Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

C.J. Vanston photo with Mark Bashore
Scott Pohl / WKAR

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
Scott Pohl / WKAR

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.

Pohl and Bashore photo
Kevin Epling / University Photography and Videography, MSU

Michigan State University is working on a video project that will unite the voices of Spartans all over the world in singing the MSU Fight Song. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Kevin Epling about the Spartan Virtual Choir.


Blackberries sketch
Dominic Wade / flickr creative commons

Anita Skeens reads “Blackberries for Amelia” by Pulitzer Prize winning poet Richard Wilbur.


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