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Parting Glances: BAA, BAA Pink sheep

I received a letter from a conservative group calling itself Balaam's Ass of America (after the Old Testament story of the fabled talking mule), asking for a five-buck, tax-deductible contribution "on behalf of gender confused [...]

By |2007-02-01T09:00:00-05:00February 1st, 2007|Opinions|

South of the border

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith It was recently announced that David Sanchez Camacho, a congressperson in Mexico, intends to submit a bill allowing for constitutional protections for transgender people. His bill would add gender identity and [...]

By |2007-02-01T09:00:00-05:00February 1st, 2007|Opinions|

Singer speaks on judged jazz artist

By Peter Galvin If jazz legend Billy Strayhorn were straight, his work may have not been underrecognized. A companion soundtrack to the 90-minute documentary film about the pioneering composer, arranger and pianist, "Billy Strayhorn: Lush [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:03:25-05:00February 1st, 2007|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle: “Mixed-up Couple”

January 29, 2007 Across 1 Cockeyed 6 Use your lips unfaithfully 10 Killed, to King James 14 Second and third words in fairy tales 15 Larry Kramer's alma mater 16 Give a hang 17 Scrub [...]

By |2007-02-01T09:00:00-05:00February 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

Pet of the Week: Emerald

Meet Emerald, an amazing three-year-old kitty, with the sweetest face you've ever seen. She's a social kitty, making friends with all she meets! Emerald loves attention and affection and will be sure to cuddle up [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:38:55-05:00February 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

Black History Month: Then and Now

By Kimya Afi Ayodele Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who was the son of former enslaved Africans, originated Negro History Week in 1926. He was also one of only a few African-Americans during that time to [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:55:54-05:00February 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

Club events Feb. 1

THURSDAY Body Zone Health Club: Free tanning Club Flamingo: Happy Hour, 4-8 p.m. Diamond Jim's Saloon: Cadillac Squares Square Dancing and Bit T.W.A.T. Karaoke. Diversions: Karaoke. $3.00 16 oz beer. $1.50 Schnapps. $5.00 Jager Bombs [...]

By |2007-02-01T09:00:00-05:00February 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

Zettelmaier bears fruit at the Network

At first blush, most theatergoers will assume that the title of Joseph Zettelmaier's latest play at Performance Network Theatre, "Language Lessons," refers to the struggles and eventual triumph of human nature over the barriers of [...]

By |2007-02-01T09:00:00-05:00February 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

Soft and sweet don’t always work

By Robert W. Bethune, guest critic The Jewish Ensemble Theatre opens 2007 with the world premiere of "It Should Be" by Ted Herstand, in a production directed by the playwright. A nostalgic portrayal of Jewish [...]

By |2007-02-01T09:00:00-05:00February 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

Girl Bar to heat up Chicago

Sandy Sachs thought she left the cold weather behind. "Here I am in sunny California," said Sachs, co-founder of Girl Bar. "What was I thinking?" Sachs and company, which includes co-founder Robin Gans and former [...]

By |2007-02-01T09:00:00-05:00February 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

Iraqi women introduced in original play

The Peppermint Creek Theatre Company trumpets in 2007 with its third show of their season "Exquisite Contradictions" with "9 Parts of Desire" by Okemos-native Heather Raffo. In this daring and original play, we are introduced [...]

By |2007-02-01T09:00:00-05:00February 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

Mix it up

The snow and ice didn't prevent anyone from mixing it up at Stilettos last weekend. BTL photos: Danielle

By |2007-02-01T09:00:00-05:00February 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

Benefit to raise funds for symphony

LANSING - Under Music Director Timothy Muffitt, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra makes art out of sheet music, bringing emotion, intensity and passion to the concert hall. On Feb. 9, when the Symphony presents Tables of [...]

By |2007-02-01T09:00:00-05:00February 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

Art & Around for the period Feb. 1-10

ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Discover the Ford House with all-new tours that go behind the scenes, examine special subjects and provide a new perspective on the family that left an indelible mark [...]

By |2007-02-01T09:00:00-05:00February 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period Feb. 1-10

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Amadeus The story of two brilliant composers, Mozart and Salieri: one humbly gifted and the other viciously envious. Hilberry Theatre, Detroit. Plays in repertory through March 3. $15-$28. 313-577-2972. http://www.hilberry.com Between Men and [...]

By |2007-02-01T09:00:00-05:00February 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

Blues Festival coverage hit the right note

I can hardly put into words my overwhelming pleasure at reading your editorial, seeing your cover, and reading the story you did for us on the Ferndale Blues Festival. Your writer is amazing...and whoever wrote [...]

By |2007-02-01T09:00:00-05:00February 1st, 2007|Opinions|

Reader values Paramount Bank advertising

I am an avid consumer of your weekly paper and I would like to offer my thanks for your choice of advertising within your paper. More specifically, I would like to mention the advertisements that [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:17:54-05:00February 1st, 2007|Opinions|

Granholm names Compensation Board of Magistrates

LANSING - Governor Jennifer M. Granholm recently announced the appointments and reappointments of several people to the Worker's Compensation Board of Magistrates. William A. Baillargeon of Saugatuck succeeds John M. Wierzbicki whose term has expired. [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:14:11-05:00February 1st, 2007|News|

Portland protesters return at MSU game

After 300 protesters revolted against Penn State University's anti-gay coach last month, protest organizer Penny Gardener expects a large turnout for the 8 p.m. Feb. 1 game against Michigan State University. "MSU was the first [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:07:17-05:00February 1st, 2007|News|

More lesbians than gay men marry in British Columbia

There were more lesbian weddings than gay-male weddings the first year the Canadian province of British Columbia allowed same-sex marriage, Statistics Canada reported Jan. 17. In 2003, the first year for which statistics have become [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:51:28-05:00February 1st, 2007|News|

Canadian Supremes refuse to help gay bookstore

The Canadian Supreme Court on Jan. 19 refused to help the Vancouver gay bookstore Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium with its long-running fight against Canada Customs, which routinely seizes material shipped to the store [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:27:49-05:00February 1st, 2007|News|

Zettelmaier bears fruit at the Network

At first blush, most theatergoers will assume that the title of Joseph Zettelmaier's latest play at Performance Network Theatre, "Language Lessons," refers to the struggles and eventual triumph of human nature over the barriers of [...]

By |2007-02-01T09:00:00-05:00February 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

Soft and sweet don’t always work

By Robert W. Bethune, guest critic The Jewish Ensemble Theatre opens 2007 with the world premiere of "It Should Be" by Ted Herstand, in a production directed by the playwright. A nostalgic portrayal of Jewish [...]

By |2007-02-01T09:00:00-05:00February 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|