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Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week begins on Saturday, and the performing arts department at Lansing Community College is staging a play based on the stories of local homeless people this weekend. WKAR’s Scott Pohl has the story of “I Have A Name.”


Jamie Paisley

This week, the Wharton Center unveiled their new season. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley takes us on a trip through their 2019-20 Broadway national tour season, as guided by Wharton's Center's Exective Director, Mike Brand.


Wharton Center

Lauren Gunderson is America's most performed playwright. The Wharton Center will be putting on her landmark work, 'I And You,' this weekend in their Pasant Theatre. WKAR's Jamie Paisley spoke with her about this play and her mentor/friend, the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Margaret Edson.


Jamie Paisley

MSU Opera Theater Director Melanie Helton discusses their pairing of one-act Operas opening this week with WKAR's Jamie Paisley.


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Today, the Wharton Center in East Lansing unveiled their 2018-19 season to the general public. WKAR's Jamie Paisley brings you a rundown of the shows, including more details about the already-announced arrival of the mega-hit musical, Hamilton.


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It’s Tuesday night at DeVos Performance Hall in downtown Grand Rapids. The orchestra is preparing to play music by Giuseppe Verdi, but taking the podium is Maestro James Meena, new artistic director of Opera Grand Rapids.


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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.


Jamie Paisley

This weekend in Lansing’s REO Town, the Ixion Theatre explores the realm of all things geek through 5 world premiere short plays. But it poses a question whose answer keeps evolving: Is the word ‘geek’ a positive thing, or is it mainly a pejorative?


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Go inside the 2017-18 Wharton Center season, which was publicly announced Weds., April 19th. In part one, WKAR's Jamie Paisley focuses on the ever-popular Broadway productions coming to mid-Michigan.


Jamie Paisley

The Wharton Center welcomes a rarity to its stage this week: A national tour, not of a musical, but of a play. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley explores this Curious Incident.


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