How art can both enhance and hinder our lives in unexpected ways is the absolute essence of “The Weight of a Piano” by Chris Cander. The novel’s chapters alternate between the experiences of one woman whose troubled life is kept at bay by the music she can draw from the piano and the experiences of the piano’s present owner, a woman who has never really recognized a need to play it.

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Sam Smith had liposuction when he was just 12 years old, as he says he's been struggling with his weight for as long as he can remember.

VICTORY TWP. — Local actresses will perform a staged reading of Nora Ephron’s and Delia Ephron’s “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” a play based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman, on Satur…

The second Friday and Saturday in October will mark the 21st anniversary of this long-held tradition of Oktoberfest in Pentwater. The event has many activities for all to enjoy. Friday, Octobe…

MOPS/MOMSnext of Ludington is gearing up for the thirteenth Mom 2 Mom Sale to be held at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 121 Nelson Rd. in Ludington from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, September 30, …

Shagway Arts Barn, 5949 Shagway Road, Hamlin Twp., has announced the following concert for the month of August. All concerts have a $5 cover charge. Admission is free for children 12 and under.

Children of all ages are invited to attend a “super secret” pizza party, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1 p.m., Scottville Library, 204 State St., Scottville. Children under age 8 must be accompan…