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.
Never mind the geometry of light, the relationship between memory and time or transitions in contemporary society. Among the most common queries heard at the Broad Museum is: How do you work the bathroom sink?
Note to non-professionals: Do not try this. In spring 2013, director/actress/playwright Kristine Thatcher was invited to Chicago’s First Folio Theatre to perform in “Underneath the Lintel,” a demanding, 90-minute, one-woman play.
When the MSU Federal Credit Union gave $1 million to MSU’s College of Music for a jazz residency program last January, it was Christmas: Part II for jazz studies chief Rodney Whitaker. MSU has a stellar roster of jazz professors, but it’s a long way from East Lansing to New York´s Iridium Club.
The Lansing Symphony and its fans got at least two twofers when Russian-born violinist Ilya Kaler took the stage as soloist for Saturday’s MasterWorks concert.
The most obvious double deal was getting to hear both of Sergei Prokofiev’s violin concertos in one night.
Moscow-born violinist Ilya Kaler digs some heavy inspiration on his car CD player these days: Towering Wagner duets with legendary singers Lauritz Melchior and Kirsten Flagstad. Kaler is king of his own instrument, but that'euro;'s not enough for him. He has to ride it like a Valkyrie.