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.
MikeyyAustin will be the first-ever Hip hop artist to perform at this weekend's East Lansing Art Festival. Christopher Wardell tells ELi readers about Austin's music and how he gives back to the arts community.
East Lansing musician Jj Kidder has just released his third solo album, "A Wild Liberty." The music defies easy categorization, but ELi's Christopher Wardell has the back story of the artist and his work.
“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.
“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.
Members of MSU's Citizen Scholars Program are leading the design and installation of a new artwork for Valley Court Park. East Lansing residents are invited to participate in the work, which is focused on sexual abuse and recovery.
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.
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.
“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.