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4:55 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Pat Donohue to Play Cooper's Glen Music Festival

Credit courtesy of Pat Donohue

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Songwriter Pat Donohue is best known as the guitarist for The Guys All Star Shoe Band which plays on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion

About nine years ago, he took home a Grammy for his work on Pink Guitar—a compilation album of music by Henry Mancini. And among his numerous other awards, Donohue was named National Finger Picking Guitar Champion. 

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Local Music
11:44 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Early Music Concert Features Body Parts of Christ

Credit courtesy of Early Music Michigan

Early Music Michigan will perform their concert Cantatas de Buxtehude at St. Augustine Cathedral Saturday night at 8 p.m. “Early music” refers to compositions from the medieval, renaissance and baroque periods. 

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Arts & More
11:24 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Chivalry Lives on Through Medieval Reenacters

Credit courtesy of The Society for Creative Anachronism

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Kalamazoo is a public event put on by the Society for Creative Anachronism—an international group that tries to recreate pre-17th century Europe as best they can.

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Arts & More
6:30 pm
Sat February 8, 2014

Neighborhood Politics Span Generations in 'Clybourne Park

In act one of Clybourne Park, neighbors try to figure out just why a black family would want to subject themselves to such a different environment. From left: Colin Woodside, Von Washington Jr. and Dwandra Lampkin.
Erin Williams

Is it true, as the saying suggests, that as much as things change they stay the same?

The neighbors of the fictional neighborhood Clybourne Park seem to think so, as they demonstrate in the play of the same name, which is currently in performance at Farmers Alley Theater.

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Arts & More
6:30 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Artist of the Month: Justin David Gustafson Debuts Latest Oil Painting Series At Art Hop

Gustafson at work on his series 'If You Lived Here You'd Be Home Now.' The collection is inspired by the unique aspects of houses and residential buildings in the Midwest.
Erin Williams

For some, taking a walk is the perfect remedy to clear your head. But for artist Justin David Gustafson, it's the perfect time to fill his mind with inspiration.

"I just like to get out and move my feet. I take my camera with me and I snap photos of whatever reaches me on any level," says Gustafson. "I have a file cabinet full of the old-timey little 3x5 photographs. I'll either remember something or come up with an idea for a series or just sometimes rifle through my old photos and see what strikes me."

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