history http://wmuk.org en When the Cascade Falls Open, Summer Starts in Jackson http://wmuk.org/post/when-cascade-falls-open-summer-starts-jackson <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.co.jackson.mi.us/departments%2FParks/cascades_falls.asp">The Cascade Falls</a> in Jackson, a destination for summer entertainment, opens Memorial Day Weekend and runs nightly through Labor Day.</span></p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 19:52:18 +0000 Nancy Camden 14525 at http://wmuk.org When the Cascade Falls Open, Summer Starts in Jackson What Ever Happened To Idlewild?: Find out this week http://wmuk.org/post/what-ever-happened-idlewild-find-out-week <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some of the greatest African American musicians of our time performed during racial segregation—artists like Chuck Berry, B.B. King, </span>Aretha<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Franklin, and The </span>Supremes<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. But if you were black, you weren’t allowed in the venue down the street. You had to go to </span>Idlewild<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> resort about thirty minutes northwest of Big Rapids.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:35:08 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 12103 at http://wmuk.org What Ever Happened To Idlewild?: Find out this week Outlaws, immigrants, a hymn and a big flood - Albion's history http://wmuk.org/post/outlaws-immigrants-hymn-and-big-flood-albions-history <p>Like a lot of small towns in Michigan, Albion has seen better economic times. But their local historian <a href="http://albionmich.com/history/histor_notebook/albion_postcard.html">Frank Passic</a> champions Albion’s history as well as today’s downtown.</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:59:00 +0000 Nancy Camden 10052 at http://wmuk.org Outlaws, immigrants, a hymn and a big flood - Albion's history Author and Musician Ned Sublette on "The American Slave Coast" http://wmuk.org/post/author-and-musician-ned-sublette-american-slave-coast <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.chicagoreviewpress.com/sublette--ned-contributor-208654.php">Ned Sublette </a>says his next book <em>The American Slave Coast&nbsp;</em>grew out of his previous work.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 11:46:55 +0000 Gordon Evans 10003 at http://wmuk.org Author and Musician Ned Sublette on "The American Slave Coast" Michigan women honored in Hall of Fame http://wmuk.org/post/michigan-women-honored-hall-fame <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>About 160 women have been honored in the <a href="http://www.michiganwomenshalloffame.org/">Michigan Women&rsquo;s Hall of Fame</a>&nbsp;and about a dozen of them are from the Kalamazoo area.</p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 22:53:55 +0000 Nancy Camden 9058 at http://wmuk.org Michigan women honored in Hall of Fame