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Ann About Town: Grove Gallery

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

"The art on display was more than objects to be admired or purchased. It was work that sprung from the hands of real, live, Michigan artists, some of whom were standing two feet away holding wine glasses."

Show of the Week: Wind in the Willows at All-of-us Express

Thursday, February 5, 2015

PHOTO (L to R: Sarah Hoogstraten, Zoe Stroupe (front) Beatriz Brockey, Samantha Dickens)

On Friday, February 6 the East Lansing-based All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre will be performing their winter show The Wind in the Willows. The show will be directed by East Lansing resident and AECT alum Morgan Lees and runs February 6-7 and the following weekend February 13-14.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Theater2Film Project at MSU

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Some people love the live action of live theatre performances, and others like watching a favorite film on the big screen. But what happens when you combine both? MSU’s Theatre2Film Project is combining these experiences, and is excited to see where it takes them.

Council Capsule, January 27, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Image: City Council last night

All members of City Council were present. The meeting lasted from 7:02 pm on January 27 until 12:27 a.m. on January 28.

City’s credit rating at risk, with layoffs possible: Dire financial news was delivered by City Manager George Lahanas just before the end of the meeting. Read our special report.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Black Folk Icons Live Again

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Rev. Robert B. Jones and Josh White Jr portray Lead Belly and Josh White Sr.

On the heels of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and on the eve of Black History Month, Ten Pound Fiddle is offering a celebration of “Black Fathers in Folk Music.”

The show, starting at 8 p.m. Friday, features acclaimed musicians Robert Jones and Josh White Jr. portraying the historic musicians Josh White and Lead Belly.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Golden Gospel at Wharton Center

Thursday, January 15, 2015

As Martin Luther King Day approaches, many organizations are planning events to commemorate the Civil Rights activist. At the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, the Greater Lansing MLK Holiday Commission has put together “Music of the Dream” featuring some of today’s top gospel singers. One of the singers, Geoffrey Golden, recently won Season 7 of BET’s “Sunday Best,” a reality show to find the best gospel singer in the country. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Golden has agreed to talk with Eli about his career and his upcoming Lansing visit.

Locally-Handcrafted Unique Host/Hostess Gifts Now Available

Friday, December 19, 2014

Invited to someone’s home this holiday season and in need of a host/hostess gift? You could bring the typical gift of a bottle of wine, or you could bring something different—a locally-produced handmade gift.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: "Nutcracker in a Nutshell"

Thursday, December 18, 2014

“Nutcracker in a Nutshell 2014” takes the stage this weekend at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center in two performances that are free and open to the public.  Approximately 60 dancers aged four to twelve years from East Lansing, Okemos, Lansing, Haslett, and Dewitt will tell the story of the Nutcracker through creative movement, choreographed by dance professional Mary Jane Gamble. 

EL Orchestra Director Rosin Performs with Jazz Trio Tonight

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Fred Knapp Trio, a Michigan-based “swinging instrumental jazz trio putting their unique spin on classic standards” will play tonight, Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Moriarty’s Pub in Lansing. The performance is part of Moriarty’s Jazz Tuesday at Moriarty’s, and celebrates the Trio’s new CD How Deep Is the Ocean. The music starts at 7:00 pm, and there is no cover.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Twelve Angry Jurors at ELHS

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Most of us remember the movie Twelve Angry Men as a gritty, black-and-white drama centering on jury deliberations in a homicide trial. The jurors are not named, but numbered, and Henry Fonda plays Juror #8 who gradually persuades the other eleven jurors that there is reasonable doubt. The lengthy and intense deliberation exposes the biases of individuals with a volatile mixture of backgrounds and personalities, most of which seem remarkably fresh despite the fact that the play was written sixty years ago.

MSU Station Has Something For Everybody

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Maybe you’ve heard it while driving around and scanning radio stations, the commanding voice that announces“88.9 ‘The Impact’ – the music that matters.”

Michigan State University’s student-run radio station (WDBM-FM88.9) broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week from Holden Hall, on MSU’s campus. It has over 100 student volunteers who join the professional staff to provide a wide variety of indie, rock and alternative music. In addition to music programming, the station offers in-depth sports, news and music specialty programs.

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