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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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Arts & More
4:00 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

21st annual Ice Breaker Festival brings a cool chill to South Haven

There will be 53 blocks of ice waiting to be carved at this year's Ice Breaker Festival.
Courtesy of the South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce

As the saying goes, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Since we can't all melt the snow outside our windows, we might as well celebrate the season.

The weather outside sets the perfect tone for the 21st annual Ice Breaker Festival, taking place in South Haven Friday Jan. 31 through Sunday Feb. 2.

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Hobbies & Music
7:22 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Vinyl records gain popularity in Kalamazoo

Co-manager Sean Hartman at The Corner Record Shop and Audio in Kalamazoo
Credit Nancy Camden

Sales of vinyl records make up a tiny fraction of the market compared to CDs and MP3s. Yet stores reported more than 6 million new and used vinyl records in 2013. That's a 20-year high for the format.

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