Arts & Culture

Arts and culture


British violinist Daniel hope leads a grand tour through several eras of great music. WKAR's Peter Whorf takes us through Hope's newest release, Journey to Mozart. It's WKAR's March New Release Of The Month.

Pop-Up Story: 'I Switched'

Feb 28, 2018
Storyteller Jean Bolley.
Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

WKAR’s Pop-Up Stories returns Thursday night at the Capital Region International Airport and the theme is “Around The World.”

At last October’s Pop-Up at the library, the theme was "transformations." Storyteller Jean Bolley shared a humorous story about a transformation she had as a sports fan.

Pop-Up Story: 'Hornets to Butterflies'

Feb 27, 2018
Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

It’s time for another one of our Pop-Up Stories! This one was told by Bob Kirkby last October, where the theme was “transformations.”


Pop-Up Stories Returns For 2018 Season

Feb 27, 2018

Pop-Up Stories returns this Thursday, March 1st with an event at the Capital Region International Airport!

Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

WKAR’s Pop-Up Stories returns this Thursday March 1. We’ll be at the Capital Region International Airport and the theme is “Around The World: Travel Stories.”

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Detroit's Motown Museum is organizing an event to celebrate the entrepreneurial legacy of the Gordy family and black family-owned businesses in honor of Black History Month.

La Bohème | Metropolitan Opera

Feb 18, 2018
Sonya Yonceva on set in La Bohème
Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Feb. 24 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts.

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A museum dedicated to the birthplace of the Model T is seeking descendants of people who worked in the first building operated by Ford Motor Co.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

WKAR's Reginald Hardwick talked with Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley about her new book The Burden African-Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery. During a recent visit to Michigan State University, Riley explained why the lack of discussion about slavery and its affects on African-Americans are still being felt today and hurting the United States' ability to move forward as a whole. 

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WKAR's Reginald Hardwick talked with Chanho Lee, a member of Michigan State University's Korean Student Organization about the display of Korean culture during the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

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Though they span three centuries, the three composers featured on Saturday's Lansing Symphony Orchestra program speak similar musical languages. WKAR's Peter Whorf and LSO Music Director Timothy Muffitt explain...

Cruise ship off of shoreline
Courtesy / Pictured Rocks Cruises

A new quarter commemorates Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

L’Elisir d’Amore | Metropolitan Opera

Feb 4, 2018
Pretty Yende on stage performing
Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Feb. 10 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | The story combines comic archetypes with a degree of genuine character development rare in works of this type.

Peter Whorf / WKAR-MSU

February's 90.5 Classical New Release of the Month transports you to Vienna's famed Musikverein for the New Year's Day 2018 celebration.  WKAR's Peter Whorf brings you Sony Classical's newest from Riccardo Muti and the Vienna Philharmonic.

Il Trovatore | Metropolitan Opera

Jan 28, 2018
Main character Yonghoon Lee as Manrico in Il Trovatore
Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Feb. 3 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | Sir David McVicar’s exhilarating production of Verdi’s thrilling depiction of life on the edge