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Local History
9:54 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

See what's hiding in storage at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Collections Curator Alex Forist at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
Credit Nancy Camden

At the Grand Rapids Public Museum, only ten percent of the nearly quarter of a million objects are on exhibit at any one time. The rest of the collection is carefully archived in a couple-hundred-thousand square feet of space.

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Local Music
9:44 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Blind couple finds each other after 20 years, starts funk rock band

Credit courtesy of Beyond Sight

Beyond Sight is a Kalamazoo funk rock band with a 70s feel. Husband and wife duo Steve and Rhonda Scott started the band less than a year ago in their early 40s. Rhonda plays keyboard and Steve is on drums. The band will play at The Dock at Bayview in Richland, Friday at 8:30 p.m.

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Poetry
4:52 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

What biblical characters were thinking: 'Exodus' by Janet Heller

Kalamazoo native Janet Ruth Heller is a writer, playwright, and literary critic. In her third book of poetry called Exodus, Heller fills in the gaps in the lives of characters in the Bible, especially women. Exodus can be found at Kazoo Books on Parkview Ave. in Kalamazoo, Michigan News Agency, and Amazon.com.

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Authors
6:38 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Blush: Mennonite girl grows up to be successful academic

As a young girl, Shirley Showalter never thought she would go to college, let alone become president of Goshen College in Indiana. Showalter grew up as a Mennonite in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 

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Illustrator and Author
1:54 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Fantastic Rumpus: Illustrators in the vein of Maurice Sendak

From 'The Monster Who Ate My Peas' by Danny Schnitzlein. Illustration by Matt Faulkner.

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is showing an exhibit called “Fantastic Rumpus” featuring more than 30 illustrators influenced by the late Maurice Sendak—the author of the popular children’s book Where the Wild Things Are. The exhibit is up until February 9th. 

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