Arts & More

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


9:37 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Teen Acoustic Prodigies, Other Michigan Female Musicians To Tour

Credit courtesy of The Accidentals

Hear the full interview with The Accidentals and Olivia Mainville

 Ten female musical acts from around the state are hitting the road together in a tour called “Girls With Guitars.” They’ll stop at Bell’s Eccentric Café in Kalamazoo on Thursday.

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Arts & More
5:00 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Vicksburg Old Car Festival Still Rollin' After 34 Years

Last year, a 1919 Studebaker was on display at the Vicksburg Old Car Festival. One can only guess what will be on view at this year's festival, taking place on June 13 and 14.
Credit Courtesy of Vicksburg Old Car Festival

34 years ago, Skip Knowles decided it was high time to drive some attention to his adopted home of Vicksburg. And I do mean "drive."

"I've always had old cars and attended shows, and you know Vicksburg's kind of a unique little town that's not on the way to anywhere," says Knowles. "I decided we needed something to bring people to town to see what we had down there. So I thought, ’Well we’ll do a car show.’"

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7:35 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Seedy Night Club Struggles Through Nazi Era Berlin in Musical “Cabaret”

Credit courtesy of Farmers Alley Theatre

Hear the interview with Kathy Mulay, Dirk Lumbard, and Barbara Marineau on WMUK's "Let's Hear It"

Friday is opening night for the musical Cabaret at Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo. It takes place in a seedy night club during pre-Nazi era Berlin. 

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Arts & More
7:30 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Artist of the Month: Furniture Designer Jake Blok

Jake Blok shows off his techniques. The furniture designer graduated from Kendall College of Art & Design in 2013.
Erin Williams WMUK

At an age when most kids were still trying to make simple cabins out of Lincoln Logs, carpenter and furniture designer Jake Blok was learning how to measure and cut real wood.

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Gaming & Animation
8:25 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Want To Make Video Games? Hear From Animators This Weekend

A scene from the game Lilly Looking Through
Credit Geeta Games

Many kids, and some adults, dream of making video games for a living. But very few of us know what it takes to create these little worlds.

On Saturday, the Kalamazoo Valley Museum will host a Gaming and Animation Festival where anyone can be an animator for a day.

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