Arts & More

Poetry
10:00 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Local Writer Challenges Himself With Book Of Sonnets

Hear a longer interview with Arnold Johnston

Kalamazoo native Arnold Johnston is best known as a playwright, but he’s also a musician, a writer, and a poet. He’ll be reading through his new poetry chapbook Sonnets: Signs and Portents Wednesday at Michigan News Agency at 6 p.m. He and his wife Debby will also be reading their play “A Sheltering Tree.”

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Arts & More
2:44 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Percussionist Pedrito Martinez Makes His Own Beat To Present Day Success

Martinez (center) is the name behind the Pedrito Martinez Group. The group will perform March 13 at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
Credit Petra Richterova

Musician Pedrito Martinez was born and raised in Cuba, but it wasn't until he left home 16 years ago was he able to cultivate what would become his musical foundation.

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Arts & More
2:38 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Wait Wait Host Peter Sagal Strives To Be "Funny...But Profound"

Get out your newspapers, read your favorite blogs, and turn up those news breaks a little higher – Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me!, NPR’s popular news quiz show, is coming to Kalamazoo’s Miller Auditorium on March 20.

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Dance
5:03 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Davis, White Consulted Michigan Bellydancer For Scheherazade Skate

Ann Arbor belly dancer Kendra Ray
Credit courtesy of Kendra Ray

Last month, Michigan ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White made their state proud as they carried home the first U.S. Olympic gold medal for ice dancing. They won high marks for their free skate to Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade

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Arts & More
4:50 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Artist of the Month: Animal From Binder Park Zoo Creates Paintings

Ellie the tortoise gets started creating her masterpiece. Her feet are dipped in non-toxip paint, and she is allowed to roam across the canvas.
Erin Williams

What's got four legs, a hard shell, and an affinity for bright colors?

It's Ellie, a two-year old tortoise who lives at the Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek. She's quite the painter.

That's right - painter.

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