The Village Arts Factory opened in Canton’s Cherry Hill Village days before the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown everything in Michigan. The factory is a home for local artists, supports veterans and provides educational opportunities. 88.1 the Park’s News Director, Daniel Schoenherr, spoke with the Village Arts Factory Executive Director, Wendy Harless, about this unique program.
Plymouth’s Music in the Air has been bringing live music to Kellogg Park for over 30 years. The Friday night concerts have been a favorite entertainment spot for many in Plymouth and Canton. 88.1 the Park’s, Shravya Ghantasala, spoke with the Director of Plymouth’s Downtown Development Authority, Tony Bruscato, about the concerts.
The Michigan Philharmonic has announced their 2021-2022 season schedule. The orchestra was unable to celebrate their 75th season last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The upcoming season will be a “Take 2” celebration of the milestone. 88.1 the Park’s, Elise Taylor, spoke with the Executive Director of the Michigan Philharmonic, Beth Stewart, about the concerts, special guest performers and composers, and the challenges of planning a season.
Plymouth-Canton Educational Park’s student group Warriors for a Healthy Mind has been active spreading awareness about mental health at P-CEP and in the community. 88.1 the Park’s Avneet Pandher, spoke with the Coordinator for Warriors for a Healthy Mind, Amelia Orlowski.
The Canton Police Department is mourning the loss of Officer Ed Jagst. Former students at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park will remember Office Jagst for his years serving as a School Resource Office at P-CEP. 88.1 the Park aired a program called On the Beat in April of 2018. Host Saba Mangla spoke with Office Jagst and fellow SRO’s Melissa Andes and Andrew Colthurst. We re-air the interview in memory of Ed Jagst and his service to our community.