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Rebecca Thiele/WMUK

There’s something captivating about seeing two unlikely art forms together. Like watching a string quartet play Metallica. Next week, Wellspring Cori Terry & Dancers will present their spring concert collaboration with Kalamazoo hip-hop fusion band Last Gasp Collective. 


Grand Rapids Celebrates Polish Culture With Dance

Sep 28, 2017
Girls from the Malbork dance group
Jen Macek

Grand Rapids will celebrate Polish heritage at Pulaski Days, October 6th through October 8th. It’s a series of events named after General Casimir Pulaski - a Polish immigrant who fought and died in the American Revolutionary War. 


'Wonder Tales' Hopes To Expose Kids To Other Cultures

Mar 23, 2017

If I say the phrase “folk tales” you might think of "The Three Little Pigs" or "Hansel and Gretel." Those are great stories from Western cultures - countries like England and Germany - but there are so many more folk tales that you haven’t heard. 


Wellspring Does Tribute To Founder of Minimalist Music

Nov 3, 2016
Composer Terry Riley
courtesy of Wellspring

If you're a fan of The Who, you probably know the song "Baba O'Riley." What you might not know is that the name comes from two of Pete Townshend's influences - spiritual leader Meher Baba and composer Terry Riley


WMU Only University Allowed To Perform Complex Ballet

Sep 29, 2016
the Dance Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations

Western Michigan University will make ballet history. It will be the first college to dance a ballet so complex - that it’s only been performed by professional dancers. The ballet Lilac Garden was created by English choreographer Anthony Tudor in 1936. 


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