Arts & More

Arts & More
9:21 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Kalamazoo Fashion Week Puts Community Center Stage

From left, Hope Potgiesser, 17, of Lawton, Mohammad Hasher, 15, of Portage, Christya Reynolds, 16, of Kalamazoo, and Kaylee Patterson, 16, of Portage, practice their walk at Thursday's rehearsal for Kalamazoo Fashion Week. Adult and young child models are also in the show.
Credit Earlene McMichael

New York Fashion Week ended a few days ago, saying good-bye to a runway of elegant outfits, some too fancy for a day at the office. But a new event now in progress in Kalamazoo seeks to change that image and to involve the community in the process.

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Books
5:37 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

'Flash Fiction' With WMU Professor Emeritus Stuart Dybek

Credit courtesy of Stuart Dybek

Chicago native and WMU Professor Emeritus Stuart Dybek’s two new collections of stories won high praise from The New York Times Review of Books last month. By the way, his name is pronounced DIB-ek not DIE-bek, though Stuart says he'll accept either.

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Local Music
5:47 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

'All Over The Place' Style Suits Grand Rapids Musician Karisa Wilson

Credit courtesy of Karisa Wilson

On Tuesday, singer-songwriter Karisa Wilson will play at Salt of the Earth in Fennville.


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Hobbies
5:29 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

7 Reasons To Be A 'Typochondriac'

A typist on an Olivetti Valentine model that was popular in the 1970's

It’s easy to find someone interested in vinyl records or antique furniture. Now the new retro trend seems to be collecting typewriters. On Saturday at noon, typewriter enthusiasts of all ages will bring their machines to Bookbug in Kalamazoo for a Type-In. 

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Writing
3:53 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Old Memories Surface At Veteran's Writing Group

Rudy Hanson during the Korean War
Jerry Malec, WMUK

They served their nation honorably, but many combat veterans have had, or may still have, difficulty actually talking about their experiences. A special writing project is helping a group of Kalamazoo-area military veterans talk about experiences they may not have thought about in years.

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