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February 2013 Spotlight: Wharton Center for the Performing Arts at Michigan State University + Tiempo Libre

Wharton Center for the Performing Arts at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI presented Tiempo Libre in December 2012. This Arts Midwest Touring Fund—supported engagement featured a public performance, K-12 performances, a masterclass, and a workshop. During the 1970s, Michigan State University President Clifton Wharton and his wife Dolores, believing the arts to be a humanizing, unifying force in our world, bringing people together across vast cultural, social, economic and geographic divisions, wanted to create a world-class performing arts center for the residents of Michigan. Michigan State University’s Wharton Center for Performing Arts became a reality in the fall of 1982. Wharton Center is a performing arts venue with four unique stages and plenty of things to do and see all season. They are proud to bring the best Broadway shows, the finest classical musicians, unrivaled dance companies, and high profile performers to mid-Michigan. They are recognized internationally for working with artists to commission and create new works in jazz, dance, and classical music that make their world debut at the Wharton Center.

New avenues in Arts Midwest leadership

Arts Midwest is pleased to announce the recent election of Peter Capell, former Senior Vice President at General Mills, to the position of...