Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

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. 

The Magic Flute | Metropolitan Opera

Dec 1, 2017
Main character Papageno performing
Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Dec. 9 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | The Met’s English-language family version of Mozart’s enchanting masterpiece has become one of the city’s essential holiday traditions.

Norma | Metropolitan Opera

Dec 1, 2017
Main character Angela Meade
Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Dec. 16 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | An extraordinary fusion of sublime melody, vocal challenge, and dramatic power.

The Merry Widow | Metropolitan Opera

Dec 1, 2017
Main character Susan Graham sings on stage
Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Dec. 30 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | Susan Graham sings the title role of the fabulous woman of the world who sets out to conquer glamorous old Paris and get the one thing that has eluded her—a commitment from her playboy first love.

Jim Nabors photo
Courtesy photo / Dave McClary

Actor and singer Jim Nabors died on Thursday at the age of 87. WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with a Traverse City man about a friendly encounter with the Gomer Pyle star.

Tian Zhou photo
Courtesy photo / MSU College of Music

An associate professor of composition at Michigan State University has become a Grammy nominee. Tian Zhou is one of the nominees in the Best Contemporary Classical Composition category for his Concerto for Orchestra, as recorded by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

WKAR Staff: "What We Are Thankful For"

Nov 22, 2017
WKAR-MSU

This is Thanksgiving week 2017. WKAR hosts, reporters, interns and more are sharing what they're thankful for and a favorite word associated with "Thanksgiving."


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