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Wednesday, October 30,2013

Broad anniversary: Squaring the circle

The Broad Art Museum tackles the impossible in its first year

by Lawrence Cosentino
MSU’s Broad Art Museum, celebrating its first birthday this week, was born into a wormhole of contradictory expectations.
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Wednesday, October 30,2013

'A spiral going outward'lawrence

Tammy Fortin plugs music, dance, bicycles and insects into the Broad

by Lawrence Cosentino
From the start, exciting things were supposed to happen at the Broad Museum. Hanging a few pictures and piping in Mozart was not an option.
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Wednesday, October 30,2013

Broad anniversary: Work with me, baby

How artists learned to stop worrying and love a ‘big origami folded thing’

by Lawrence Cosentino
In April, MSU art students seized a rare chance to romp in one of the world’s newest and pointiest art museums.
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Wednesday, October 30,2013

A look at the Broad Museum's second year

by Lawrence Cosentino
From the science-fiction visions of a Lansing-born architect to “unmonumental” domestic objects to a panorama of contemporary Chinese art, the Broad Museum promises to broaden its international reach, reinforce its ties with the community and step up the search for eye candy and brain food in the coming year.
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Wednesday, October 30,2013

Broad anniversary: Checking in on a 'game changer'

One year on, East Lansing is still waiting for economic ripples from the Broad

by Lawrence Cosentino
Can a 64,000-square-foot steel and concrete trapezoid drop into a sea of beer and refried beans without making a ripple? It would seem so.
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Wednesday, October 30,2013

Using the facilities

Stephanie Kribs helps people navigate the Broad — and use the washroom

by Lawrence Cosentino
Never mind the geometry of light, the relationship between memory and time or transitions in contemporary society. Among the most common queries heard at the Broad Museum is: How do you work the bathroom sink?
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Wednesday, October 23,2013

Healing through panic

Fighting cancer, Kristine Thatcher sets her priorities straight

by Lawrence Cosentino
Note to non-professionals: Do not try this. In spring 2013, director/actress/playwright Kristine Thatcher was invited to Chicago’s First Folio Theatre to perform in “Underneath the Lintel,” a demanding, 90-minute, one-woman play.
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Wednesday, October 16,2013

Work that never ends

Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame celebrates 30th year with six new members

by Lawrence Cosentino
Paula Cunningham, president and CEO of Capitol National Bank, wants to make it clear that she is still above ground, despite her induction into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame Thursday.
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Wednesday, October 16,2013

'You get triple back'

Antonio Hart passes the jazz torch as first of MSU´s guest artists

by Lawrence Cosentino
When the MSU Federal Credit Union gave $1 million to MSU’s College of Music for a jazz residency program last January, it was Christmas: Part II for jazz studies chief Rodney Whitaker. MSU has a stellar roster of jazz professors, but it’s a long way from East Lansing to New York´s Iridium Club.
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Wednesday, October 9,2013

Keeper of the brick forest

Neogen CEO James Herbert honored for 30 years of restoration work on east side

by Lawrence Cosentino
You can’t put a finger on Neogen CEO James Herbert’s contribution to Lansing’s urban fabric. You need all your fingers and approximately three toes.
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