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Arts & More
4:41 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Pressing fresh apple cider on a fall afternoon

Joan Donaldson makes sure the cider goes in the jug while her husband John turns the crank of the cider press
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The grinder whirs as it slashes apples into pomace, and the chopped apples fall into a nylon mesh bag that lines the barrel of our small cider press. I drop more fruit into the hopper and already, juice puddles on the wooden platform that holds the barrel.

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Culture
1:17 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

WMU celebrates El Dia De Los Muertos

An altar honoring Cuban-American novelist Oscar Jerome Hijuelos
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Friday, November 1st is the first day of El Dia De Los Muertos—a Mexican holiday honoring the dead and celebrating their souls yearly visit to Earth. Though it’s called “The Day of the Dead,” the holiday actually lasts two days: the first day honors children and the second day is for adults.

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Fine Art
3:00 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Weaver uses color memory to make landscapes, other abstracts

Kalamazoo weaver Nancy Crampton has at least six looms in her home studio. When she and her husband got married a loom was one of the only things they had.

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Local Music
5:19 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Legends Drum & Bugle Corps takes marching band on the road

The drum and bugle corps prepares for performance
Credit Nancy Camden

Legends of Kalamazoo is a touring drum and bugle corps made up of 15 to 22-year-olds who perform and compete with a variety of instruments and pageantry-like movement.

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Film
5:07 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Hausu: The weirdest horror movie you will ever see

There are many strange and puzzling films you may encounter over the course of your lifetime. But I feel reasonably safe in saying that you will never find anything quite so flamboyantly bizarre as the 1977 Japanese horror-comedy-musical-psychodrama Hausu, or House, a movie that exists in its own stratosphere of wackiness. 

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