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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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Local History
10:56 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Barber chairs and falcons: Hidden Kalamazoo tours the bank building

A peregrine falcon nesting on the ledge of the American National Bank Building
Aaron Fishell

In downtown Kalamazoo, you can walk into one of the tallest skyscrapers in the city—the American National Bank Building. Anyone can view the first few floors, but to get all the way up to the top you’ll have to go on the Hidden Kalamazoo tour this weekend. 

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Fine Art
5:56 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Dutch artist finds inspiration in Michigan's great outdoors

Doet Boersma's print of an Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake
Credit Lorraine Caron

The Pierce Cedar Creek Institute in Hastings has a mission to “promote environmental education, research, preservation and appreciation.” It sits in Barry County on 661 acres of wetlands, prairies and woodlands.

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Music
8:44 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

The Yanks: A spontaneous combustion of Irish music

Credit The Yanks

The brand new band The Yanks features four young American soloists in Irish music. They're making a stop in Kalamazoo on their first midwest tour Sunday, June 16th at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. The show starts at 3:00 p.m. in the Cooper's Glen Auditorium. From the very beginning, the band has relied on its spontaneity as well as mastery of fiddle, pipes and flute, accordion and guitar.

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Film
8:40 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Waterfront to show Vanilla Ice movie, shocking killer whale documentary, and more

It’s the question the world has been asking for more than 20 years: What was it really like to work with Vanilla Ice on his ill-fated Cool as Ice movie? Actress Kristin Minter will tell all as part of this year’s Waterfront Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday evening in downtown South Haven.

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