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Wednesday, December 12,2012

Consolidation petition

Petition opposes merger of Cristo Rey Community Center with St. Vincent Catholic Charities; two Council members concerned

by Lawrence Cosentino
A group of citizens opposed to a proposed consolidation of Cristo Rey Community Center with St. Vincent Catholic Charities is circulating a petition against the merger and pondering further action.
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Wednesday, December 5,2012

Eye sore of the week

by Lawrence Cosentino
Early last month, a 75-foot-tall, infundibuliform mass appeared in front of Michigan's state Capitol. The alarmed populace was told that it was merely the state's official Christmas tree, an extra large Concolor Fir from Jackson. But when the tree lights went on, people began to wonder.
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Wednesday, November 14,2012

'Now we have nothing'

The future is murky for Cristo Rey Community Center

by Lawrence Cosentino
Eustacio Lozano's workload has gotten lighter in the last few years, but he doesn't sound happy about it. "Tacho," the custodian since 1989 at Lansing's Cristo Rey Community Center, at 1717 N. High St., loves his work.
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Wednesday, November 14,2012

Sanity and comfort

Lansing Symphony, soloists, choirs apply the balm of Brahms

by Lawrence Cosentino
After two drama-drenched performances in a row, the Lansing Symphony opted to soothe rather than rile at Saturday's MasterWorks concert.
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Wednesday, November 7,2012

Gliding over the crags

Choral forces join Lansing Symphony for Brahms' 'German Requiem'

by Lawrence Cosentino
There are pious requiems, stormy requiems, raging requiems, imploring requiems. In the end, they all start to mix in your mind, however magnificent, like sunsets.
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Wednesday, November 7,2012

The Big Stretch

MSU’s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, from gift to groundbreaking

by Lawrence Cosentino
A painting class was in full swing at the Michigan State University art building on Sept. 15, 2004, when a white-haired, 71-year-old man poked his head in the doorway.
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Wednesday, November 7,2012

Donor Profiles

by Lawrence Cosentino
Donor Profile: Louise McCagg Redemption through art Sculptor Louise McCagg has a personal reason for donating to the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. “We have our experience with the Michael Heizer piece,” she said. McCagg lives and works in New York, but she gra...
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Wednesday, November 7,2012

'Avoid right angles'

Zaha Hadid reforms space

by Lawrence Cosentino
When Zaha Hadid came to East Lansing for the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum groundbreaking on March 16, 2010, she shared a few of her early enthusiasms.
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Wednesday, November 7,2012

Contact Buzz

Eli Broad's 'unreasonable' road from builder to philanthropist

by Lawrence Cosentino
Like many wealthy captains of finance, Eli Broad (pronounced "Brode") likes to get a contact buzz of creativity from free-spirit artists.
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Wednesday, November 7,2012

Perfection on the Diagonal

Broad Museum's builders left comfort zones behind

by Lawrence Cosentino
Look closely at the vertical fins on the north wall of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and you'll spot a light fixture with a removable panel. The tiniest departure from perfection, such as an exposed screw, is anathema to the pristine surfaces favored by architect Zaha Hadid, but project architect Kevin Marshall snuck in a few "discreet fasteners."
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