Arts

Vibrant Sculpture Adds Dash of Flair to Valley Court Park

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Dane Porter's “Lemon Grass" sculpture now graces the entrance of Valley Court Park. ELi's Brad Minor reports on the first project to be completed using donated funds from the city's Percent for Art program.

Poet Laureate Will Spread the Verse Far and Wide

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Laura Apol has grand plans for her two-year appointment as the region's Poet Laureate. ELi’s Amalia Medina explains how Apol developed a love of poetry at an early age and why she is eager to start her new assignment.

Straight Ahead’s Cohesion Keeps the Rhythm Moving Forward

Friday, June 21, 2019

Straight Ahead's blend of mainstream jazz, rhythm and blues, Brazilian funk, hard bop, pre-bop, and avant garde has attracted audiences for more than 30 years. The Detroit band brings its swing to the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival on Saturday. ELi's Chris Wardell writes about the band's recent reunion.

Jazz Drummer Shoup Brings New Band to Summer Solstice

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival will fill downtown East Lansing with smooth sounds throughout the evening Friday and Saturday. ELi's Chris Wardell features one of the Friday performers, jazz drummer Jeff Shoup.

Pumpstock Features Up-and-Coming Musicians in Family Friendly Environment

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Now in its 10th year, Saturday's Pumpstock festival will fill Bailey Park for six hours with the sounds of Americana and folk music. ELi's Chris Wardell spoke with artists who will play the main stage, and tells us why they're looking forward to performing in East Lansing. 

What Will Bring People to the Art Festival This Weekend?

Friday, May 17, 2019

There's so much planned this weekend for the East Lansing Art Festival, for adults and children alike. The annual craft sale will also be happening right across the street. ELi's Jessy Gregg brings you what you need to know.

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