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Hobbies and Local History
6:42 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Watch blacksmiths mold metal at the 'Hammer-In'

Blacksmith Ted Guimond puts the finishing touches on a meat fork
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

This weekend Michigan blacksmiths will do demonstrations at the first West Michigan “Hammer-In.” In other parts of the state, hammer-ins are held almost every week. This event will be in South Haven at the Michigan Flywheelers Museum where Ted Guimond is blacksmith.

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Film
6:17 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Bicycle Film Fest aims to make biking the norm

Credit Kalamazoo Film Festival

At the 4th Kalamazoo Bicycle Film Festival, 24 short films featuring, or inspired by, bicycles will be shown Saturday at Western Michigan University's Little Theatre

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Music
4:27 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Boogie Woogie Kid keeps uniquely American music alive

Matthew Ball aka The Motor City Boogie Woogie Kid
Credit Matthew Ball

Matthew Ball, also known as The Motor City Boogie Woogie Kid, will play Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Boogie-woogie is a type of blues that came out in the U.S. during the early 20th century.

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Fine Art
7:10 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Michigan Artists Competition less about competition, more about expression

Credit Art Center of Battle Creek

The Michigan Artist Competition will be on display at the Art Center of Battle Creek June 2 through June 29, with an opening artists’ reception on Sunday, June 2, from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Fine Art
12:49 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Is this calligraphy? Group challenges view of the art

Kim Dixon talks about her silk amaryllis painting
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

You might think you know what calligraphy is, a beautiful form of writing or lettering usually used on stuffy formal invitations for weddings and charity banquets. But if you think that's all it is, think again.

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