Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Thaïs | Metropolitan Opera

Jan 14, 2018

Sat., Jan. 20 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | Ailyn Pérez is the alluring courtesan and Gerald Finley is the holy man who tries to resist her powers of seduction in Massenet’s tale of sensuality versus spirituality. Emmanuel Villaume conducts.

Theresa Rosado and Diana Rivera photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The art world looks down on paintings on velvet. The images conjured by the phrase “velvet art” might be things like children with big eyes, or Elvis Presley. A Lansing art gallery is challenging the notion that this is low-brow art. Casa de Rosado is hosting an exhibition called “Black Velvet, a Rasquache Aesthetic” through February 3rd.


Warhol's Marilyn image
Courtesy Image

The most iconic name in modern art history might well be that of Andy Warhol. Even casual observers of the art world know about his works depicting soup cans or celebrities like Marilyn Monroe. Starting Saturday, the Broad Art Museum on the MSU campus will be the site of an exhibition of works by Warhol. “Andy Warhol: A Day in the Life” can be seen through May 6th.


Detroit Public Television

A Detroit interactive museum dedicated to the achievements of the nation's first black-owned television station will hold its anniversary on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Scene on set from Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci."
Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Jan. 13 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | Roberto Alagna takes on the leading tenor roles in both parts of opera’s most popular double bill.

Mark Kitaoka

Saturday night, the Lansing Symphony welcomes a Lansing-born soloist that nowadays spends his time as the first ever American principle French horn of the Berlin Philharmonic. And when it comes to how David Cooper began his path on the French horn, like many great stories it starts with his grandmother.


Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

There's a little bit more dancing in the street at the Motown Museum as officials accept another donation supporting its expansion plans.

Hansel and Gretel | Metropolitan Opera

Dec 31, 2017
Scene on set from Hansel and Gretel
Cory Weaver / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Jan. 6 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | A Met English-language holiday presentation, Richard Jones’s clever production of Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera is based on the Brothers Grimm story. 

Detroit Free Press Archives/HistoricDetroit.org

A real estate agency is hoping to preserve the front of a historic theater building in downtown Detroit as groundbreaking nears for an area development project.

Grayling, Michigan Visitor's Bureau website

For those planning to go snowmobile riding during the holiday week, be advised that some Michigan trail segments are closed.

Lansing Fire Dept. Capt. David Odom Jr
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Many of us enjoy pies made from pumpkins or Michigan grown apples or cherries this time of year. But a staple in many African-American households is gaining popularity within the Lansing Fire Department because of a Captain who can bake! 


A Holiday Movie Roundup With Karel and Cheyna

Dec 21, 2017

Christmas...what better time to snuggle up with your family and friends to watch your favorite holiday movies?

This holiday season, WKAR's Karel Vega and MPRN's Cheyna Roth thought it would be fun to talk about their favorite holiday movies and moments, and maybe introduce you to some new favorites you might not have heard about.


Le Nozze di Figaro | Metropolitan Opera

Dec 20, 2017
Scene on set from Le Nozze di Figaro
Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Dec. 23 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | Mozart’s comic yet profound look at human nature and one crazy day in a wealthy Spanish household.

January Episodes | MSU in Concert

Dec 15, 2017
Courtesy / MSU College of Music

Fridays at 3pm on 90.5 FM WKAR Radio | This January, enjoy a weekly hour of classical concerts from Michigan State University hosted by WKAR's Peter Whorf!

Verdi Requiem | Metropolitan Opera

Dec 1, 2017
Music director directing his musicians
Jonathan Tichler / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Dec. 2 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | The performances of Verdi’s Requiem are dedicated to the memory of Dmitri Hvorostovsky. 

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