Arts & More

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Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Frank Lloyd Wright liked mahogany, and on a bright day it’s easy to see why. The wood shimmers and glows yellow-orange in the sun. Wright used lots of mahogany on the Galesburg house he custom-designed for Curtis and Lillian Meyer in 1948.

A few years ago though, the wood on the house’s outside would not have looked so nice.


One of the panels depicting paper mill pollution in Kalamazoo
Bonus Saves

You’ve probably seen at least one of Patrick Hershberger’s works around Kalamazoo. Hershberger is also known by the name Bonus Saves. He likes to paint murals of animals, landscapes, and his signature images of skull bunnies - which look like skeletons wearing bunny suits. 


What Makes Great Barbecue?

Aug 12, 2016
Ryan Skryd

Professional cooks from around the country come to Kalamazoo's Ribfest every August to battle for the best barbecue rib awards. All of them have original recipes and specific cooking methods. With so many different ideas of what makes barbecue barbecue, there’s sure to be differences of opinion.


Rebecca Thiele/WMUK

W.K. Kellogg Auditorium in Battle Creek has a secret. It’s hidden beneath the floor boards of the stage. It’s in the ceiling and in the walls. It’s everywhere, but you’ve likely never seen it. It’s one of the last unaltered pipe organs built by Ernest M. Skinner - considered to be one of the greatest organ makers in American history. 


Two years ago, President Obama made history when he reestablished relations with Cuba - a country the U.S. had embargoed since the Cold War. What once was forbidden territory for most Americans has now become a tourist destination. 


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