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Wednesday, November 6,2013

The logistics of going local

Two Lansing-area ‘food hubs’ link farms and forks; year-round farmers market opens today

by Lawrence Cosentino
You can’t eat a concept, but you can swallow it. The national trend of “food hubs” linking local farmers with local stomachs is finally wriggling down the gullet of greater Lansing.
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Wednesday, November 6,2013

Double homecoming

Maestro Neeme J'rvi brings his two worlds together

by Lawrence Cosentino
Nordic musicians don’t fool around. They conjure up a universe and dare you to bask in it while it’s still steaming. Take a sauna and an icy dip with soaring Finnish symphonist Jean Sibelius, elemental Icelandic goddess Bj'rk or ecstatic Estonian composer Arvo P'rt, and you’re scoured from the inside out.
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Wednesday, November 6,2013

Alison Gass named Broad Art Museum’s deputy director

by Lawrence Cosentino
Alison Gass, the Broad Museum’s curator since it opened in November 2012, was named the museum’s new deputy director over the weekend. She will remain curator as well. Before coming to the Broad, Gass, 36, was assistant curator of painting and sculpture at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art.
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Wednesday, November 6,2013

Classics and rebels

Lansing Symphony and MSU choirs roll out three Viennese visionaries

by Lawrence Cosentino
Wednesday, Nov. 6 — People who are tempted to come 10 minutes late to Saturday’s Lansing Symphony Orchestra concert to avoid nine minutes of exposure to 12-tone music need to spend five minutes with music director Timothy Muffitt.
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Wednesday, October 30,2013

In memoriam

Lansing retail matriarch Betty Price dies at 99

by Lawrence Cosentino
Betty Price, a classy, comforting presence in Lansing for much of the 20th century, died peacefully at her home in Milwaukee Oct. 20. She would have turned 100 Nov. 4.
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Wednesday, October 30,2013

Broad anniversary: Squaring the circle

The Broad Art Museum tackles the impossible in its first year

by Lawrence Cosentino
MSU’s Broad Art Museum, celebrating its first birthday this week, was born into a wormhole of contradictory expectations.
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Wednesday, October 30,2013

'A spiral going outward'lawrence

Tammy Fortin plugs music, dance, bicycles and insects into the Broad

by Lawrence Cosentino
From the start, exciting things were supposed to happen at the Broad Museum. Hanging a few pictures and piping in Mozart was not an option.
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Wednesday, October 30,2013

Broad anniversary: Work with me, baby

How artists learned to stop worrying and love a ‘big origami folded thing’

by Lawrence Cosentino
In April, MSU art students seized a rare chance to romp in one of the world’s newest and pointiest art museums.
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Wednesday, October 30,2013

A look at the Broad Museum's second year

by Lawrence Cosentino
From the science-fiction visions of a Lansing-born architect to “unmonumental” domestic objects to a panorama of contemporary Chinese art, the Broad Museum promises to broaden its international reach, reinforce its ties with the community and step up the search for eye candy and brain food in the coming year.
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Wednesday, October 30,2013

Broad anniversary: Checking in on a 'game changer'

One year on, East Lansing is still waiting for economic ripples from the Broad

by Lawrence Cosentino
Can a 64,000-square-foot steel and concrete trapezoid drop into a sea of beer and refried beans without making a ripple? It would seem so.
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