Header-lansing_1.jpg
 
Home » Articles »   By Lawrence Cosentino
 
 
Wednesday, January 29,2014

‘Every note was important’

Influential MSU composition professor H. Owen Reed dies at 103

by Lawrence Cosentino
Montana composer David Maslanka, now a grey eminence in the music world at 70, was still searching for his musical voice in the 1970s when he came to Michigan State University. His life changed when he found a kindly but demanding teacher with a gentle Missouri accent, H. Owen Reed.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, January 22,2014

Soul attack

MLK ‘Women in Jazz’ concert was earthy, eminent and oh-so-stylish

by Lawrence Cosentino
MLK ‘Women in Jazz’ concert was earthy, eminent and oh-so-stylish It’s hard to believe that “Jazz: Spirituals, Prayers and Protest,” MSU’s annual Martin Luther King celebration, is in its 14th year. The mélange of gospel, soul and jazz, knit together with the spoken word, gets fresher and resonates deeper each year.
Read more   Read it in print
Thursday, January 9,2014

Bracing for flight

Cellist David Requiro takes on Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky with the Lansing Symphony

by Lawrence Cosentino
Cellists are the corvids — the crows and ravens — of the classical aviary. They excel at thoughtful communication, don’t preen much and look good in black.
Read more   Read it in print
Thursday, January 9,2014

‘He’s hanging in Heaven’

Regulars laugh and grieve at the loss of barber Jerry Doyle

by Lawrence Cosentino
Early Saturday afternoon, a shy but mischievous-looking lad walked into Jerry’s Hairport on Lansing’s north side sporting a fedora. He sat down and waited for a haircut. “Look out, it’s Charlie Boy,” shop owner Pat Zopf called out. Three barbers were busy, customers were waiting and more regulars than usual were milling around.
Read more   Read it in print
Thursday, January 2,2014

A week later, still no power

by Lawrence Cosentino
The big freeze of 2013 began with a cannonade of falling limbs and orange flashes. A softer music filled the streets the following Saturday, as bits of melting ice tinkled from tree limbs to the ground. Power was back in many neighborhoods, but many single houses and pockets of houses were still out.
Read more   Read it in print
Thursday, January 2,2014

Cupcakes and comforters

Trinity Church Red Cross shelter sweetens a sour deal

by Lawrence Cosentino
A live chorus of “Happy Birthday” drowned out the “Entertainment Tonight” theme in the TV lounge at Lansing’s Trinity Church on Dunckel Road last Thursday, five days after an ice storm and widespread power failures turned the church into a Red Cross shelter.
Read more   Read it in print
Thursday, January 2,2014

In the dark

Customers converge to demand answers at BWL

by Lawrence Cosentino
The parade of citizens at the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s customer service center Friday afternoon was beyond even Norman Rockwell’s power to paint. They came in pajama bottoms, business suits, Obama T-shirts, fedoras, overalls, berets, red holiday coats with gold jingle bells and threadbare flannel under yellowish beards.
Read more   Read it in print
Thursday, December 26,2013

2013 Jazz/classical highlights

by Lawrence Cosentino
The Lansing jazz and classical music scene created a lot of memorable moments in 2013. I chose these six favorites strictly from the gut. Science and reason fail when music this powerful takes over.
Read more   Read it in print
Thursday, December 26,2013

Powers of 10

Ten who died in greater Lansing in 2013

by Lawrence Cosentino
Again this year we celebrate the lives of departed friends and neighbors. What follows are their stories and the memories that framed their lives.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, December 4,2013

Circling the carts

neighborhood grapples with changes that threaten goodrich´s shop-rite

by Lawrence Cosentino
On the day before Thanksgiving, Brian Jeffries prowled the aisles at Goodrich’s Shop-Rite, gathering stuff for the 17 pies he planned to bake on Thanksgiving Day. The longtime Lansing City Councilman is a relative newcomer to Shop-Rite. He has only been shopping at this 76-year-old locally owned grocery for 25 years.
Read more   Read it in print
 
 
 
 
 
Search Archive
Search Archive:
 
 

© 2014 City Pulse

City Pulse. 2001 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48912.
Phone: (517)371-5600. Fax: (517) 999-6066.
E-mail: publisher@lansingcitypulse.com

 
Close