Arts & More

Arts & More
10:27 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

7 Facts About Reindeer From Kalamazoo's Reindeer Ranch

Carol Borton and one of her reindeer
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Carol Borton and her family own Reindeer Ranch LLC, a business that raises reindeer and does public reindeer displays. You can see her reindeer Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Oshtemo Branch Library.

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Local History
9:58 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Black Travel During Jim Crow Illustrated In Green Book

The Green Book exhibit at the Gilmore Car Museum
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Imagine you’re on a long family trip. Only you can’t stop for the bathroom. You can’t stop to eat or stay at a hotel. There are only a handful of places you can go and they could be several hours apart. That’s what family trips were like for African Americans in the Jim Crow era, from the 1930s to the 1960s.

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Local Music
9:58 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Silent Film 'Metropolis' To Be Scored By Local Band

On Sunday, Alamo Drafthouse in Kalamazoo will show the silent film Metropolis scored by local band Forget the Times. This is the second live score the group has composed this year after The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari in September.

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Visual Art
9:55 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Something In The Way: Doug Dykehouse's Art Expresses Need To Get Out

Doug Dykehouse next to a print of his painting "Adore to Access"
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

 Doug Dykehouse will be one of about 12 artists at Friday's Kalamazoo Art Hop satellite in the Oakwood neighborhood. His paintings will be on display at Water Street Coffee Joint on Oakland until the end of January.

For Kalamazoo painter Doug Dykehouse there always seems to be something in the way. In his earlier works, many of his paintings have windows, doors, or objects blocking picturesque views.

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Arts & More
3:25 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

TV 'Hoarders' Host To Visit Portage

Credit Associated Press Images

The reality TV series Hoarders spent six seasons documenting the stories of people with compulsive hoarding disorder and their struggle to let go of the stuff that’s taking over their homes. The series ended in February 2013.  

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