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Scott Pohl / WKAR

Is it classical? Is it jazz? It’s both! Our Live Music Friday guests this week are Oleg Bezuglov and Natalia Bezuglova. Together, they’re known as Class & Jazz.

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This weekend, six principal musicians of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra perform a concert featuring music from the early 20th century collection of French composers nicknamed Les Six. LSO Principal flutist and MSU College of Music Professor Richard Sherman spoke with WKAR's Jamie Paisley about this concert which culminates in all six players combining for the Sextet by Francis Poulenc.

The concert will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25th at 3pm in the Molly Grove Chapel at the First Presbyterian Church in Downtown Lansing.

Off the Record 9/23/16 | Ep. 4613

Sep 23, 2016

Correspondents Edition.  Topics: Third grade reading bill and self driving cars.

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Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Lansing Lugnuts baseball team, has transformed its field into an 18-hole miniature golf course for the week. The turf was installed in 2005 and will be replaced come next baseball season. What better way to say goodbye to the old real-estate than to play a little golf?

Current Sports | 9/22/16 | #786

Sep 22, 2016
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MSU Hall of Fame Ceremony, Washington Redskins, Lansing Mini Golf, Sam Silverstein, Throwback Thursday and Colin Kaepernick.

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FREE – Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. | FREE sneak peak of the making of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning megahit Hamilton!| ALL SEATS ARE FILLED 

Current State #837 | September 22, 2016

Sep 22, 2016

Today on Current State: We speak with Athena International Leadership Conference chair Sarah Jennings; a preview of the Ixion Theatre production of "The Amazing Jesus"; David Bard, the new Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Michigan; and a Pop-Up Story from Dave Dunckel.

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The star-studded Athena Conference is designed to promote leadership and empowerment for women of all ages. We discuss the program with chairperson Sarah Jennings.

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We attend a rehearsal of the Ixion Theater’s new production, “The Amazing Jesus,” a Latin-American fable from a Lansing playwright.

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Churches of all denominations are grappling with issues ranging from a loss of membership to LGBTQ inclusion. The United Methodist Church in Michigan has a new leader who’s trying to forge a way ahead for his congregation. We talk with Bishop David Bard about those challenges.

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At our last Pop-Up Stories event, Dave Dunckel told a story from the jungles of Central America.

Current Sports | 9/21/16 | #785

Sep 21, 2016
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Michigan Secretary of State

Detroit Tigers, Athletes and Money, Glen Rice, MLB Playoff Picture, Best Logos in Sports, Jim Weber, and Larry Nassar.

Current State #836 | September 21, 2016

Sep 21, 2016

Today on Current State: Rep. Gretchen Driskell talks about her campaign against Cong. Tim Walberg in Michigan's 7th district; an exhibition of artwork from album covers at the Lansing Mall; and Neighbors in Action: Youth for Understanding. Our guest host in Kyle Melinn of the MIRS news service.

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Current State Guest host Kyle Melinn talks with Gretchen Driskell about her bid for congress. The Democrat hopes to win the seat now held by Republican Tim Walberg.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR

Album covers used to get almost as much attention as the music inside. The Keys to Creativity gallery in the Lansing Mall marks the “Golden Age of Album Art” from 1967 to ‘83 with an exhibit through October 6th. Current State’s Scott Pohl has a look.