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Film
6:14 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

The Way Way Back: A thoughtful comedy that's still pretty funny

Did your parents ever give you the old line about how “high school is the best time of your life?” Maybe if you were a Homecoming Queen or a football star or you spent your senior year partying in Paris that might be true. But for most of us, that’s the kind of sappy sentiment that could only be dispensed by people who never really experienced adolescence. 

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Local Music
5:27 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Solo artist uses old country vocals, heart-wrenching lyrics in new album

Singer/songwriter Carrie McFerrin
Credit Lori Jean Owen

Folk-rock artist Carrie McFerrin recently released her new album The Wolves and is setting sail for her first tour.

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World Record Attempts
7:06 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

World's Longest Salad Bar to be made in Hudsonville

Abel Reyes cuts a head of lettuce to harvest it for Lubber Bros Farms.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The City of Hudsonville, just south west of Grand Rapids, is trying to break the world record for the longest continuous salad bar.

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Theatre & Religion
7:05 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Mime to minister at Gospel in the Park

Mime and Kalamazoo Valley Community College student Cer Bolten
Credit Vickie Wooden

Every year, Kalamazoo hosts Gospel in the Park as part of the Black Arts Festival. On Sunday, Bronson Park will be filled with gospel choirs, dancers, guest ministers, and a mime. That’s right—a mime. Progressive churches are using something called Mime Ministry, where silent gesturers act out the words in a gospel song.

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Fine Art
11:25 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Scientist finds her way to glass art

Gloria Badiner at her glass art studio in Mattawan
Credit Nancy Camden

When Gloria Badiner of Mattawan saw some glass art, she instantly fell in love. She was a working scientist at the time.

“Glass is a material that has a scientific component to it,” Badiner says, “so, it just fit really well for me.” 

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