Oct. 18 2018
Aries (March 21-April 19) In her poem "Shedding Skin," Harryette Mullen compares her own transformation to the action a snake periodically carries out to renew itself. Since you now have an excellent opportunity...
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Four on school board facing Nov. 6 recall
Oct. 18 2018
The board of education at the rural, 1,800-student school district passed two policies last year that have only helped to normalize what Gebott sees as a troubling “trend” in which an increasing...
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Oct. 18 2018
The Macomb County and rural Michigan working class saw in Trump a bit of their own personality mixed with what they always dreamed for themselves. A blunt, common sense, tell-it-like-itis billionaire with...
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House of red hats
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...
Oct. 11 2018
Aries (March 21-April 19) Humraaz is a word in the Urdu language. Its literal meaning is "secret sharer." It refers to a confidante, a person in whom you have full trust and to whom you can confess your...
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Oct. 11 2018
Her many Greater Lansing fans know her for appearances at local bars. “It’s easier to name places I haven’t played,” Sygit said. The Green Door, Lansing Brewing Co., Mac’s,...
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Oct. 11 2018
Democrats like the 8th Congressional District nominee don’t want anything to do with such a flashfire topic as “who was telling the truth? Kavanaugh or Christine Blasey Ford.” They want...
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Renee Fleming brings eclectic recital to Wharton
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...
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LSO opener is homecoming for violinist Melissa White
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...
Oct. 4 2018
Aries (March 21-April 19) In his book The Snow Leopard, Peter Matthiessen describes his quest to glimpse the elusive and rarely seen creature in the Himalayas. "Its uncompromising yellow eyes, wired into...
DeadRinger
Oct. 4 2018
“Dead Ringer” is Mary Matzke’s last directorial work before she retires from LCC after 30 years of teaching theater. Her final choice is a script set in Texas circa 1879 written by Gino...
ShiningLives
Oct. 4 2018
That isn’t to say the play is all teary moments. The well-crafted script by Melanie Marnich also includes lots of humor and silliness. “These Shining Lives” has sparkles of singing, flickers...
SilentSky
Oct. 4 2018
Hired at Harvard to do nothing more than be a “computer,” mapping the stars to create an inventory of all there is in the night sky, Leavitt develops a series of hypotheses relating to the...
Witwer
Oct. 4 2018
The former president of the United States, a person who represents the seemingly vanishing art of civility in politics, endorsed Witwer’s campaign for the Eaton County-based 71st House District as...
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Melissa Aldana pushes MSU jazz chemistry into the purple zone
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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Sept. 20 2018
Gwen Frostic’s simple artwork representing Michigan’s natural world is easily recognizable. Drawn in by subtle colors found in nature, her forest creatures and plants are printed on everything...
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Sept. 13 2018
Ixion Theatre Ensemble's new production opens to a dark desolate room where a woman is scattering a fresh circle of chalk dust around a tiny portion of a minuscule stage. We are informed in the program...
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Sept. 13 2018
The next time you take a drink of tap water, brush your teeth or take a bath, think of the residents of Flint and Mona Hanna-Attisha, the crusading pediatrician who established the definitive link between...