Arts & More

The artists of the South Haven Area Mural Project (Sh-amp) stand in front of their first completed mural at Rock 'N' Road Cycle. From left to right: Kayla Wyszynski-Ridley, Sam Dustin, and Kelly Gleeson.
Rebecca Thiele/WMUK

Earlier this month, South Haven artists unveiled the first of many murals that are meant to help beautify the city. It’s part of a nonprofit that started last year called Sh-amp — South Haven Area Mural Project. 


courtesy of The Dacia Bridges Project

Dacia Bridges is probably the most famous Michigan musician you’ve never heard of. That’s because she made her way to stardom in Germany. Now Bridges is back in the U.S., living in Kalamazoo. She recently started an all-female super group called The Dacia Bridges Project.


Earlene McMichael | WMUK

What’s it like to ride downtown Kalamazoo’s San Francisco-style Holly Jolly Trolley

It has long been on Kalamazoo grandfather Kelly Casey's bucket list. “I wanted to do this for years, but I was working or having to get up early. So I didn’t have the opportunity."


The site of the theatre space will be at 117 and 119 S. Superior Street, right next to the Bohm Theatre—which was renovated in 2014
Rebecca Thiele/WMUK

The city of Albion is getting a new theatre space. Two vacant buildings downtown will turn into a multi-use facility for both Albion College and the community. Supporters say they hope it will help boost the local economy and revitalize the college’s theatre department. 


Ghent Altarpiece, Chapel Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Ghent, Belgium, by Hubert and Jan Von Eyck
courtesy of Early Music Michigan

You probably think you know exactly what I mean when I say the word “carol”—a simple Christmas song that anyone can sing if they know the words. But while early carols were all about sing-alongs, they weren’t necessarily about Christmas or even religion. 


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