MSU Museum Director Mark Auslander today explained to ELi his reasons for putting the Great Lake Folks Festival on what he calls “hiatus." Issues named include lack of diversity among attendees, a need to serve MSU undergraduates, and the challenges of construction downtown.
“There is, in fact, some truth buried in my songs at various levels.” Shields said. “Sometimes it might be obvious, and sometimes it may be subtler. I write songs about love lost and found, hippie-chicks, the Brooklyn Bridge, and stolen kidneys. You know, the regular stuff.”
Violinists Rachael Kilgour and Sara Pajunen bring their "minimalist-folk and World music" to The Ten Pound Fiddle this week. ELi's Chris Wardell talked to both artists about music, life and how it all comes together.
"People cry at my shows pretty often, and I’m grateful to be making that sort of impression and connection. My in-between banter is pretty light and funny, which balances things out." ELi's Chris Wardell goes deep with Folk singer-songwriter Heather Styka.
ELi is excited to report that the East Lansing Responsible Hospitality Council (RHC) and a group of associated businesses have stepped up to provide funding for ELi’s Arts and Entertainment reporting for the next year!
To celebrate the publication of his first book and thank his supporters, bagpiper and composition student Duncan Petersen-Jones is hosting a concert at The Peoples Church this Saturday. (We're all invited, too.) Ann Nichols reports.
How can you warm up your Friday night with "Jazz, standards, Western swing, country, and originals, all performed on ukuleles, bass, dobros, vintage steel guitars, and pedal steel guitars?” ELi's Christopher Wardell reports.
On top of homework, lacrosse, volleyball, the high school musical and hanging out with friends, this ELHS junior has recorded an EP. ELi's Sarah Spohn has the story, and details on how you can hear the first single.
Michigan duo "Gifts or Creatures" and friends will play an intimate show in the chapel of The Peoples Church in East Lansing. ELi's Chris Wardell tells you how history and family influence what you'll hear.
This weekend, hundreds of people will descend on the Hannah Community Center to sing the winter blues away. There'll also be workshops, concerts, and a Children's Concert. ELi's Christopher Wardell has the story.
How and why do Dudley "Smitty" Smith and Kristin McCool bring nationally acclaimed musicians to play at a house on Orchard Street in East Lansing, and who are they bringing us this week? ELi's Chris Wardell has the story.
This year's East Lansing Art Festival will look different because of construction downtown, and may have a new addition to the food court. Eli's Jessy Gregg reports on what participants and visitors will want to know.