Arts & More

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

Fran Dwight

What’s that saying - “You can’t rush art.” A few months ago, Kalamazoo singer-songwriter Kaitlin Rose was getting antsy. It had been two years since she released an album and the pressure was on. But instead of putting out an incomplete album, Rose decided to make a short, four-song EP. She'll have a release show for the work Sunday, May 28th at 6:30 p.m. at Rootead dance studio in Kalamazoo.

How many times can you ride the same roller coaster before those initial feelings of terror disappear? Oh, it can be so surprising the first time around, when you don’t know exactly how fast you will go, how deep the drops will be, how loudly you’ll scream when you go into that hairpin turn. 

Vietnamese United Methodist Church is one of several in Grand Rapids that offers services in Vietnamese. According to Western Michigan University, there are about 6,000 people of Vietnamese descent living in Grand Rapids alone.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College recently got an international studies grant from the U.S. Department of Education to create programs that center around South Asia - countries like India, Pakistan, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam.

Stryke Force teammates from left to right: Kyra Kothawala, Freddie Ouding, and Jack Bruinwood. The team has about 40 members in all.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Last month, Kalamazoo-area robotics team Stryke Force won the robotics world championship in St. Louis, Missouri. Its members beat out more than 3,000 teams from around the world.

Kalamazoo College performs 'In The Heights'
Malavika Rao

It might be a while before you see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash hit “Hamilton” in Kalamazoo. But right now theatre-goers can see Miranda’s first Tony award winning musical, “In the Heights” at the Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College. It runs May 11th through May 14th