Arts

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.

World-Class Pianist to Play with ELHS Wind Ensemble

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

This Friday, area residents can hear a free concert featuring world-class pianist Ralph Votapek peforming "Rhapsody in Blue" with the top band of East Lansing High School. ELi's Lucas Walters reports.

Poet and Musician Jon Brooks Brings Anti-Folk to Pump House

Thursday, April 12, 2018

“87% will leave inspired, reinvigorated, affirmed, and transformed.” Brooks said. “13% will slink off alone into the chilly, Michigan April darkness with a vague feeling of anger and confusion.” ELi's Chris Wardell explains all.

All the World’s a Stage for Actor-Musician Tim Grimm

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

“No topic is off-limits,” Grimm said. “I've written a lot about the rural Midwest, and in the ‘folk’ world that's maybe what people most associate me with. But, the land I love, anything that seems wrong or broken is fair game. " Christopher Wardell has the story.

MSU Senior Prepares for "Bucket List" Concert

Monday, March 26, 2018

MSU Senior Monte Pride has played a lot of venues, including All Saints Episcopal Church, Abrams Planetarium, The Peoples Church and the EL Farmers' Market. Thursday night he gets to play a show he calls "a dream come true." Sarah Spohn has the story.

Who Really Cancelled the Folk Festival?

Monday, March 26, 2018

The cancellation of the Great Lakes Folk Festival has been unwelcome news to many artists, attendees, and downtown business owners. So how was the decision made, and why? ELi's Alice Dreger investigates.

Grammy Nominee Tim Eriksen Brings a World of Musical Styles to the Ten Pound Fiddle

Thursday, March 22, 2018

“I wrote three good songs one day because I decided I was going to,” Eriksen said. “And there have been times when I haven’t written anything for years. I realized when I was about 20 that I thought there were too many songs, so I’ve never tried to make a lot of them." ELi's Chris Wardell has the story.

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