The Spartan Marching Band (or SMB) is Michigan State University's Marching Band. Founded in 1870 as a 10-member student group, the 300-member SMB has since grown into one of the premier college bands in the nation. The band has played for five U.S. Presidents, performed at four Rose Bowls, two World's Fairs, and one World Series.
Those Transatlantics' debut LP, "Knocked Out" is available now on Detroit indie label Suburban Sprawl Music (Javelins, Thunderbirds are Now!, Celine Dion, Red Shirt Brigade, etc.). Singer Kathleen Bracken's shimmering vocals and deft sense of melody are prominently featured; a delicate sailboat bobbing-and-weaving across a choppy ocean of dreamy pop psychedelia.
The cast of the motion picture Hairspray released in 2007. It was adapted from the popular Broadway musical which debuted in 2002. Both the stage production and the movie musical are based off of the original film from 1988. The original film, directed by John Ratzenberger, starred Ricki Lake as Tracy and the great Divine as Edna.