Schools around the state are reporting a shortage of teachers this school year. The shortage is being seen in subject areas like automobile technology, cosmetology and English as a Second Language. Continue reading →
>Michigan is home to many film and music festivals. One that combines both — and has built a long-running and loyal following — is Hell’s Half Mile in Bay City.
As the festival marks ten years this month, founder and Festival Director Alan LaFave, sat down with David Nicholas to talk about its past, present and future — and as their conversation began, the origin of the name…
A record-setting donation is clearing the way for expansion at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City. Officials say the facility has received a two-million dollar donation from Diana and Richard Milock. It’s the largest single gift ever given by a living donor. Continue reading →
If you’re young at heart or craving a taste of nostalgia, look no further than Bay City.
Home to one of the biggest toy collections in the world, The Antique Toy and Fire Truck Museum is every kids worst nightmare. Thousands of toys, but you can’t touch them! Jimmie Dobson is the the man behind the museum, and it’s his collection that makes up most of the exhibits. Continue reading →
A performance at Blue Lake’s outdoor William Stewart memorial music shell.
Nestled within a thousand acres of forest, about 14 miles north of Muskegon, is a place where gifted young artists go to flourish. On the Map went to Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp where Matt Sumner learned how an artistic world helps creative minds reach their full potential. Continue reading →
An album of the Busch Quartet c.1951. From left: Adolf Busch, Hugo Gottesmann, Bruno Straumann, Herman Busch.
Seventy three years ago, jewish violin virtuoso Hugo Gottesmann fled Nazi persecution, finding a home in Bay View in northern Michigan. Today, his memory lives on in the form of scholarships offered through the Bay View Music Festival. Continue reading →
A theater stage waiting to open for a live theatrical performance
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 →
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 →
Libor Ondras DMA will be conducting the GLCO Sunday night
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 →