Arts & More

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

Why Greek Fest Meant So Much To Local Bellydancers

Jun 30, 2016
Maeve Hammond, WMUK

Earlier this summer, the organizers of Kalamazoo’s Greek Fest announced that next year the event would be much, much smaller. The large downtown festival would now become a sit down charity dinner for only a thousand people. For many in Kalamazoo, Greek Fest is their first - or only - exposure to belly dance. Local belly dancers say teaching people about this cultural dance helps to keep it alive. 

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra musicians filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge last month after the symphony changed the rehearsal schedule for its Symphonic Series.

KIA Art Fair Brings Variety Of Artists To Bronson Park

Jun 16, 2016
Ryan Skryd

It’s a sunny June day in Kalamazoo and Bronson Park is filled with music from the stage. Hundreds of square white tents crowd the grass and underneath each of them are original paintings, jewelry, photography, woodwork, and more. Both locals and out-of-towners are selling beautiful art pieces at the fair.

Magician Ron Carnell of Colon regularly performs at the American Museum of Magic.
American Museum of Magic

Recently the American Museum of Magic in Marshall had a secret visitor - a famous illusionist. Museum Administrator Keli Hindenach says she’s not allowed to release the name of the magician. All she can say is that he’s from “outside the continental U.S.” 

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Thomas Allen's "Bearing," 2012
Thomas Allen

Flip through some of today’s popular magazines and you’ll likely spot artist and freelance illustrator Thomas Allen’s work. He’s famous for making pop-up book like cutouts using thrift store novels - and then photographing them. He’ll teach a workshop at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts June 10th through June 12th.