BassDrumBone will be among the performers at the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival's Kozmic Picnic on Saturday afternoon. Their bond is strong, their influences diverse, and they like to keep things "interesting." Sarah Spohn reports.
MSU Professor Rodney Whitaker is not only the longstanding Artistic Director of the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival; he's performing Friday night with his quintet. Find out what else he's up to (hint: a lot of things) and what he loves most about East lansing. Peyton Lombardo has the story.
Twenty-one years ago, East Lansing's City Council asked the Arts Commission to "put on some jazz concerts." Beth and Al Cafagna stepped up, and they're still filling our City's streets with jazz for one weekend every June. Sarah Spohn reports.
The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival bursts onto the East Lansing scene this Friday and Saturday with a wide variety of artists and styles. ELi's Michael Teager tells you what to expect. and helps even the most inexperienced listener "get that swing."
To the delight of those of us who attended these colorful and upbeat events last year, the Kozmic Picnik and Second Line Parade will again be featured at this year’s East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival.
Did you know that a real, live, local artist creates all the art at the East Lansing's Whole Foods Market? Here, she talks with ELi's newest reporter, Sarah Spohn, about art, passions, and finding a calling in life.
Now on exhibit at the East Lansing Public Library are works by Elaine Dobrowolski and Lily LaFollette, who each pursued her passion for painting after an earlier career, in one case in auto manufacturing, in the other, in business.
The East Lansing School Board heard about the growth and popularity of its music programs at Monday night's meeting. They also listened to teachers requesting that the current health insurance plan be continued despite its comparatively high cost to the District.
Inspired by the positive effects of music during her mother's years with Alzheimer's, one woman helped to fund a unique, interactive program for MSU music students and memory care patients. Ann Kammerer reports.