Northern Michigan Arts & Culture

Northern Michigan is a place with incredible natural beauty and varied landscapes. It is also home to the Interlochen Center for the Arts and several other longstanding cultural institutions. Little wonder the region has been so attractive to artists and musicians of all types. Here we bring you those stories. 

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Classical Music
8:33 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Kids’ Commute French Horn Week: “To make true music, you have to feel it.”

It's French Horn week with Kaci Cummings, on Kids' Commute!

We’re wrapping up French Horn this week, with Kaci Cummings!

To help us learn more about the French Horn, we’re talking with Kaci Cummings, a student at Interlochen Arts Academy. Throughout the week, we’ll hear some of Kaci’s favorite music, why she loves the instrument, and why she thinks you too, should play the French Horn!

 


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Radio Collage
10:13 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Radio Collage: Searching the Archive

Archived recordings from the Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen Arts Camp, and its predecessor, the National Music Camp.
Credit Tim Burke

 

   We're digging through the archive for more student performances from the past.  This month's show features an excerpt form a Borodin String Quartet, a harpist performing and Impromptu by Faure', a trio that came to Interlochen from Shanghai, and a pianist who'll take us to the "Sunny Side of the Street".


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Classical Music
8:38 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Kids’ Commute French Horn Week: “The cool thing.”

It's French Horn week with Kaci Cummings, on Kids' Commute!

It’s all about the French Horn this week on Kids’ Commute! 

To help us learn more about the French Horn, we’re talking with Kaci Cummings, a student at Interlochen Arts Academy. Throughout the week, we’ll hear some of Kaci’s favorite music, why she loves the instrument, and why she thinks you too, should play the French Horn!

 

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Michigan Arts & Culture
9:20 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Leelanau County Jail art program almost a decade old

Deputy Diane Speas, inside the art room at Leelanau County Jail.
Credit Daniel Wanschura

Nearly ten years ago, the jail chaplain in Leelanau County challenged the inmates to participate in a drawing contest. It was Christmas and Leelanau County Deputy Diane Speas remembers the results of that first contest.

“We looked at them and found them just gorgeous, and decided to make them into cards," she recalls.

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Classical Music
9:03 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Kids’ Commute - French Horn Week: Twenty feet long

It's French Horn week with Kaci Cummings, on Kids' Commute!

It’s all about the French Horn this week on Kids’ Commute! 

To help us learn more about the French Horn, we’re talking with Kaci Cummings, a student at Interlochen Arts Academy. Throughout the week, we’ll hear some of Kaci’s favorite music, why she loves the instrument, and why she thinks you too, should play the French Horn!


 

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