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Aug. 10 2017
“It’s stuff we hear all the time in R&B and pop, but we’re taking our instruments and playing a simpler jazz on top of a pop-type chord progression,” alto saxophonist Phil Denny...
Aug. 3 2017
Despite the early hour, about 130 people from across the state packed the public feedback session and 30 people gave spoken comments to a panel of state officials led by Valerie Brader, director of the...
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Aug. 3 2017
This year’s Lansing JazzFest is a big banana split of textures and flavors, from fruity to nutty to creamy. But there’s no mistaking the cherry on top: the return of an old friend, a formidable...
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Aug. 3 2017
Tight, tough and taut with tension — the late 1960s energy of the Contemporary Jazz Quintet, led by Detroit pianist Kenn Cox, lit a little-known brushfire in jazz history that is worth rekindling....
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July 27 2017
Ink and Incubation Edible things hatch and grow at east side starter kitchen There’s nothing unusual about a man in overalls at a farmers’ market, but Michael Fair looks like he never turned...
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July 20 2017
McLaren gives mental health nursing a boost at MSU Randolf Rasch, the dean of MSU’s College of Nursing, is glad that the current health care debate — ugly as it has been — is shining...
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July 20 2017
Straits pipeline report met with skepticism, frustration Oil and water did not mix at a public meeting July 6 at Holt High School, where a panel commissioned by the state laid out a report assessing...
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July 20 2017
Boji Tower clock gets a new pair of hands “Let’s go, let’s go,” Larry Willerson yelled from a catwalk near the top of Lansing’s tallest building. “It’s a good...
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July 12 2017
The wet leg of a 7-year-old girl sprouted above a flowerbed at 251 E. Randolf St. near Gier Park as Old Town’s Urban Garden & Patio Tour wound to a close Saturday. The rest o
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July 6 2017
To catch up with James and Susan Herman, you need a quick flashback to 1973, when Marshall Goldberg, head of the endocrinology department at Flint’s Hurley Medical Center and a professor at MSU,...
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July 6 2017
The Herberts’ decision to donate to Sparrow’s new cancer followed naturally from their own experience. Herbert heads a multibillion-dollar tech company with international reach, but his philanthropic...
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July 6 2017
Cancer treatment is swiftly moving toward individualized molecular and genetic tools that Sparrow Cancer Center’s director, James Herman, hopes will replace what he calls “MOAB” (Mother...
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July 6 2017
Sparrow Hospital’s Herbert-Herman Cancer Center, opening Tuesday, is dedicated to tearing the walls out of the labyrinth and letting in the light. The $64 million building will replace the cramped...
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June 29 2017
“I’ve had a charmed life,” she said. The Hollanders were, and Selma still is, among the most visible and tireless arts patrons at MSU and around Lansing. Their names are on endowed chairs,...
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June 21 2017
The mercurial, muscular Latin jazz violinist is a good musician to have in your corner, but alas, there’s only one of her. While studying violin at MSU, Choi was firmly on the path of classical music,...
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June 21 2017
One of jazz’s most powerful duos will finish off the Kozmic Picnik, the avant-garde arm of the East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival Saturday afternoon next to MSU’s Broad Art Museum....
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June 21 2017
Robert Richardson studies the interplay of the economy and environment at MSU. He’s a quiet, in-the-trenches researcher and a national park fanatic. (He’s been to almost all of them.) He isn’t...
June 15 2017
Dundas, 43, has worked at Ingham Community Health Center for about two years as a physician assistant, specializing in transgender patients. In little over a year, she has built up a clientele of about...
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June 7 2017
When they all had hefted the bolt, Henshaw pulled out a blue light from the bridge and flashed it on and off. In between the razzle-dazzle, he snuck in a lot of information about the principles behind...
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May 24 2017
As we toured the airy atrium, a worker on a high platform was stringing dozens of wires overhead, getting ready for a hundredpiece hanging sculpture by Lansing glass artist Craig Mitchell Smith. The central...