Arts & More

8:35 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Horror film special effects artist praised in documentary

Credit courtesy of Ryan Meade

The makeup and special effects artists that create our nightmares are often Hollywood’s unsung heroes. But one local artist is getting some time in the spotlight for special effects in the 1980s horror franchise The Evil Dead.

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Arts & More
4:00 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

21st annual Ice Breaker Festival brings a cool chill to South Haven

There will be 53 blocks of ice waiting to be carved at this year's Ice Breaker Festival.
Courtesy of the South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce

As the saying goes, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Since we can't all melt the snow outside our windows, we might as well celebrate the season.

The weather outside sets the perfect tone for the 21st annual Ice Breaker Festival, taking place in South Haven Friday Jan. 31 through Sunday Feb. 2.

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Hobbies & Music
7:22 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Vinyl records gain popularity in Kalamazoo

Co-manager Sean Hartman at The Corner Record Shop and Audio in Kalamazoo
Credit Nancy Camden

Sales of vinyl records make up a tiny fraction of the market compared to CDs and MP3s. Yet stores reported more than 6 million new and used vinyl records in 2013. That's a 20-year high for the format.

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7:15 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

'The Moth' regular to tell tales at local storytelling fest

Credit courtesy of Allison Downey

Allison Downey is a singer-songwriter, an associate professor of elementary education at Western Michigan University, and a renowned storyteller. Downey will be one of about seven storytellers at this year's storytelling festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum on Saturday.

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Arts & More
4:41 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center hosts fourth annual Winter Gala & Fundraiser

Guests enjoy themselves at the Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center's 2012 Winter Gala and Fundraiser. This year's event will be held on February 1 at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.
Terry Johnson Photography

The word "gala" can conjure up images of stuffed shirts making awkward conversation, overcooked steaks and lukewarm green beans served next to standard-issue slices of cheesecake, and ill-fated attempts at keeping up with the beat while trying not to step on other people's feet on the dance floor.

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