Arts & More

Hector, Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes Client Advocate

According to Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes – a local nonprofit and food pantry - one out of every six people in the Kalamazoo area struggles with food insecurity.


Over the years, we've seen Meryl Streep survive a Nazi concentration camp. expose the hazards of nuclear power, operate an African coffee farm, dominate the fashion world and negiotate the challenges of eternal life. But can she lead a bar band? Of course she can: She's Meryl Streep. And she rocks with conviction in director Jonathan Demme's Ricki and the Flash


Courtesy G. Love and Special Sauce

On August 6th, G. Love & Special Sauce will bring its hip hop, Delta Blues-y style to Kalamazoo when it plays at Bell’s Eccentric Café. The “G. Love” part of the band is frontman Garrett Dutton, who we reached earlier this week from inside a trailer in Fort Collins, Colorado.


Rebecca Thiele/WMUK

On Kalamazoo Mall, MRC Artworks looks like any other art gallery. It’s got acrylic paintings, jewelry, and pottery. But MRC doesn’t just sell art—it provides jobs for about 60 people living with disabilities or mental illness.


Tom Cruise found his franchise, although it took a while for the Mission: Impossible films to hit their stride. For a while, these films seemed like afterthoughts in Cruise’s career, the kind of projects he made when he needed a sure-fire international success to reinforce his box office bankability — or when he wanted to collect a major-league check for playing with cutting-edge gadgets, driving dreamy cars and strolling through exotic locales.


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