Evan Dempsey spoke with East Lansing Library Director Kristin Shelley about how she sees her family's experience connecting to this year's One Book. He also brings our readers news of upcoming local events on A Long Way Home.
Local favorite Starfarm will play a free concert Friday, August 4th at the Ann Street Plaza in downtown EL. Sarah Spohn talks to their lead singer Whitney Spotts about why the band plays 80s covers, musical influences, and the realities of performing.
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."
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.
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 Saturday, June 24, at the 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.