music http://wmuk.org en KSO Gets New Executive Director http://wmuk.org/post/kso-gets-new-executive-director <p>The new executive director of the <a href="http://www.kalamazoosymphony.com/">Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra</a> arrives May 19th. The symphony announced Tuesday that it's hired Peter Gistelinck for the job after a search that lasted six months. Gistelinck is currently the executive director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. He replaces former KSO executive director Jennifer Barlament who left last year to become general manager of the Cleveland Orchestra.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:02:46 +0000 Andrew Robins 13161 at http://wmuk.org KSO Gets New Executive Director Reverend Robert Jones Brings Storytelling and Soul as a 'Holy Blues' Performer http://wmuk.org/post/reverend-robert-jones-brings-storytelling-and-soul-holy-blues-performer <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When an employee finds themselves with idle hands and time to fill while at work, they might read a book, break out a crossword puzzle, or fall prey to Facebook scrolling. But </span><a href="http://www.revrobertjones.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Reverend Robert Jones</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> found a different way to kill time.</span></p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:42:39 +0000 Erin Williams 12895 at http://wmuk.org Reverend Robert Jones Brings Storytelling and Soul as a 'Holy Blues' Performer Neo-Soul Singer Yolonda Lavender Seeks To Color The World With More Than Music http://wmuk.org/post/neo-soul-singer-yolonda-lavender-seeks-color-world-more-music <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As colorful and fragrant as her name, </span><a href="https://twitter.com/YOsSOULARTISTRY" style="line-height: 1.5;">Yolonda Lavender</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">'s music background is influenced by everything from gospel to hip hop.</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:47:55 +0000 Erin Williams 12393 at http://wmuk.org Neo-Soul Singer Yolonda Lavender Seeks To Color The World With More Than Music 80s cover bands flood Southwest Michigan http://wmuk.org/post/80s-cover-bands-flood-southwest-michigan <p>On a typical weekend in Southwest Michigan, you’re bound to see at least one 80’s cover band. About six bands frequent the area and they never fail to draw a crowd. Lansing-based band <a href="http://www.starfarmband.com/">Starfarm </a>will play <a href="http://shakespearespub.com/">Shakespeare's Pub</a> in Kalamazoo Saturday night at 9:30 p.m.</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 02:42:41 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 11837 at http://wmuk.org 80s cover bands flood Southwest Michigan The Yanks: A spontaneous combustion of Irish music http://wmuk.org/post/yanks-spontaneous-combustion-irish-music <p>The brand new band <a href="https://www.facebook.com/yanksband">The Yanks</a> features four young American soloists in Irish music. They're making a stop in Kalamazoo on their first midwest tour Sunday, June 16th at the <a href="http://www.naturecenter.org/">Kalamazoo Nature Center</a>. The show starts at 3:00 p.m. in the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cooper's Glen Auditorium.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From the very beginning, the band has relied on its spontaneity as well as mastery of fiddle, pipes and flute, accordion and guitar.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:44:00 +0000 Cara Lieurance 5579 at http://wmuk.org The Yanks: A spontaneous combustion of Irish music