Arts & More

Theatre/Film
9:54 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Theatre recreates original Little Rascals shorts

The cast of 'Little Pants' on their character walk
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Our Gang also known as The Little Rascals started as a series of short silent comedies starring everyday kids in the 1920s. Though the original series ended twenty years later, the idea of The Little Rascals soldiered on, following television into the first talkies and color pictures. The last adaptation was well into the ‘90s.

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Animals
6:21 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Dog park provides social atmosphere for dogs and humans

Matt Newton and pets at Fairmount Dog Park in Kalamazoo
Credit Nancy Camden

The muscles in Elliott’s body tighten with anticipation as he spots some dogs pulling on their leaches, heading to the gate at the Fairmount Dog Park in Kalamazoo. The dog park is Elliott’s reason for living, according to Will Matthews, his human.

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Local Authors
4:33 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Murder in Battle Creek: The Mysterious Death of Daisy Zick

Credit The History Press

In 1963, Daisy Zick was stabbed 27 times at her home in Battle Creek. It’s an unsolved case that locals are still talking about today. It’s also the subject of Murder in Battle Creek: The Mysterious Death of Daisy Zick by Blaine Pardoe.

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Arts & More
10:36 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Diving into Great Lakes shipwreck history

The cover of "Lost on the Lady Elgin" by Valerie van Heest
Credit Valerie van Heest

The bottom of the Great Lakes is like an open history book to diver and shipwreck explorer Valerie van Heest of Holland, Michigan. She’ll talk about her explorations during a presentation sponsored by the Vicksburg Historical Society. It starts Tuesday, August 20th, at 7 p.m. in the Vicksburg Community Center at the corner of Main and Prairie.

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Art Fundraisers
12:09 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Umbrellas line Red Arrow Highway in Harbert

One of the Umbrellas of Harbert along Red Arrow Highway
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The town of Harbert is only about a mile wide when you drive through on it Red Arrow Highway near the Indiana border in Southwest Michigan. And it would look like any other small town if it weren’t for one big, colorful difference.

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