New Exhibits Haze Art Gallery Featuring unique jewelery by Middy Church & Sandi Leister and a photo exhibit by Janice Gross. Reception: 1 – 4 p.m. May 2. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. T – S, 1-4 p.m. Su. 306 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 372- HAZE. www.hazeartgallery....
Are the East Coast liberals really any more open-minded than the Midwest conservatives? The late playwright Wendy Wasserstein did not seem to think so. In her play "Third," currently being performed at the Creole Gallery by the Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.
It’s just me doing almost everything, but I can’t play drums so Scott Bozack, who also recorded it, played drums. Isaac VanderSchuur (The Hat Madder) played some guitar on it and my friend Dave Brunger added some slide guitar. I just started layering. I wanted to make a nice headphone record that also rocks.
On the day the show was supposed to open, the civic center’s general manager and the Lansing police chief showed up to shut it down. When the Conquerors signed the contract with the civic center the eldest members were only 19 years old, well below the 21-year-old age limit to sign a legal contract.
Summer jazz forecast for East Lansing: Increased blue notes, with an upswing in swing. Bebop will also be boppier. National headliners Joe Lovano and Somi, quadrupled tent space and a third day of festivities will twist the ratchet another few notches for the 14th Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, set for June 18-20 in East Lansing.
The mournful lyric “How do you figure a last year on Earth?” from the ensemble number “Seasons of Love" addresses a central existential question. The surprising answer is that “Rent” portrays ' in addition to a deep sense of loss ' an amazing sense of the capacity for joy among those who realize life is about to be cut short.
“There was never any question in my mind that it had to be set in Detroit,” Leithauser said. “I’m considered the family archivist, and I threw in family stories of my father and mother and borrowed a situation from my mother-in-law to recreate my par ents’ lives.