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12:00 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Renowned Violinist to Perform at MSU's Wharton Center

Violinist Joshua Bell is the music director of the London-based Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. He and the academy will perform at Michigan State University's Wharton Center this Saturday.
Courtesy Lisa Marie Mazzucco

One of classical music’s most famous contemporary musicians is coming to East Lansing.  Last May, violinist Joshua Bell was named to succeed Sir Neville Marriner as music director of the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields.  Bell and the academy will perform at Michigan State University’s Wharton Center this Saturday on one leg of their first tour together.

WKAR’s Jody Knol recently spoke with Joshua Bell and reminded him of the lengths he went to in order to make his last concert at Wharton Center back in the winter of 2009.

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TV Made in Michigan
6:07 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Shine On | BackStage Pass

Highlights from the third season.  Premiere Thu. Apr 19 at 10p on WKAR HD/23 | Sat. Apr 21 at 8p on WKAR WORLD | Sat. Apr 21 at 11p on WKAR HD/23 | VIEW IT ONLINE NOW

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TV Made in Michigan
2:50 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Larry McCray | BackStage Pass

The soulful blues guitar powerhouse from Saginaw comes to BackStage Pass.
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airs Thu. Mar 29 at 10p on WKAR HD/23 | Sat. Mar 31 at 8p on WKAR WORLD | Sat. Mar 31 at 11p on WKAR HD/23

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TV Made in Michigan
11:54 am
Thu March 15, 2012

MSU College of Music | BackStage Pass

An evening of chamber music from Mozart and Faure.
First aired 3/22/12

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NewsRoom
12:01 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Lansing Symphony to play MasterWorks IV

MSU professor of Tuba and Euphonium Phil Sinder
Courtesy MSU College of Music

WKAR's Melissa Benmark talks with Lansing Symphony Orchestra music director Timothy Muffitt and MSU professor of Tuba and Euphonium Phil Sinder about the next Lansing Symphony Orchestra concert. Sinder is the soloist in a Tuba Concerto by TV and film composer, Bruce Broughton.

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TV Made in Michigan
6:10 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

The Lash | BackStage Pass

Matt Hallowell WKAR

Celtic-American mash-up from a Michigan favorite.
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TV Made in Michigan
12:11 pm
Sun February 12, 2012

Seeley and Baldori | BackStage Pass

Seeley and Baldori on BackStage Pass
Matt Hallowell WKAR

Dueling piano boogie from Michigan rock and blues legends.
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TV Made in Michigan
9:53 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Orrick Ewing | BackStage Pass

Orrick Ewing on BackStage Pass
Matt Hallowell WKAR

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Crunching funk and smooth jazz from Grammy-honored Lansing bassist.

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TV Made in Michigan
4:00 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Seth and May | BackStage Pass

Seth and May
Matt Hallowell WKAR

Uplifting folk/pop songs with a message from award-winning northern Michigan duo.

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NewsRoom
12:01 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

Gregorian Previews MSU Symphony Concert

MSU Director of Orchestras, Leon Gregorian.
Courtesy MSU College of Music

WKAR's Melissa Benmark spoke with conductor Leon Gregorian about the next MSU Symphony Orchestra concert, which features a new Tuba Concerto by MSU professor Ron Newman.

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TV Made in Michigan
4:00 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Rusty Wright Band | BackStage Pass

The Rusty Wright Band
Matt Hallowell WKAR

Blues rock from Flint, Michigan, featuring slide-guitar master Rusty Wright.

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TV Made in Michigan
4:00 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

The Chenille Sisters | BackStage Pass

The Chenille Sisters
Matt Hallowell WKAR

Folk, jazz and humor from iconic Ann Arbor trio.

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TV Made in Michigan
7:00 pm
Sun November 27, 2011

Last Home Game | Beneath the Pines

As the season comes to an end, we spend time with the Trombone section and learn about the importance of the Alma Mater. Includes the entire half-time performance from the MSU vs. Indiana game.

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TV Made in Michigan
6:00 pm
Sun November 20, 2011

Les Miserables | Beneath the Pines

Includes the entire "Les Miserables" half-time performance from the MSU vs. Minnesota game.

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TV Made in Michigan
6:00 pm
Sun November 6, 2011

Classic 70s Rock | Beneath the Pines

The famous MSU Drumline is featured for an inside look at the precision necessary to be one of the premiere groups in the country. Includes the entire "Classic 70s Rock" half-time performance from the MSU vs. Michigan game.

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TV Made in Michigan
7:00 pm
Sun October 30, 2011

Divas | Beneath the Pines

Members of the mellophone and baritone sections talk about the importance of the uniform and offer insight on appropriate hair styling. Includes the entire "Divas" half-time performance from the MSU vs. Central Michigan game.

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TV Made in Michigan
7:00 pm
Sun October 23, 2011

9/11 Tribute | Beneath the Pines

SMB alumni return to perform in a joint tribute to 9/11. Featured: alumni, saxophone section and SMB family. Includes the entire half-time performance from the MSU vs. Florida Atlantic game.

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TV Made in Michigan
7:00 pm
Sun October 16, 2011

First Show | Beneath the Pines

Spartan Marching Band Labor Day Salute. Includes the entire half-time performance from the MSU vs. Youngstown State game.

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5:00 pm
Thu April 7, 2011

The Verve Pipe | BackStage Pass

Brian Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe
w.r. richards WKAR

Edgy, harmonic tunes and favorites from nineties alt-rock icons.

Originally aired 4/7/11

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5:00 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

Don Middlebrook and Living Soul | BackStage Pass

M. Walters WKAR

Tropic folk-rock whisks you away to warm sunny climates.

Originally aired 3/31/11

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5:00 pm
Thu March 24, 2011

Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys | BackStage Pass

M. Walters WKAR

Sizzling hot dance hall rockabilly from West Michigan.

Originally aired 3/24/11

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4:00 pm
Thu February 24, 2011

Groove Merchant | BackStage Pass

Instrumental jazz, rock and R & B quartet.

Originally aired 2/24/11

Tasty jazz, rock and R & B from the award-winning West Michigan instrumental quartet. Selections from their self-titled debut CD include "Creole Chopstix," "Seriocity," and "Sonter."

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4:00 pm
Thu February 17, 2011

Thom Jayne and the Nomads | BackStage Pass

A rich sound that amazes and intrigues, from a broad blend of instruments and styles.

Originally aired 2/17/11

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4:00 pm
Thu February 10, 2011

MSU College of Music Voice Faculty | BackStage Pass

The soaring power of the human voice with Broadway and opera from MSU faculty stars.

Originally aired 2/10/11

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4:00 pm
Thu February 3, 2011

Frog and the Beeftones | BackStage Pass

w.r. richards WKAR

Hard-driving blues rock that puts you on the dance floor.

Originally aired 2/3/11

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4:00 pm
Thu January 27, 2011

The Mickeys | BackStage Pass

Soaring vocals and classic folk harmonies that move and inspire.

Originally aired 1/27/11

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4:00 pm
Thu January 20, 2011

Those Delta Rhythm Kings | BackStage Pass

Swinging jump-style blues that lifts you out of your seat.

Originally aired 1/20/11

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5:00 pm
Thu May 27, 2010

Best of BackStage Pass | BackStage Pass

Orquesta Ritmo, Root Doctor, organissimo, String Doctors, Jen Sygit, Steppin' In It, more.

Originally aired 5/27/10

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4:00 pm
Thu February 11, 2010

Steppin' In It/Shout Sister Shout | BackStage Pass

Old-time country swing and swing-era jazz classics from two of Michigan's hottest acts.

Originally aired 2/11/10

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4:00 pm
Thu February 4, 2010

Huckleberry Groove | BackStage Pass

This horn-heavy pop/funk/soul band from Michigan packs energy and a feel-good vibe.

Originally aired 2/4/10

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