Arts & More

Michigan documentary filmmaker Audrey Geyer knows what most people talk about when it comes to Native Americans -- casinos or mascots. But she says there’s so much more to their story that isn’t being told. With her new documentary, called Our Fires Still Burn, Geyer shares the past history and contemporary stories that have made Michigan’s Native American tribes into what they are today.

Jane Finkel in WMUK's Takeda studio
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

If you haven’t heard of the Kalamazoo indie/folk band Less Is More, you might have at least heard of their blended acoustic cover of the songs “Cool Kids” and “Riptide” - a collaboration they did with the band The Queen and King. It’s reached over 22 million plays on Spotify. 

It's been 25 years since Julia Roberts became a certifiable superstar, with two back-to-back Oscar-nominated performances. First, she played the feisty but ill-fated Shelby in Steel Magnolias, then she became the street-wise but soft-hearted hooker, Vivian, in Pretty Woman. The rest, as they say, was history.

Courtesy Queer Theatre Kalamazoo

On November 13th, Queer Theatre Kalamazoo opens its production of Next Fall -- a play that represents a lot of firsts for the local group. It’s the theatre company’s first play that’s not a new work. And it’s QTK's first production that’s a full drama, covering the complex intersection of faith and sexuality. The play is also the first part of a new focus by Queer Theatre Kalamazoo to explore those themes and reach out to more than just the LGBT community.

Bob Psalmond's art at Kellogg Community College's library
Kellogg Community College

Five years ago, Kellogg Community College noticed that a large number of veterans were enrolled in its classes. So it started a writing project to help bring those veterans together.