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50th Anniversary of John Steinbeck Nobel Prize


Scott Vander Werf
October 11, 2012 | WGVU  Chinese writer Mo Yan was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature today. The 57 Mo is renowned for blending magical realism into his fiction.

50 years ago John Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for literature. Penguin books is celebrating by reissuing two of his most beloved books, "Travels with Charley: In Search of America" and "The Portable Steinbeck." Steinbeck scholar and director of the Center for Steinbeck Studies at the University of San Jose has written a new introduction to "The Portable Steinbeck." WGVU's Scott Vander Werf has this feature report...

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Friday
Michigan made movie It Follows opening today to critical acclaim
  March 27, 2015  |  WGVU  Three new movies opening today, including It Follows, a critically acclaimed independent film made in Michigan.   

Thursday
Pianist Lisa Hilton releases music inspired by nature
  March 26, 2015  |  WGVU  Horizons is a new album by jazz pianist and composer Lisa Hilton. It features compositions inspired by nature, in melody and improvisation.   
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Monday
Dialectics is a new jazz album from Canadian drummer
  March 23, 2015  |  WGVU  Curtis Nowosad is an accomplished jazz drummer and composer. He's released a new album Dialectics with a stellar group of players, including U.S. saxophonist Jimmy Green. WGVU has a preview.   
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Friday
Three new movies opening today including Insurgent
  March 20, 2015  |  WGVU  Insurgent, The Gunman and Do You Believe? opening in western Michigan movie theaters. WGVU talks with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema.   
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Thursday
Chicago jazz singer songwriter releases debut album This Side Of Morning
  March 19, 2015  |  WGVU  Keri Johnsrud is a young singer and songwriter from Chicago who has recorded her debut jazz CD of original songs, This Side Of Morning.   
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