Arts & More

Arts & More
2:24 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Old House Network's 'Great Unveiling' Gets Down To The Nitty-Gritty

The home sits in the Stuart neighborhood on Elm Street. It is undergoing extensive indoor and outdoor renovations, and is expected to be finished in late 2015.
Erin Williams

When you become a homeowner, gone are the days of calling the landlord for any creak or leak. Maintaining  a residence on your own can be a big responsibility - especially if you’re short on cash and unsure of what you're doing. 

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Artist of the Month
2:01 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

What does becoming an American feel like? See Artist of the Month Ally Pye's Work

Alessandra Pye stands next to the last piece in her series
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

If you weren’t born in the United States, there are several things you have to do to become a U.S. citizen—like carry around a green card for five years and take what’s called a “naturalization test.”

That will make you an American on paper, but what does it take to feel like one?

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Jazz
10:14 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

What Are You Going To Do With That Jazz? Workshop Gives Students Options

Benje Daneman teaching at a jazz clinic in Nebraska
Credit courtesy of Benje Daneman

The Summer JazzStart program is a three-day workshop put on by the new Kalamazoo Jazz and Creative Institute. The institute will host a free show Wednesday night at The Union Cabaret & Grille.

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Arts & More
6:13 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Author Sean Madigan Hoen plays to a familiar beat in 'Songs Only You Know'

  The idea of sex, drugs, and rock and roll is a lot more glamorous than the actual circumstances themselves. 

  Just ask Dearborn native Sean Madigan Hoen, writer of the new post-music memoir Songs Only You Know. Hoen came of age in the punk rock scene of Detroit in the 90's, where he struggled to craft his own identity as a musician while dealing with the realities of having a drug-addicted father. Hoen kept his music life secret and also struggled with his own substance addictions, eventually moving past music and into writing. Hoen is now based in Brooklyn and graduated in 2011 from the MFA program at Columbia University. 

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Arts & More
3:41 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Legacy of WMU Alumni Gwen Frostic Transcends Art, Culture

Students Leah Rutt and Nick Errard screen printing at the Gwen Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University.
Credit Nancy Camden

Artist and entrepreneur Gwen Frostic was born April 26th in 1906 and died one day before her 95th birthday in 2001. She was a Western Michigan University (WMU) alumnus who gifted the university thirteen million dollars.

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