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Fairs & Festivals
10:52 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Michigan Shakespeare Fest: Good actors make good Shakespeare

Credit Michigan Shakespeare Festival

"Shakespeare's plays are never about the day nothing happened. They're always about the day something amazing happened," says  Janice L. Blixt, artistic director for the Michigan Shakespeare Festival.

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Food and Drink
11:08 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Learn how hard cider is made at Virtue Cider in Fennville

Gregg Hall at Virtue Cider in Fennville
Credit Nancy Camden

Michigan is one of the top three growers of apples in the country making it a great place to produce what in this country we call ‘hard’ cider. In England, France or Spain, it’s simply called cider while unfermented pressed apple is called ‘juice.’

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Film
10:26 am
Thu June 27, 2013

'The Heat': Improv comedy with a Boston flair

You’d expect to see Melissa McCarthy in a raucous comedy like The Heat, which opens Friday. Even Sandra Bullock’s name above the title is no great surprise. But who would expect the cast to include Joey McIntyre, best known as the youngest of the new Kids on the Block?

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Fine Art
6:05 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Crossing the country for a paycheck: Wood artist hits the road

One of artist Peter Czuk's benches
Credit Peter Czuk

Earlier this month Kendall artist Peter Czuk was in Kalamazoo’s Bronson Park, building his booth for the KIA Art Fair. Czuk will repeat this setting-up process at many other art fairs this year from Washington and California to the East Coast. He says it’s a way to get his work in front of potential customers.

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Local Music
5:57 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Given Name: Band asks 'How much control do we have in our lives?'

From left to right: Drummer Brian Voortman, lead guitarist/vocalist Jacob Bullard, and pianist Laura Hobson.
Credit Antrim Dells

The Grand Rapids band Antrim Dells is probably best known for their haunting melodies, soft acoustic guitars, and three part harmonies. Antrim Dells is having a release show for their new album called Given Name on Saturday at Nice Gallery in Grand Rapids.

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