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SW Michigan
2:24 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Red Cross of West Michigan Sends Volunteers To Three States

Credit WMUK

The American Red Cross of West Michigan is sending volunteers to Arkansas, Kansas, and Mississippi to assist in disaster relief efforts. In a statement released earlier today, the organization has selected nine volunteers from the areas of Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, and Traverse City to the three states, which saw severe tornadoes and flooding earlier this week. Last month, the Red Cross of West Michigan sent 65 local volunteers to assist in relief efforts in Newaygo after floods hit the area.

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Arts & More
2:24 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Old House Network's 'Great Unveiling' Gets Down To The Nitty-Gritty

The home sits in the Stuart neighborhood on Elm Street. It is undergoing extensive indoor and outdoor renovations, and is expected to be finished in late 2015.
Erin Williams

When you become a homeowner, gone are the days of calling the landlord for any creak or leak. Maintaining  a residence on your own can be a big responsibility - especially if you’re short on cash and unsure of what you're doing. 

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Artist of the Month
2:01 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

What does becoming an American feel like? See Artist of the Month Ally Pye's Work

Alessandra Pye stands next to the last piece in her series
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

If you weren’t born in the United States, there are several things you have to do to become a U.S. citizen—like carry around a green card for five years and take what’s called a “naturalization test.”

That will make you an American on paper, but what does it take to feel like one?

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Local Music
1:56 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Anderson & Roe reach out to new audiences at The Gilmore

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
Credit Brent Cline

Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Roe of the piano duo Anderson & Roe, recently visited with Cara Lieurance at WMUK. 

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Local Music
1:44 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Harpsichordist Jory Vinikour brings French, German baroque elegance to Gilmore fest

Jory Vinikour
Credit Kobie van Rensburg

Harpsichordist Jory Vinikour, a dual citizen of France and the United States, made his debut at the 2014 Gilmore International Keyboard Festival this week with a program of works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Jean-Philippe Rameau.

Mr. Vinikour and Cara Lieurance have a conversation about the technique and style specific to the composers and the instrument, and his recent return to the United States after a long period living in France.

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