Arts & More

Local Music
7:32 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Saline Fiddlers offer opportunities for kids through playing old-time fiddle music

The Saline Fiddlers performing in Germany during the summer of 2009.

The Saline Fiddlers are coming to the First Congregational Church in Battle Creek this coming Sunday. The group is made up of high school and middle school students from Saline that play old time fiddle tunes.

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Hobbies & Sports
3:40 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

WMU Paintball

Sports
12:55 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

WMU Paintball team wins national tournaments

Staying active, meeting new people and being outdoors are some of the reasons people try paintball. Here’s why members of the Western Michigan University paintball team say they play paintball.  

“The adrenaline rush. Nothing else is like it," says Tim Drahokoupil. " I snowboard, I’ve rock climbed. Nothing else is like the adrenaline rush of paintball.” 

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Fine Art
6:25 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Allegan artist's masks show serenity and humor

Jen Lawson-Steeves works on one of her moon-like masks at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts studio.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Allegan ceramic artist Jen Lawson-Steeves is obsessed with noses. Lawson-Steeves’ masks will be on display at Fancy Pants Theater during the Kalamazoo Art Hop on Friday.

“Honestly I love looking at people’s faces, and noses are my inspiration. It’s so funny to say that, but I love noses. And that’s how I start every single mask is with a nose. And that really is what actually draws out what the mask becomes.”  

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Culture
11:53 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Spring Festival celebrates Indian culture with food, Bollywood music

Dolly dancing in the WMUK studio
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Imagine a giant snowball fight, only instead of snow, everyone has a handful of a different colored powder. That’s what the Hindu holiday of Holi is like in India. Here in Michigan, the India Association of Kalamazoo will hold its Spring Festival on Saturday to celebrate Holi and other Indian festivals that mark the coming of spring.

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