JJ Hall / flicker.com

Note: Updated to include Saturday's Arts & More audio, with songs.

Imagine giving up your dreams of a music career in the belief that your first two albums didn't sell well.  So, you work in hard manual labor jobs for the next nearly 30 years only to find out that, all along, while not a hit in America, your albums had made you a mega star in Australia and South Africa but you never see a dime. It happened to protest folk singer Sixto Rodriguez of Detroit. But a film about him has reversed his fortune. He performs Dec. 11 at the Kalamazoo State Theatre

Upton co-sponsored legislation awarding Mandela Congressional Gold Medal in 1998

Educators, some involved in anti-apartheid movement, reflect on Mandela's life