Arts & More

Arts & More
3:46 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Orff music method easy-going for kids

Portage Public Schools teacher Marcia Working

“There are some students who may be struggling academically. They come in here and because it’s very hands on and tactile and kinesthetic. They’re able to excel at it. The smiles on their faces going, ‘Oh, yeah. I can do this. I fit,’” says music teacher Marcia Working.

Tuesday is Working’s last day in public schools, but for 30 years she’s been using the Orff Approach at 12th Street Elementary School in Portage.

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Film
3:42 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

The Internship: A breezy unemployment comedy destined for HBO reruns

It’s easy to see how The Internship could have turned into a bitter, unsettling slice-of-life drama about two forty-something men who lose their jobs, tumble down the socio-economic ladder and find themselves desperately trying to reinvent and rejuvenate themselves in order to compete against legions of tech-savvy recent college graduates in the kill-or-be-killed job market jungle.

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Arts & More
1:12 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Going boldly into "Star Trek: Phase II"

Credit Retro Film Studios, LLC

The first mission of the starship USS Enterprise ended abruptly in 1969. But a dedicated group of fans and professionals refuses to let the original version of Star Trek die. And scripts for two of the new Star Trek: Phase Two missions have been written in Kalamazoo.

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Hobbies and Local History
6:42 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Watch blacksmiths mold metal at the 'Hammer-In'

Blacksmith Ted Guimond puts the finishing touches on a meat fork
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

This weekend Michigan blacksmiths will do demonstrations at the first West Michigan “Hammer-In.” In other parts of the state, hammer-ins are held almost every week. This event will be in South Haven at the Michigan Flywheelers Museum where Ted Guimond is blacksmith.

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Film
6:17 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Bicycle Film Fest aims to make biking the norm

Credit Kalamazoo Film Festival

At the 4th Kalamazoo Bicycle Film Festival, 24 short films featuring, or inspired by, bicycles will be shown Saturday at Western Michigan University's Little Theatre

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