Have you thought about what to buy the jewelry-lover in your life this holiday season? Consider the lovely Spartan Agate, a man-made “gemstone” made from the thick layers of paint applied over many decades to The Rock on MSU’s campus. We talk to the jeweler who makes them to find out how she does it.
The area around the Frandor shopping center is the site of one of mid-Michigan’s most ambitious redevelopment projects. Part of the Red Cedar Renaissance plan would place public art in a re-vamped section of a stormwater drain. Current State’s Kevin Lavery talks with two organizers of the “Art In the Wild” project.
Have you ever listened to an audiobook? Have you wondered who reads them and what it takes to become successful in that field? Current State talks with Emily Sutton-Smith and Angela Dawe, two audiobook readers from mid-Michigan.
The Detroit-based Sphinx Organization, which teaches underprivileged youths, recently sent four students to perform at the White House for Michelle Obama. We speak to their director about that performance opportunity of a lifetime.
Riverwalk Theatre will stage a new musical, “The Princess Who Saved Herself,” starting this weekend. Meet the author of this premiere production as well as the Chippewa Junior High Schooler who had to learn to play guitar so she could also play the princess.
The Who recently celebrated a 50th anniversary tour, but that’s nothing. For Live Music Friday, we have a group that’s been together for 60 years! The Blue Echoes, Lansing’s first rock band, perform live in WKAR’s Studio S.
We speak with the English-Pakistani theater director Iqbal Khan, who has led productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Globe Theater, and recently at the Hollywood Bowl. He's in town this week talking about Shakespeare with students and faculty.
He has one of popular music’s most recognizable voices. Art Garfunkel sang memorable hits like “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” We talk with the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer ahead of a weekend concert in Jackson.
Habitat for Humanity for the Capital Region has enlisted local artists to decorate doors for a fundraiser this week. We talk with event organizer Ben Rathbun and artist Jack Bergeron about the Door Jam.
We speak with Dr. Matthew Aubin ahead of his performance with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra this weekend with music from Spain. It’s also the second time he’ll be leading the JSO since being named their music director designate.