Arts & More

For a director, seeing your first movie win an Academy Award can be the best - or worst - thing that could ever happen. It certainly proved to be a mixed blessing for Rob Marshall, who watched his 2002 version of Chicago take home the best picture prize.

courtesy of Medicinal Groove

Michigan-based band Medicinal Groove will play Friday night at 9:30 p.m. at Shakespeare’s Pub in Kalamazoo with another funk-inspired group called Crime Funk.

Stanley Steppes and his son Christian holding copies of Steppes' book 'Christian and Daddy Go Shopping'
courtesy of Stanley Steppes

When should you start teaching your kids good money practices? Kalamazoo’s Stanley Steppes says right now. 

Students from the Greater Kalamazoo Skating Association rehearsing at Wings Stadium
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

 Saturday the Greater Kalamazoo Skating Association will put on their 15th Annual Holiday Ice Revue. On the surface, the event is what it sounds like: figure skating students of all ages doing routines to familiar Christmas songs. 

courtesy of Heather Slomski

Heather Slomski recently released her collection of short fiction The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons. Now living in Minnesota, Slomski got her MFA at Western Michigan University. Her work has appeared in TriQuarterly, The Normal School, and other publications. She also won the Iowa Award for Short Fiction.

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