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Wednesday, August 28,2013

Laying down the law

Cooley Law School shrinks - but casts a long shadow

by Lawrence Cosentino
You’re kicking back with a beer and some friends at the Nuthouse, the Tin Can or some other downtown Lansing bar. One member of your party somehow manages to laugh at every joke and keep up the drinking without lifting her nose from a very thick book with no pictures and lots of Latin in it.
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Thursday, August 22,2013

Remembering Marian McPartland

Remembering the ‘Piano Jazz’ legend, who talked at length with City Pulse in 2002

by Lawrence Cosentino
Wednesday, Aug. 21 — Marian McPartland had no patience for idiots. Before I started an interview with her in 2002, she warned me to keep it short. “I have to do my hair,” she said, as if I were a callow clod blocking her exit from a USO dance in 1944. Tuesday night, one of jazz’s classiest and most omnivorous musicians died at 95.
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Wednesday, August 21,2013

'I thought I was the only one'

Panic, pride, passion and a picnic with Michigan’s transgender community

by Lawrence Cosentino
More than 40 years ago, when Renee Lynette Fink was a boy named Rodney, she played with another boy, David Meyers, who lived a few doors away on Regent Street on Lansing’s east side. “I remember at 4 or 5, him socking me right in the face,” Fink said.
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Wednesday, August 21,2013

Taking a bite out of blight

North Washington Avenue building to be renovated into mixed use as Old Town creeps outward

by Lawrence Cosentino
Wednesday, Aug. 21 — Slowly but surely, Old Town is engulfing its environs like a giant amoeba with seven hair salons. By this time next year, another chunk of neighboring blight will get the now-familiar mixed-use rehab treatment.
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Wednesday, August 7,2013

'GMageddon'

New film on Lansing's drive to keep GM revs up the spin

by Lawrence Cosentino
In the late 1990s, greater Lansing faced what many regarded as an existential threat: GM’s decision to pull out of Lansing after the demise of Oldsmobile. It was time for a team of rivals to unite in the face of doom. From “The Seven Samurai” to “The Avengers,” that makes for a rousing movie plot, but reality is usually messier.
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Thursday, August 1,2013

Drowning in fear

Alina Poroshina's art backstrokes through disaster

by Lawrence Cosentino
Uneasy immersion into a dangerous world: That's the theme of a deeply personal exhibition of oil paintings on display at the Lansing Women's Historical Center and Hall of Fame through July 27.
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Wednesday, July 31,2013

'We're all going through something'

Mardra Thomas brings out the story in a song

by Lawrence Cosentino
Mardra Thomas isn’t out to kill you with mad skills, although she’s got them. Deep healing is more her style. When she sings Duke Ellington’s “Solitude,” you don’t notice how smoothly she handles that crazy high-to-low interval on the words “You haunt me.” You just know she’s haunted.
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Wednesday, July 31,2013

The mainstay stays

Bassist David Rosin and the joys of sticking around

by Lawrence Cosentino
Some faces pop up a lot in old movies, like Walter Brennan, Michael Caine or that blustery cop Edgar Buchanan who’s in all the Three Stooges shorts.
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Wednesday, July 31,2013

The ultimate high

Terell Stafford is one with the music

by Lawrence Cosentino
Jazz and classical musicians have a lot in common these days. Beleaguered by arts budget cuts in schools, pushed further to the margins of the culture, both are clinging to life almost exclusively in universities, hanging together lest they hang separately.
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Wednesday, July 31,2013

Follow the bouncing balls

Artist Lisa Walcott explores 'the space between' at the Broad

by Lawrence Cosentino
You find a closet door open. One hanger is wobbling back and forth. Who was just here? Why did she leave? And why is a wobbly hanger so weirdly fascinating?
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