Arts & More

Arts & More
3:35 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Military-Style Workouts, Sled Pushing, and the Trend of Extreme Workouts

A training session at Crossfit 269 in Kalamazoo.
Credit Courtesy of Crossfit 269

At Crossfit 2-6-9 in Kalamazoo, owner Jack Kelly says the technique has “a little bit of everything” – from gymnastics and rowing to cycling and running.

“One day you will be doing some weight lifting, and climbing ropes another day. But the beauty of Crossfit, the coolest thing about it is that it is infinitely scalable," says Kelly. "So no matter where your ability level is, injuries you might have, we can scale down the workout to fit your abilities and fit where you are fitness-wise.”

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Local Authors
4:53 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Quality Snacks: Short Stories of Relationships and the Lack Thereof

Hear the full interview with Andy Mozina

Kalamazoo writer Andy Mozina will be reading from his short stories called Quality Snacks as part of the Michigan Notable Book tour.

The event takes place tomorrow at 5:30 at the Richland Community Library.

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Choral Music
3:08 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Hospital Choir Uplifts Patients, Healthcare Workers

Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

At first, the Borgess Resounding Spirit Choir might seem a little unorganized. Choir members are constantly getting up to answer pagers and phones. There are days when some of them come in late and days when some can’t come at all. Choir director Jeffrey Spenner says it took some getting used to.

“I’m conducting doctors and nurses and they have other things that they can and should be thinking about at times," he says. "So now, it’s to the point where I hardly even notice if someone gets up and leaves because of what they do or a pager going off or a phone going off.”

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Arts & More
3:56 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Hey Mr DJ: Record Store Day Celebrates Vinyl, Spotlights Old And New Music

As manager of The Corner Record Shop, Sean Hartman is in the know about the best and most valued vinyl music. His store is participating in the seventh annual nationwide event known as Record Store Day, where vinyl enthusiasts can pick up new-old releases and celebrate with fellow fans.
Credit Erin Williams / WMUK

Saturday is usually that special day at the end of the week reserved for sleeping in, seeing friends, and 

tinkering with odds and ends in the garage. That is, unless it’s the third Saturday in April and you are a vinyl music maven who is aching to add a prized gem to your collection. So you set the alarm and sleepily head to the closest record shop to stand in line – and make a few friends – as you await the beginning of Record Store Day

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Local Music
3:57 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Gay, Lesbian Center Celebrates Female Musicians in Kalamazoo

Singer/songwriter Dana Scott at a previous Pre-Pride Women's Music Festival

Six women will be featured in a concert to celebrate local female artists. The event, put on by the Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center, will take place Saturday at 8 p.m. at Bell’s Eccentric Café

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