“They say it’s not what happens but what you do with what happens," says Diana Tarpoff. Ann Kammerer has the story of how Tarpoff turned grief over the death of her daughter into a creative writing competition that's going strong decades later.
“May brings a little different show to the Fiddle each year...the real question is - what new, gorgeous lyrics has she written to describe the human experience? What has she penned in a song that each of us has been thinking?" Christopher Wardell tells you why May Erlewine has become a local favorite.
Saturday, September 29 brings London born singer-songwriter Rupert Wates to the Orachard Street Pump House. ELi's Christopher Wardell talked with Wates about his influences, recording, and life on the road.
“I’ve never taken an art class,” Gude said. “It all came from me going to my room and finding a love for drawing. One day I decided painting must be just filling in and coloring your drawings, so I tried that. You know – you do something enough, and you get pretty good at it.” Sarah Spohn has the story.
"No two Mustard’s Retreat shows are the same. The music is steeped in the singer-songwriters of the 60s – Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, and early Bob Dylan. The songs were revolutionary, with a message for the need to change – a message that still permeates the music of Mustard’s Retreat." ELi's Christopher Wardell reports.
Brandon Green's first big event in 1999 drew a big crowd (including ELPD). This weekend he's bringing East Lansing its own Little Woodstock, and he's learned a few things since then. Sarah Spohn reports.
Amanda Harrell-Seyburn of east arbor architecture tells ELi, “The gallery is perfect for video installation and this collaboration fulfills a desire to bring installation art to the East Lansing community.” What's the film about, and when can you see it, free of charge?
“The more you learn about the incredible resources we have here in Michigan, the more you desire to see it protected. When we think about the places that have inspired our musical storytelling, we cannot ignore the impact and necessity of water."
East Lansing government regularly experiences vacancies on volunteer City boards and commissions. ELi's Jessy Gregg explains an array of the City's volunteer boards and commissions, and tells you how to apply.