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Local Music
10:07 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Meditteranean fusion band partners with bellydancers

Wisaal and Karma Bellydance
Credit Jena McShane

Mediterranean fusion band Wisaal will play tonight at Bell’s Brewery alongside dancers from Karma Bellydance. The Lansing-based band has been partnering with belly dancers almost since the group started.

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Film
8:39 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

No, "The Spectacular Now" was not directed by John Hughes

One of the great perks of being a film critic is being able to call attention to terrific movies that most people will never hear about. These are the pictures that aren't advertised every ten minutes on TV or hyped to the heavens a full year before they're going to be in theaters. An excellent example would be The Spectacular Now, director James Ponsoldt's outstanding adaptation of the popular novel by Tim Tharp.

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Local Music & Dance
8:20 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Red Sea Pedestrians perform with Wellspring for a one-of-a-kind show

Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

If there’s one thing artists hate it’s thinking inside the box. But that’s not a problem for musicians from the Red Sea Pedestrians and Wellspring Cori Terry and Dancers. They’re reaching outside their comfort zones with their collaboration “Old World New,” which premieres Thursday through Sunday.

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Culture & Music
9:04 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Native drum helps bring community together

Native American group Southern Straight's performance at the Kalamazoo Public Library in 2009. Southern Straight is an earlier incarnation of Sons of Three Fires.
Credit Kalamazoo Public Library

“You’re singing your best. You’re singing your hardest. You’re not being shy or holding back anything because somebody might look at you,” says John Bush of Sons of Three Fires describing what he tries to achieve as a singer.

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History
8:59 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Outlaws, immigrants, a hymn and a big flood - Albion's history

Historian Frank Passic in Albion
Credit Nancy Camden

Like a lot of small towns in Michigan, Albion has seen better economic times. But their local historian Frank Passic champions Albion’s history as well as today’s downtown.

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