Arts & More

Arts & More airs Fridays at 7:50 a.m., 11:55 a.m., and 4:20 p.m., and Saturdays after "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

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

Courtesy Wellspring/Cori Terry and Dancers

If you got to a dance production, you’re likely seeing the vision of one artist: a choreographer, with occasionally help from a few others. But for the first time, Kalamazoo’s Wellspring/Cori Terry and Dancers is trying something much different. It’s bringing together three different artists: electric violinist Ritsu Katsumata, shadow theater artist Paddy Aidan, and Wellspring artistic director and choreographer Cori Terry. Together, they’ve created a chaotic, sensory multimedia experience called mistfreezemeltsteam.

Exotic Animal Lovers Find Their People In Kalamazoo

Apr 30, 2015
Lynne Bennett and her birds
Trisha Dunham, WMUK

The third weekend of every month, slithering snakes, brightly colored birds, and other exotic animals and reptiles occupy the Kalamazoo County Expo Center. The next Kalamazoo Reptile and Exotic Animal Show is Saturday, May 16th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cheri Williams hangs her work at Studio Grill in Kalamazoo
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

At the May Kalamazoo Art Hop, artist Cheri Williams is holding a fundraiser for the YWCA shelter at Studio Grill. The shelter acts as a safe house for victims of domestic abuse and their children.

NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScI), and the Westerlund 2 Science Team

Twenty five years ago, the Hubble Space telescope deployed into orbit around the Earth and changed the way we saw space. It got close up shots of planets and moons and peered into the deepest parts of the universe. To commemorate the occasion, the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society is bringing in astrophysicist Frank Summers of the Space Telescope Science Institute for a talk about the Hubble on April 25th at 7 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. WMUK's Robbie Feinberg caught up with him from his office in Maryland.

On the left is the last book the girls read in book club 'You Don't Even Know Me: Stories And Poems About Boys' by Sharon G. Flake. On the right is the current book 'Panic' by Sharon Draper.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Every Thursday afternoon, about six girls in the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home meet for book club. Kids are only at the home for about two weeks at a time, but founder Marge Kars says reading has a profound effect on their lives.