City Pulse - <![CDATA[Test From Wehaa]]> <![CDATA[Ticket to 'Paradise']]> <![CDATA[Home grown]]> Sue Spagnuolo has 18 goats. They’re not pets, they’re a working part of her local dairy business at Greenbush Farms in St. Johns, where she milks the goats and makes milk products right on the farm.]]> <![CDATA[A dream deferred]]> REVIEW

As history lessons go, the play “Palmer Park” is fairly entertaining. As a play, it’s an hour of exposition, a halfhour of drama and a halfhour of meandering denouement. Which is to say, “Palmer Park” has more value as a teaching tool than as a dramatic production.]]>
<![CDATA[Ambitious ‘Women’ tough on ears]]> <![CDATA[The surprise return of Chief Okemos]]> Newly acquired photo stirs up murky history
With millions of items being sold every
day on eBay, you never know when a needle will be found in the online
haystack. Imagine the excitement of local historian and collector Craig
Whitford when last September he came across a listing for an “original
ID'ED Indian Chief Tin Type.” An inscription in the case identified the
photograph as “Okamus” and indicated the Indian chief was from Lansing.  ]]>
<![CDATA[Hip to soak up the sun]]> Whether you’re workin’ for a livin’ or all you wanna do is have some fun, Common Ground’s got a sing-a-long for you this summer. Festival organizers today announced ‘80s phenoms Huey Lewis The News and pop songstress Sheryl Crow as the first confirmed headliners for the 10th annual summer concert series.]]> <![CDATA[Cold pumpkin, hot pizza]]> <![CDATA[Re-creations]]> Before her local municipality started offering recycling service, local artist Kris Love needed something to do with her empty laundry detergent bottles besides throw them in the trash. A painter by training, Love came up with a creative solution.]]> <![CDATA[1st Sunday]]> Absolute Gallery Featuring "Think Green," an exhibit focused on recycled forms of art, from recycled glass jewelry to “Tree-Free” greeting cards. Hours: 11 a.m. %uFFFD 6 p.m. T - F, 11 a.m. %uFFFD 5 p.m. S Su. 307 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 482-8845. www.absolutegallery.]]> <![CDATA[Movies by the Clock]]> <![CDATA[Reviews in Short]]> For more reviews visit]]> <![CDATA[Cruel intentions]]> “Macbeth” may be the shortest of William Shakespeare’s tragedies, but it’s also one of the bloodiest. For Riverwalk Theatre’s production of this classic work, director Eric Dawe doesn’t shy away from the blood. Riverwalk’s production of “Macbeth” makes use of virtually every visual and special effect short of flying people on wires.]]> <![CDATA[The big game]]> Following a rainstorm last Thursday, Kate Katje was worried her game night was ruined. “I don’t know what happens if it rains,” Katje said. “This has never happened before.]]> <![CDATA[TURN IT DOWN: A survey of Lansing's musical landsacpe]]> The outdoor, donation-only event will feature 30 bands on four stages, a variety of games, vegetarian food and a beautiful background of trees, trails and sunshine. Stephaney Guild, spokeswoman for Woldumar, said she hopes the concert will introduce the forested trails to new people.]]> <![CDATA[Good things happen]]> When author Harry Dolan decided to take writing seriously, he quit his fulltime job as editor of “Social Philosophy and Policy,” an academic journal at Bowling Green State University, and he began looking for a place to relocate. “I wanted a change of scenery, and Ann Arbor seemed to be a natural place to live,” Dolan said.]]> <![CDATA[1st Sunday]]> Absolute Gallery “20 Years of Music: the artistry of Langston Rodney Whitaker.” An exhibit of prints by Langston Whitaker. Reception: 4 %uFFFD 5 p.m. Aug. 7 8. Hours: 11 a.m. %uFFFD 6 p.m. T - F, 11 a.m. %uFFFD 5 p.m. S Su. 307 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 482-8845. www.absolutegallery.]]> <![CDATA[Eat it, Michigan]]> You are what you eat, so the clich%u9920saying goes. In Michigan, we must be some kind of gumbo, because there’s a little bit of everything in our cuisine.]]> <![CDATA[Reviews in Short]]> "Funny People" is by far Adam Sandler’s best movie, because Apatow writes comic set pieces that allow germs of humor to expand between the more obvious laughs that Sandler hits with sharp-shooter accuracy. At two hours and 20 minutes, "Funny People" runs about 15 minutes longer than it should.]]> <![CDATA[Art in tandem]]> Talking with Bob and Marilyn Davis in front of the East Lansing Public Art Gallery last Saturday, it was obvious the couple is nothing like the painting Bob Davis was describing. In muted colors, Davis has created an all-too-realistic depiction of a distant husband and wife, stripped to their skivvies on a hot summer day.]]>