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Campaign Finance
6:37 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Outside Money Dominates State Campaigns

Credit WMUK

Money spent by outside groups is paying for most of the political television advertising seen so far. 

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Arts & More
5:00 am
Sat July 19, 2014

'American Idol' Alum Matt Giraud Still In The Spotlight Five Years Later

Five year after 'Idol,' Matt Giraud is working harder than ever.
Credit Courtesy of Capri Nashville

When Matt Giraud returned home to Kalamazoo in 2009 after finishing in the top five of American Idol Season 8, he was expecting a celebration of music and a few speeches. But for some reason, the last thing he expected to do was perform at his own party.

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Theatre
4:42 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Title of Show: The Real Life Comedy Of Making Musicals

The cast of Title of Show at Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo

A short preview of the musical. Scroll down to hear the full interview with the director and cast.

Friday night is opening night for Title of Show at Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo. The show runs until August 3rd.

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Arts Organizations
4:17 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Calhoun Arts Council Dissolves, Work Shifts To Battle Creek Community Foundation

Sabine LeDieu stands next to her sculpture she made with the help of students from Harper Creek Middle School.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Last week, the arts council announced it would disband after nearly 50 years of service.

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Local Music
4:10 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Current and former Fontana directors on 'A Salute to Neill'

David Baldwin and Paul Nitsch
Credit WMUK

The 'Salute to Neill' tribute to Fontana founder Neill Sanders is an annual tradition for the Fontana Summer Festival.

This year, Fontana director David Baldwin invited a former director, pianist Paul Nitsch, to appear on the program.

The past and present directors discuss the history of Fontana with Cara Lieurance. They also discuss the bright futures of the five young musicians who complete the program: horn player Adedeji Ogunfolu and the Omer Quartet. 

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