Arts & More

Film
9:25 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Soul, pop, and folk rise from the mud of Muscle Shoals

2013 was a fairly phenomenal year for music documentaries, with such stand-outs as Twenty Feet From Stardom and A Band Called Death. Another worthy title to add to that list is Muscle Shoals, filmmaker Greg "Freddy" Camalier's portrait of the little Alabama that produced some of the biggest hits and most enduring anthems of all time. See at at The Riviera Theatre in Three Rivers through February 1st.

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Architecture
9:20 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Take your own tour of Kalamazoo architecture!

Charles Stroh says the side aisles in medieval churches were often used for commerce.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Retired Western Michigan University professor of art Charles Stroh spent five years putting together six walking tours of Kalamazoo’s architecture. He gathered information for the tours from his year-long column with the Kalamazoo Gazette called Hidden Kalamazoo and extra credit assignments from his old classes. You can pick up Charles Stroh’s CD on Kalamazoo architecture at Petals and Postings, Bella Patina, Retro, and through Stroh himself.

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Theatre
10:54 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Fancy Pants becomes a 'homeless theater'

Fancy Pants Theater members pack up at Studio 246
Credit courtesy of Carol Zombro

After almost four years at Studio 246 in Kalamazoo, Fancy Pants Theater moved out in November. Now the theater is looking for a new venue. 

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Sports
9:10 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Dodgeball league helps young professionals stay social

Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Last week, about 180 twenty and thirty-somethings met at Wings Stadium for one huge game of dodge ball. This is the second year for the Kalamazoo Sport & Social Club’s dodge ball league. Each league event lasts two hours. And with 10 teams playing at once, you’ll might get pelted on the sidelines.

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Design
7:28 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

There's art on my beer: Packaging designers share their work

The box art for Rye Not? by Short's Brewing Company
Credit Imperial Beverage

When you’re at the store, how do you choose a beer? You can look at the price, the brand, the type of beer. But once you’ve narrowed it down, it’s hard not to pick the one with the nice label.

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