Arts & More

Arts & More airs Fridays at 7:50 a.m., 11:55 a.m., and 4:20 p.m.

Theme music: "Like A Beginner Again" by Dan Barry of Seas of Jupiter

Lou Ann Morgan weaving on her antique loom
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Mennonites are a religious group known for living simply. They’re also famous for their colorful, handmade quilts - usually made with patterns that have been around for generations. But less well-known is another craft Mennonites make out of fabric scraps - throw rugs. 


Courtesy of the North by Midwest Micro-Budget Film Festival

If you’re a local film buff, this is the weekend for you. The North by Midwest Micro-Budget Film Festival (NxMW) and the Teen Filmmaker Festival have combined forces this year for one big film extravaganza in Kalamazoo. 


Kalamazoo Public Library

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time leading scorer, is well-known for his feats on the court. But did you know that, as a high-school reporter, he covered the late Martin Luther King Jr. at a press conference? And he's been writing ever since. Abdul-Jabbar shares this story and more in his new book, "Writings on the Wall: Searching for A New Equality Beyond Black and White," which is the Kalamazoo Public Library's Reading Together selection this year.

Mitchell Anderson

If the Kalamazoo band True F.O. had a catchphrase, it would be “pass the instrument.” After almost every song, members of the band switch between guitar, bass, drums, and vocals. 


Chat room users Orangutan (left) and Chutes And Ladders (right) in the Western production of 'Water By The Spoonful'
John Lacko

The internet allows people to connect who never would have met each other before. People who live in opposite corners of the globe, from different backgrounds and cultures. The Pulitzer-Prize winning play Water By The Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes explores human connections on and offline. Western Michigan University will perform Water By The Spoonful February 10th through February 19th.


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