the Mitten Mavens leagues began with a Facebook group suggest- ing that there needed to be a roller derby group in the Lansing area. Organizers of both groups said that the group sparked their interest, but they were tired of waiting for a league to form.
Back in April, I received an invitation to a screening of “Toy Story 3” via Facebook. How exciting, I thought: Pixar Animation Studios is actually going to show the movie two months ahead of its release. So I set about trying to RSVP ' only to find I had been invited by accident.
In a music world oversaturated with technological innovation, flashy pomp, and artists desperate to assert their singular bravado, sometimes ordinary can be exceptional. For Tom Cocozzoli, founder and songwriter of the Lansing-based, five-piece acoustic group Gossip in the Forest, humble and honest songwriting is paramount.
One of the most well-received new works of the year, Pamela Madsen’s “Sea Change,” is on the docket for next week’s concert. “It’s beautiful,” Verdehr said. “It has spoken poetry in it and it sounds like sea waves.” The Verdehrs premiered it in Washington and Houston last year.
At first peep, everything seems settled in Lansing jazzman Neil Gordon’s world. His percolating chamber-style trio (with bassist Ed Fedewa and drummer Larry Ochiltree) has fully jelled, and is celebrating the release of "It Takes Three," its first CD on Thursday, June 10, at Moriarty’s Pub.
found “the one.” She’s gone from being ultrapicky to swearing she’ll just marry the next guy who doesn’t pick his nose at the dinner table. Wow. Is that what it comes down to for women ' eventually having to give up and settle for a guy you’re less than on fire for? It horrifies me to think of being her at some point.