July 2 2014
What is patriotism? After I asked a dozen mid- Michigan leaders and citizens, I´m no closer to a definitive answer, so I´ll open with a metaphor. Patriotism is a flame
July 2 2014
Ask regular customers of Goodrich’s Shop-Rite what they’ll miss when the store closes in two weeks and you’ll get the expected answers: The friendly staff of committed lifers; the meat,...
June 19 2014
THURSDAY, June 19 — At 25, Vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, headliner of this weekend’s East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, is one of jazz's most promising young artists. Her...
June 18 2014
The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival brings two raucous flavors of jazz into its tent this weekend — ecstatic “space mu sic” and jubilant New Orleans-style brass — in a venue only...
June 18 2014
Bob Every doesn´t let anything bug him for long. He picks up the phone and calls the bullpen, deploys the spread option offense, goes for the fast break, pulls the goalie, bowls the extra frame. He...
June 11 2014
Nobody feels the heavy vibrations pulsating from the Creole Gallery’s peeling walls more keenly than its new owner, Jamie Schriner-Hooper
June 11 2014
Every city has its heartbreaking “used-to-be” jewels — Art Deco band shells, ornate theaters, towering elm groves that now draw wistful sighs in nursing homes. Praise Neptune! Lansing’s...
June 4 2014
Bill Hankins was behind the times, by nature, and that put him a little bit ahead. The death May 23 of the longtime East Lansing gallery owner has local artists musing about what´s still missing...
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

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