Arts & More

Theatre
6:12 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

See the Iraq War Through the Eye of the Tiger

Credit courtesy of WMU Theatre

WMU Theatre will perform Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo through Sunday, February 16th. The play is based on a true story about a tiger shot during the Iraq war. It follows the ghostly tiger around as he muses about war, life, and the existence of God.

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Regional History
4:35 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

What Ever Happened To Idlewild?: Find out this week

Credit Robert Abbott Sengstacke/Getty Images

Some of the greatest African American musicians of our time performed during racial segregation—artists like Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, and The Supremes. But if you were black, you weren’t allowed in the venue down the street. You had to go to Idlewild resort about thirty minutes northwest of Big Rapids. 

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Local Music
4:13 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Sojourner Truth Children's Choir sings its heart out

Pauline Norris directing the Sojourner Truth Choir at The Music Center in Battle Creek
Credit Nancy Camden

After school on Wednesdays, students stream through the doors at The Music Center in Battle Creek. Students aged seven and up head to the practice room for the Sojourner Truth Choir.

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Arts & More
1:31 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Ladysmith Black Mambazo talks memories of Nelson Mandela

2006 performance photos of Ladysmith Black Mambazo in concert at Ravinia.
Stephen Neilson/Wikimedia Commons

World music would not carry the same tempo if not for the infectious, melodic, uplifting tones of Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The all-male African singing ensemble founded by Joseph Shabalala has been performing their trademark a-capella style for over 40 years. The ensemble has produced over 50 recordings and won four Grammys, most recently for their album Live: Singing For Peace Around The World

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Film
8:35 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Horror film special effects artist praised in documentary

Credit courtesy of Ryan Meade

The makeup and special effects artists that create our nightmares are often Hollywood’s unsung heroes. But one local artist is getting some time in the spotlight for special effects in the 1980s horror franchise The Evil Dead.

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