Arts and Culture

Summer books usually bring to mind lighter fare. A page turning mystery or a paperback romance, maybe. But for those who don’t mind a heavier read this summer, our book reviewer Scott D. Southard gives us his take on "The Given World" by Marian Palaia.


Dylan Rogers Robin Theatre
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A new theatre in Lansing will celebrate a grand opening this weekend. The Robin Theatre is located in REO Town. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with co-founder Dylan Rogers.


C.J. Vanston photo with Mark Bashore
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C.J. Vanston's music career has taken him from Williamston to Chicago and Los Angeles, where he has worked with stars like Barbra Streisand and Joe Cocker. Current State host Mark Bashore talks with Vanston about his time at the keyboards in the studio and on tour.


Brian Lorente photo
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One of Michigan’s biggest summer music festivals, the Faster Horses country music festival at the Michigan International Speedway near Brooklyn, is this weekend. Current State celebrates country music in Michigan with our Live Music Friday guest, Brian Lorente.

Courtest Old Town ScrapFest

The Old Town ScrapFest returns this weekend. Artists will get creative with all sorts of unwanted scrap metal and plastic.

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