Arts & More http://wmuk.org en 2014 Black Arts Fest Promises Cultural Fun http://wmuk.org/post/2014-black-arts-fest-promises-cultural-fun <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The&nbsp;</span><a href="http://the%20black%20arts%20and%20cultural%20center%20is%20presenting%20their%20most%20fun%20event%20of%20the%20summer%20-%20the%20black%20arts%20festival.%20it%27s%20four%20days%20of%20fun%20both%20indoors%20and%20out%20-%20from%20poetry%20and%20film%20to%20comedy%20and%20fun%20for%20kids.%20wmuk%27s%20erin%20williams%20talked%20with%20the%20bacc%27s%20interim%20director%20yolonda%20lavender%20about%20the%20festival%20weekend%20ahead/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Black Arts and Cultural Center</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;i Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:13:33 +0000 Erin Williams 15961 at http://wmuk.org 2014 Black Arts Fest Promises Cultural Fun Larry and Lina: Busy Chicago Poets In A Digital World http://wmuk.org/post/larry-and-lina-busy-chicago-poets-digital-world <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Larry Sawyer and </span>Lina<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Vitkauskas<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of Chicago are busy poets. In addition to publishing numerous poetry books, they helped start the Chicago School of Poetics and are co-editors of <em>Milk Magazine</em>, one of the first online poetry forums in the late </span>1990s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. You can find their work at <a href="http://kazoobooks.com/">Kazoo Books</a> in Kalamazoo.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:47:07 +0000 Zinta Aistars 15966 at http://wmuk.org Larry and Lina: Busy Chicago Poets In A Digital World 'American Idol' Alum Matt Giraud Still In The Spotlight Five Years Later http://wmuk.org/post/american-idol-alum-matt-giraud-still-spotlight-five-years-later <p></p><p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nzjz3yh42Y</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When <a href="http://www.mattgiraudmusic.com/contact.html">Matt </a></span><a href="http://www.mattgiraudmusic.com/contact.html">Giraud</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> returned home to Kalamazoo in 2009 after finishing in the top five of American Idol Season 8, he was expecting a celebration of music and a few speeches. But for some reason, the last thing he expected to do was perform at his own party.</span></p><p></p><p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Erin Williams 15913 at http://wmuk.org 'American Idol' Alum Matt Giraud Still In The Spotlight Five Years Later Title of Show: The Real Life Comedy Of Making Musicals http://wmuk.org/post/title-show-real-life-comedy-making-musicals <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Friday night is opening night for </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Title of Show</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at </span><a href="http://farmersalleytheatre.com/shows/2013-14/title-show" style="line-height: 1.5;">Farmers Alley Theatre</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Kalamazoo. The show runs until August </span>3rd<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:42:04 +0000 Cara Lieurance & Rebecca Thiele 15891 at http://wmuk.org Title of Show: The Real Life Comedy Of Making Musicals Calhoun Arts Council Dissolves, Work Shifts To Battle Creek Community Foundation http://wmuk.org/post/calhoun-arts-council-dissolves-work-shifts-battle-creek-community-foundation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week, the arts council announced it would disband after nearly 50 years of service.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:17:28 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 15889 at http://wmuk.org Calhoun Arts Council Dissolves, Work Shifts To Battle Creek Community Foundation