A group of East Side residents and Eastern High School alumni want to know why the Lansing School Board hastily erased a proposal to keep the historic building alive as a limited-use specialty high school.
Ava Ordman will get more than a spotlight at Saturday’s MasterWorks concert. The Lansing Symphony’s principal trombonist is about to straddle a bomb like Slim Pickens in “Dr. Strangelove” and ride it to a climax no listener is likely to forget.
Detroit-born jazzman Clarence Penn savored an afternoon of solitary bread baking last week. Drummers don’t often get to cook alone.
“If you could smell my house right now, it’s killing,” he said. “I know what’s in it. No weird chemicals. Three or four simple ingredients.”
Shakespeare had his “wooden O,” the Globe. This summer, MSU’s Summer Circle Theatre will clamber out of the Red Cedar floodplain to a spiffy new outdoor venue that will be — cue Sir Anthony Hopkins — “wired for sound and ringed with seats of porous rubber.”
Cello Plus is an unpretentious name for an ambitious series of chamber music concerts, but that’s just part of its Spartan appeal. For the past 14 years, MSU cello professor Suren Bagratuni has quietly built a top-drawer local music festival where musicians play airs but don’t put them on.