Arts & More

Arts and culture for Southwest Michigan. You can hear the show at 7:50 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays during a break in NPR's Morning Edition, with repeats at 4:29 p.m. and 5:44 p.m. during All Things Considered.

Last 'Arts & More' Show To Air Friday

Apr 27, 2018

WMUK's locally-produced arts and culture program, Arts & More, will end after April 27th. Our local show on books and writers, Between the Lines, will move to the 7:50 a.m. and 4:20 p.m. slots on Fridays. 

The Kalamazoo Male Chorus rehearsing at the Maple Street Magnet School
Andy Robins/WMUK

The Kalamazoo Male Chorus is celebrating its 90th birthday next month with a concert almost as big as its sound. The group will perform May 20th at 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in downtown Kalamazoo.


Instructor Hend Hegab teaching Arabic at the Oshtemo branch of the Kalamazoo Public Library
Rebecca Thiele/WMUK

As of 2016, Michigan had the second highest number of Syrian refugees in the country. Many of those refugees are not yet fluent in English. This makes everyday things — like going to the doctor — that much more difficult. So people working with refugee families are trying to close the language gap. 


Rebecca Thiele/WMUK

There’s something captivating about seeing two unlikely art forms together. Like watching a string quartet play Metallica. Next week, Wellspring Cori Terry & Dancers will present their spring concert collaboration with Kalamazoo hip-hop fusion band Last Gasp Collective. 


Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Staged in the round in the Kalamazoo Civic’s Parish Theatre, “Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods” attempts to tell the story of a refugee’s escape from a bloody African civil war and his adaptation to the ways of America. 


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