Arts

ASK ELI: Poetry Attack

Friday, May 8, 2015

A reader asks: What’s up with all the posters on trees in front of the East Lansing Public Library?

Eli answers: The “posters” are actually poems, part of the most recent Poetry Attack executed by members of The East Lansing Street Arts Commission (ELSAC).

Eli spoke with Carolyn White, a founder of both ELSAC and East Lansing’s Poetry Attacks. White is a professional story teller, the world’s foremost expert on leprechauns, and a children’s book author.

All-of-us Express First Young Playwrights Festival

Monday, April 27, 2015

PHOTO: Cast and Crew of “The Fairy Tale Book” and “The Journeys of Miss Pepper”

Three Youth-Written Plays, One Night: All-of-us Express’ First Young Playwrights Festival

Next weekend (May 9), East Lansing-based All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre will be performing their first ever Young Playwrights Festival, directed by youth participant Savannah Segueda.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: What's LUVs Got To Do With It?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Maybe you’re wondering what all the cool kids are doing these days. Maybe you’re curious about what’s new in the local music scene. Maybe you’re just tired of the same 10 or 20 songs they play on the radio, your Pandora station has started to sound a little dull and you want something different.  Well, have I got some news for you:

Vaudeville is back!

SHOW OF THE WEEK: The Wiz at East Lansing High School

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The cast and crew have a pep talk before rehearsal begins motivating everyone to be the best they can be.

As soon as the bell rings for the end of the school day at East Lansing High School, anxious and excited theater students head to the auditorium for rehearsal for their upcoming show. As they scramble to get into costume, you cannot walk a hallway near the auditorium without encountering bubbly students bouncing with energy. They are getting ready for The Wiz, a musical based on The Wizard of Oz.

Council Capsule: March 17, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Image: Centennial sculpture, courtesy City of East Lansing

Present: Mayor Nathan Triplett, Mayor Pro Tem Diane Goddeeris, Councilmember Kathy Boyle

Absent: Councilmembers Ruth Beier and Susan Woods

Friday Fast Four: Erin Go Bragh!

Friday, March 13, 2015

St. Patrick’s Day is coming, and there are great ways to celebrate locally without drinking vast quantities of green beer or driving the snakes out of Ireland. All of these are pretty family-friendly (but please don’t give your children Guinness), and half of them are free:

Show of the Week: Art and Honey Badgers at The TIC

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Close your eyes and imagine a “Technology Innovation Center.” You probably “saw” computers, desks, gadgets, interactive white boards, half-empty coffee cups and bespectacled geeks. You may not have envisioned paintings, sculpture, ceramics or a live band.

This Sunday from 1-3 PM, East Lansing’s Technology Innovation Center (TIC) has all of the above as it hosts the opening of “Muse,” a fifteen-artist show running through May 17. Music at the opening will be provided by local band The Honey Badgers.

Show of the Week: Vagina Monologues at MSU

Thursday, February 26, 2015

 

Michigan State University will host its 18th annual performance of The Vagina Monologues at the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, February 26 at 8pm, and Saturday, February 27 at 2pm and 8pm. Tickets are $20 with all proceeds going to The Firecracker Foundation, a nonprofit organization which helps girls and boys who have experienced sexual violence.

East Lansing Teacher Named MSBOA Orchestra Teacher of the Year

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

David Rosin, the orchestra teacher for MacDonald Middle School and East Lansing High School, has been named Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) Teacher of the Year for 2015. Rosin’s award will be presented on May 21 at the ELHS orchestra concert. The East Lansing Band and Orchestra Parent Association (ELBOPA) will host a reception for Rosin following the concert and presentation.

Show of the Week: A Fast-Paced Hour with Peter Pan and Friends

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Photos by David Grist. In this picture: (front left to right) are Maureen Rojewski, Alyssa Forsyth, Alice Ribeiro, Miki Perdikakis and (back left to right) Gabriella Torgeson, Katie Knox and Kaleel Van Voorhees.  

Why grow up when you can spend an hour in Never-Never Land with pirates, Lost Boys, epic battles, and a fairy? “Peter Pan, Adventures in Neverland” is a ballet in one act offers all of this and more, later this month at Bath Auditorium.

Ann About Town: Grove Gallery

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

"The art on display was more than objects to be admired or purchased. It was work that sprung from the hands of real, live, Michigan artists, some of whom were standing two feet away holding wine glasses."

Show of the Week: Wind in the Willows at All-of-us Express

Thursday, February 5, 2015

PHOTO (L to R: Sarah Hoogstraten, Zoe Stroupe (front) Beatriz Brockey, Samantha Dickens)

On Friday, February 6 the East Lansing-based All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre will be performing their winter show The Wind in the Willows. The show will be directed by East Lansing resident and AECT alum Morgan Lees and runs February 6-7 and the following weekend February 13-14.

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