The publicity photo for 'Been Loving You.' Face Off Theatre Company will put on the play this month.
Face Off Theatre Company

Black Arts Festival Expands, Premieres Theatre Company

The annual Black Arts Festival is coming up this month—and it’s bigger than ever. The festival now spans seven days instead of four with more local artists, more demonstrations, and more community events.
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Fontana Summer Features Bluegrass, Classical, Hot Club Jazz

This July, the Fontana Summer Festival will offer everything from a bluegrass trio playing in a restored barn to a Juilliard-trained quartet playing Beethoven in a concert hall.
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Courtesy Sarah Lindley

The former Plainwell Paper Mill, lying right along the Kalamazoo River, has a complicated history with its surrounding city. The mill made Plainwell the city you see today, offering up nearly 500 jobs for Plainwell’s 4,000 residents. But when it closed in 2000, it left behind contamination, economic hardship, and frustrated locals.


The publicity photo for 'Been Loving You.' Face Off Theatre Company will put on the play this month.
Face Off Theatre Company

The annual Black Arts Festival is coming up this month—and it’s bigger than ever. The festival now spans seven days instead of four with more local artists, more demonstrations, and more community events.


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As children, we're taught to treat books with respect. Don’t write in the margins. Don’t fold down the corners of pages. Don’t break the spines. But what about altering a book into another form of art?


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The state Senate has approved its $1.5 billion plan to boost road funding. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley cast two tie-breaking votes on bills to gradually raise Michigan’s gas tax by 15 cents over three years. 

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On WestSouthwest, the link between the Kalamazoo Promise and college graduation. And a link between craft beer and several new businesses in Kalamazoo. 


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Southwest Michigan's Second Wave Craft Beer Writer Jeremy Martin says Kalamazoo is becoming known for breweries as much as it is for free college and Gibson Guitars. 


"LANSING – It took a tie-breaking vote by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, but the Senate passed a 15-cent hike in the state's gas tax to help raise $1.4 billion to $1.5 billion a year to fix Michigan's roads." (Detroit Free Press)

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(WDET-Undated) Water levels in Lake Michigan are almost a foot higher than they were last year, and are still rising. 

The US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled for a second time that casinos in Michigan operated by Indian tribes must obey orders from the National Labor Relations Board.

A state board has found that Wayne County is in a state of “probable financial stress.” State Treasurer Nick Khouri says now the state will send in a review team to examine the books in Michigan’s most-populous county.

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