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Sept. 21 2017
Big-time ‘Mad Men’ put an art-centric stamp on MSU’s Wharton Center How do you rediscover your soul? If you’re MSU’s Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, you look inside...
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Sept. 21 2017
'Shock and awe'Hawk Island cutting alarms visitors, but county says it’s needed Lauren Cooper walks the asphalt path that rings Ingham County’s Hawk Island Park nearly every day, often with...
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Sept. 14 2017
Detroit’s Groove Council is an intimidating outfit with nine members — just like the U.S. Supreme Court. But never fear, the council always rules in your favor unanimously. Who doesn’t...
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Sept. 14 2017
Crafstman touch adds heft to ritzy westside home tour This year, there’s some eastside solidity in the country-club, old-money frou-frou of the mother of all Lansing home tours — a rare peek...
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Sept. 14 2017
County auctions lakeside parcels in Haslett for whopping $405,000 After years of wrangling over unpaid back taxes, one suicide and five years of legal battles between the county and disappointed heirs,...
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Sept. 14 2017
Ann Arbor blues musician Chris Canas freely admits he wore out “The Simpsons Play the Blues” before he discovered the real deal at about age 10. Primed up by “Moanin’ Lisa Blues,”...
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Sept. 14 2017
A conceptual drawing of the current Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.Courtesy Photo Bringing a saga that stretches back to ancient Greece — and even further back — full circle, MSU’s Eli...
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Sept. 7 2017
MSU solar carport array will be the biggest in the nation Lord, how can we ever atone for paving paradise and putting up a parking lot? Two words: Solar carports. Last week, students, staff and even...
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Sept. 7 2017
New public sculpture welcomes students to MSU Over the summer, several new sculptures went up as a result of new construction or renovation on the MSU campus. All of them skirt the postmodern shoals of...
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Aug. 31 2017
'Good luck with that'Insurance man pushes for elusive downtown grocery store Everybody thinks it would be “awesome” but it never happens. A grocery store in downtown Lansing is a humble dream...
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Aug. 17 2017
Placemakers mull over Michigan Avenue makeover A scene out of a Japanese kaiju movie unfolded Wednesday at lunch hour at Lansing City Hall. Giant beings loomed over the city, ripping up lanes of pavement...
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Aug. 10 2017
Hollister, 75, began public service as a classic activist-idealist government teacher at Eastern High School from 1965 to 1970. He still describes himself as a lifelong bleeding-heart liberal but in 50...
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Aug. 10 2017
“It’s stuff we hear all the time in R&B and pop, but we’re taking our instruments and playing a simpler jazz on top of a pop-type chord progression,” alto saxophonist Phil Denny...
Aug. 3 2017
Despite the early hour, about 130 people from across the state packed the public feedback session and 30 people gave spoken comments to a panel of state officials led by Valerie Brader, director of the...
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Aug. 3 2017
This year’s Lansing JazzFest is a big banana split of textures and flavors, from fruity to nutty to creamy. But there’s no mistaking the cherry on top: the return of an old friend, a formidable...
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Aug. 3 2017
Tight, tough and taut with tension — the late 1960s energy of the Contemporary Jazz Quintet, led by Detroit pianist Kenn Cox, lit a little-known brushfire in jazz history that is worth rekindling....
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July 27 2017
Ink and Incubation Edible things hatch and grow at east side starter kitchen There’s nothing unusual about a man in overalls at a farmers’ market, but Michael Fair looks like he never turned...
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July 20 2017
McLaren gives mental health nursing a boost at MSU Randolf Rasch, the dean of MSU’s College of Nursing, is glad that the current health care debate — ugly as it has been — is shining...
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July 20 2017
Straits pipeline report met with skepticism, frustration Oil and water did not mix at a public meeting July 6 at Holt High School, where a panel commissioned by the state laid out a report assessing...
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July 20 2017
Boji Tower clock gets a new pair of hands “Let’s go, let’s go,” Larry Willerson yelled from a catwalk near the top of Lansing’s tallest building. “It’s a good...