April 21 2010
But they weren’t playing “Long Live the Tsar.” Monday afternoon at the Wharton Center’s Great Hall, violin bows slithered up and down, mallets skittered across skins and fingers...
April 21 2010
Summer jazz forecast for East Lansing: Increased blue notes, with an upswing in swing. Bebop will also be boppier. National headliners Joe Lovano and Somi, quadrupled tent space and a third day of festivities...
April 18 2010
Summer jazz forecast for East Lansing: Increased blue notes, with an upswing in swing. Bebop will also be boppier.National headliners Joe Lovano and Somi, quadrupled tent space and a third day of festivities...
April 14 2010
Haas’s searching, swinging jazz, swirled with ethnic spice and classical grandeur, is meant to shatter musical walls. Haas gave the Creole Gallery three of its most memorable nights of the last decade....
April 7 2010
The Knapp’s building, Lansing’s most spectacular but conspicuously vacant downtown landmark, will be restored to its 1930s Art Deco glory for a new life as a high-end retail, office and residential...
April 7 2010
As principal stick man for the Lansing Symphony, Sherman is a conspicuous presence look for the silver glint and heaving shoulders but the subject of this encounter was Absolute Music, the star-studded...
April 6 2010
(For an interview with Bob Johnson, director of theLansing Planning and Neighborhood Development Department on this week’s “CityPulse on the Air” radio show, , click here or go...
March 31 2010
The Wharton Center for the Performing Arts has to live up to the big “s” on its new glass faade, but it’s not easy. Even the biggest classical, jazz, world and dance acts are usually...
March 31 2010
Stowell is striking before he plays a note. He holds the guitar at a loving 75-degree angle, like a baby, or a dance partner. It makes the listener feel a bit like a voyeur, but that’s how he gets...
March 31 2010
The vehicle for this rare communion was American Samuel Barber’s 1939 Violin Concerto. It’s music from a time of hope and dread much like ours. Barber’s mix of unabashed yearning and...
March 27 2010
An insidious thought came to me during MSU Opera Theatre’s energetic “Miami Vice” remake of Charles Gounod’s 1867 Shakespearean opera “Romeo et Juliette.” I could flee...
March 24 2010
Photos Lawrence Cosentino/City Pulse In 1974, Donald Sherman, disabled by a facial paralysis called Moebius syndrome, became the first person to use a computer voice to order a pizza. Last week he watched...
March 24 2010
It’s a digital life for a man with an analog soul. His parents played for the Philadelphia Opera Co., so he grew up in the Academy of Music’s Great Hall, home of the legendary Philadelphia...
March 17 2010
“It’s the part I was born to play,” Joyce said. “I have actually felt her spirit right down inside of me on stage.” spur a court challenge to discrimina- Best known for her...
March 17 2010
With arrangers like Kanengiser in the group, the entire universe of music is theirs to pillage, with one restriction: no electronics. In addition, all of the quartet’s material old, new, borrowed...
March 17 2010
On Tuesday morning, Kevin Waldman’s biggest headache was protecting big shots like architect Zaha Hadid, billionaire tycoon Eli Broad, Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon and Gov....
March 10 2010
The show isn’t all rainbows. At Sunday’s reception, Ben Davis, a sophomore at Charlotte High School, stood proudly next to a display case of insectoid horrors made of ceramic, clay, wire and...
March 3 2010
“Then somebody comes along and picks and chooses, saying ‘This is what the public wanted.’” Hunt said the transit village lacks amenities promised to the community as “mitigation”...
Feb. 24 2010
The Lansing Symphony has climbed crags, ridden rapids and moved mountains of major repertoire under maestro Timothy Muffitt, but Saturday night they faced a truly daunting task: lifting a beautiful, balanced...

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