Arts & More

Film
6:00 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Stop Motion, Dogs, and Betrayal: Highlights From the 2014 Teen Filmmaker Festival

A clip from Jonathan D'Ambrosio's "Far Beyond the Reservoir"

Each year as much of the entertainment world speculates on who will be taking home the Academy Awards, Kalamazoo audiences get ready for their own cinematic competition. 

The Kalamazoo Teen Filmmaker Festival is in its 11th year, and two dozen movies from filmmakers between the ages of 12 and 19 will be screened at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Kalamazoo State Theatre.

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Arts & More
6:30 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Arts & More 2-21-14

This week's show featured the Michigan Beer Film and an update on happenings at the Kalamazoo Public Library. You can hear these stories individually on their separate story pages. 

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Documentary Film
6:09 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

In 'Michigan Beer Film' Craft Beer (And The People Who Love It) Take Center Stage

Director Kevin Romeo takes a break during filming. He's the creator behind the Michigan Beer Film, a documentary that traces the rise of the craft beer industry in the state.
Credit Courtesy of Rhino Media

While several national brands like Kellogg, Whirlpool, and Domino’s Pizza call the state of Michigan home, there are even more “Made in Michigan” products that can be found in our refrigerators, on our shelves, and even in our soap dishes.

Beer is no exception. And, as Kevin Romeo confirmed, Michiganders knows their beer.

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Arts & More
6:01 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

154-Year-Old Kalamazoo Public Library Still Changing

Ann Rohrbaugh, Director of the Kalamazoo Public Library
Credit Nancy Camden

CORRECTION: The original version of this story misspelled Ann Rohrbaugh's last name.

From a library in 1860 with 120 inherited books, open one hour a day for a school district, the Kalamazoo Public Library downtown and its four branches have evolved into community centers with concerts and performances, movies and speakers. 

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Poetry
4:18 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

One Oar: A Journey with Alzheimer's

Kalamazoo poet Marie Bahlke reading from One Oar in the WMUK studio
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Hear the full interview with poet Marie Bahlke

Kalamazoo resident Marie Bahlke started writing poetry in her 70s and she just celebrated her 94th 

birthday. Her book One Oar follows her husband's life from the time he was first diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease until Bahlke is left a widow.

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