Arts & More

Stories air Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:50 a.m., 9:50 a.m., 4:29 p.m., 5:44 p.m., and Saturdays after "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

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

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Local Music
12:57 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

PUNKSUHATE: A mosaic of hip-hop and folk

Credit J.R. Reynolds

PUNKSUHATE combines two unlikely genres: hip hop and folk. The result is a homegrown West Michigan sound that punctuates their desire to keep the region’s music fresh.

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Festivals
5:33 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Craft beer fan? Meet craft soda at the Soda Pop Festival

Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

If you go to Klassic Arcade in Gobles, the bartender can pour you a homebrewed, ice cold glass right from the tap...a glass of soda that is. Like craft beer, artisan sodas have gained popularity in the past few years.

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Hobbies
5:56 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

You've never seen Frisbee like this...

Credit The Flying Aces

On June 20th, the Flying Aces will entertain a Kalamazoo Public Library audience with Frisbee tricks. Their presentation also includes a history of the flying discs and information about the newest techniques and products.

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Local History
10:56 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Barber chairs and falcons: Hidden Kalamazoo tours the bank building

A peregrine falcon nesting on the ledge of the American National Bank Building
Aaron Fishell

Update: The 2014 tour will take place June 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

In downtown Kalamazoo, you can walk into one of the tallest skyscrapers in the city—the American National Bank Building. Anyone can view the first few floors, but to get all the way up to the top you’ll have to go on the Hidden Kalamazoo tour this weekend. 

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Fine Art
5:56 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Dutch artist finds inspiration in Michigan's great outdoors

Doet Boersma's print of an Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake
Credit Lorraine Caron

The Pierce Cedar Creek Institute in Hastings has a mission to “promote environmental education, research, preservation and appreciation.” It sits in Barry County on 661 acres of wetlands, prairies and woodlands.

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