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Local Authors
6:03 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Bad Dates Turn Into Good Reads: 'Strange Love' By Lisa Lenzo

Author Lisa Lenzo
Credit Charlie Schreiner

Hear the full interview with author Lisa Lenzo

"I don't see how you can go out in public with a man who wears a mullet," says Annie Zito's daughter, Marly, in the book Strange Love.

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Music & Culture
5:32 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Strum A Balalaika: Listen To Russian Folk Music This Saturday

The Russian Folk Orchestra of the Balalaika and Domra Association of America
Credit Balalaika and Domra Association of America

The on-air story about the Russian folk orchestra concert. Scroll down to hear the full interview with members of the BDAA.

This week musicians from all over the world have been practicing like crazy to prepare for Saturday night's Russian Folk Concert at Chenery Auditorium.

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Arts & More
7:57 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

St. Joseph: Beach Town and 1920's Gangster's Paradise

Credit Courtesy of the Author

Gangsters in Southwest Michigan? It's not as shocking as you think. Back in the 1920's, members of the Chicago crime scene treated the area as an oasis where they dined, played golf - and did their best to keep their business affairs to a minimum.

That all changed in 1929, when gangster Frank 'Killer' Burke murdered a St. Joseph police officer, leading authorities to discover that he had weapons used in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, where seven men from an opposing crime gang were killed in Chicago.

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Visual Art
7:45 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Could Art Help Us Understand Autism?

From the All For One exhibit at the Park Trades Center in Kalamazoo
Credit courtesy of Bill Davis

Last year, Western Michigan University art students took a class that examined art made by kids with autism to better understand how they communicate.

Now the Autism & Visual Art Project has blossomed to a global program that includes workshop materials for educators, an exhibit, and even a documentary film.

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Arts & More
5:00 am
Fri July 4, 2014

"The Last of the Red-Hot Lovers" Brings Comedic Morality in New Vic Production

Timothy J. Smith as Barney and Marin Heinritz as Elaine in The New Vic Theatre's producition of the Neil Simon play "The Last of the Red Hot Lovers."
Courtesy of The New Vic Theatre

Meet Barney Cashman. He's a family man who has achieve a fair amount of success in owning his own business, but feels like he's missing out.

So he decides to find a lover, which leads him to another lover, and yet another lover.

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