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Film
9:25 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Soul, pop, and folk rise from the mud of Muscle Shoals

2013 was a fairly phenomenal year for music documentaries, with such stand-outs as Twenty Feet From Stardom and A Band Called Death. Another worthy title to add to that list is Muscle Shoals, filmmaker Greg "Freddy" Camalier's portrait of the little Alabama that produced some of the biggest hits and most enduring anthems of all time. See at at The Riviera Theatre in Three Rivers through February 1st.

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Architecture
9:20 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Take your own tour of Kalamazoo architecture!

Charles Stroh says the side aisles in medieval churches were often used for commerce.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Retired Western Michigan University professor of art Charles Stroh spent five years putting together six walking tours of Kalamazoo’s architecture. He gathered information for the tours from his year-long column with the Kalamazoo Gazette called Hidden Kalamazoo and extra credit assignments from his old classes. You can pick up Charles Stroh’s CD on Kalamazoo architecture at Petals and Postings, Bella Patina, Retro, and through Stroh himself.

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ENIAC programmers
9:48 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

WestSouthwest: Women at the beginning of the computer age

Jean Jennings Bartik in 1946
Credit Photo provided by Tim Bartik

WestSouthwest with Tim Bartik and Kathy Kleiman

The ENIAC project, launched shortly after World War II, is seen as a key moment in the beginning of the computer age. 

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Communities in Schools
9:29 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

WestSouthwest: Communities in Schools looks to eliminate barriers to education

Pam Kingery (left) and Carolyn H. Williams
Credit Kalamazoo Communities in Schools

WestSouthwest with Pam Kingery and Carolyn H. Williams

    

Kalamazoo Communities in Schools has launched a three-year, $4.5-million campaign to fund its operations. 

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Local Music
5:52 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

In the studio: Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic create stunning guitar tapestries

Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic
Credit akgiduo.com

Several years ago, Chicago-based guitarists and bandleaders Andreas Kapsalis and Goran Ivanovic decided to form a duo to explore high-level guitar playing that blends immense technique, layered melody and rhythm, and classical, jazz, central European, and even film influences.

 The duo has recorded two albums of original works, "Blackmail" (2013) and "The Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Duo" (2009).   

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