Arts

Solo Recital Showcases ELHS Senior Talent

Friday, April 22, 2016

Above: ELHS Music teachers Dave Rosin and Dave Larzelere

Graduating seniors in East Lansing High School’s bands, orchestras, and choir performed solos last night in a concert whose genres ranged from classical orchestra to jazz improv to contemporary song. Teachers Jeff English (choir), Dave Larzelere (band), and Dave Rosin (orchestra) appeared pleased with and proud of their students’ performances, with the students participating in the concert repeatedly showing affection and appreciation for their peers.

Haydn's "Mass in a Time of War" at Peoples Church This Sunday

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Members of The Peoples Church Choir

This Sunday, April 24th, The Peoples Church Sanctuary Choir will perform Joseph Haydn's “Mass in a Time of War” during the Church’s 10:30 a.m. worship service. 

For decades, the Choir has attracted high-caliber vocal and conducting talent from both sides of Grand River Avenue. Under the leadership of Music Director Jonathan Reed, the group takes part in worship services from September through May, and presents two "Music Sunday” worship services each year, featuring full-length choral works.

ELHS Presents "Legally Blonde, The Musical," Changes Performance Dates

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

East Lansing High School is presenting “Legally Blonde, the Musical” as its spring musical beginning on Wednesday, March 16, at 7pm, and continuing on: Thursday, March 17, at 7pm; Friday, March 18, at 7:30pm; Saturday, March 19, at 7:30pm; and Sunday, March 20, at 2pm. All performances will be at the ELHS Center for Performing Arts, 509 Burcham Drive, East Lansing.

The performance dates had to be changed and reduced because of snow days that prevented rehearsals. The show, originally slotted for seven performances, will now run for five.

What's East Lansing Reading?

Sunday, March 13, 2016

In honor of National Reading Month, I asked this question of East Lansing residents, including ELi reporters: Tell me three books you love, one you hate and what you’re reading right now. At the end of this article, I’ve provided a complete list of the books that are most-loved, most-hated, and currently in the hands of your friends and neighbors.

Back To 1987 with Rock of Ages at Hannah Community Center

Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Blue Light Players are bringing 80’s glam metal rock to the Hannah Community Center February 19 - 26. Rock of Ages, a musical with a book by Chris A’rienzo along with arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, is comprised of music from the likes of Journey, Twisted Sister, Jefferson Airplane and Europe. Set in 1987 LA on the Sunset Strip, Rock of Ages is the story of Drew and Sherri, two young people trying to make it big in LA, complete with big hair and guitar solos.

All of Us Express Children's Theater Presents "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"

Saturday, February 6, 2016

 

All of Us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) presents “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” this coming weekend and next.

This classic story by C. S. Lewis is, according to the East Lansing Recreation & Arts website, “set in the land of Narnia,” and “faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia.”

Saper Gallery to host Winter Creative Mixer tonight

Thursday, January 28, 2016

 

This Thursday, Saper Galleries will open their doors from 5-7 PM to welcome East Lansing creatives for the Arts Council of Greater Lansing Winter Creative Mixer. The event, sponsored by The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau, is free of charge, and attendees will be treated to complimentary snacks and beverages.

Gallery owner Roy Saper said the event will provide a platform for all types of creatives to network and collaborate.

"After Ever After" brings Mulan, Belle, Cruella and More to Hannah Community Center This Weekend

Friday, January 22, 2016

Photo, clockwise from top: Alyssa Forsyth, Emily McWethy (Cinderella), Mosey
Rojewski, Alice Ribeiro, Sarah Flink, Miki Perdikakis

This weekend, the East Lansing Dance and Theatre Company (ELDTC) will perform “AFTER EVER AFTER, or Four Beautiful Princesses, a Bunch of Sidekicks and One Evil Villain: A Ballet in One Act” at the Hannah Community Center Albert White Theatre. 

Composition Fosters Human Rights Awareness

Friday, January 8, 2016

He’s nearly done with a composition he’s writing for Michigan State University. And he’s visited with the MSU student musicians who will premiere the work in January. But as soon as the first note sounds on Billy Child’s original piece, many say the work is just beginning for a highly sensitive initiative led in part by the MSU College of Music.

Forum Tomorrow on Possible Sale of WKAR-TV Broadcast Spectrum

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Image of MSU’s Communication Arts Building, courtesy of MSU

Local PBS station WKAR-TV may be leaving the airwaves forever, but not before two public forums intended to educate and give voice to the community regarding MSU’s option to sell off the station’s broadcast spectrum for what could come to hundreds of millions of dollars. The first of those forums takes place tomorrow night, Monday, January 4th, at 7:00 p.m.

Michigan Musicians Come Together to Perform Benefit Concert for Bethany and Brandon Foote

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

This coming Sunday evening, respected musicians from around Michigan will join together at People’s Church to offer their talents in support of a couple who are active in the community and have had a challenging year, Bethany and Brandon Foote, who perform under the band name, Gifts or Creatures. Organized by May Erlewine Bernard, this benefit concert will feature Seth Bernard, Drew Howard, Max Lockwood, Steve Leaf, Drew Howard, John Hanson, Tony Roth and Joyce Walker, Micah Ling, Jen Sygit, Laura Bates, the Wilson Brothers, Joey Schultz, Erlewine, and others.

Bailey Ceramics Studio to Relocate to Hannah

Monday, November 30, 2015

Above: Ceramic items produced in the Bailey studio, courtesy City of East Lansing

The ceramics studio formerly housed and operated at Bailey Community Center (BCC) is expected to be moved to a renovated space at Hannah Community Center by September 30, 2016.

Council Capsule: November 24, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Image of City Council courtesy City of East Lansing.

Each week, ELi brings you a summary of what happened at City Council. Our “Council Capsule” allows you to stay on top of what’s happening in our local government.

All present: Mayor Mark Meadows, Mayor Pro Tem Ruth Beier, Councilmembers Erik Altmann, Shanna Draheim, Susan Woods.

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