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5:08 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Rhea Olivaccé on 'The Many Facets of Love'

Rhea Olivaccé
Credit rheaolivacce.com

The Kalamazoo Bach Festival will present lyric soprano Rhea Olivaccé in a solo recital called "The Many Facets of Love," this Sunday.

Ms. Olivaccé is a newcomer to west Michigan. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she tells Cara Lieurance about her Caribbean upbringing and her musical family. 

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Local Music
3:55 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Brian Miller revives music of the northern lumber camps

Brian Miller & Randy Gosa
Credit Darin Back

Minnesota musician Brian Miller's most recent CD, The Falling of the Pine, is his second album of songs that were sung in the lumber camps across the northern states in the 19th and early 20th centuries. 

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Local Music
4:59 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Famed violinist Regina Carter's path leads to music therapy

Regina Carter
Credit reginacarter.com

Jazz violinist Regina Carter, who performed with her quartet Wednesday night at Western Michigan University as part of the School of Music's Mind, Music and Medicine conference, spoke with Cara Lieurance before the concert. 

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Local Music
3:38 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Bassist Edgar Meyer reflects on groundbreaking career

Edgar Meyer
Credit edgarmeyer.com

Bassist Edgar Meyer recently gave a solo concert in Kalamazoo to open the Fontana Chamber Arts season. 

Mr. Meyer and Fontana director David Baldwin sat down with Cara Lieurance before the concert and discussed his career, his approach to bass playing, and his work as a composer. He credits his association with such various artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile and Joshua Bell to the simple fact that, in his words, "I can write."

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Local Music
3:11 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

A look at WMU's Music, Mind & Medicine conference

Music Mind Memory
Credit C Lieurance

A two-day event which brings together professionals in the fields of neuroscience, music therapy, performance, and education, director Ed Roth says the Music, Mind and Medicine conference may result in unexpected synergies and new research that furthers our understanding of how music affects us. 

 Dr. Roth and Cara Lieurance also discuss two public events offered by the conference: a concert by jazz violinist Regina Carter, and a Taiko drumming exhibition.

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