Arts

Replay Entertainment Exchange Offers Space to Revive Local Music Scene

Friday, May 20, 2016

Photo: Worn Spirit performs

When local musicians are looking to gig around town, their best bet is usually any of Lansing’s established venues such as Mac’s Bar or The Loft. The vast majority of these venues’ concerts are put on by local booking agency Fusion Shows which was founded in 2008 by ELHS grad Irving Ronk (who has since left the agency) and Howell’s Nate Durough.

Weekend Roundup: What to do in EL the weekend of May 13-15

Thursday, May 12, 2016

In response to reader requests, ELi is now offering you a weekly “weekend preview.” Love our service? Then donate to our Kickstarter campaign to keep it going!

It’s the calm between the storms this weekend; MSU graduation and Mother’s Day are in the rearview, and the Art Festival is coming up on May 21 and 22. There are gardens to plant, and soccer and baseball games, but when you want a break from your routine, there’s lots to do in East Lansing.

Council Gets Update on Demolition, Discusses Crowdfunding Infrastructure, Authorizes Sidewalk Charges

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Above: Some of the vacant buildings downtown set to be demolished this year.

Every week, East Lansing Info (ELi) sends one or more reporters to City Council to bring you a complete "Council Capsule."

Permit parking debate reaches some resolution: Tuesday night’s City Council meeting was again dominated by the issue of residential parking permits (RPP), the only item on the Business Agenda. See our special separate report on that.

Potters’ Guild Sale Brings Pots of Spring

Thursday, April 28, 2016

A variety of decorative and useful pottery by 35 local potters will be on sale at the Greater Lansing Potters’ Guild Spring Sale, which begins Thursday, April 28, and runs through Saturday, April 30.

Art for Charlie: A Beautiful Way to Light the Darkness

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Art on display at the Marriott as part of the Art for Charlie exhibition.

 

Five-year-old Charlie Waller may have died from terminal brain cancer in 2011, but his legacy continues through the Art for Charlie Foundation, created in his honor to help families dealing with children’s hospice care or the loss of a child. Currently, Art for Charlie is hosting an art show now through May 1 at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place (300 M.A.C. Avenue).

Solo Recital Showcases ELHS Senior Talent

Friday, April 22, 2016

Above: ELHS Music teachers Dave Rosin and Dave Larzelere

Graduating seniors in East Lansing High School’s bands, orchestras, and choir performed solos last night in a concert whose genres ranged from classical orchestra to jazz improv to contemporary song. Teachers Jeff English (choir), Dave Larzelere (band), and Dave Rosin (orchestra) appeared pleased with and proud of their students’ performances, with the students participating in the concert repeatedly showing affection and appreciation for their peers.

Haydn's "Mass in a Time of War" at Peoples Church This Sunday

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Members of The Peoples Church Choir

This Sunday, April 24th, The Peoples Church Sanctuary Choir will perform Joseph Haydn's “Mass in a Time of War” during the Church’s 10:30 a.m. worship service. 

For decades, the Choir has attracted high-caliber vocal and conducting talent from both sides of Grand River Avenue. Under the leadership of Music Director Jonathan Reed, the group takes part in worship services from September through May, and presents two "Music Sunday” worship services each year, featuring full-length choral works.

ELHS Presents "Legally Blonde, The Musical," Changes Performance Dates

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

East Lansing High School is presenting “Legally Blonde, the Musical” as its spring musical beginning on Wednesday, March 16, at 7pm, and continuing on: Thursday, March 17, at 7pm; Friday, March 18, at 7:30pm; Saturday, March 19, at 7:30pm; and Sunday, March 20, at 2pm. All performances will be at the ELHS Center for Performing Arts, 509 Burcham Drive, East Lansing.

The performance dates had to be changed and reduced because of snow days that prevented rehearsals. The show, originally slotted for seven performances, will now run for five.

What's East Lansing Reading?

Sunday, March 13, 2016

In honor of National Reading Month, I asked this question of East Lansing residents, including ELi reporters: Tell me three books you love, one you hate and what you’re reading right now. At the end of this article, I’ve provided a complete list of the books that are most-loved, most-hated, and currently in the hands of your friends and neighbors.

Back To 1987 with Rock of Ages at Hannah Community Center

Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Blue Light Players are bringing 80’s glam metal rock to the Hannah Community Center February 19 - 26. Rock of Ages, a musical with a book by Chris A’rienzo along with arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, is comprised of music from the likes of Journey, Twisted Sister, Jefferson Airplane and Europe. Set in 1987 LA on the Sunset Strip, Rock of Ages is the story of Drew and Sherri, two young people trying to make it big in LA, complete with big hair and guitar solos.

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