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6:30 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Artist of the Month: Justin David Gustafson Debuts Latest Oil Painting Series At Art Hop

Gustafson at work on his series 'If You Lived Here You'd Be Home Now.' The collection is inspired by the unique aspects of houses and residential buildings in the Midwest.
Erin Williams

For some, taking a walk is the perfect remedy to clear your head. But for artist Justin David Gustafson, it's the perfect time to fill his mind with inspiration.

"I just like to get out and move my feet. I take my camera with me and I snap photos of whatever reaches me on any level," says Gustafson. "I have a file cabinet full of the old-timey little 3x5 photographs. I'll either remember something or come up with an idea for a series or just sometimes rifle through my old photos and see what strikes me."

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Theatre
6:12 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

See the Iraq War Through the Eye of the Tiger

Credit courtesy of WMU Theatre

WMU Theatre will perform Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo through Sunday, February 16th. The play is based on a true story about a tiger shot during the Iraq war. It follows the ghostly tiger around as he muses about war, life, and the existence of God.

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Battle Creek City Manager
9:22 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Battle Creek City Manager Resigns, Questions Remain

Battle Creek City Hall - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Jennifer Bowman

    

Battle Creek Enquirer reporter Jennifer Bowman says City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama's resignation did not come as a surprise.

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Michigan budget
9:06 am
Thu February 6, 2014

State Budget Proposed in Political Season

State Capitol - file photo
Credit Kevin Lavery, WKAR

Interview with Zach Gorchow

Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow says the budget proposed by Governor Rick Snyder looks like a Democratic governor's budget in some ways.

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Local Music
11:48 am
Wed February 5, 2014

LHI: Jon Boyd on Joseph Bolougne, Chevalier de St-George

Jon Boyd
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Let's Hear It host Cara Lieurance and Jon Boyd, a senior majoring in music at Western Michigan University, discuss the extraordinary life and career of Joseph Bolougne, Chevalier de Saint-George. Born to a French nobleman and Nanon, a Wolof former slave, he was an esteemed  violinist and swordsman who cut quite a figure in 18th century France. 

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