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April 19 2018
Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum said the 2018 elections will “absolutely” go forward, even if hackers take out the whole power grid. In the event of a cyberattack, she said, paper ballots will...
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April 19 2018
I started my walking tour of Lansing’s plucky Baker neighborhood late Wednesday afternoon by flashlight, picking my way through the broken toilets and random debris of a cavernous 1925 school. I...
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April 12 2018
Can “Hamilton” keep knocking down walls as fast as they go up? It has a stunning track record so far. The show has the requisite boffo Broadway beats, but the verse is etched in the sharp quill...
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April 5 2018
When a perfectionist pop artist like Paul Simon, Sufjan Stevens, David Byrne or Ben Folds is in the mood to play with some world class strings or winds, chances are they will call on one or more members...
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April 5 2018
In spring, there are gutters to clean, windows to polish and leaves to rake. Feeling a bird’s heartbeat in your hand, listening to the sun’s nuclear furnace, watching thermite blow up and getting...
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March 29 2018
The night began with three solidly built miniatures by James Niblock, head of MSU’s music department and concertmaster of the Lansing Symphony some 50 years ago. Niblock reached his 100th birthday...
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March 22 2018
Hong Hong is one of the most watchable musicians in the Lansing Symphony. When he takes a solo, he channels a dark, liquid tone from a trance-like zone only he can reach. As section leader, he pulls at...
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March 22 2018
On the first day of a week-long whirlwind of classes, performances and trips with MSU students to Michigan high schools, Wilson joined the Professors of Jazz for a scorching gig at the headquarters of...
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March 22 2018
“I feel confident it’s the best plan and I support building it 100 percent, but I’m willing to listen,” Commissioner Dennis Louney said. “We’re trying to build a fluid...
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March 8 2018
The miniature spectacle makes people late for meetings, but the foundation’s executive vice president, Laurie Baumer, likes it that way
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March 1 2018
Columbus-based developer Frank Kass, 75, flew to Lansing Monday to present an agreement to the City Council reached by developers and the city to purchase and develop the former Red Cedar Golf Course into...
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March 1 2018
The man beached his tiny craft, scattering a few ducks. Two years hence, at the same spot, guests will pull up to a high and dry hotel, if the most long-awaited development agreement in Lansing’s...
Feb. 22 2018
“The site has been selected. Construction is ready to start,” Peffley said. “We’ve been two years working on this and we can’t wait much longer because we need to replace...
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Feb. 15 2018
The Stanton Memo is out. It sounds like a salvo from the political wars in Washington, but a memo by Lansing utility expert and former state regulator Tom Stanton is part of a local conflict over Lansing’s...
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Feb. 15 2018
There were many levels to Hou’s musicianship, from her warm rapport with the audience to her technical prowess, but it was hard to get past her ravishing, silken tone. Was it ice or was it fire?...
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Feb. 8 2018
Helen Sung started on a plastic piano with rainbow keys, at about four years old.The keys turned to black and white for a long time until she broke from years of strict classical studies, threw herself...
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Feb. 1 2018
In art, two points seldom make a straight line. That’s the fertile paradox behind the current Lansing Art Gallery exhibit, “Echo.” The joint show is a pas de deux of paint, wood, fabric...
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Jan. 25 2018
There appear to be no blacks on the teaching staff at LCHS. The 2017 Cougar yearbook, “Evolve,” shows 35 teachers and eight administrators, counselors and chaplains. It’s impossible to...
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Jan. 25 2018
But the first velvet art exhibit ever mounted in Michigan, according to the curators, is no stunt. That collective purr is a bold assertion of pride in paintings that are usually dismissed as kitschy junk
Jan. 18 2018
The arts were barely mentioned in the first roadmap developed by Lansing Mayor Andy Schor’s transition team, but they are on his radar screen now. As Schor’s transition team on economic development...