Students from Central Michigan University are hard at work this summer preparing for a series of performances led by director Steve Berglund. It is part of a comedy series that includes three productions, one of which is written by famed comedian Lewis Black. Continue reading
In an interesting twist on a photography class, a CMU art professor left for Beaver Island with 15 honors students and a five day lesson plan.
The students were asked to explain the narrative of day-to-day life on Beaver Island, using nothing but pictures they took on their smartphones. Continue reading
When you think of big band music, you probably have a few artists in mind like Ellington, Basie, and Thad Jones. But what do they, along with many other big bands have in common? A passion for the art of jazz. And on Sunday June 21st, sounds of the big band will honor that passion. Continue reading
If there’s one word to really describe the four gentlemen who make up the Euclid Quartet, it’s passion. They are a group of musicians that come from quite literally all corners of the world with the vision and ability to perform the music they love. Continue reading
Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad will be at the Midland Center for the Arts on Sunday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. He says his Stage show Embracing the Gut Churn is a study in in three parts, full of sound, video, animation and a lot of fun. CMU Public Radio’s Jennifer Weingart spoke with Abumrad about the show, what the title means, Radiolab’s upcoming season, and how to make it in Radio. Continue reading
When you think of great American composers, you might produce a list including Gershwin, Bernstein, Ives, Copland, and Berlin among others. After all, they are the most influential, inspiring, and well known. Continue reading
A new collection of wines from Chateau Grand Traverse is helping out Michigan’s state parks. It’s a collaboration with the Department of Natural Resources, and half of the proceeds will go towards the state park system. Continue reading
Budget talks are wrapping up at the state Capitol. As part of the discussion, lawmakers are looking to cut Michigan’s $50 million film incentive program in half.
Coast Guard members from the Traverse City air station are part of a independent film coming out this Friday, May 15.
The new Red Shed Marketplace at Rainbow of Hope Farm in Kingsley will soon start selling craft items made by the residents.
Students from across the country are in Washington D.C. this week to compete in a poetry recitation contest.
Homelessness is a problem everywhere in the county and for all kinds of people, filmmakers followed a few of these homeless youth. The result, The Homestretch can be seen on PBS.
Children around the world enjoy stories, and children’s books are common in every country.
Tuesday at the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University, international students and professors brought those books to life with a Read-In.
I don’t know about you but when I was fifteen I was watching Michael Jackson dance like a zombie on MTV. Before anyone mutters about teens these days, Jennifer Weingart sat down with a fifteen year old who spends her time playing music.
Now imagine tales like ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and ‘Rip Van Winkle’ with an astrological twist. Continue reading
A bill to end Michigan’s tax incentives for the film industry has cleared the state House.
Governor Rick Snyder (R) says he thinks it would be a mistake to abruptly scrap Michigan’s incentives to attract film and video productions.
It’s been 25 years since the last Dr.Seuss book was published but this summer readers will get something new to enjoy.
Next month, the park will receive the Innovative Recreation Programming award from the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association. Continue reading
Now as the year comes to a close, one of his donations will be making its way to McLean and Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey. Continue reading
A merger has been finalized between Artcenter of Traverse City and Crooked Tree Arts Council of Petoskey. Continue reading
Gov. Rick Snyder will decide whether to extend Michigan’s film credit program through 2021. Continue reading
The Holocaust historian is bringing to light the less prominent if not unknown story of Jewish refugees who fled Nazi persecution in Europe to settle in Shanghai, China.
Turkey and stuffing may be on the minds of many this month. But for some people in the mid Michigan area, tropical foods are on the menu. Continue reading