Arts & More

Arts & More
5:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Poet and Author Kevin Coval Makes Youth Poetry "Louder Than A Bomb"

Kevin Coval
Credit Courtesy of Louder Than A Bomb

Growing up during the era of 80's hip-hop, Kevin Coval had his eyes opened to a world of poetry he never knew existed by dissecting the lyrics of his favorite artists.

"I started writing because I wanted to rap, but I  realized very quickly that was not the best idea," he says. "Hip hop really opened me to a nontraditional canon of verse that was contemporary and working class and explored the spectrum of human experience as opposed to just talking about birchwood and roses."

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Farming
10:20 am
Thu June 12, 2014

No Bees No Fruit: Why Bees Are Essential To Farmers

Ann Sharkey inspects her hive on WMUK correspondent Joan Donaldson's organic fruit farm
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Despite the media’s out-pouring of articles about “colony collapse disorder” and about how pesticides are killing off bees, visitors to my organic blueberry farm often have not connected the dots between bees and fruit. 

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Local History
3:30 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

19th Century Female Seminary Once Educated Michigan's Girls

Michigan Female Seminary postcard from the archives of Kalamazoo Valley Museum
Credit courtesy of the Kalamazoo Valley Museum

The Michigan Female Seminary has been closed for more than a century, but at one time, it was one of the few places to send your daughter to continue her education in the 1800's. 

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Arts & More
5:00 am
Tue June 10, 2014

The Civic Theatre's 'The Sunshine Boys' Brings Angst, Filled With Respect

Actors Art Nemitz (left) and James Carver star in The Civic Theatre's production of 'The Sunshine Boys.'
Credit Courtesy of The Civic Theatre

One might think that a comedy duo called "The Sunshine Boys" would have a welcoming, funny rapport. And they did - professionally. But offstage was a different story. 

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Film
9:39 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Is The Waterfront Film Festival Really Losing Its Charm? You Decide

A photo still from the film 'Arlo & Julie'

When it launched back in 1999, most people would not have guessed the Waterfront Film Festival would have survived more than a few years. Without a doubt, it was ambitious: Who starts a film festival in Saugatuck, a town without a single movie theater?

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