Events http://wkar.org en Hamlet 'to be' headliner at Shakespeare Festival http://wkar.org/post/hamlet-be-headliner-shakespeare-festival <p></p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.michiganshakespearefestival.com/" target="_blank">20<span style="font-size:9px"><sup>th</sup></span> Michigan Shakespeare Festival</a> season includes what might be the biggest of all the Bard’s works: "Hamlet". Also on the schedule is one lesser-known Shakespeare play and one non-Shakespeare classic. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:44:21 +0000 Scott Pohl 56793 at http://wkar.org Hamlet 'to be' headliner at Shakespeare Festival Lansing dials up electronics extravaganza http://wkar.org/post/lansing-dials-electronics-extravaganza <p></p><p></p><p>The 29th annual <a href="http://www.lansing.org/includes/events/29th-Annual-Vintage-Electronics-Extravaganza-14-Flea-Market/7793/" target="_blank">Vintage Electronics Extravaganza</a> gets underway this weekend in Lansing. <a href="http://michiganantiqueradio.org/" target="_blank">The Michigan Antique Radio Club</a> spearheads the gathering, which happens to be one of the largest of its kind in the country. Approximately 200 to 300 sellers will have a diverse mixture of vintage radio, telephone and other electronic items on display and for sale. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:52:43 +0000 Peter Whorf 56423 at http://wkar.org Lansing dials up electronics extravaganza Jan 19 | SHERLOCK Season 3 Premiere at Studio C! http://wkar.org/post/jan-19-sherlock-season-3-premiere-studio-c <p>FREE – Sunday, Jan 19, at 4 p.m. | See it on the big screen at Studio C! 6 hours before the national broadcast premiere | <strong>RESERVE SEATS ARE FILLED</strong> | <strong>STANDBY TICKET SIGN-UP CLOSED</strong></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 03:49:15 +0000 Bill Richards 47835 at http://wkar.org Jan 19 | SHERLOCK Season 3 Premiere at Studio C! A Powerful Thing - Community Cinema: Solar Mamas http://wkar.org/post/powerful-thing-community-cinema-solar-mamas <p>WKAR's latest Community Cinema screening event featured an on-screen visit to Barefoot College in India, and in-person discussion with mid-Michigan women who are working to make a difference around the world. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:39:46 +0000 Bill Richards 26451 at http://wkar.org A Powerful Thing - Community Cinema: Solar Mamas Classics Conversation Continues http://wkar.org/post/classics-conversation-continues <p>On a recent Monday evening, WKAR classical music hosts Mark Schwitzgoebel and Jody Knol, along with radio station manager Peter Whorf, met up with WKAR listeners at an East Lansing pizzeria to talk about classical music on the air and in our community in mid-Michigan. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 13:59:03 +0000 Bill Richards 26270 at http://wkar.org Classics Conversation Continues Nov. 15 Evening at WKAR: The Dust Bowl http://wkar.org/post/nov-15-evening-wkar-dust-bowl <p>FREE – Thursday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m. | See a preview of the latest mini-series from Ken Burns. | <a href="https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3704?&amp;itemcode=3704-121115E">RESERVE SEATS HERE</a><br> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 22:11:45 +0000 Jeanie Croope 26241 at http://wkar.org Nov. 15 Evening at WKAR: The Dust Bowl Ed Slott Visits WKAR http://wkar.org/post/ed-slott-visits-wkar <p>WKAR was pleased to welcome IRA expert Ed Slott, host of <strong>Ed Slott's Retirement Rescue</strong> and other public television specials, to the station on October 16.</p><p>Guests attending not only had quality time with Ed Slott but also had the opportunity to see a live taping of <strong>QuizBusters, </strong>tour the set of <strong>Off the Record</strong> and get a first-hand look at what a green screen is like in the studio and what it looks like after it is used to create a virtual set.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:19:30 +0000 Jeanie Croope 25523 at http://wkar.org Ed Slott Visits WKAR Nov. 8 | Raising Readers Workshop http://wkar.org/post/nov-8-raising-readers-workshop <p align="">WKAR hosts a Raising Readers Family Fun Workshop on Thursday, November 8, at Sycamore Elementary in Holt.</p><p align="">Families will learn new ways to build children's reading skills while interacting with their child. Although the workshop is targeted to families and children 4-6 years old, siblings are welcome to attend also. Each child will receive a free book to take home.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 19:17:01 +0000 Jeanie Croope 25416 at http://wkar.org Nov. 8 | Raising Readers Workshop Fun for All at the Teddy Bear Picnic! http://wkar.org/post/fun-all-teddy-bear-picnic <p>WKAR was pleased to join in the fun at the Teddy Bear Hospital and Picnic, sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development on October 6.</p><p>Children came carrying their teddy bears and other stuffies to be stitched up by medical students. The idea behind the annual event is to make going to the doctor a little less scary for youngsters.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 14:50:21 +0000 Jeanie Croope 25104 at http://wkar.org Fun for All at the Teddy Bear Picnic! Sparty Visits QuizBusters Special Edition Taping http://wkar.org/post/sparty-visits-quizbusters-special-edition-taping <p>Tuesday night (9/11) Sparty dropped by WKAR Studio A in the Communication Arts and Sciences building to help kick off the 24th season of QuizBusters. Two Special Edition episodes kick off the 24th season of QuizBusters in primetime on Wednesday, September 19, at 8 p.m. ET on WKAR-TV.</p><p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:33:11 +0000 Bill Richards 23786 at http://wkar.org Sparty Visits QuizBusters Special Edition Taping Evening at WKAR: Call the Midwife Sneak Preview http://wkar.org/post/evening-wkar-call-midwife-sneak-preview <p><strong>FREE </strong>– Thursday, September 20, at 7 p.m. | Get a preview of the new British series, <strong>Call the Midwife </strong>and view the first hour! | <a href="https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3281?itemcode=3281-120920E%20"><strong>RESERVE SEATS </strong></a><a href="https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3281?itemcode=3281-120920E%20"><strong>HERE</strong></a> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 14:51:28 +0000 Jeanie Croope 23434 at http://wkar.org Evening at WKAR: Call the Midwife Sneak Preview PHOTOS: Great Lakes Folk Festival 2012 http://wkar.org/post/photos-great-lakes-folk-festival-2012 <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Jeanie Croope, Tim Zeko, Kevin Lavery, Earle Robinson and the WKAR Street Team all had a great time at the 11th Annual Great Lakes Folk Festival this past weekend (August 10-12).</p><p>Did we see you there? Check out the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152028707140501.898120.90010955500&amp;type=1&amp;l=60ea6ce470">photos on facebook</a>, and be sure to tag yourself and your friends!</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 21:02:29 +0000 22215 at http://wkar.org PHOTOS: Great Lakes Folk Festival 2012 PHOTOS: Lansing JazzFest in Old Town http://wkar.org/post/photos-lansing-jazzfest-old-town <p>The WKAR Street Team met many fans of hot summer days, jazz and WKAR at the 2012 Lansing JazzFest in Old Town. Sun, 05 Aug 2012 16:33:27 +0000 Bill Richards 21682 at http://wkar.org PHOTOS: Lansing JazzFest in Old Town "Big Science" Intrigues WKAR Audience http://wkar.org/post/big-science-intrigues-wkar-audience <p>If the attendance at &quot;An Evening at WKAR&quot; was any indication, &quot;big science&quot; is a big interest for WKAR fans. More than 230 people, coming from as far as Novi, crowded the Communication Arts &amp; Sciences auditorium on July 30 to get a sneak preview of <strong>The Small Matter of Big Science </strong>and hear remarks by Konrad Gelbke and Douglas Gage.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:54:53 +0000 Jeanie Croope 21394 at http://wkar.org "Big Science" Intrigues WKAR Audience Save the Date - WKAR Fall Preview on September 6 http://wkar.org/post/save-date-wkar-fall-preview-september-6 <p>Please save September 6 on your calendar for a very special Evening at WKAR. On that Thursday evening in September we&#39;ll be hosting our annual Fall Preview.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Jeanie Croope 21052 at http://wkar.org Save the Date - WKAR Fall Preview on September 6 Molly Fillmore Delights WKAR Fans! http://wkar.org/post/molly-fillmore-delights-wkar-fans <p>WKAR&#39;s July 25 &quot;Evening at WKAR&quot; with Molly Fillmore was a great success with lots of great feedback. Molly was here to preview the <strong>Great Performances at the Met </strong>production of <em>Satyagraha<strong>, </strong></em>airing Sunday, July 29, at 3 p.m. on WKAR World&#39;s &quot;Summer Sundays at the Opera.&quot;</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 14:05:14 +0000 Jeanie Croope 21151 at http://wkar.org Molly Fillmore Delights WKAR Fans! PHOTOS: Summer Solstice Jazz Festival http://wkar.org/post/photos-summer-solstice-jazz-festival <p>The WKAR Street Team met many, many fans of WKAR at the 16th Annual Summer Solstice Jazz Festival in East Lansing. Did we see you there? Check out the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151868812085501.877486.90010955500&amp;type=3&amp;l=21ba8e3780">photos on facebook</a>, and be sure to tag yourself and your friends!</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 04:11:51 +0000 Bill Richards 19476 at http://wkar.org PHOTOS: Summer Solstice Jazz Festival In Our Community - at the Zoo! http://wkar.org/post/our-community-zoo <p>WKAR celebrated International Migratory Bird Day at Potter Park Zoo on Saturday, June 2, as part of the annual Be a Tourist in Your Own Town event. Mon, 04 Jun 2012 21:11:04 +0000 Jeanie Croope 18392 at http://wkar.org In Our Community - at the Zoo! PHOTOS: East Lansing Art Festival http://wkar.org/post/photos-east-lansing-art-festival <p>The WKAR Street Team met many, many fans of WKAR at the 49th Annual East Lansing Art Festival. Did we see you there? Check out the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151755207570501.863751.90010955500&amp;type=1&amp;l=b91374c214">photos on facebook</a>, and be sure to tag yourself and your friends! You can also view the&nbsp; slideshow right here.</p><p> Mon, 21 May 2012 00:48:18 +0000 Bill Richards 17642 at http://wkar.org PHOTOS: East Lansing Art Festival TICKETS: BackStage Pass June Concert Series http://wkar.org/post/tickets-backstage-pass-june-concert-series <p>June 26 and 27 at East Lansing Hannah Community Center, in the Albert White Performing Arts Theater.&nbsp; Two free shows per night, featuring <strong>Home Again</strong>, <strong>Domestic Problems</strong>, <strong>Howling Diablos</strong> and<strong> Silent Lapse.</strong> These concerts are being recorded for BackStage Pass, the television series featuring music made in Michigan.</p><p> Tue, 15 May 2012 19:36:00 +0000 Bill Richards 17354 at http://wkar.org TICKETS: BackStage Pass June Concert Series MEDIA ADVISORY: WKAR's 'BackStage Pass' to Announce June Concert Recordings and Venue http://wkar.org/post/media-advisory-wkars-backstage-pass-announce-june-concert-recordings-and-venue <p>Join WKAR as it reveals the line-up for the next <strong>Backstage Pass</strong> recording sessions, coming to East Lansing in June. The WKAR television series featuring music made in Michigan kicks off an all-new season of production at a brand new venue, with bands that have never been featured before by WKAR. Mon, 14 May 2012 19:05:31 +0000 17304 at http://wkar.org MEDIA ADVISORY: WKAR's 'BackStage Pass' to Announce June Concert Recordings and Venue Look for WKAR at the East Lansing Arts Festival! http://wkar.org/post/look-wkar-east-lansing-arts-festival <p>May 19-20. On the City Hall Main Stage, in the children&#39;s area, and all around, you&#39;ll find WKAR at the East Lansing Art Festival. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 04:40:02 +0000 16517 at http://wkar.org Look for WKAR at the East Lansing Arts Festival! BackStage Pass Update - Save These Dates http://wkar.org/post/backstage-pass-update-save-these-dates <p>The third broadcast season of BackStage Pass just wrapped up, with TV featuring music made in Michigan from the Chenille Sisters, Larry McCray, Bowery, and many more great, original acts.&nbsp; Those 10 shows will repeat on WKAR-TV beginning this week and continuing into the summer.</p><p>Fans are wondering: will there be a fourth season? and, how can I be in the TV audience for the next shows?&nbsp; We are thrilled to announce that there WILL be a fourth season of BackStage Pass.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:47:34 +0000 16381 at http://wkar.org BackStage Pass Update - Save These Dates WKAR PREVIEW EVENT: Sherlock http://wkar.org/post/wkar-preview-event-sherlock <p><strong>FREE - Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. | </strong>Join WKAR for an evening of mystery&nbsp; on the MSU campus.&nbsp; Communication Arts &amp; Sciences Room 147 | <a href="https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3281?&amp;itemcode=3281-SHERLOK">RESERVE SEATS HERE Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:44:33 +0000 Jeanie Croope 15130 at http://wkar.org WKAR PREVIEW EVENT: Sherlock Hunting the Elements Preview Draws a Crowd at WKAR http://wkar.org/post/hunting-elements-preview-draws-crowd-wkar <p>Around one hundred fans of science programming on WKAR joined us Tuesday night (April 3) for our Preview Event featuring <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/hunting-elements.html">NOVA: Hunting the Elements</a>.<br /><br />The evening kicked off with a sneak peek at the special 2-hour program airing Wednesday, April 4, at 9pm on WKAR TV-HD/23. Guests also had an opportunity to hear direct from some of the researchers who explore questions about how our world works.</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 20:38:31 +0000 Bill Richards 15281 at http://wkar.org Hunting the Elements Preview Draws a Crowd at WKAR Springsteen Live from NPR Music at SXSW http://wkar.org/post/springsteen-live-npr-music-sxsw <p>Bruce Springsteen provides the &#39;keynote&#39; presentation today from the South by Southwest Conference - Live from Austin.<a href="http://wkar.org/live-event/sxsw"> Watch it here</a> at 1pm EDT.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:15:54 +0000 14170 at http://wkar.org Springsteen Live from NPR Music at SXSW Classical Roots - Detroit Symphony Orchestra http://wkar.org/post/classical-roots-detroit-symphony-orchestra <p>Friday, March 16, 10:35am<br /><strong>Detroit Symphony Orchestra</strong><br /><strong>Classical Roots</strong><br /> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 19:37:56 +0000 13972 at http://wkar.org Classical Roots - Detroit Symphony Orchestra WKAR Preview Event: Hunting the Elements http://wkar.org/post/wkar-preview-event-hunting-elements <p>FREE Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m | Join WKAR, the Cyclotron Lab and FRIB for an evening of adventure and extreme chemistry on the MSU campus.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 17:49:04 +0000 13846 at http://wkar.org WKAR Preview Event: Hunting the Elements March 18 | Early Childhood Literacy Coalition Event http://wkar.org/post/march-18-early-childhood-literacy-coalition-event <p>Storybook characters, performers, authors and storytelling are combined in a way to help kids learn to love reading at a free special event on Sunday, March 18, from 1-4 p.m. The event will take place at Hannah Community Center in East Lansing. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 17:54:37 +0000 Bill Richards 13184 at http://wkar.org March 18 | Early Childhood Literacy Coalition Event Lansing Raising Readers Workshop March 15 http://wkar.org/post/lansing-raising-readers-workshop-march-15 <p>WKAR&rsquo;s Ready To Learn Service will host a free Raising Readers Family Fun Workshop on Thursday, March 15, 5:30-7 p.m., at Gier Park Elementary School in Lansing. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 19:44:24 +0000 Jeanie Croope 12806 at http://wkar.org