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Local Music
5:57 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Given Name: Band asks 'How much control do we have in our lives?'

From left to right: Drummer Brian Voortman, lead guitarist/vocalist Jacob Bullard, and pianist Laura Hobson.
Credit Antrim Dells

The Grand Rapids band Antrim Dells is probably best known for their haunting melodies, soft acoustic guitars, and three part harmonies. Antrim Dells is having a release show for their new album called Given Name on Saturday at Nice Gallery in Grand Rapids.

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Local Music
12:57 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

PUNKSUHATE: A mosaic of hip-hop and folk

Credit J.R. Reynolds

PUNKSUHATE combines two unlikely genres: hip hop and folk. The result is a homegrown West Michigan sound that punctuates their desire to keep the region’s music fresh.

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Festivals
5:33 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Craft beer fan? Meet craft soda at the Soda Pop Festival

Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

If you go to Klassic Arcade in Gobles, the bartender can pour you a homebrewed, ice cold glass right from the tap...a glass of soda that is. Like craft beer, artisan sodas have gained popularity in the past few years.

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Hobbies
5:56 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

You've never seen Frisbee like this...

Credit The Flying Aces

On June 20th, the Flying Aces will entertain a Kalamazoo Public Library audience with Frisbee tricks. Their presentation also includes a history of the flying discs and information about the newest techniques and products.

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Next to Normal
5:37 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Next to Normal at Farmers Alley Theatre examines issues around mental health

Michelle Duffy and Trey Ellett
Credit Farmers Alley Theatre

Report by WMUK's Gordon Evans

This past winter, What A Do Theater in Battle Creek staged the award-winning play Next to Normal. Now Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo is trying their hand at it with two Broadway actors playing lead roles.

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