Local Music
10:40 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Local band blurs the lines between funk, rock, jam and punk

From left to right: Bassist Evan Kincaid, drummer Matt Curtis, and guitarist Jason Curtis. Keyboard player Chris Kauffman is not pictured.
Credit Pleasant Drive

Hear the on-air cut of Pleasant Drive

Kalamazoo band Pleasant Drive will play Friday night at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Band members Jason Curtis and Evan Kincaid describe their music as dynamic. From song to song, you could hear influences from Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, or The White Stripes.

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Arts & More
10:01 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

KCC students, staff to tour European world war battle sites

Normandy beach
Jacob Cieslak, Kellogg Community College

Most Americans go to Europe to see the sights and have a good time. But a group of students and faculty from Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek will leave on a more serious mission in May. They’ll explore battlefield sites from the two world wars. One of the tour leaders, history instructor Michelle Wright, says that being there provides a “three-dimensional” perspective you can’t get from books and movies. 

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Winter Weather
8:01 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for most of Southwest Michigan in effect until 5:00 Monday morning. A wintery mix of frozen precipitation may make driving hazardous overnight.

SW Michigan
11:17 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Gov. Snyder to fill Supreme Court vacancy

Credit WMUK

Governor Rick Snyder is asking for advice as he fills a vacancy on Michigan’s Supreme Court.

The Detroit Free Press reports that Snyder plans to consult with current justices and his own staff as he looks for someone to replace former justice Diane Hathaway. She retired earlier this month after the state Judicial Tenure Commission announced that it was investigating misconduct charges against her. Last week she faced federal allegations of bank fraud.

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MLK Kalamazoo Events
12:28 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Director of State Office of Urban Affairs to speak Monday in Kalamazoo

Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at WMU in 1963
Credit Western Michigan University

Harvey Hollins III grew up in Southwest Michigan but has spent the last decade working in Detroit. In 2011, Governor Snyder named Hollins director of the Michigan Office of Urban and Metropolitan Affairs. On Monday, Hollins, a Kalamazoo College graduate, will speak at Stetson Chapel as part of the Martin Luther King Junior Convocation. The event begins at 10:50 Monday morning, and is one of the events planned in Kalamazoo to honor the late civil rights leader

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