Nov. 16 2011
In the summer of 1967, between eighth and ninth grade, young Wanda Degen decided to have a hippie party. She went to a head shop in her little hometown of Montague Whitehall, on the dunes of west Michigan,...
Nov. 10 2011
After years of urging Michigan s legislature to pass a comprehensive law cracking down on bullying in the state s schools, Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer reconciled herself to the idea that...
Nov. 9 2011
Saturday s big surprise wasn t the finely wrought, seamless, muscular performance of Bruckner s Fourth the symphony delivered. By now, we re used to seeing music director Timothy Muffitt and the LSO deliver...
Nov. 2 2011
Judging by the upbeat toots and chugs heard at Monday afternoon s Michigan Rail Summit in Lansing, there s one toy that inspires Republicans and Democrats, environmentalists and business leaders, Feds...
Nov. 2 2011
Saturday s slate is a sly sacred-secular switcheroo. Mozart s fizzy Coronation Mass, with the Michigan State University Choral Union and four guest vocalists, will open the evening with high spirits, and...
Nov. 2 2011
To help circle the wagons, Thatcher has enlisted rope-twirling humorist Will Rogers, played by Chicago theater luminary Kevin McKillip. The one-man show will replace David Mamet s Race as Stormfield...
Oct. 31 2011
This symphony preview is so erudite you have to take an entry quiz. Match the adjectives in Line A with the nouns from Line B:A. Sacred/secular.B. Gothic cathedral/ Mentos and Diet Coke.If you drew diagonal...
Oct. 26 2011
A new cooperative landscape is already taking shape in Michigan. Earlier this month, the Collaborative Development Council, a group of senior development gurus, came to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and the...
Oct. 26 2011
No not “battle.” That noun isn’t Sanford’s style, nor are adjectives like “heroic” or “triumphant.” If you read Sanford’s sardonic City Pulse film...
Oct. 19 2011
Monts, the field director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Michigan chapter, was peeking down the hatch of a big piece of infrastructure nobody wanted to build, but that has managed to snake...
Oct. 19 2011
As a customer, as a friend and now as a historian, Seaton has tracked Price’s remarkable life for 40 years
Sept. 14 2011
In March of last year, Lansing Symphony maestro Timothy Muffitt and 29-year-old violinist Giora Schmidt ladled out the purest, hottest alloy of symphony and soloist heard around here in years and that’s...
Sept. 7 2011
The approach of Sept. 11, 2011, has set off a plume of words and images reliving the horrors and heroes of Sept. 11, 2001, but the anniversary has also opened a quiet back door to reflection. David Hollister,...
Sept. 7 2011
The diptych is dominated by two vivid sets of telescoping rectangles Kuo’s homage to the famous “Homage to the Square” series of paintings and prints by American artist and teacher Josef...
Aug. 24 2011
It makes sense that Katherine Draper is into steel drapes. The executive director of the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition cultivates a steel drape image: inviting, creative, transparent, tough
Aug. 10 2011
While the upstairs battle over substan tive law rages, Michigan State University College of Law professors Mae Kuykendall and Adam Candeub have been quietly tinkering in the basement of procedural law
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...

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