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Nov. 15 2018
“This piece is about taking a second to learn and to listen from kids,” Biedenbender Ava Ordman said. “It’s so refreshing to me, in an environment of politics and school shootings,...
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Nov. 8 2018
The weekly ritual draws a panoply of local and national artists, including the stellar professors and students at MSU Jazz Studies program, with Shoup himself usually at the drum kit. Last Tuesday, Whitaker...
LansingArt
Nov. 8 2018
Last month, the unveiling of four proposed sculptures sparked a fresh discussion about public art in Michigan’s capital city.The arts community was overwhelmingly underwhelmed by four generic, emoji-like...
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Nov. 1 2018
Last Wednesday, Albuquerque-based artist Nanibah Chacon was perched in a cherry picker, dabbing yellow highlights onto a matrix of enormous strawberry drupelets. The wall, on the south side of Polka Dots...
Mwhite
Oct. 25 2018
An evening-length arch of triumph began at ground level, with earthy, Spanish-style stomps, airlifted into the violin-osphere somewhere over Paris with soloist Melissa White, and slammed back to Earth...
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Oct. 25 2018
Let’s be respectful here. The once-ina-blue-moon local appearance of one of Europe’s great orchestras, the Czech Philharmonic, led by one of the century’s great maestros, Semyon Bychkov,...
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Oct. 18 2018
Longtime arts patron Selma Hollander, who died in August at age 101, donated millions to Michigan State University, along with her husband, marketing Professor Stanley Hollander. One of her last big donations...
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Oct. 11 2018
Next Thursday’s Lansing Symphony season opener will end with one of the most thunderous thumpings in all of symphonic music, Respighi’s “Pines of Rome,” a panoply of sonic pageantry...
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Oct. 11 2018
“One of my daughters got interested in 1940s big band music when she was about 12,” Fleming said. “I said, ‘Where are you getting this?’ ‘YouTube.’ She wanted...
MelissaAldana
Oct. 4 2018
The music swirled with Monkish eddies and whirlpools, giving Aldana lots of room for one of her favorite ploys — sauntering behind the beat, daring you to think she’s lagging behind, only to...
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Oct. 3 2018
This weekend, the Michigan Retailers Association is out to remind shoppers of the many reasons to “think before you click,” step into the sunshine (or the freshening rain) and buy your stuff...
Thompson
Sept. 27 2018
Most folks who grew up in a mostly white suburb have probably gotten an earful over the dinner table about how coddled prisoners are in the United States. A dear, but cruelly misled relative, once told...
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Sept. 20 2018
Just when a heartbroken McCray started to sing about getting on a freight train and not caring where it goes, a real North Lansing locomotive howled outside my window like a mate-less, 20-ton elk. It howled...
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Sept. 20 2018
Charles Pollock was a master of color and form in his own right, a questing mind, a meticulous teacher and a great dancer to boot, but he was used to being introduced as the brother of Jackson. Far from...
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Sept. 13 2018
From a cool modernist cube perched on the banks of the Grand River to a massive edifice with a third-floor, tunnel-shaped ballroom, Sunday’s tour of Lansing’s Moores River Drive neighborhood...
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Sept. 6 2018
You don’t have to enroll at Lansing Community College to learn stuff. If you wander into the place by mistake —fooled by the drab architecture into thinking this is where you check in with...
Long shot
Sept. 5 2018
The familiar red awning of Emil’s Restaurant is back, and more blasts from the Eastside’s past are on the way
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Aug. 30 2018
The next morning, Cole, 86, was up at 8 a.m., contemplating breakfast on the back porch of the home of jazz patrons Gregg and Lois Mummaw. Between bites, he graciously took questions from City Pulse’s...
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Aug. 30 2018
She bent over a second figure. “They worked on this one, bent the wire. Now I have to figure out how the arm goes back in.” Andrews came to Lansing to repair her vandalized sculpture, “There...
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Aug. 30 2018
The beech’s wine-red leaves, its elephantine trunk (59 inches in diameter) and expansive, peacock-like spread — wider and taller than the house itself — have sheltered passers-by, wedding...