Arts

East Lansing Summer Concert Series Brings Starfarm to Ann Street Plaza

Thursday, July 12, 2018

This Friday, July 13, 80's band Starfarm will play the Ann Street Plaza as part of East Lansing's Summer Concert series. Christopher Wardell tells you why their lead singer loves these shows, how bands are picked for the series, and what's on for the rest of the summer.

Detroit's "Queen of Blues" to Play Summer Solstice Jazz Fest

Thursday, June 21, 2018

“I felt like the blues chose me,” says Thornetta Davis, who plays Saturday night at this weekend's Summer Solstice Jazz Festival. ELi's Sarah Spohn has the story of how the Queen of the Detroit Blues scene got her crown.

“My Dreams Are Becoming Real” Showcases Refugee Student Art

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

From now through June 24, Tabooli Restaurant in East Lansing will display works of art created by refugee children and teens fostered through the Detroit-based Samaritas Program. ELi's Evan Dempsey reports on the show's opening night reception.

Ninth Annual Pumpstock Hits Bailey Park This Weekend

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

This Saturday brings East Lansing's own little Woodstock to Bailey Park. ELi's Christopher Wardell has the details on this grassroots, volunteer-run day of music, food, kids' activities and community.

Broad Museum Art Lab Encourages Collaboration with Public

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The newly-opened Broad MSU Art Lab will offer art, music, film, "Ask Me Saturdays" and...a pirate printmaking workshop. ELi's Christopher Wardell reports on the newest addition to the East Lansing arts scene.

Ann About Town: Woven Art

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Eli's Ann Nichols has a yarn for you about a fiber arts store in East Lansing, and what makes it a community-within-a-community.

East Lansing Art Festival Returns This Weekend

Friday, May 18, 2018

The East Lansing Art Festival returns this weekend. ELi gives you a quick rundown of what you might want to know about this year’s festival, based on reader questions to ELi.

EL Art Festival Features Diverse Musical Lineup

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The 2018 EL Arts Festival will include local blues legends, Hip hop, rock, alternative Latin, and (as always) the ELHS Jazz Band. ELi's Christopher Wardell talked to Festival music coordinator Ben Hall about this year's lineup.

EL Art Festival Introduces "People's Choice" Award

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Visitors to this year’s East Lansing Arts Festival are invited to cast their ballots and help to select the winner in a new award category, The People’s Choice Award. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

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