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Wednesday, June 4,2014

Empty space on the wall

Artists, gallery owners recall ‘gentleman’ Bill Hankins

by Lawrence Cosentino
Bill Hankins was behind the times, by nature, and that put him a little bit ahead. The death May 23 of the longtime East Lansing gallery owner has local artists musing about whatīs still missing in the local arts community. Hankins was 81.
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Wednesday, May 28,2014

Made in Lansing

Historical Society exhibit rolls through 150 years of innovation Every wheel partakes of poetry, plays with pi and pulls more than its weight in anything. Much more. Thatīs how Lansing rolls.

by Lawrence Cosentino
Made in Lansing, a new exhibit by the Historical Society of Greater Lansing, rolls through 150-plus years of manufacturing innovation in a city that sits in the center of Michigan like the hub of a wheel. Thatīs why itīs the capital, after all.
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Wednesday, May 21,2014

Art, dreams and jazz

Michael Stratton brings broader perspective to new series of Broad Museum tours

by Lawrence Cosentino
Your eyes can get a real workout at the Broad Art Museum — from rolling to the back of your head. I’m not talking about the art, but the people you run into: Self-styled experts who canīt shut up, wise-guys who ask where the “real” art is, preening hipsters, outraged moralists, “this reminds-me-of” reductionists — they all show up sooner or later, usually right next to you.
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Wednesday, May 14,2014

Crime and treatment

Ingham Countyīs Mental Health Court aims to keep sick offenders out of jail

by Lawrence Cosentino
Thomas Boyd has seen a lot of defendants, but the chief judge of 55th District Court in Ingham County can still picture one young man he sentenced a few years ago. "He was only 17, hadnīt even grown into his full adult male body, and he was already a big, gangly kid," Boyd said. The man heard voices others didnīt hear. He had already been in and out of mental hospitals, including Kalamazoo Psychiatric.
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Wednesday, May 14,2014

Fresh taste, stealthy wallop

New music, symphonic sleepers fill 2014-‘15 LSO season

by Lawrence Cosentino
“Fresh, but not raw” should be the label for the 2014-‘15 Lansing Symphony season. Maestro Timothy Muffitt will disperse a generous portion of 21st century music along with classics from long deceased souls such as Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Elgar. But the new stuff is all on the gentle side.
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Wednesday, May 7,2014

Sonic boom

East Lansing Jazz Festival pushes the envelope

by Lawrence Cosentino
From the U.S. Air Force’s crack big band to the far-out signals of avant-garde spaceman Sun Ra, East Lansingīs Summer Solstice Jazz Festival has announced a stellar lineup that thrusts the 18-year-old event into new layers of the stratosphere.
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Wednesday, May 7,2014

Blissed out

Pianist Andrew Hsu had the audience belly up and purring at symphony closer

by Lawrence Cosentino
A chic-looking young woman drags her working-class dad to the symphony. Squinting at all the musicians and instruments on the stage, he squirms in his seat and demands, “Who am I supposed to root for?”
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Wednesday, April 30,2014

Blue material

Williamston artist’s sculpture sparks orgy of debate in sleepy college town

by Lawrence Cosentino
Williamston sculptor Mark Chatterleyīs primordial, rough-skinned ceramic figures inhabit private homes, galleries and public squares, from New York to South Korea. Last week, a cozy clinch of Chatterleyīs “blue people” fired up a small revolution closer to home, in the mid-size town of Adrian, about 60 miles southeast of Lansing.
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Wednesday, April 30,2014

Afterimage

Open house pays tribute to beloved LCC photography professor

by Lawrence Cosentino
Longtime Lansing Community College photography Professor Steve Beck was famous for being easygoing, but thereīs one thing he hated to hear: “Iīll fix that in post.” Beckīs directive, “do it in the camera now,” went beyond technical advice to become a life lesson for hundreds of students. Like a frosty spider web poised to melt at sunrise, life gives you one exposure at best.
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Wednesday, April 30,2014

Dropping the other Hsu

Young pianist brings mature skills to Lansing Symphony season finale

by Lawrence Cosentino
Andrew Hsu hasnīt touched Robert Schumannīs epic concerto since he performed it seven years ago with the Oakland Symphony, but the guest soloist at tonight’s Lansing Symphony season finale will revisit the piece with the mature soul of a man deep in his advanced teenage years. Did I mention that Hsu is only 19?
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