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Thursday, January 9,2014

New In Town

LotusVoice Integrative Therapies/ Tom Chee / Firehouse Subs

by Allan I. Ross
Ginger Yang recently opened LotusVoice Integrative Therapies in East Lansing, which is dedicated to holistic healing. Yang, a certified music therapist and massage therapist, worked with patients and their families as a music therapist at McLaren Hospice since March 2010.
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Wednesday, December 18,2013

Variety revival

Local newsman showcases local talent with new variety show

by Allan I. Ross
Beachler has performed on stage with Pinsonnault several times, including last year’s “Follies” at Riverwalk Theatre. The two have developed a crackling rapport, both on stage and off. At the New Year’s Eve taping, Beachler will trade barbs with Pinsonnault and sing a few songs. Old school stuff.
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Wednesday, December 18,2013

New In Town

The Institution/FLEXcity

by Allan I. Ross
A new fitness studio opened last week in downtown Lansing, just in time to help folks looking to fight their urge to load up on carbs and hibernate. The Institution, a group exercise and training studio, held its grand opening at 216 S. Washington Square.
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Wednesday, December 11,2013

Aesthetes in action

Lansing-area couple’s lifelong love of art carried over to their kids, with interesting results

by Allan I. Ross
Nearly every line of sight in the home of Jerry and Joan Mattson ends in a piece of art. Miniature statues of reclining nudes line a shelf; a bust of a young boy smiles proudly from the bay window; a cabinet filled with tiny figures hangs beside a portrait of a stern Russian-looking man.
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Wednesday, December 11,2013

The Roscrea redemption

Dench, Coogan anchor heartbreaking true story about a mother’s love

by Allan I. Ross
Where do you draw the line between soft and hard journalism in an age when Americans consider “The Daily Show” a bona fide news source even as “60 Minutes” offers an apology, but not a retraction, about its discredited eyewitness in Benghazi story?
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Wednesday, December 11,2013

New In Town

MUSIC STREET BREWING CO./CAPITAL CITY HOMEBREW SUPPLY/SOUL EMPOWERMENT

by Allan I. Ross
Roll out the barrel — Lansing’s Eastside neighborhood is getting a brewpub next summer. The Music Street Brewing Co., named for the prevalence of live band performances on Michigan Avenue, will take over the 400-square-foot space adjacent to Capital City Homebrew Supply, which recently moved two blocks over intown to the fast developing 2000 block.
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Wednesday, December 11,2013

Curtain call: Not ready for the kiln

“Ghost the Musical” falls short on chemistry

by Allan I. Ross
In “Ghost the Musical,” playing at the Wharton Center this week, the pottery wheel and “Unchained Melody” successfully make the leap from the 1990 film Review “Ghost” to the stage. So do a couple nifty visual effects.
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Tuesday, November 26,2013

New In Town

Central Pharmacy/ Chierie International Market

by Allan I. Ross
In the age of mega-chain drugstores, it’s unusual to hear about a locally owned pharmacy opening.
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Monday, November 18,2013

Meet the Makers

Lansing-based creative club unveils its new digs

by Allan I. Ross
Friday, Nov. 15 — The Lansing Makers Network celebrates its move into the Old Town Temple Club with a special grand opening event from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. At the Lansing Makers Network Open Party (LMNOP, very clever), visitors can take a tour, meet members of the group, see live demonstrations and see recent projects.
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Wednesday, November 13,2013

Charlotte’s web

Celebrating 10 seasons of world-class performing arts facility

by Allan I. Ross
Six years ago, Gino Federici was on stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas performing with acclaimed tenor Andrea Bocelli before an audience of more than 15,000.
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