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Early Childhood Education
9:26 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Upjohn Institute economist discusses proposed increase in funding early childhood education

File photo
Credit The Associated Press

Governor Snyder has proposed investing $130-million in early childhood education over the next two years. 

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Local Music
9:17 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Kalamazoo debut for acclaimed saxophonist Mahanthappa

Rudresh Mahanthappa
Credit Ethan Levitas

Fontana Chamber Arts presents saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa and his band at the Wellspring Theatre this Saturday, featuring blazingly original music from his just-released album Gamak

Mahanthappa talks about his early listening experiences from childhood through college, and expresses his preference for live concerts over albums, saying that with live music, social change is possible.

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SW Michigan
4:45 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

House speaker nixes abortion ultrasound bill in Michigan

Ultrasound exam in Ashland, OH (file photo)
Credit The Associated Press

State House speaker Jase Bolger says his chamber will not approve any bill that would require women seeking an abortion to get trans-vaginal ultrasounds. The Marshall Republican’s announcement this afternoon followed national media attention to a bill introduced by another lawmaker that would require the exams. Similar proposals in other states have been very controversial.

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Local Music
3:49 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Andrew Koehler conducts The Planets

Credit Andrew Koehler

An interview with Andrew Koehler

The Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra will play The Planets when it takes the stage in Chenery Auditorium Sunday. 

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Film
10:55 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Anna Karenina: 'Theatrical,' but in a different sort of way

James Sanford's review of 'Anna Karenina'

The Kalamazoo Film Society will screen the film Anna Karenina starring Keira Knightly and Jude Law this weekend at The Little Theater on WMU's campus.

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