Arts & More
5:00 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Vicksburg Old Car Festival Still Rollin' After 34 Years

Last year, a 1919 Studebaker was on display at the Vicksburg Old Car Festival. One can only guess what will be on view at this year's festival, taking place on June 13 and 14.
Credit Courtesy of Vicksburg Old Car Festival

34 years ago, Skip Knowles decided it was high time to drive some attention to his adopted home of Vicksburg. And I do mean "drive."

"I've always had old cars and attended shows, and you know Vicksburg's kind of a unique little town that's not on the way to anywhere," says Knowles. "I decided we needed something to bring people to town to see what we had down there. So I thought, ’Well we’ll do a car show.’"

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SW Michigan
3:51 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Kalamazoo Preschool Program Wins Big Grant

Credit Kalamazoo Learning Network

A preschool program that helps get kids in Kalamazoo ready for kindergarten has won a large grant. Kalamazoo County Ready 4's will get $542,412 from the Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo. It says the money will be used for a program to three-year-olds and their families in Kalamazoo's Northside and Douglas neighborhoods.

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Station News
3:47 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

WMUK at the KIA Art Fair

WMUK staff will be at the Art Fair in downtown Kalamazoo.  Our tent is on the south side of the Rotary Band Shell in Bronson Park.  Stop by to pick up one of our new tote-bags and talk with staff.  We'll be in the park until 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.


11:21 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Coming Home From the War

Disabled American Veterans memorial in downtown Kalamazoo.
Credit WMUK

Chris Killian hears from two veterans living in the Kalamazoo area

Mike Hoss remembers a time when, in a split-second, he jumped from Michigan back into combat in Afghanistan. A bag of trash lay under the Stadium Drive overpass on US 131 as he and his wife drove past.

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7:35 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Seedy Night Club Struggles Through Nazi Era Berlin in Musical “Cabaret”

Credit courtesy of Farmers Alley Theatre

Hear the interview with Kathy Mulay, Dirk Lumbard, and Barbara Marineau on WMUK's "Let's Hear It"

Friday is opening night for the musical Cabaret at Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo. It takes place in a seedy night club during pre-Nazi era Berlin. 

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