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Romeo and Juliet opera photo
Courtesy photo / Opera Grand Rapids

From Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers to Gounod’s star-crossed opera singers, we meet the Romeo and Juliet of the upcoming production of that classic love story by Opera Grand Rapids.


Beatles exhibit entrance
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Everybody loves The Beatles. This weekend, The Henry Ford opens an exhibit of Beatles memorabilia called "The Magical History Tour."


Book reviewer Scott Southard takes us to Detroit with an intimate portrait of the life of an African-American family.


Current State #752 | April 27, 2016

Apr 27, 2016

Today on Current State: We talk with Melissa Mays of Flint about the city's water crisis and how her family has been affected; "Ink Trails II" authors Dave and Jack Dempsey; Neighbors in Action: Hounds of G.R.A.C.E.; and a preview of this weekend's MSU Symphony concert.


Melissa Mays photo
Courtesy photo / Melissa Mays

Melissa Mays has been one of the busiest and most vocal activists in the Flint Water Crisis. Current State speaks with her about how she and her city are doing two years after her family’s health issues began.


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