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9:14 am
Mon July 28, 2014

WSW: The "Three Doctors"

The Three Doctors
Credit Three Doctors Foundation

A boyhood vow that three inner-city youngsters made to help each other succeed led to the trio all reaching their goal of becoming medical doctors or dentists. Along the way they also became New York Times-bestselling authors. Now Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation brings their message of using teamwork to solve problems to Kalamazoo on Wednesday, July 30. It's part of its “Re2pect Your Community” event.

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WMUK News
12:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Three Democrats Vie for 62nd House Seat

Credit Wikimedia Commons

A report on the 62nd House District Democratic Primary

People in Michigan’s 62nd House District must elect a new representative this November.

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Arts & More
5:00 am
Sat July 26, 2014

Poet Darius Gardner Keeps His Poems Front And Center, No Paper Necessary

Gardner has been interested in performing since he was in middle school. What he strives for most is relatability, which he calls his "bread and butter."
Credit Erin Williams

Tonight, poet Darius Gardner will be performing spoken word in conjunction with the Black Arts Festival. It's one of three performances he's got scheduled this weekend. 

But when we met a week ago, he was still deciding what to write and perform. It’s all part of his process.

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Local Music
6:53 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Hot Club of Detroit to play Fontana summer finale

The Hot Club of Detroit
Credit Anna Webber

The final concert of the Fontana summer festival will feature the Hot Club of Detroit, whose style is rooted in gypsy jazz rhythms, but whose personnel bring their own modern day influences to the mix.

The group's virtuoso accordionist, Julien Labro, gave Cara Lieurance a crash course in how the band balances its blend of tradition and progress.   

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Local Music
6:29 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

A conversation with Duo Diorama's pianist, Winston Choi

Duo Diorama
Credit Chad Johnston

Duo Diorama is the husband-and-wife team of violinist MingHuan Xu and pianist Winston Choi.

At the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck, they'll perform a program of music by Bach, Brahms, William Grant Still, and John Corigliano. Cara Lieurance talks to Winston Choi about the couple's Michigan connections, Mr. Choi's Canadian upbringing, and their new life in Chicago.

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