Rebecca Thiele

Announcer & Producer

Rebecca Thiele became the Arts & More producer for WMUK in 2011. Rebecca also assists the station with social media practices and occasionally anchors during All Things Considered. She is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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Local Music
12:18 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Mandolin orchestra hearkens back to Kalamazoo's history of stringed instruments

The Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra performing at the Kalamazoo Public Library downtown in 2008.
Credit The Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra

Full interview with Jackie Zito and Miles Kusik of the Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra

The Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra will play Friday during the Art Hop at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. I talked with the group’s founding members Jackie Zito and Miles Kusik to find out a little bit more about the mandolin and its ties to Kalamazoo.

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Film
3:55 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Hitchcock: Sometimes what happens behind the scenes is as entertaining as what's on the screen

The movie poster for 'Hitchcock'

James Sanford's review of "Hitchcock"

In a screen career that lasted 50 years, Janet Leigh appeared in everything from Jerry Lewis comedies and the screen version of Bye Bye Birdie to Orson Welles' Touch of Evil and John Frankenheimer's The Manchurian Candidate. But in the minds of millions of movie lovers, the versatile blonde star will forever be associated with the shower scene in Psycho.

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Theatre
3:41 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Paw Paw Playhouse enlists more than 20 kids for "A Little Princess"

The Paw Paw Village Players will perform the musical A Little Princess starting Friday. The musical is based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett about a girl named Sarah Crewe who is sent to a boarding school in London while her father is doing business in India. 

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Theatre
10:45 am
Thu November 29, 2012

A woman re-examines her life in the quirky comedy "Four Scenes: A Hungarian Trilogy"

Rehearsal for A Hungarian Trilogy
Credit Robert C. Walker

A preview of "Four Scenes: A Hungarian Trilogy"

 

 Fancy Pants Theater in downtown Kalamazoo opens the regional premiere of Four Scenes: A Hungarian Trilogy Friday night. The production reunites several former API Theatre professionals. Kalamazoo’s Actors and Playwrights Initiative closed its doors several years ago after specializing in innovative, original theatre.

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Fine Art
10:27 am
Thu November 29, 2012

What do you do with an old billboard? Jewelry artists reuse it as part of green practices

Kara Aubin filing down a metal pendant.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Listen to the story about jewelry artists Kara Aubin and Daniel Juzwiak

What do you do with a 14 by 48 foot, vinyl billboard? That’s what Kara Aubin and her husband Daniel Juzwiak of Kara-Daniel Jewelry had to figure out after the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts selected their art for the 2012 Billboard Art Contest. 

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