Arts & More

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

Andy Christopher as rock and roll legend Buddy Holly
The Barn Theatre

You know you have a good juke-box musical when there’s an exceptional presentation of songs that mean something to the audience, and an engaging storyline that drives the music forward. Judging by the enthusiastic audience on Wednesday evening, The Barn Theatre’s production of “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" fulfills all of the above criteria. 


The Barn Theatre

The Barn Theatre’s run of the Hunchback of Notre Dame is in its second week. It continues through Sunday. Retired WMUK General Manager Gordon Bolar has a review. 


Farmers Alley Theatre

If you don’t attend a wedding in June or even if you do, I have good news. The musical “It Shoulda Been You” at Farmers Alley Theatre offers a stylish comic spin on nuptials that will be unlike any ceremony you could witness or imagine. 


Owner of Bab El Salam in Portage, Mazen, points at pre-packaged, halal meat he sells at his store.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

For the past few months, we’ve been taking your questions on Islam and the cultural practices of Muslims. Listener Julie Kelemen used to work for Meijer in the clothing department. She also hosted a Pakistani exchange student for a year. That prompted Kelemen to ask: What would it take for a chain of grocery stores to carry halal meat? 


In this June 1967 file photo, Paul McCartney, from left, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon of The Beatles appear backstage during a break in rehearsals for the live broadcast on the "Our World" program at EMI studios in London.
AP Images

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” To celebrate, Van Buren District Library is bringing in Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz to analyze the album on Monday, June 12th at 6:30 p.m. at the Antwerp Sunshine branch in Mattawan.


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