Aug. 9 2018
Amid speculation that a deal was already in the works to sell off the Lansing City Market to a developer, Mayor Andy Schor dropped his proposal to ask voters to approve the sale of the building, and the...
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Aug. 2 2018
Lansing JazzFest, now in its 24th year, is about 10 festivals wrapped into one: a showcase for a great American art form, a celebration of Old Town’s vibrancy and growth, a chance to run into people...
Aug. 2 2018
The worst stretches of major roads all over the city, from Pine and Seymour streets downtown to Kalamazoo Street on the east side and Pennsylvania Avenue on the south side, have been reconstructed or capped,...
July 26 2018
The death spiral of fewer vendors and fewer visitors was so bad that that a few years ago, the city tried to rebrand the market as a “small business incubator.” Soon, nobody wanted to set up...
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July 19 2018
The 1876 Richard and Deborah Glaister House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in March 2017, was sold in June to Set Seg, a nonprofit insurance company with offices at 415 W. Kalamazoo...
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July 12 2018
Yes, that Martha Reeves, of Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, the most buoyant of the girl groups of the Motown era, the honey-sauce voice that sang some of the 1960s’ greatest hits: “(Love...
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July 12 2018
It’s a hard pill to swallow for avid trail users, but the work has never been more sorely needed. Nearly four years after Ingham County voters approved a Parks and Trails millage that brings in $3.4...
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July 5 2018
The airy practice rooms, rehearsal halls and gathering spaces for students looked spiffy but fairly functional on the easels, but Burseth, his fellow students and MSU faculty scrutinized them avidly, like...
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June 28 2018
The fight over the separation of refugee families at the United States border is part of a bigger picture that has Lansing-area refugee support workers deeply concerned: the sharpest drop in refugee resettlement,...
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June 28 2018
In the last half of June, visitors to the Potter Park Zoo and passersby on the Lansing River Trail got an eerie feeling near the parking lot pay booth. The expansive parkland north of the booth somehow...
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June 28 2018
Feel-good whimsy meant to sedate you into shopping, hodge-podges designed by committees, space-fillers under bridges to intimidate homeless people and skateboarders — there are many ways for art...
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June 21 2018
“Friday night, we celebrate our community with a Lansing night,” Whitaker said, and he wasn’t just whistling the Spartan fight song
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May 31 2018
Is the margarita the vulgar, sticky, frog-hued head crusher of spring break infamy, or the latest artisanal trend in cocktail artistry? Is it a drink fit for parrotheads or poets? Is it a George Clooney,...
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May 31 2018
Passers-by on Turner Street in Lansing’s Old Town Friday night will hear some exotic and compelling sounds coming out of the Urban Beat concert venue and wonder whether they’d stumbled upon...
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May 24 2018
After the lab’s ribbon cutting Thursday, a white-gloved docent squeezed the flexible columns of sculptor Harry Bertoia’s beryllium chimes — a signature piece of the old Kresge Art Museum,...
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May 17 2018
Judicious hits of new music, including one world premiere, a lineup of top-notch guest soloists and Herculean helpings of symphonic classics are the three pillars of the Lansing Symphony’s 2018-’19...
May 17 2018
Even the night’s opener was more absorbing and substantial than any overture you could name. “Trace,” by MSU faculty composer Zhou Tian, was a dense, multilayered tapestry of memories...
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May 17 2018
Below Stiles’ feet, landscaper John Weaver could be seen, bent double, feet on the curb, digging a flowering mandavilla into the topsoil lining the embankment. The light turned green on Pennsylvania...
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May 17 2018
Konstantin, can you hear me? Come in, Konstantin. Utter the pass words, please. How sadly the fermented mare’s milk dribbles down my stiletto heels! So it is you, Konstantin Svyatoslavovich! Yes....
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May 10 2018
In a sudden twist, this year’s Gilmore Young Artist, Elliot Wuu, had to withdraw from his scheduled Lansing gig. The 2014 Gilmore Young Artist, Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, agreed to step in on less...