Twenty-two years ago, East Lansing's City Council asked the Arts Commission to "put on some jazz concerts." Beth and Al Cafagna stepped up, and they're still filling our City's streets with jazz for one weekend every June. Sarah Spohn reports.
1968 was a time of change and social unrest at the national level, from the Vietnam War to the Democratic Convention in Chicago. An event tonight will focus on what was happening here at home during that tumultuous year. Karessa Wheeler reports.
MSU is in the early stages of planning a multi-generational housing project that would provide living space for employees, senior citizens, and families with children. The area is in the ELPS district. Tom Oswald reports for ELi.
The newly-opened Broad MSU Art Lab will offer art, music, film, "Ask Me Saturdays" and...a pirate printmaking workshop. ELi's Christopher Wardell reports on the newest addition to the East Lansing arts scene.
Jon Kermiet, Director of the annual Race for the Place, is continuing that work even into retirement, as he has a personal connection to the cause of addressing domestic violence. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.
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.
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.