Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

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.


Ingham and Clinton County Fairs Kick Off Today

Jul 31, 2017
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. 

Vincent Brady Photography

Fire is one of mankind’s earliest tools. Not just for warmth, light, and cooking, however. This weekend in downtown Charlotte at the famed Windwalker Underground Gallery, it’s being used for a more creative endeavor: Fire spinning.


A portrait of Inna Phelps with a doll.
Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

A museum space dedicated to the appreciation of Russian culture exists in a place you probably wouldn’t expect: Charlotte, Michigan.

 

It’s called The Russian Room, and we paid it a visit.

 

Courtesy Rina Risper

Thursday night, a crowd will gather at the steps of the Michigan State Capitol Building. They won’t be there to hear a political stump speech though, it is poetry that brings these people together.


Courtesy / Shock and Awww

When you think fashion, you think New York, Paris, Milan and Lansing. Yeah, that's right — Lansing. There are designers from Grand Ledge who are revamping the fashion scene. Twins Shawn and Claire Buitendorp wanted to do something big.


Mark Hansen

The Spartan Marching Band has a new director. Meet the new guy behind the baton who will lead 300 Spartan musicians: David Thornton during what has turned out to be a very busy summer for a variety of reasons.


Courtesy Janice L. Blixt

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival gets underway later this week and while the headliner features a 20-year reunion, another play has been bringing out the online trolls to the Festival's social media outlets.


Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

The Grand Traverse Pie Company combines fresh cherries grown in northern Michigan with Detroit born Vernors Ginger Ale soda to create a special treat just in time for the July 4th.

Over the 4th of July holiday weekend, the evening sky over many parts of the U.S. will be filled with color. But who makes sure that show runs smoothly? Learn from one MI company about some of the safety precautions and the economical reasons why most fireworks are not made in the U.S.

July Episodes | MSU in Concert

Jun 27, 2017
Kevin Noe with Orchestra
courtesy / MSU College of Music

Fridays at 3pm on 90.5 FM WKAR Radio | This July, enjoy a weekly hour of classical concerts from Michigan State University hosted by WKAR's Peter Whorf!

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