Dec. 22 2016
“Once he wasn’t able to come here every day, we knew it wouldn’t be long. This was his life. He was a fighter, but this time I think he just let go.”
Dec. 21 2016
There were no festive add-ons, no guest vocalists, not even a stocking or candy cane in sight, but the MSU Professors of Jazz opened up a bottomless, Santa-sized sack of swing for a packed and delighted...
Dec. 14 2016
The more they dread Stark, the better she likes it. At 86, she is Exhibit A in her own long-running class on dealing with workplace diversity
Dec. 7 2016
Designer birdhouses, punk rock, luminescent organisms, rare isotopes, worm eating and virtual reality are a few of the sugarplums dancing in the head of Marc- Olivier Wahler, the new director of Michigan...
Dec. 7 2016
A six-course banquet that lightens your heart, instead of giving you acid reflux, sounds like a miracle. The Brandenburg Concertos of Johann Sebastian Bach start at miraculous and go upward from there
Dec. 7 2016
Bassist Rufus Reid looked bemused when he took the stage in a cavernous conference room at the lavish headquarters of the MSU Federal Credit Union Monday night
Dec. 7 2016
Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum is planning to lease a space across Grand River Avenue where it will showcase art from the former Kresge Art Museum, the Broad’s new director, Marc-Olivier...
Dec. 7 2016
Last month, the new director of Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum, Marc-Olivier Wahler, talked with City Pulse’s Lawrence Cosentino about a range of topics, from the relation between...
Nov. 23 2016
They’ve played jazz festivals, Japanese temples and Joe’s Pub in New York — and that’s just the “j’s.” They plumb the thorniest thickets of Beethoven and the Björkiest...
Nov. 16 2016
A bass solo by Rodney Whitaker starts with a handful of notes that float into the air like a question. Urgently yet carefully, his hands reach out for a response. Melodies and countermelodies dart up and...
Nov. 9 2016
In my imagination, a cynic poked his head into the Wharton Center late Friday night just to scoff at the happy, wall-to-wall buzz that followed the Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s big choral concert
Nov. 2 2016
As mezzo-soprano soloist in the “Ode to Joy,” the delirious climax of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Jazimina MacNeil will be one-fourth of a tiny but critical nucleus in a vast choral...
Oct. 26 2016
Michigan State Medical Society 129 W. Saginaw St., East Lansing Architect: Minoru Yamasaki
Oct. 26 2016
It’s a mundane mix of medical offices and nonprofit organizations, the kind of building I’ve biked past all my life without noticing, but something about it called out to me. The lowslung,...
Oct. 12 2016
When rays of recombination zap the venerable genes of jazz tradition, fresh mutations vibrate into being
Oct. 12 2016
Russell Malone’s Gibson Super 400, a dark, resonant cavern of a guitar, contains many mansions of sound
Oct. 12 2016
Some scary things have happened on the floor of Michigan’s Senate and House of Representatives. What’s happening under the floor is none too reassuring, either
Oct. 5 2016
To save space, here is the political news and the weather, in one report: It’s pouring excrement with no end in sight. Hm. How’s the weather in Spain?
Oct. 5 2016
The perfect image of harmony between humankind and nature, in the imagination of Ingham County Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann, is a turtle sunning itself on the back of a bronze sculpture
Oct. 5 2016
A slow whirlpool of pollution control, economic development and public art, the most ambitious and creative project for managing storm water in greater Lansing, is accelerating down the drain. In...