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Jan. 30 2019
The City Council hopes a soon-to-launch advisory committee, designed solely to explore the future of the center, will guide improvements and programming for the next decade. Revenues and taxpayer-funded...
StrangeMatter
Jan. 30 2019
Featuring unorthodox toppings and glazes — hello Oreo and lemon lavender — the quirky baked goods make excellent companions to Strange Matter’s much lauded coffee. Owner Cara Nader spoke...
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18 years vacant, Oliver Towers finally gets a makeover
Jan. 24 2019
After nearly 20 vacant years and a dozen false starts and failed plans, the eight-story former senior apartment complex at the corner of Ionia Street and Capitol Avenue is finally getting a full-on, $14...
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Community Foundation matches 11 private donations
Jan. 24 2019
Mayor Andy Schor signed an executive order Tuesday to name a slice of parkland between the Lansing City Market and the Shiawassee Street Bridge. And Rotary Park, as it will now be known, will soon encompass...
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Jan. 17 2019
The gentlemanly voice of former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder seems out of touch with the screamers and shouters of today’s politics
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King's northern campaign
Jan. 17 2019
The enriching root of education and its potent fruit, voter registration, were life and death matters in the segregated South. King was determined to recruit help. Although his responsibilities were multiplying...
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Jan. 17 2019
Robert Kelly cannot be contained. The boisterous comedian is born of the same Boston and New York City comedy circuit that produced talent like Dane Cook — whom he’s toured with — Bill...
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New harp concerto makes music history in Lansing
Jan. 10 2019
Friday night, the Lansing Symphony will take part in the multi-city premiere of a new concerto by one of the world’s foremost classical composers, Jennifer Higdon, performed by the most formidable...
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Jan. 3 2019
Ladies and gentlemen, I ate far more pizza than I should have this year. I won’t apologize for some bonkers legendary meals that I was lucky enough to annihilate, but it begs the question I now ask...
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Jan. 3 2019
Jeff Guinn writes about good friends Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and, eventually, Harvey Firestone in “Vagabonds.” Beginning in 1914, the triumvirate of inventors went on a road trip to the Florida...
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SkyVue Apartments
Dec. 27 2018
After all that cities have learned about humanizing scale and design, and after all the recent talk about properly developing the Michigan Avenue corridor linking MSU to the Capitol and downtown Lansing,...
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Dec. 27 2018
Once his second in charge, Brian Calley, lost the Republican gubernatorial nomination, Snyder lost interest in politics. Sure, he showed up at a fundraiser here and there, but screaming from his bully...
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Dec. 6 2018
“Somm 3” is the third installment in director Jason Wise’s “Somm” movie series, and he continues to weave a compelling narrative. The first chapter, “Somm,” was...
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'Paving the Way' looks at the impact of I496 on Lansing's black community
Dec. 6 2018
There’s nothing left even to mourn. These once-vibrant city blocks had no chance to gentrify or decay over time. You can’t go back to the old house and marvel at how small it looks now, or...
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Dec. 6 2018
Link Wray only needed two chords to be banned from the radio and change the world of rock ‘n’ roll. Never heard that name? A new documentary, “Rumble: Indians Who Rocked the World,”...
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Gift from Stober family keeps local history alive
Dec. 6 2018
In 1941, a scared 15-year-old boy from East Prussia was shipped off to the icy horrors of World War II’s Russian front. To keep his spirits up, young Rudolph Stober sang as he marched. Decades later,...
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Nov. 29 2018
Reading “Joni on Joni,” a compilation of interviews with music diva Joni Mitchell, elicits intense memories of good times and bad times and of breakups and makeups
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Nov. 29 2018
Lansing artist Mary Molnar has wrapped up the finishing touches on an intensely collaborative painting. It’s a triptych depicting the past and a hopeful present and future for sexual assault survivor...
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A Q&A with Carol Beaugard from 'Fiddler on the Roof'
Nov. 29 2018
“Fiddler on the Roof,” the classic musical by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein based on Sholom Aleichem's “Tevye and His Daughters,” has been revamped for a national...
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Judge ponders arguments over potential shutdown
Nov. 15 2018
After a four-hour hearing on Friday, Michigan Court of Claims Judge Stephen L. Borrello left in place his temporary restraining order against a state-mandated shutdown of more than 200 unlicensed dispensaries...