Aug. 10 2011
Hundreds of heavy guns and thousands of soldiers trundled across the drill floor at Lansing’s Marshall Street Armory from 1924 to 2005. Shouldering heavy military and civilian duty, the big brick...
Aug. 3 2011
The Ice Crystal Quartet is the perfect foil for Mitchell’s long-lived Black Earth Ensemble, a meaty Chicago music machine with singers, guitar and horns. Mitchell also heads the Black Earth Strings,...
July 27 2011
Two second-floor balconies, at right angles to each other, overlook the vast west gallery. We climbed the stairs to the second floor and stopped at the rails to gape. Overhead, the roof zoomed on without...
July 27 2011
In February 2008, jazz pianist and composer Bob Baldwin was driving through the countryside of Westchester County, N.Y., soaking in musical inspiration, when he got a depressing text message. New York’s...
July 21 2011
“It blasts you out of your seat,” Klaue said. The Ahresnburg Youth Orchestra was formed in 1968, and Klaue has been the conductor since 1993. The musicans are drawn from a school in the Ahrensburg...
July 20 2011
Antiques and boutiques, yoga and flowers, hair and more hair. Stores with names like Love, Betti, October Moon, Grace and Polka Dots Bead-A-Full Boutique. Attorneys, non-profits and design firms bring...
July 13 2011
Structural steel awards are no joke to the people who design and build amazing things in the United States. This year, the industry’s top award, the Presidential Award of Excellence, bypassed spectacular...
July 13 2011
In the 1970s, Jesus made his own big move into the secular world, backed by infectious tunes, electric guitars and drum kits. My new friend across the street, George, couldn’t stop talking about...
July 6 2011
A little girl spotted us and slid her bike to a stop. “Did something happen here?” she asked. Where do you start? On Saturday, June 23, 2001, Lansing resident Bernita White was killed by a...
June 29 2011
Kelvin Potter has bagged two-ton game and bigger, but he’s not the macho type. His straw hat is only shredded on top because his 3-year-old son sat on it. But when he stood in the lumber yard of...
June 29 2011
Say you live in a typical apartment with a kitchen, a hallway, a bathroom and gray Midwestern blah outside the window. You wake up feeling different one day not sick, just different. Instead of going...
June 22 2011
The school year is over, but with contract negotiations under way amid talk of salary and benefit cuts, Lansing teachers aren’t exactly unwinding. This spring, 150 of the Lansing School District’s...
June 15 2011
At 19, Grace Kelly has left the jazz prodigy bit behind her. But Kelly, who brings her quintet to the East Lansing Jazz Festival Friday, has aged in a selective way. Her alto sax sound has quickly matured...
June 8 2011
“How many times have you heard this rhythm?” Diego Rivera, home-grown East Lansing jazzman and tenor sax colossus of the Michigan State University Professors of Jazz, slapped the table in front...
June 8 2011
In 2000, Michael Falk came to Ann Arbor with his partner, Matthew, to begin a promising career in materials science. He was 31 years old. By 2002, Falk’s teaching and research at the University of...
June 8 2011
Cooper is a minister at Lansing’s Pilgrim Congregational Church, one of three United Church of Christ churches to team up for the first time and make a show of Christian counterforce at Michigan...
June 8 2011
Youth White Party offers LGBT teens a safe haven Some people avoid dances for fear of being outed as a lousy dancer. When you’re in your teens, going to your first dance that’s for gays and...
June 8 2011
“I have secured a float. I have secured a vehicle to tow it with. I have secured a male police officer who will be in uniform as the driver,” she announced in her column in the LGBT News, published...
June 1 2011
Photography by Suellen Hozman Reception Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Absolute Gallery, 307 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing; exhibit continues through June 30. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday;...
May 26 2011
In a grouping of diverse cultural rock stars, a seventh-century pope (Gregory I), a 14th-century Spanish bishop and a wooden Yoruba warrior from west Africa hold a time-traveling, cross-cultural summit...

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