arts http://michiganradio.org en Listen for a list of good winter reads by Keith Taylor http://michiganradio.org/post/listen-list-good-winter-reads-keith-taylor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is the week we say farewell to autumn and officially welcome winter. (Unofficially, we can all agree, winter has arrived early and seems to have settled right in for the duration.)</span></p><p>And one of the great pleasures of changing seasons here on Stateside is the chance to welcome back poet and writer Keith Taylor. Taylor coordinates the undergraduate creative writing program at the University of Michigan. But we like to think of him as our Friendly Stateside Reading Guide.</p><p><em>Listen to Keith’s book pics above.</em></p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:54:51 +0000 Stateside Staff 15776 at http://michiganradio.org Listen for a list of good winter reads by Keith Taylor After 42 years, the hero of Detroit's Opera steps aside http://michiganradio.org/post/after-42-years-hero-detroits-opera-steps-aside <div><p>The man who helped turn the Michigan Opera Theatre into one of Detroit's most prestigious arts centers, is stepping aside as general director after 42 years.</p><p>David DiChiera is an institution in Detroit: he started the Opera in 1971 and he's been running it ever since.</p><p>And it's thanks to his fundraising efforts that Detroit even still HAS an Opera, given how hard the recession hit the arts.</p><p>Now DiChiera is 78, has prostate cancer, and is bringing in a new president and&nbsp; CEO to run the financial side.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:24:04 +0000 Kate Wells 15601 at http://michiganradio.org After 42 years, the hero of Detroit's Opera steps aside Is there a link between arts education and entrepreneurship? This study says yes. http://michiganradio.org/post/there-link-between-arts-education-and-entrepreneurship-study-says-yes <p>A recent study coming out of Michigan State University reaffirms the need for one educational discipline that’s been continuously cut over the past decade — the arts.</p><p>Researchers found a startling link between taking part in arts and crafts activities as a child and patents received or businesses launched as an adult.</p><p>According to that study, which examined MSU Honors STEM students between 1990-1995, 94% of STEM graduates had musical training in their lives, compared to 34% of all adults.</p><p>Joining us is one of the authors of the study, Rex LaMore, the director of the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development. Cynthia Taggart, a professor of Music Education at Michigan State also talked to us.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:31:49 +0000 Stateside Staff 15378 at http://michiganradio.org Is there a link between arts education and entrepreneurship? This study says yes. Detroit's hip hop scene moving on from the days of '8 Mile' http://michiganradio.org/post/detroits-hip-hop-scene-moving-days-8-mile <p>Detroit's hip hop scene was made famous in Eminem's move "8 Mile."</p><p>You know the one -- <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gatNLacOjC8">where the white guy from the trailer park shows up the black rapper who went to Cranbrook High School</a>?</p><p>It's a representation of the hip hop scene in Detroit in 1995.</p><p>Back then, The Shelter below St. Andrew's Hall was the spot where hip hop artists sought to make a name for themselves.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:54:54 +0000 Mark Brush 14354 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit's hip hop scene moving on from the days of '8 Mile' What difference does art education really make anyway? http://michiganradio.org/post/what-difference-does-art-education-really-make-anyway <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Only a handful of public schools in Grand Rapids still offer art classes of any kind. To fill the gap, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wmcat.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology</a>&nbsp;(WMCAT) offers free art education at their facility in downtown Grand Rapids.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">State of Opportunity's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.publicinsightnetwork.org/form/michigan-radio/ff720b6772c2/sign-up-for-the-state-of-opportunity-storytelling-booth" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Story </a><a href="http://www.publicinsightnetwork.org/form/michigan-radio/ff720b6772c2/sign-up-for-the-state-of-opportunity-storytelling-booth" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Booth</a>&nbsp;stopped by WMCAT this summer. The booth goes out across the state to capture stories we might not otherwise hear.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Teenagers participating in various summer art education programs shared stories about what art means to them. &nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Keon Pearson and her son Keontay Seymour both came into the booth to talk to each other about how access to art education has changed&nbsp;Keontay and State of Opportunity's Youth Journalist Alex Wilson produced this audio postcard.</p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:06:25 +0000 Stateside Staff 14142 at http://michiganradio.org What difference does art education really make anyway?