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Theatre
9:00 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

"Ruined" sheds light on sexual violence during civil war in the Congo

WMU students Tina Pinson, Marrisa Harrington and Eddie Coleman.
Credit WMU Theatre Dept.

A preview for WMU's production of "Ruined"

Western Michigan University theater students will perform the Pulitzer prize winning drama, Ruined Thursday night.

“The play takes place in the eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of Congo," says Director Awoye Timpo. "And it’s all about the lives of the men and women who have been affected by the war that’s been going on there.”

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Local Authors
7:00 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Seven Thousand Ways to Listen

Author Mark Nepo

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Kalamazoo writer Mark Nepo is best known for The Book of Awakening, which was on the New York Times best seller list last year. Nepo's new book is called Seven Thousand Ways to Listen

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Fine Art
2:40 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Fear Into Fire: Reclaiming Black Male Identity Through the Art of Tattooing

One of the photos from the 'Fear Into Fire' exhibit.
Credit Shasta Bady

Hear about 'Fear Into Fire: Reclaiming Black Male Identity Through the Art of Tattooing.'

An art exhibit called Fear Into Fire: Reclaiming Black Male Identity Through the Art of Tattooing opens Friday at the Epic Center in downtown Kalamazoo. Fear Into Fire is curated by Nicole Harrison.

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Theatre
1:40 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Kalamazoo College performs Shakespeare's blood-soaked play 'Titus Andronicus'

A preview of Kalamazoo College's production of 'Titus Andronicus'

Titus Andronicus was Shakespeare’s first tragedy and by far his bloodiest. Ironically enough, the director for Kalamazoo College’s production of the play, Kevin Dodd, is also the director for Great Lakes Peace Jam—a peace promoting organization.

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Arts & More
12:00 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Fair-trade chocolate shop employs at-risk youth

Quinton Mitchell making Truffles at Confections With Convictions.
Credit Nancy Camden

Hear about Confections with Convictions

Nearly two years ago, a chocolate shop opened in Kalamazoo, called Confections With Convictions--convictions as in the criminal justice system. Dale Anderson employs at-risk young people, teaching them a craft while helping them to craft a better life. 

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