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Wednesday, February 23,2011

Curtain Call

Beckett to Baum: Everybody needs something

by City Pulse Staff
Beckett’s absurdist comedy opened in 1957 and has been analyzed and debated ever since. Lansing Community College’s production features Mary Wardell as Nell, Jonas Greenberg as Nagg, Michael Hays as Hamm and Alex Nagy as Clov. It’s directed by Andy Callis.
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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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Wednesday, February 16,2011

Word on the street ...

by City Pulse Staff
Of 13 people surveyed on the street last week, six support the proposed 4-mill property tax increase solely or along with some cuts to services, five wanted to see cuts only and two are still on the fence. Two weeks ago, City Pulse interviewed 18 residents from various wards and demographics.
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Wednesday, January 5,2011

1st Sunday gallery walk & other exhibitions

by City Pulse Staff
Please note: Because of the New Years holiday last weekend, some galleries are holding receptions this Sunday and others have scheduled receptions for Jan. 16.
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Tuesday, January 4,2011

Artists' reception at Gracie's Place

Williamston restaurant hosts multi-artist show through January

by City Pulse Staff
Artists Ron Cook, Lee J. and Nancy M. Kronenberg, Gail Noren and Melinda Pope will be exhibiting works during the month of January at Gracie’s Place, 151 S. Putnam, in Williamston.
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Tuesday, December 28,2010

American College Theater Festival comes to MSU

Productions from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan will be staged

by City Pulse Staff
Michigan State University will start the new year with a whole lot of new theater. From Jan. 4-8, MSU hosts the Region Three presentation of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, featuring productions from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Kalamazoo College, Carthage College, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, University of Michigan-Flint, Indiana State University, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and Miami University.
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Wednesday, December 22,2010

A mystery under glass

Who is the woman in this 1964 caricature?

by City Pulse Staff
In the early 1970s, David Doxey bought a framed picture at Meijer in Lansing, and it hung on a wall in his home for years. But when it fell down and the frame broke, a mystery began. Behind the purchased artwork was a caricature of an elegant lady, sporting golden earrings and a substantial diamond ring. Doxey likes the drawing very much, but he’s curious to know who the subject is.
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Thursday, December 16,2010

Detroit Film Critics Society announces winners

Colin Firth, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale and Amy Adams take top prizes in acting categories

by City Pulse Staff
The Detroit Film Critics Society has announced the Best of 2010 nominees and winners in eight categories. It's the fourth year the group — whose members include City Pulse arts and culture editor James Sanford — has awarded honors to outstanding films, filmmakers and performers. The 20 critics who make up the DFCS live and work within a 150-mile radius of Detroit, including the cities of Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Flint.
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Thursday, December 9,2010

Students will get an eyeful of 'Oedipus'

Williamston Theatre receives grant for special matinees

by City Pulse Staff
Oedipus may have some trouble with his eyes, but local high school students will have an easier time seeing him this February at Williamston Theatre: The theater just received a grant from the Verizon Foundation to provide free tickets to matinees of the upcoming production of "Oedipus."
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Friday, December 3,2010

Girlyman concert at Creole canceled

Medical emergency forces band to scrap tour

by City Pulse Staff
(Friday, Dec. 3) Sad news from Small Things Productions: The Girlyman concert scheduled for Dec. 12 at Creole Gallery has been canceled. Girlyman member Doris Muramatsu has been diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia, prompting the group to scrap their tour plans. "Fortunately, CML ...
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