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Arts & Culture
1:17 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

'Moth' brings true storytelling to Wharton

'The Moth Mainstage' comes to the Wharton Center May 28.
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A group of outstanding storytellers will be in East Lansing for a show at Michigan State University’s Wharton Center Wednesday night. "The Moth Mainstage" brings a live performance of The Moth Radio Hour program to audiences all over the country.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:11 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Preview of Wharton Center's 2013-14 season

The Book of Mormon is a musical about a pair of young Mormon missionaries sent to Uganda.
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The Wharton Center for Performing Arts announced its 2013-14 season Monday evening.  Peter Whorf spoke with Wharton Executive Director Mike Brand about some of the highlights, including The Book of Mormon and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:33 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Stepdancer Nic Gareiss on percussive dance, sexual identity and culture

Dancer Nic Gareiss. His MA thesis is called 'Queering the Feis: An Examination of the Expression of Alternative Sexual Identity in Competitive Irish Step Dance in Ireland.'
Credit Con Kelliher

  Nic Gareiss has performed traditional Irish dance and the dances of its Diaspora around the world. But for Nic, his performances are not just visual expressions, but audible ones. He understands the body in motion as a form of music.

Nic holds degrees in both anthropology and music from Central Michigan University and recently completed his Masters' in ethnochoreology at the University of Limerick in Ireland.  

Nic discusses his research interests including percussive dances, cultural identity in relation to traditional dance and music, and sexual identity within traditional dance.

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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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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
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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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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4:00 pm
Thu January 28, 2010

Jen Sygit and Spare Change | BackStage Pass

Bluesy folk with an edge from Michigan's singer/songwriter Jen Sygit.

Originally aired 1/28/10

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4:00 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

String Doctors | BackStage Pass

Good humor, hot-picking and great tunes with Michigan mainstays Joel Mabus, Ray Kamalay.

Originally aired 1/21/10

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4:00 pm
Thu January 7, 2010

Big Willy | BackStage Pass

w.r. richards WKAR

A driving guitar and brassy sax punctuate the songwriting of Michigan's C.W. Rideoutt.

Originally aired 1/7/10

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5:00 pm
Tue October 6, 2009

Orquesta Ritmo | BackStage Pass

Big band salsa from Michigan, a dance favorite led by Mike Eyia.

Originally aired 10/6/09

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4:00 pm
Wed March 4, 2009

Root Doctor | BackStage Pass

w.r. richards WKAR

Classic soul, R & B, traditional blues and inspired originals from a Michigan favorite.

Originally aired 3/4/09

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4:00 pm
Wed January 21, 2009

MSU Professors of Jazz | BackStage Pass

Hard bop with jazz bassist Rodney Whitaker and colleagues from the College of Music at MSU

Originally aired 1/21/09

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