Arts & More

Arts & More
10:01 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

KCC students, staff to tour European world war battle sites

Normandy beach
Jacob Cieslak, Kellogg Community College

Most Americans go to Europe to see the sights and have a good time. But a group of students and faculty from Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek will leave on a more serious mission in May. They’ll explore battlefield sites from the two world wars. One of the tour leaders, history instructor Michelle Wright, says that being there provides a “three-dimensional” perspective you can’t get from books and movies. 

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Local Music
11:57 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Inflatable Best Friend: Fuzzed-out, punk garage rock

From left to right: Bassist Austin McQuater, guitarist Tanner Boerman, and drummer Ian Howell
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Hear from the band

The Kalamazoo band Inflatable Best Friend has just come out with their first album called DMT Bike Ride. Guitarist Tanner Boerman, drummer Ian Howell, and bassist Austin McQuater say the band has come a long way from when they started it in high school. 

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Theatre
11:36 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Musical follows the downfall of Jackie Kennedy's relatives

Credit The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Hear a preview of the musical

Jackie Kennedy Onassis is one of the most iconic first ladies in history. She was born into a wealthy family and continued to live a life a luxury even after John F. Kennedy’s death. But the lives of her aunt and first cousin turned out very differently.

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Local Music
10:12 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Jazz couple combines raw lyrics with a storytelling quality

Credit Nich Mueller

Hear the on-air cut of Benje and Ashley Daneman

Kalamazoo Jazz musicians Ashley and Benje Daneman are not afraid to tell a true story. Ashley’s no-nonsense style songwriting combines well with Benje’s interpretive compositions, like in the song Floating On that Benje wrote about an experience he had walking the streets of New York City. 

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Local History
6:14 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Art and Memories of World War II exhibit in Battle Creek

Soldiers in southern France on D-Day, June 6, 1944 during World War II.
Credit AP Images

Hear about the exhibit

One of the first things you’ll see as you enter the exhibit is a fallen soldier’s battle cross. It includes a helmet and boots, but no rifle. Exhibit curator and Art Center of Battle Creek executive director Linda Holderbaum says she wanted the display to be about art and personal memories of World War II, not about the violence and weapons of war.

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