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Albion College
9:04 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Albion College names interim president

Michael Frandsen
Credit Albion College

Albion College says its vice president of finance and administration will serve as interim president. 

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Film
5:39 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Amour: A film about true devotion

You can see Amour at Western Michigan University’s Little Theatre. The first showing is Friday night at 7.

There’s a good reason why so many love stories end with the couple heading for the altar or happily running off together. That’s because falling in love is easy and staying in love can be very hard work -- especially if you spend 30 or 40 or 50 years with the same partner.

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Arts & More
5:34 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Silent film screening to feature live performance by famous klezmer musician

From 'The Yellow Ticket'
Credit Boston Jewish Music Festival

During this year’s Jewish Film Festival in Kalamazoo, movie-goers will get a chance to see the 1918 silent film, The Yellow Ticket. Most films in the festival will be shown at Celebration Cinema this weekend.

“It’s talking about a young Jewish woman who emigrates from Poland to Russia to study medicine, which is quite a progressive concept I think for a film that was made in the early 1900s,” says organizer Naomi Morse of the Jewish Federation of Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan.

During the screening, viewers will get to hear the film’s score performed live by famous klezmer musician Alicia Svigals and pianist Marilyn Lerner. Klezmer is a type of Jewish folk music that originated in Eastern Europe.

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Local Music
3:29 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

A bassoonist, a soprano, and a violinist walk onto a stage

University Symphony Orchestra
Credit WMU

The 54th annual WMU Concerto Competition will showcase soprano D. Giles Simmer, violinist Youyang Qu, and bassoonist Minyuan Yang. 

Conductors Bruce Uchimura and Jeffrey Spenner describe the talents of each; talk about the process of choosing winners from a wide range of specialties, and preview the major work on the second half of the concert, Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5, "Reformation."

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Nuclear safety
7:32 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Union of Concerned Scientists official says NRC allowing Palisades to limbo beneath safety bar

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
Credit WMUK

The Director of the Union of Concerned Scientists Nuclear Safety Project is speaking Thursday in Southwest Michigan. David Lochbaum will speak at the Bernhard Center at Western Michigan University at noon. He will be at the Beach Haven Event Center in South Haven Thursday night beginning at 7:00. The group Beyond Nuclear is one the event's sponsors. WMUK's Gordon Evans spoke with Lochbaum Thursday morning. 

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