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Wednesday, February 27,2013

A vote for the orchestra

Lansing Symphony Orchestra wants your advice on its summer concert

by Dylan Sowle
Will "Billie Jean" or "Angie" get a chance to waft down the Grand River in downtown Lansing? The Lansing Symphony Orchestra is getting a head start on its summer concert in the park this year by asking you to choose what music you want to hear.
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Wednesday, February 20,2013

Eye sore of the week

by Dylan Sowle
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: As it becomes increasingly important to minimize the built environment's impact on the land to mitigate sprawl, maximizing every inch of the already existing footprint of a house is important. Dormers, likes these at 1116 E. Kalamazoo St., are cousins of the cupola, shedding not only light into an interior space but also creating a living space in the attic.
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Wednesday, February 6,2013

Eye sore of the week

by Dylan Sowle
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: When a street vista terminates, like it does at Grand River and Michigan avenues in East Lansing, a good design principle is to place a building in the line of sight — a landmark building that serves as a gateway to downtown and a transition to the western neighborhoods. The building in the sketch above is a bold alternative to the convenience store, facing the intersection with iconic architectural details.
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Wednesday, January 30,2013

The Midas touch

MSU exhibit mixes science and art

by Dylan Sowle
It's not often that art intersects with science, but on Sunday, visitors to the MSU Museum will be treated to an exhibit that's equal parts experiment and sculpture.
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Wednesday, January 23,2013

The physicist, the King and the son of God

Cast for offbeat family comedy combines MSU students and professional actors

by Dylan Sowle
A heartfelt comedy about a family recovering from the aftermath of 9/11, with some help from Stephen Hawking, an Elvis impersonator and Jesus. This brief overview alone is enough to make "End Days," the upcoming production at the Williamston Theatre, strikingly unique.
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Wednesday, January 16,2013

Eye Sore of the Week

by Dylan Sowle
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: It's easy to ignore small commercial and residential structures, otherwise known as background buildings. This home on the northwest side of Lansing is a good example.
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