Arts & More

Sonia at the wheel of her Oldsmobile
Gloria Baker Feinstein

90-something Sonia Warshawski is a character. She’s less than five feet tall and drives a pink Buick with a large leopard print steering wheel. Warshawski is also one of the last living Holocaust survivors. She’s the subject of the award-winning documentary “Big Sonia” which will be shown at this year’s Southwest Michigan Jewish Film Festival

courtesy of Gifts or Creatures

When you walk along the shore of Lake Michigan, do you ever wonder who walked this same beach hundreds of years ago? Brandon Foote does. He and his wife Bethany make up the duo Gifts or Creatures which recently released a new album all about Michigan history, called "Fair Mitten: New Songs of the Historic Great Lakes Basin."

They’ll perform in Kalamazoo on Saturday, October 21 at Rootead at 7 p.m.

Sandhill cranes dance in a creek near Newark, Neb. (File photo, 2011)
AP Images/Nati Harnik

This weekend people will watch hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Sandhill cranes land at Big Marsh Lake - about 30 minutes northeast of Battle Creek. It’s the 23rd annual Sandhill Crane & Art Festival hosted by the Michigan Audubon Society. We talked with the society's education coordinator Lisa Cain:

Katherine Mumma

A freight train roared across the stage of the Little Theatre on opening night last week. That train is commonly known as “Gypsy”, an American Musical Classic. It’s currently enjoying a successful production by Farmers Alley Theatre

Review: "Back County Crimes" Script Lacks Depth

Oct 5, 2017
Nancy King

What-A-Do Theatre in Springfield is performing the play “Back County Crimes” through October 15th.