April 30 2014
Longtime Lansing Community College photography Professor Steve Beck was famous for being easygoing, but there´s one thing he hated to hear: “I´ll fix that in post.” Beck´s...
April 30 2014
Andrew Hsu hasn´t touched Robert Schumann´s epic concerto since he performed it seven years ago with the Oakland Symphony, but the guest soloist at tonight’s Lansing Symphony season finale...
April 11 2014
More than 300 pages are packed into “Dreams Gone Wrong,” former State Rep. Lingg Brewer’s epic about gamblers and campus turmoil at Michigan State University and in Lansing during the...
April 9 2014
An odd thing happened on the way to reviewing “Dreams Gone Wrong,” former State Rep. Lingg Brewer’s book about gamblers and campus unrest at MSU in the 1960s
April 9 2014
They call him “The Hammer,” but veteran jazz drummer Jeff Hamilton is more versatile than that. And nicer
April 2 2014
The most seasoned Lansing Symphony subscriber would have had trouble copping a snooze at Saturday´s concert. Damn that barking trombonist!
March 26 2014
A group of East Side residents and Eastern High School alumni want to know why the Lansing School Board hastily erased a proposal to keep the historic building alive as a limited-use specialty high school
March 26 2014
Ava Ordman will get more than a spotlight at Saturday’s MasterWorks concert. The Lansing Symphony’s principal trombonist is about to straddle a bomb like Slim Pickens in “Dr. Strangelove”...
March 26 2014
Detroit-born jazzman Clarence Penn savored an afternoon of solitary bread baking last week. Drummers don’t often get to cook alone. “If you could smell my house right now, it’s killing,”...
March 19 2014
Few people know better than Kathy Holcomb how creative Michigan hands can be, but the owner of Lansing’s Absolute Gallery wants it known across the state — and beyond
March 12 2014
Shakespeare had his “wooden O,” the Globe. This summer, MSU’s Summer Circle Theatre will clamber out of the Red Cedar floodplain to a spiffy new outdoor venue that will be — cue...
March 12 2014
Cello Plus is an unpretentious name for an ambitious series of chamber music concerts, but that’s just part of its Spartan appeal. For the past 14 years, MSU cello professor Suren Bagratuni has quietly...
March 5 2014
The arched windows of Lansing’s Eastern High School are webbed with fine tracery that reads like cursive script on a ruled tablet of limestone and brick
Feb. 26 2014
Anyone who spent Michigan’s sub-zero week from Jan. 26 to Feb. 2 in the green hills of Trinidad is bound to get envious looks
Feb. 19 2014
When I last talked with larger-than-life Chef Carl Davis, he was in no mood to swap stories about his most storied gig, at the Jambalaya’s on Round Lake in Laingsburg. It was 2006, Jambalaya’s...
Feb. 19 2014
Russia is big, bewitching and infuriating. Yuri Temirkanov, music director of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, brings the whole troika to the Wharton Center Monday
Feb. 12 2014
Sergei Kvitko claims to be “clueless” about sports — he can’t tell the Super Bowl from the Rose Bowl — but he has good reason to follow the politics of the 2014 Winter Olympics...
Feb. 12 2014
Carnegie Hall has a big weekend coming up. On Friday, Feb. 21, the Philadelphia Orchestra plays Beethoven’s “Eroica” symphony; that Sunday, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax take...
Feb. 5 2014
She’s a jazz singer with a lemony voice and feathersharp control. He’s a composer, pianist and professor of music theory at Michigan State University. She struts to the sparkling sobriquet...
Jan. 29 2014
The most underhanded political ad in the history of the universe is quietly tucked into “Lansing Votes,” the new pop-up exhibit from the Historical Society of Greater Lansing