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Improving Education
8:48 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Bridge Looks at How Other States Teach

Bridge, the online news service of the Center for Michigan, recently examined what other states have done to improve student achievement. 


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Theatre
9:21 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

K-College Alum's Play Uses Humor To Deal With Family Tragedy, Holocaust

Kalamazoo College student Grace Gilmore performing part of the 2.5 Minute Ride monologue in WMUK's Takeda performance studio
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Saturday night, Kalamazoo College student Grace Gilmore will perform the one woman show 2.5 Minute Ride by award winning playwright and K-College alum Lisa Kron.

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Visual Art
8:55 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

11,000 Paper Cats Show Feral Cat Problem in ArtPrize Entry

A few of the paper cat heads for Carols Ferals' large ArtPrize entry
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

On a Tuesday afternoon, Carol Manos and her crew in load more than 11,000 cat heads into a hearse. They’re paper cat heads decorated for ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. The idea is to raise awareness of the feral cat problem in Michigan.

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Local Music
6:05 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Trumpeter Brandon Ridenour on Varied Career, KSO Concert

Brandon Ridenour
Credit brandonridenour.org

Brandon Ridenour will appear as guest soloist on the opening night program of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. 

He'll showcase his own work, Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Paganini, a concerto-length piece based on a famous solo violin piece.

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Local Music
5:50 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Maestro Raymond Harvey Offers 'An Invitation to the Dance'

Music Director Raymond Harvey
Credit C Lieurance

Raymond Harvey gives WMUK listeners a preview of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's opening concert. The 94th season begins with a program featuring the exotic sounds and driving dance rhythms of Spanish and Argentinian ballet music, and a guest appearance by trumpet virtuoso Brandon Ridenour

  

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