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4:43 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

A new season unveiled by Kalamazoo Symphony maestro Harvey

Raymond Harvey
Credit Kalamazoo Symphony

The new season of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra was announced this week. Music director Raymond Harvey chose a personal favorite, Rachmaninoff's second symphony, to start his fifteenth year as maestro of the KSO. 

He shares his admiration for the season's guest artists, violinist Midori and pianist Leon Fleisher, and looks forward to helming a semi-staged production of Verdi's opera Otello

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SW Michigan
2:10 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Upton not in, or out, of US Senate race

Congressman Fred Upton
Credit WMUK

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton (R-Saint Joseph) isn’t ruling out a run for U.S. Senate next year. He isn’t ruling it in, either. With Democrat Carl Levin’s decision to retire next year, Upton says Republicans have a chance to take that seat in 2014.

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Museums
2:03 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Decreasing unemployment is new Air Zoo CEO's goal

The Air Zoo's main campus in Portage
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Thrash says he wants to partner with schools and local companies to show kids the careers they can have in science and how to get them.

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Film
2:02 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

The Host: An unbelievable alien invasion, but not a dull one

“I always liked science-fiction stories: I never dreamed I’d be living in one,” says one character in director Andrew Niccol’s “The Host.” But that’s the situation faced by everyone on Earth in the eerie future that writer Stephenie Meyer has envisioned. An alien race known as the Souls has seized control of the planet, taken over the bodies of nearly every person and created a world in which poverty, misery and violence have been wiped out.

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SW Michigan
12:27 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Albion College seeks a new president

Albion College President Donna Randall
Credit Albion College

Albion College is looking for a new president. Donna Randall, who has the job now, says she’ll step down at the end of June but will stay on as the college’s chancellor for one year after that.

Randall has been Albion’s president for six years and was the first woman to hold the position.

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