Music

Room with a View set photo
Jamie Paisley / WKAR

You may know the 1985 Merchant-Ivory film “A Room with a View,” but later this week the MSU Opera Theater will open their season with an English-language opera based on the beloved E.M. Forster novel. We speak with the MSU opera’s director and cast.


MSU Marching Band photo
Peter Whorf / WKAR

The halftime show at Saturday’s MSU football game will be a spectacular event, as China comes to Spartan Stadium. Current State's Peter Whorf has a preview.


Betty Baxter and Doug Fritch photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Our Live Music Friday guest is the veteran local jazz singer Betty Baxter. On Sunday, the Jazz Alliance of Mid-Michigan is honoring her at their seventh annual Tribute Concert.

Muffitt conducting orchestra
David Trumpie / Trumpie Photography

Current State brings you a preview of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra's upcoming concert, which features an all American cast of composers.

Chris Thile photo
Courtesy photo / Chris Thile/Facebook

Mandolinist Chris Thile performs in Kalamazoo on Friday night. Thile talks with Current State’s Scott Pohl about his music and his next big project: replacing Garrison Keillor next year on “A Prairie Home Companion.”


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