May 28 2014
Made in Lansing, a new exhibit by the Historical Society of Greater Lansing, rolls through 150-plus years of manufacturing innovation in a city that sits in the center of Michigan like the hub of a wheel....
May 21 2014
Your eyes can get a real workout at the Broad Art Museum — from rolling to the back of your head. I’m not talking about the art, but the people you run into: Self-styled experts who can´t...
May 14 2014
Thomas Boyd has seen a lot of defendants, but the chief judge of 55th District Court in Ingham County can still picture one young man he sentenced a few years ago. "He was only 17, hadn´t even grown...
May 14 2014
“Fresh, but not raw” should be the label for the 2014-‘15 Lansing Symphony season. Maestro Timothy Muffitt will disperse a generous portion of 21st century music along with classics...
May 7 2014
From the U.S. Air Force’s crack big band to the far-out signals of avant-garde spaceman Sun Ra, East Lansing´s Summer Solstice Jazz Festival has announced a stellar lineup that thrusts the...
May 7 2014
A chic-looking young woman drags her working-class dad to the symphony. Squinting at all the musicians and instruments on the stage, he squirms in his seat and demands, “Who am I supposed to root...
April 30 2014
Williamston sculptor Mark Chatterley´s primordial, rough-skinned ceramic figures inhabit private homes, galleries and public squares, from New York to South Korea. Last week, a cozy clinch of Chatterley´s...
April 30 2014
Longtime Lansing Community College photography Professor Steve Beck was famous for being easygoing, but there´s one thing he hated to hear: “I´ll fix that in post.” Beck´s...
April 30 2014
Andrew Hsu hasn´t touched Robert Schumann´s epic concerto since he performed it seven years ago with the Oakland Symphony, but the guest soloist at tonight’s Lansing Symphony season finale...
April 11 2014
More than 300 pages are packed into “Dreams Gone Wrong,” former State Rep. Lingg Brewer’s epic about gamblers and campus turmoil at Michigan State University and in Lansing during the...
April 9 2014
An odd thing happened on the way to reviewing “Dreams Gone Wrong,” former State Rep. Lingg Brewer’s book about gamblers and campus unrest at MSU in the 1960s
April 9 2014
They call him “The Hammer,” but veteran jazz drummer Jeff Hamilton is more versatile than that. And nicer
April 2 2014
The most seasoned Lansing Symphony subscriber would have had trouble copping a snooze at Saturday´s concert. Damn that barking trombonist!
March 26 2014
A group of East Side residents and Eastern High School alumni want to know why the Lansing School Board hastily erased a proposal to keep the historic building alive as a limited-use specialty high school
March 26 2014
Ava Ordman will get more than a spotlight at Saturday’s MasterWorks concert. The Lansing Symphony’s principal trombonist is about to straddle a bomb like Slim Pickens in “Dr. Strangelove”...
March 26 2014
Detroit-born jazzman Clarence Penn savored an afternoon of solitary bread baking last week. Drummers don’t often get to cook alone. “If you could smell my house right now, it’s killing,”...
March 19 2014
Few people know better than Kathy Holcomb how creative Michigan hands can be, but the owner of Lansing’s Absolute Gallery wants it known across the state — and beyond
March 12 2014
Shakespeare had his “wooden O,” the Globe. This summer, MSU’s Summer Circle Theatre will clamber out of the Red Cedar floodplain to a spiffy new outdoor venue that will be — cue...
March 12 2014
Cello Plus is an unpretentious name for an ambitious series of chamber music concerts, but that’s just part of its Spartan appeal. For the past 14 years, MSU cello professor Suren Bagratuni has quietly...
March 5 2014
The arched windows of Lansing’s Eastern High School are webbed with fine tracery that reads like cursive script on a ruled tablet of limestone and brick

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