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Film
8:36 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

"The Great Gatsby" aka 'The Great Glitzy'

If the old saying that nothing succeeds like excess were true, director Baz Luhrmann’s movies would have out-grossed Avatar, Titanic and everything in the Star Wars catalog. Over the past 20 years, the Australian has built a reputation as a filmmaker who always buys in bulk when it comes to sets, costumes, music and emotions.

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Music
4:51 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Willie Nelson's harmonica player adds to his signature sound

Mickey Raphael (right) with Willie Nelson (left)
Credit stillisstillmoving.com

Willie Nelson and Family are in concert May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the State Theater in Kalamazoo. Even if the name Mickey Raphael isn’t familiar to you, you have most likely heard his music. Raphael is the harmonica player in country music legend Willie Nelson’s band.

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Hobbies
2:06 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Life as a clown: Kalamazoo clown troupe visits seniors

The clowns of Clown Alley 44
Credit Donna Wilinski

“Well my husband’s name is Billy Gumbo, and we have Starla, Pickles, Bloopers, Suzie and Sunshine are real- we had a Sunshine the Clown, we have a Suzie Sunshine, we had a Scrap, we’ve got a Scrappy,” says Donna Wilinski as she lists of the clowns of Clown Alley 44 in Kalamazoo.

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Film
3:00 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

'How to Survive A Plague': A history of AIDS activism

Credit IFC Films

Kalamazoo College will screen the documentary How to Survive A Plague, directed by K-College alum David France, Sunday at the Dalton Theatre at 7 p.m. The documentary follows two major activists groups in the fight to keep people from dying of AIDS, the Treatment Action Group and the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power. Now it’s set to be made into an TV miniseries on ABC.

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Fine Art
1:01 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

The Southwest, rock icons, and religion: Artist tackles them all

Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Plainwell multi-media artist Crystal Overhuel, also known as Dupri Mangeldoft, says she was always taught to color (or paint) outside the lines. 


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