Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Ariniko Artistry

This weekend, Lansing’s Riverwalk Theatre kicks off their 29th Season with a musical. But the production also features a real-life wedding backstage as well.
 

 

Facebook fan page of Kid Rock

Kid Rock may have more to say about his political future while performing in the opening concert at Detroit's new sports arena.

Jesse Meria

2017 marks the 138th year of the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor, but it’s also Year One for its new President, Matthew VanBesien. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley spoke with him earlier this week as the UMS season is about to kick-off.


Jamie Paisley

On Saturday August 26th, the streets of REO Town in Lansing were shut down for the 7th Annual Art Attack competition. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley spoke with the artists contending to take 1st prize.


Dawn Foods

A recently renovated building in the corner of an industrial park is now home to product development for a $2 billion Michigan company.

workers with equipment
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The 2017 Great Lakes Folk Festival gets underway at 6 pm Friday.  Stage crews are checking their wires and vendors their wares before it all begins.  WKAR’s Kevin Lavery strolled around downtown East Lansing to check it out.

 

 

Kids at Folk Festival
Courtesy MSU Museum

The 2017 Great Lakes Folk Festival is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday in downtown East Lansing. In a world filled with smartphones and Social media, you're encouraged to come together and view your fellow Michigander's music, stories, food and artwork.  


Courtesy — east arbor architecture

There’s a change happening along Grand River in East Lansing. Buildings are being prepped for renovation, which means some businesses are relocating. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley learned about one business that decided to add-on a little something.


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Courtesy / Lansing JazzFest

Sweet sounds of jazz will fill the air in Old Town this weekend. Thousands are expected to attend the 23rd Lansing JazzFest. 

Paige and her llama, Bo at the Clinton County Fair.
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

It’s county fair season and WKAR’s Katie Cook went to see the animals and their young owners at the Clinton County 4H and Youth Fair.

 

Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

WKAR’s Katie Cook went for a stroll through the Ingham County fairgrounds to find out what the fair has to offer and what kids like best about it.


Concession stands at the fairgrounds.
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

Concession trucks are in place and workers are constructing rides at the Ingham County fairgrounds in preparation for this week’s fair.

 


Jamie Paisley

Head to the Detroit Institute of Arts for their artistic take on 50 years after the 1967 Uprising in Detroit.


Jamie Paisley

Inside the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, curator Patrina Chatman decided to take a different path when it came to addressing the 1967 Rebellion which shook the museum’s home city of Detroit.


Detroit Institute of Arts/Facebook

An exhibit on works by artists during the civil rights movement is opening at the Detroit Institute of Arts. 

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