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Monday, March 18,2013

Beyond hot dogs

PETA names Cooley Law School Stadium a top 10 vegetarian-friendly ballpark

by Christina Strong
Friday, May 20 — Eating hot dogs at a baseball game is about as common in American culture as eating turkey on Thanksgiving. Traditional? yes. Vegetarian-friendly? No.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Antibiotics and your food

Restaurant chain with Lansing-area presence supports campaign against antibiotic overuse in food industry

by Christina Strong
Monday, May 23 — The extensive use of antibiotics in farm animals has sparked a national debate and a new campaign against the practice has garnered support from at least one local restaurant.
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Monday, March 18,2013

A great American main street

Old Town lands national recognition

by Christina Strong
Monday, May 23 — Taking care of an historic district can provide more benefits than just a stroll through the past. It can also attract national attention.
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Monday, March 18,2013

An art show with bite — so to speak

Lansing Art Gallery hosts a reception for

by Christina Strong
Food is great, and art is great — but nothing is better than food and art together in the same place. That is exactly what Lansing Art Gallery has in store for its community reception for the art exhibit titled “Chomp! Chomp!”
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Monday, March 18,2013

'Faces of Caring'

Local photographer gives portrait sittings in exchange for donations to help drought-stricken families in the Horn of Africa

by Christina Strong
Friday, Aug. 5 — Local photographer Michael McPeak is giving back to those in the community who also give back. On Saturday, he’ll offer portrait sittings to people that donate to Save the Children for the Horn of Africa Drought Relief.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Puppet masters

East Lansing Public Art Gallery showcases work by Reach and All-of-us Express artists; reception at 1 p.m. Saturday

by Christina Strong
East Lansing Public Art Gallery puts the accent on youth with “All-of-us/Reach: A Retrospective of Puppets and Masks Created by All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre and Reach Studio Art Center.” It’s a showcase for puppets and masks made as a collaboration between the two groups.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Oh say, can you sing?

Michigan State University Choral Union holds auditions Wednesday

by Christina Strong
If you know the national anthem, you’re in luck — you can sing it for the Michigan State University Choral Union auditions.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

Sistrum has something else to sing about these days

The chorus wins recognition from The American Prize for its ‘Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn’ CD

by Christina Strong
The American Prize is a series of nonprofit national competitions that recognize and award cash prizes to the best recorded performances of music by individuals and ensembles in the United States at the professional, community/amateur, college/university, church and school levels.
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Wednesday, August 17,2011

Looking ahead

Ken Burns and Ken Beachler both get some attention during WKAR’s annual Fall Preview

by Christina Strong
WKAR will honor a local arts advocate and provide a look at its future programming during its third annual Fall Preview on Aug. 24.
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Wednesday, July 20,2011

The grant is gone, but the beat goes on for the Community Dance Project

Two programs feature groups of varying sizes and music of all styles

by Christina Strong
Melissa Lilje, artistic director of the CDP, says its 17 dances are set to a variety of tunes, including contemporary classical music, country, and hip hop. The dances are divided into two shows: Program A features casts of one to five dancers, while Program B includes the more elaborate numbers.
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