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3:23 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Andrew Koehler conducts Kalamazoo Philharmonia's "American Gothic"

Andrew Koehler
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The Kalamazoo Philharmonia will play works of Americans George Chadwick, Samuel Barber, Walter Piston, and George Walker in a program titled "American Gothic" this Saturday. 

Conductor Andrew Koehler describes the character of and frames each work in its place in American music history. He also tells us about the featured soloist, Minghuan Xu, who will appear in the Violin Concerto by Samuel Barber.

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Local Music
11:24 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Stulberg finalist Kelly Talim inaugurates Stulberg Artist Series

Kelly Talim
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Seventeen year-old Kelly Talim, a finalist in the 2012 Stulberg International String Competition, will present a solo recital at Kalamazoo College this Sunday. 

She remembers  the competition in Kalamazoo last May as a positive experience, and says while she works hard on technique, it's also important to her that she have "something to say" musically. Her program features works of Robert Schumann, J.S. Bach, and Eugene Ysaye.

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Levin retirement
10:12 am
Fri March 8, 2013

What's next in Michigan politics after Levin's retirement

Senator Carl Levin
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U.S. Senator Carl Levin's decision not to seek re-election next year means a wide-open field in next year's election. Western Michigan University Political Science Professor John Clark discusses the political landscape with WMUK's Gordon Evans. 

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Battle Creek Business
9:51 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Battle Creek officials use workforce development as tool for luring business

Property in downtown Battle Creek being marketed by Battle Creek Unlimited
Credit John Grap/Battle Creek Enquirer

The city of Battle Creek's efforts to lure new businesses has been aided by a workforce development program. Battle Creek Enquirer reporter Jennifer Bowman discussed the issue with WMUK's Gordon Evans. 

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Levin to retire
7:02 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Michigan Senior U.S. Senator Carl Levin won't seek re-election next year

Senator Carl Levin
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U.S Senator Carl Levin says he won't run for re-election next year. The Democrat was first elected to the Senate in 1978. 

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