culture http://wmuk.org en Be part of pagan traditions at the Winter Solstice celebration http://wmuk.org/post/be-part-pagan-traditions-winter-solstice-celebration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Saturday is the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. To celebrate, </span><a href="http://www.peopleschurch.net/worship/winter-solstice-ritual-6-pm-dec-20/" style="line-height: 1.5;">People’s Church of Kalamazoo</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will do a solstice ritual based on pagan traditions. The event is Friday night at 7 p.m., with a potluck at 6 p.m.</span></p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:51:23 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 11194 at http://wmuk.org Be part of pagan traditions at the Winter Solstice celebration Handle ancient weapons...and learn about them too http://wmuk.org/post/handle-ancient-weaponsand-learn-about-them-too <p>On Saturday, Keith Nelson of <a href="http://www.southsidedojo.com/">Southside Dojo</a> will give an <a href="http://www.kpl.gov/teens/ancient-weapons.aspx">interactive demonstration</a> of ancient weapons and fighting styles at the Kalamazoo Public Library. He’ll show off weapons like the katana, the kind of sword you might see in a Japanese samurai movie.</p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:23:34 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 11105 at http://wmuk.org Handle ancient weapons...and learn about them too Native drum helps bring community together http://wmuk.org/post/native-drum-helps-bring-community-together <p>“You’re singing your best. You’re singing your hardest. You’re not being shy or holding back anything because somebody might look at you,” says John Bush of Sons of Three Fires describing what he tries to achieve as a singer.</p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 02:04:09 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 10136 at http://wmuk.org Native drum helps bring community together WMU celebrates El Dia De Los Muertos http://wmuk.org/post/wmu-celebrates-el-dia-de-los-muertos <p>Friday, November 1st is the first day of El Dia De Los Muertos—a Mexican holiday honoring the dead and celebrating their souls yearly visit to Earth. Though it’s called “The Day of the Dead,” the holiday actually lasts two days: the first day honors children and the second day is for adults.</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:17:18 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 9963 at http://wmuk.org WMU celebrates El Dia De Los Muertos Detroit musician rises to fame during apartheid, inspires documentary http://wmuk.org/post/detroit-musician-rises-fame-during-apartheid-inspires-documentary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The fantastical story of how Detroit-based folk musician <a href="http://sugarman.org/">Sixto Rodriguez</a>, unknown in the U.S., suddenly found himself a big sensation overseas is the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2125608/"> <em>Searching for Sugar Man</em></a>&nbsp;which will be shown Wednesday at Western Michigan University.</span></p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:29:49 +0000 Earlene McMichael 8745 at http://wmuk.org Detroit musician rises to fame during apartheid, inspires documentary