SHOW OF THE WEEK: Twelve Angry Jurors at ELHS

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Most of us remember the movie Twelve Angry Men as a gritty, black-and-white drama centering on jury deliberations in a homicide trial. The jurors are not named, but numbered, and Henry Fonda plays Juror #8 who gradually persuades the other eleven jurors that there is reasonable doubt. The lengthy and intense deliberation exposes the biases of individuals with a volatile mixture of backgrounds and personalities, most of which seem remarkably fresh despite the fact that the play was written sixty years ago.

MSU Station Has Something For Everybody

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Maybe you’ve heard it while driving around and scanning radio stations, the commanding voice that announces“88.9 ‘The Impact’ – the music that matters.”

Michigan State University’s student-run radio station (WDBM-FM88.9) broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week from Holden Hall, on MSU’s campus. It has over 100 student volunteers who join the professional staff to provide a wide variety of indie, rock and alternative music. In addition to music programming, the station offers in-depth sports, news and music specialty programs.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Frog and Cats and Ogres, Oh My!

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Ambrose Meteyer, Olivia Hughs, Amelia Vilhauer, Shelby Brewer

This weekend (November 7 and 8) and next weekend (November 14 and 15), East Lansing-based All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) will be performing their fall show The Frog Prince and The Truly Remarkable Puss-in-Boots. Youth from Bath, Dewitt, Diamondale, East Lansing, Grand Ledge, Haslett, Holt, Lansing, Mason, Okemos, and Perry fill the cast and crew of this latest production and range from 9-17 years of age.

Michigan State University Holds 13th Annual Day of Percussion Sunday, October 26

Friday, October 24, 2014

MSU will host its annual day of percussion this Sunday October 26, at East Lansing’s MacDonald Middle School. East Lansing High School’s drumline will perform and be critiqued at 4:35 pm. MSU’s Percussion Ensemble will perform at 1:10 pm and the MSU Drumline will perform at 5:00 pm. High school drumlines from Lansing Eastern, Mason, Troy, Olivet, Okemos, Port Huron, Farmington, Utica, Waterford Kettering and Harrison will also perform. Section clinics for snare, tenor, bass and cymbals will be offered for the students around noon. Admission is $5 for all adults at the door.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Dead Poets Contest at Dublin Square, Oct. 28

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Dead Poets Society

On Tuesday, October 28, a Dead Poets Contest will take place starting at 7:30 pm at Dublin Square Irish Pub and Restaurant, 327 Abbot Road in East Lansing. Contestants are invited to read one or two poems by a departed poet, reading for a maximum of 4-5 minutes, and to dress “in the spirit” of that poet (generously interpreted—anything from a hat/scarf to full costume).

SHOW OF THE WEEK: ELHS Marching Band Performs 35th Annual Senior Show Friday

Thursday, October 16, 2014
ELHS Marching Band at Grand Ledge

Note: ELi is instituting new weekly features! Today is our second installation of our new Thursday feature, "Show Of The Week," filling you in on an exciting upcoming entertainment opportunity in East Lansing.

East Lansing High School (ELHS) football game attendees will be in for a special treat on Friday, October 17 as the 100-member ELHS Marching Band performs a half-time show selected by the 20 seniors in the band. Kick off for this season’s last home game is at 7:00 p.m. Admission for the game is $5.

Jen Sygit, East Lansing's Songbird

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Jen Sygit is one of the most liked and best known folk / Americana musicians in the greater East Lansing area. As was the case for many of her peers, music was an early part of her life, starting with voice lessons in the first grade and an ability to pick up an instrument and start playing it with no instruction. Unlike the experience of many other musicians, however, there were no musicians in her household growing up. “Nobody in my family played an instrument, but there was music on the stereo all the time,” Sygit explains.

Keys In The Cities – Public Pianos

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Capital Area Blues Society, led by board member Larry Grudt, is developing a project that will place artistically decorated pianos in public spaces around East Lansing and Lansing. The project proposes to bring used pianos, local artists, business merchants, and the community together in a spontaneous, unique and entertaining manner. Donated pianos in working condition will be paired with local artists who will decorate them.

Fall Color Tour by Train

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Steam Railroading Institute (SRI) of Owosso is offering a unique and relaxing way to see the fall colors of the Lower Peninsula: an all-day train tour. The SRI will be hosting a series of trips: October 4, round-trip from Cadillac to Boyne Fall; October 11, round-trip from Petoskey to Fife Lake; and October 18, round-trip from Mount Pleasant to Cadillac. The series’ migration south over October ensures great colors on each tour.

9/11 Commemorative Concert at St. Thomas Aquinas TONIGHT

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Veterans, police officers, firefighters, and emergency responders will be honored tonight, September 11, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in East Lansing. The program will run from 7:00-9:00 pm, and admission is free. Performers will include barbershop chorus The Capitol City Chordsmen, bagpiper Terry Carroll, and trumpeters Will Reid and Michael Liberato.

MSU Teddy Bear Picnic Saturday with MSU College of Human Medicine

Thursday, September 11, 2014

On Saturday September 13 MSU’s College of Human Medicine will sponsor a Teddy Bear Picnic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in MSU’s 4-H Children’s Garden on Bogue Street just south of Wilson Road. Admission to the event is free for everyone, and free parking will be available in both the parking lot across from the MSU Clinical Center and in the Wharton Center parking structure.