Arts & More

Fine Art
5:38 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Painted Chair Affair brings out the artist in crafters

Friday night about a hundred chairs will fill the Battle Creek Country Club. But not just any chairs; each one is a unique piece of art. Every year artists and first-timers alike paint old chairs and enter them in the Painted Chair Affair, where they’ll be auctioned off to benefit the Woman’s Co-op. The auction starts at 6 p.m. on Friday.

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Games
2:04 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Zombie apocalypse reenacted in WMU game

WMU students as the zombies in Zombies vs Humans

Once per semester, students across Western Michigan University’s campus will be running away from one another as if they were flesh-eating, undead corpses.

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Arts & More
4:31 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

A 1,000-mile walk on the Great Lakes

Loreen Niewenhuis surprised by a wave
Credit Loreen Niewenhuis

What’s an author to do after writing about a thousand-mile walk around Lake Michigan? If you’re Loreen Niewenhuis of Battle Creek the answer is simple: hike another thousand miles around parts of the other lakes. Niewenhuis has just published a new book about that experience called A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk. She’ll talk about it Tuesday, April 23rd, at the Portage District Library beginning at 7 p.m.

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Books
1:56 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Free little libraries gain popularity in Kalamazoo

Credit Ted Yoakum

At first glance, the little wooden boxes that have been popping in lawns across the city may look like giant mailboxes or birdhouses. However, they contain neither letters nor animals, but books. Known as Little Free Libraries, people are encouraged to take, and leave, books and magazines from the boxes’ shelves, with no strings attached. 

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Theatre
5:45 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

War correspondents try to lead a normal life in Civic play

Sheena Foster as Sarah recovering from the accident.
Credit Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Sarah and James have been a couple for about ten years. She is a photojournalist and he’s a foreign correspondent. They cover war, at times putting themselves in great danger to get the story. When a serious accident in Iraq leaves Sarah critically injured they return home so she can recover and to see if they can live a more normal life.


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