Jan. 29 2014
Montana composer David Maslanka, now a grey eminence in the music world at 70, was still searching for his musical voice in the 1970s when he came to Michigan State University. His life changed when he...
Jan. 22 2014
MLK ‘Women in Jazz’ concert was earthy, eminent and oh-so-stylish It’s hard to believe that “Jazz: Spirituals, Prayers and Protest,” MSU’s annual Martin Luther King...
Jan. 9 2014
Cellists are the corvids — the crows and ravens — of the classical aviary. They excel at thoughtful communication, don’t preen much and look good in black
Jan. 9 2014
Early Saturday afternoon, a shy but mischievous-looking lad walked into Jerry’s Hairport on Lansing’s north side sporting a fedora. He sat down and waited for a haircut. “Look out, it’s...
Jan. 2 2014
The big freeze of 2013 began with a cannonade of falling limbs and orange flashes. A softer music filled the streets the following Saturday, as bits of melting ice tinkled from tree limbs to the ground....
Jan. 2 2014
A live chorus of “Happy Birthday” drowned out the “Entertainment Tonight” theme in the TV lounge at Lansing’s Trinity Church on Dunckel Road last Thursday, five days after...
Jan. 2 2014
The parade of citizens at the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s customer service center Friday afternoon was beyond even Norman Rockwell’s power to paint. They came in pajama bottoms, business...
Dec. 26 2013
The Lansing jazz and classical music scene created a lot of memorable moments in 2013. I chose these six favorites strictly from the gut. Science and reason fail when music this powerful takes over
Dec. 26 2013
Again this year we celebrate the lives of departed friends and neighbors. What follows are their stories and the memories that framed their lives
Dec. 4 2013
On the day before Thanksgiving, Brian Jeffries prowled the aisles at Goodrich’s Shop-Rite, gathering stuff for the 17 pies he planned to bake on Thanksgiving Day. The longtime Lansing City Councilman...
Dec. 4 2013
Sunday afternoon’s tribute to the 100th birthday of Karl Haas, the urbane host of Detroit-based “Adventures in Good Music” who died in 2005, is no stiff retrospective. The Haas story,...
Nov. 27 2013
An architect who doesn’t want to compromise has very few options. One, really — the path of Lansing-born architect Lebbeus Woods
Nov. 22 2013
Diego Rivera has picked a hell of a time to climb onto the national stage with his new CD, “The Contender
Nov. 13 2013
Yo-Yo Ma is a curious man. His Wharton Center concert Monday is sold out, but he agreed to a phone interview with City Pulse anyway. That never happens, let alone with the world’s most famous classical...
Nov. 13 2013
Back in the Oldsmobile days, the annual swarming of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra with the three MSU choral groups was a bit of a slog, even if you weren’t related to one of the 400-odd performers...
Nov. 6 2013
You can’t eat a concept, but you can swallow it. The national trend of “food hubs” linking local farmers with local stomachs is finally wriggling down the gullet of greater Lansing
Nov. 6 2013
Nordic musicians don’t fool around. They conjure up a universe and dare you to bask in it while it’s still steaming. Take a sauna and an icy dip with soaring Finnish symphonist Jean Sibelius,...
Nov. 6 2013
Alison Gass, the Broad Museum’s curator since it opened in November 2012, was named the museum’s new deputy director over the weekend. She will remain curator as well. Before coming to the...
Nov. 6 2013
Wednesday, Nov. 6 — People who are tempted to come 10 minutes late to Saturday’s Lansing Symphony Orchestra concert to avoid nine minutes of exposure to 12-tone music need to spend five minutes...
Oct. 30 2013
Betty Price, a classy, comforting presence in Lansing for much of the 20th century, died peacefully at her home in Milwaukee Oct. 20. She would have turned 100 Nov. 4

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