May 24 2017
The Pump House Concerts annual outdoor festival returns with another stacked lineup of accomplished Americana songwriters from across the country and Canada. Along with hours of live music, an assortment...
Lisa Pegher, Lansing Symphony slap a cyborg to life at season finale
May 24 2017
The Lansing Symphony and guest percussionist Lisa Pegher created something new in the orchestra’s season finale Friday. The world premiere of “Northern Nights,” an ambitious electro acoustic...
May 17 2017
Emerging Lansing-based thrash-metal outfit Tyrant wraps up its second tour, “The Take Over Tour,” Friday at Mac’s Bar. Opening the show is tour partner Cipher Six, as well as fellow heavy...
Lisa Pegher, Lansing Symphony take a trip to the land of electronica
May 17 2017
“It’s going to look like I’m Lisa the soloist, playing a bunch of drums at the front of the stage, but what’s going to come out of my setup is another whole sound world that nobody’s...
Dylan continues to mine the Great American Songbook
May 4 2017
This new, occasional column is devoted to the Great American Songbook, which comprises the best of popular vocal music from the last century until rock ‘n’ roll took over. Twice a month or...
Meridian Community Band premieres piece composed by local high school student
April 26 2017
Had Meridian Community Band music director Tom Gillette not stood behind the Neeleys at a train station in Chicago, they might not have struck up a conversation. Had they not done so, then 16-year-old...
Singer Naima Shamorguer comes to Lansing Sunday to perform
April 26 2017
In Lansing, singer Naima Shamborguer will celebrate International Jazz Day with a tribute to one of the great ladies of jazz, Sarah Vaughan
April 19 2017
It’s also a special day for local shops, as the quasiholiday brings in diverse crowds looking to purchase special releases or other Record Store Day goodies. Dave Bernath, owner of East Lansing record...
StoopFest brings live music, comedy to Lansing living rooms
April 19 2017
Pulling up your favorite artists on YouTube might seem like the best way see them in your living room, but StoopFest founders Dom Korzecke and James Radick and a small army of volunteers are changing that....
Arts patron Gregg Hill comes out as composer
April 5 2017
Lansing jazz lovers know Hill, along with his wife, Lois Mummaw, as patrons of the arts and supporters of the local jazz scene. But this month, he will be publicly outed as a thoughtful, prolific composer...
March 29 2017
After a year-and-a-half hiatus, Genocya returns to Mac’s Bar one last time for its farewell show. During its run, the Lansing-based metal band, which formed in 2002, recorded two demos and one full-length...
“Voice of the Whale” takes chamber music series into deep waters
March 22 2017
Music lovers are always searching for an evening that will take them out of themselves, but out-of-body experiences are rare, let alone out-ofspecies ones
Trombonist Conrad Herwig slides poetry into practice at weeklong MSU visit
March 22 2017
Back in Hawaii, Young, a stalwart of Louis Armstrong’s All-Stars for many years, dedicated a tune to young Herwig. Almost immediately, Herwig announced to his parents he wanted to be Trummy Young....
Jayme Stone digs for gems from Alan Lomax’s archives
March 15 2017
Like many folk musicians, banjoist Jayme Stone has spent a lot of time with the field recordings made by Alan Lomax, one of the 20th century’s most important folk musicologists. But a recent encounter...
March 15 2017
Lansing Symphony, Berlinsky lift the lid on an epic Russian century
March 8 2017
The Lansing Symphony’s opener Saturday night, Soviet-era composer Alfred Schnittke’s Suite from “Dead Souls Register,” was like a 19th-century Russian music box rescued from the...
Lansing Symphony unleashes three generations of Russian bears
March 1 2017
Saturday’s Lansing Symphony Orchestra concert is a deep dive through three generations of epic Russian music, culminating in the most powerful of all 20th century symphonies, Dmitri Shostakovich’s...
Lansing Symphony, Sharon Isbin serve up smashing night of Latin music
Feb. 15 2017
Andrew Spencer was smiling so much it must have hurt his face Saturday night. Don’t think we didn’t notice
Feb. 15 2017
“My mom pushed me into it when I was in fifth grade, trying to get me to make some new friends and get me out of my neighborhood a little bit,” Sylvester said. “So she signed me up for...
Sharon Isbin joins Lansing Symphony for a night of Latin American music
Feb. 8 2017
As a child, Sharon Isbin wanted to be a scientist. She shot bottle rockets 1,500 feet across her backyard and built cloud chambers that detect subatomic particles

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