Nov. 4 2015
True to the spirit of Halloween, the soloist in the next Lansing Symphony Orchestra concert was painstakingly assembled from its constituent parts in the dark, saliva-spattered laboratory of MSU saxophone...
Nov. 4 2015
It’s a long stretch from plucky song-and-dance gal Shirley Temple to cerebral jazz pianist Bill Evans, but that’s Betty Baxter’s musical path in a nutshell
Oct. 28 2015
Few Fortune 500 CEOs get the chance to weigh a loan application from a hotel where, a few decades earlier, they were nearly thrown out of the lobby for having the wrong skin color. Few executives are asked...
Oct. 21 2015
Nobody knows whether Mark Twain stopped by Kositchek’s Clothiers in downtown Lansing when he lectured at Mead’s Hall in 1871, but he could have
Oct. 15 2015
THURSDAY, Oct. 15 — I had a date with Bonnie Bucqueroux and now I'll never make it. We were going to pull up a couple of chairs and watch the world end. It would have been grand
Oct. 14 2015
The able scouts of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra showed how to kindle a cold-weather fire the hard way at Friday’s über-romantic MasterWorks concert
Oct. 7 2015
In a charming, off-the-cuff YouTube series, Joshua Roman parks his chair, himself and his cello in alleys, gardens, parks and rooftops of cities he’s touring — from Sri Lanka to New York to...
Oct. 7 2015
An $8 million, five-story mixed-use development, partially plated with stainless steel left over from the construction of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, is set to go up at the southwest corner...
Oct. 7 2015
To be thrown into an identity crisis at the age of 3 is a little early, but that’s what is happening to MSU’s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum as it nears its third birthday, coming in November
Oct. 2 2015
FRIDAY, Oct. 2 — An $8 million, five-story mixed-use development, partially plated with stainless steel left over from the construction of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, is set to go up a
Sept. 23 2015
All night, he sliced like a shark through the romantic billows and surges of an orchestra that’s already in mid-season form. Four works by Gershwin, including the famous “Rhapsody in Blue,”...
Sept. 16 2015
Steely, stylish piano man Ralph Votapek couldn’t have much left to prove. His career began with a shocking win over his Soviet rivals in the first Van Cliburn competition in 1962 and keeps on going,...
Sept. 9 2015
“From Sepia to Selfies,” a compelling, comprehensive exhibit of over 200 photographs of people and places in Lansing, cries out for one of those old-fashioned handbills that use 30 different-sized...
Sept. 2 2015
Updated to correct an error In America, "Back to school" is not so much a call to education as a ramped-up retail rush, like Christmas or Halloween. Brand names jostle for student dollars in the September...
Aug. 26 2015
For a homeowner with a gaping yellow hole 10 feet deep under her front door, where a porch would normally be, Carol Skilling was microwaving cat food pretty calmly last Tuesday morning. "Its...
Aug. 19 2015
After restoring a dilapidated 1898 house to its original glory, Joe Vitale knows all about to-do lists. He´s got a big one as the new president of Preservation Lansing, a grassroots...
Aug. 12 2015
A fresh coat of paint works wonders for most fixer-uppers, but Alan Hooper’s painting hands were tied when he set out to convert Lansing’s former Creole Gallery into the Creole, a Cajun...
Aug. 5 2015
Lansing JazzFest hits Old Town this weekend, and City Pulse’s Lawrence Cosentino had a chance to catch up with three of the weekend’s most intriguing artists. Check out the links below for...
Aug. 4 2015
At 26, Detroit-based artist Marcus Elliot has developed a subtly complex, passionate, heartfelt voice on tenor saxophone that has gotten the attention of national critics like The New York Times’...
Aug. 4 2015
It’s impossible to summarize, let alone list, guitarist Fareed Haque’s incredible range of achievements and interests. Haque, 53, is a cumulating icosahedron of a guitarist, with solid cred...

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