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Oct. 26 2017
Thanks to a warm October, four splendid murals, each one 50 feet wide and 25 feet tall, are almost finished. Suddenly, the dusty DMZ between Lansing and East Lansing is swirling with life and color —...
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Oct. 19 2017
There’s no shushing or shaming at Wharton Center’s sensory-friendly shows Every year, around Christmas time, eighth-grader Dominic Blatnik used to watch his mom take his older sister to...
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Oct. 19 2017
Preservation Lansing celebrates five extreme acts of love A color-corrected mansion, a stubborn holdout in a sea of parking lots, a modest but sweet old house in North Lansing, the state Capitol dome...
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Oct. 12 2017
Eclipse, schmeclipse. Have you ever seen two suns in one sky? The blinding trumpet force of visit- ing artist Michael Philip Mossman and MSU’s own Etienne Charles lit up the night and scorched the...
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Oct. 12 2017
The spectacle of four tympani players, thundering away like a runaway chariot at the end of Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique,” was one of a thousand arguments for getting out of the house...
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Oct. 5 2017
Love gone berserk puts genuine scare into Lansing Symphony openerFright-mongering titles like “The Dance of Terror,” “March to the Scaffold” and “Der Vampyr” gently...
Sept. 28 2017
Thank you for reading this City Pulse article. Help keep our pulse strong, click here to contribute to our award-winning news coverage.'It's the right thing to do' Business group drops opposition to Chávez...
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Sept. 28 2017
Thank you for reading this City Pulse article. Help keep our pulse strong, click here to contribute to our award-winning news coverage.César Chávez takes one last march along Grand River...
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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...