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1:04 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Kalamazoo historic preservation awards announced

The renovated Metropolitan Center, 105 East Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo
Credit Mavcon

Three homes, two commercial buildings and a prominent Kalamazoo business owner will get historic preservation awards next month. The city's Historic Preservation Commission announced the winners on Friday, April 26th.

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Health care
6:59 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Bridge Magazine crunches health care numbers for Michigan

Credit Bridge Illustration/A.J. Jones

Interview with Ron French

New figures from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation show a snapshot of health in Michigan. Bridge Magazine looked into the numbers and found great disparity in the state. They also found some numbers can be deceiving. 

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Fine Art
5:38 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Painted Chair Affair brings out the artist in crafters

Friday night about a hundred chairs will fill the Battle Creek Country Club. But not just any chairs; each one is a unique piece of art. Every year artists and first-timers alike paint old chairs and enter them in the Painted Chair Affair, where they’ll be auctioned off to benefit the Woman’s Co-op. The auction starts at 6 p.m. on Friday.

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Games
2:04 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Zombie apocalypse reenacted in WMU game

WMU students as the zombies in Zombies vs Humans

Once per semester, students across Western Michigan University’s campus will be running away from one another as if they were flesh-eating, undead corpses.

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Local Music
1:03 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

KJSO conductor previews 'Homeland' concert

Andrew Koehler
Credit Andrew Koehler

Conductor Andrew Koehler calls Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra Competition winner Cullen O'Neil an "amazingly gifted" cellist. 

He discusses the work she'll be performing with the orchestra this Sunday in Chenery Auditorium. He also describes the special qualities of Dvorak's Symphony No. 8, putting it in context between the writing of the seventh and ninth symphonies.

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