Arts & More

Arts & More
5:13 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

2014 Black Arts Fest Promises Cultural Fun

Credit Courtesy of the Black Arts & Cultural Center

The Black Arts and Cultural Center is turning the last weekend of July into four days of fun both indoors and out.

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Poetry
3:47 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Larry and Lina: Busy Chicago Poets In A Digital World

The full interview with Larry Sawyer and Lina Vitkauskas

Larry Sawyer and Lina Vitkauskas of Chicago are busy poets. In addition to publishing numerous poetry books, they helped start the Chicago School of Poetics and are co-editors of Milk Magazine, one of the first online poetry forums in the late 1990s. You can find their work at Kazoo Books in Kalamazoo.

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Arts & More
5:00 am
Sat July 19, 2014

'American Idol' Alum Matt Giraud Still In The Spotlight Five Years Later

Five year after 'Idol,' Matt Giraud is working harder than ever.
Credit Courtesy of Capri Nashville

When Matt Giraud returned home to Kalamazoo in 2009 after finishing in the top five of American Idol Season 8, he was expecting a celebration of music and a few speeches. But for some reason, the last thing he expected to do was perform at his own party.

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Arts Organizations
4:17 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Calhoun Arts Council Dissolves, Work Shifts To Battle Creek Community Foundation

Sabine LeDieu stands next to her sculpture she made with the help of students from Harper Creek Middle School.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Last week, the arts council announced it would disband after nearly 50 years of service.

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Arts & More
8:34 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

"Zombie Prom" Brings Healing To High School Heartbreak

Actors in the Marshall Civic Players production of "Zombie Prom" practice their dance moves. The show opens July 17.
Credit Erin Williams / WMUK

Of all the high school rites of passage, none is more symbolic than finding a date for the prom. It's an event that is frozen in time, one night where you get to dress up, dance the night away - and take out the date of your dreams. But when your date night plans don't work out - alternative measures might have to come in to play.

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