Happendance’s Missy Lilje on Wharton Center’s 2016-2017 Dance Season

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Happendance Executive Director Missy Lilje talks about the upcoming shows in Wharton Center’s 2016-2017 dance season, featuring Jessica Lang Dance, Moscow Festival Ballet: Swan Lake, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Become a Season Ticket Subscriber

By Madison Stapels The 2016-2017 season at Wharton Center is packed with tons of amazing shows – from Broadway hits to classical greats to dance companies that will knock your socks off. Not sure if you’re ready to take the

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Q&A with Jazz Star Bria Skonberg

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We caught up with jazz trumpeter and vocalist Bria Skonberg just before her April 27 Wharton Center debut. Check out our interview below! When did you first start playing the trumpet? I started on piano at age 7 and picked

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Bria Skonberg’s Red Hot Jazz – Guest Post by Benjamin Hall

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Bria Skonberg brings her electrifying jazz performance to Wharton Center on Wednesday, April 27. Benjamin Hall, Coordinator of the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival fills us in on who Bria Skonberg is, what makes her special and why we should all go

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Top Ten Things Matilda Taught Us About Childhood

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By Jacob Arnold Many of us think about our childhood, that magical time in our lives when we learned about how the world worked, when we grew up with our friends, how we learned life lessons and we didn’t have

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Falling In Love With Opera


By Melissa Maestas Act I The main character enters. He is intrigued by his surroundings while also feeling excited. He has never attended an opera before and isn’t quite sure how to act. He fidgets in his seat and glances

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Get Ready for Riverdance with These Dancing Celebrities


By Madison Stapels Riverdance the 20th Anniversary World Tour steps into East Lansing April 1-3. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across

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