June 23 2010
Last month, when the Allen Neighborhood Center’s young volunteers put the JAM grant together, Whitaker was a supporter and behindthe-scenes adviser. The Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural...
June 16 2010
Lansing never saw the Mark Twain bleached by myth the white-haired, white-suited icon in the postage stamp and the Disneyland riverboat ride. Instead, Michigan’s 24-year-old capital got a 35-year-old...
June 16 2010
By filling a rare hole in multi-reedman Joe Lovano’s crusher schedule, the Wharton Center popped one of the world’s greatest jazz players on top of East Lansing’s Summer Solstice Jazz...
June 9 2010
One of the most well-received new works of the year, Pamela Madsen’s “Sea Change,” is on the docket for next week’s concert. “It’s beautiful,” Verdehr said. “It...
June 9 2010
At first peep, everything seems settled in Lansing jazzman Neil Gordon’s world. His percolating chamber-style trio (with bassist Ed Fedewa and drummer Larry Ochiltree) has fully jelled, and is celebrating...
June 2 2010
At most science fairs, you’ll see molecule chains, astronomy charts and, if fortune smiles, fine subsoil classifications. Only one student competition is expansive enough to welcome angry bacon and...
May 26 2010
Brass bolts of electricity converge on your head as you walk under the transom a support beam above a door or window over the north entrance to the Ottawa Power Station. Each door has an elegant stainless...
May 26 2010
Absurd stories unless you run them in reverse. Several times a year, understaffed arts groups have to lay down their trumpets, chisels and scripts to work on spreadsheets, cost-revenue charts and other...
May 20 2010
How do you get to The Palace of Auburn Hills?Ride that funky mudslide.The Sun Messengers started out 30 years ago as an eclectic jazz-world-funk outfit with overtones of jazz’s mystic mastermind,...
May 19 2010
8 p.m. Saturday, May 22 MI.Funk Grand River Avenue Turner Street, Lansing Also performing Saturday: Sun Messengers 2 p.m.; Global Village 4 p,m.; Valerie Barrymore Foundation of Funk 6 p.m.; Soul Xpress...
May 19 2010
Last summer, OTBADA director Sharen Lange was sitting in the audience at East Lansing’s Summer Solstice Jazz Festival when local funkmaster Jim Alfredson of organissimo opened up a greasy groove...
May 19 2010
It’s hard to hold a high note, but the Lansing Symphony is about to try. With attendance spiking improbably upward and performance levels at a widely recognized high, the organization announced last...
May 17 2010
It’s hard to hold a high note, but the Lansing Symphony is about to try. With attendance spiking improbably upward and performance levels at a widely recognized high, the organization announced last...
May 12 2010
Hozman is a Lansing resident and longtime civil rights activist whose last photo exhibit was a 2006 Creole Gallery show of specially enhanced images for the blind. For this project, she said she chose...
May 12 2010
The London-born, California-based guitarist Laurence Juber has toured the world with Paul McCartney and held his own on stage with The Who’s Pete Townshend and Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant....
May 5 2010
In the bottom half of the case, military items, mostly from World War II, predominate. The Allies seem to have secured the case’s eastern sector, but Germans clearly hold the west
May 5 2010
All nine floors of the 190,000-square-foot power plant are in place. Workers are routing computer cables, heating and cooling vents and assorted spaghetti into the floors. A glassy new 105,000-square-foot...
May 5 2010
Maybe it’s just baseball fever, but there was something clean and mighty, something Hank Aaron-like, about the way the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and guest piano soloist Ivan Moshchuk got down to...
April 28 2010
Palestinian-Israeli singer Miri Awad, to the friendship and coexistence,” she said. Wharton Center Wednesday. The lyrics to “There Must Be Another It sometimes seems as if Israelis and Way”...
April 28 2010
Before Beethoven, most symphonies were glorified dance cards ah, here’s the minuet, my dear. After Beethoven, those little dance movements ballooned into the Seven Ages of Man. Beethoven’s...

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