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Visual Art
5:30 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

'Inside Steinway' Photo Exhibit Lifts The Lid On Piano Production

"Wally's World." From the exhibition '"Inside Steinway" at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.
Christopher Payne

While next month’s Gilmore International Keyboard Festival is all about celebrating what pianos can do, it's not often that we examine what they are made of. 

The festival has partnered with the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts to present the photography exhibition "Inside Steinway," a series of images of the inside of the storied piano factory, shot by photographer Christopher Payne.

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Storytelling & Culture
2:41 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Complicated Courtesies: Storyteller Kimberly Dark Tells It Like It Is

Kimberly Dark
Credit courtesy of Kimberly Dark

Hear the full interview with Kimberly Dark

Sociologist and storyteller Kimberly Dark will be in Kalamazoo this week as part of the annual diversity program Respecting Differences. Dark will give performances at Chenery Auditorium on Tuesday and Wednesday. She'll also perform at Western Michigan University on Friday.

Dark is famous for talking about those things you’re not supposed to mention at the dinner table.

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Poetry
10:20 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

Last Hula: Poems of a Father's Final Aloha

Elizabeth Kerlikowske in the WMUK studio
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Hear the full interview with the poet

Kellogg Community College professor and local poet Elizabeth Kerlikowske will be reading from her chapbook Last Hula on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Parchment Community Library. It’s a look back at the last few months of her father's life.

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NCAA Basketball Tournament
9:06 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Kalamazoo Gazette Reporter Breaks Down WMU's Loss in NCAA Tournament

Credit GS Photo/WMU Media Relations

Interview with David Drew

    

Western Michigan's men's basketball season ended on Thursday with a 77-53 loss to Syracuse in the NCAA tournament. 

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Upton
7:28 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Congressman Fred Upton Discusses General Motors Recall, Ukraine and Immigration

U.S. Capitol
Credit iStock/Svetlana Larina

Interview with Fred Upton - web version

    

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says he hopes to get the bottom of why it took so long for General Motors to recall vehicles due to problems with an ignition switch. 

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