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8:34 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

"Zombie Prom" Brings Healing To High School Heartbreak

Actors in the Marshall Civic Players production of "Zombie Prom" practice their dance moves. The show opens July 17.
Credit Erin Williams / WMUK

Of all the high school rites of passage, none is more symbolic than finding a date for the prom. It's an event that is frozen in time, one night where you get to dress up, dance the night away - and take out the date of your dreams. But when your date night plans don't work out - alternative measures might have to come in to play.

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Local Music
7:59 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Ex Pats Put Out New Album, Consider Moving Back To Michigan

Credit courtesy of Steve Leaf & The Ex Pats

A short story on Steve Leaf & The Ex Pats' new album. Scroll down for the full interview with Steve Leaf.

Now living in Chicago, Michigan band Steve Leaf & The Ex Pats is coming to Bell’s Brewery Friday night. They’ll debut their new album Three Circles & A Speaker. 

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Local Music
6:36 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Returning pianist Ralph Votapek has fond Fontana memories

Ralph Votapek
Credit ralphvotapek.com

Pianist Ralph Votapek returns to the Fontana summer festival this week to perform classics of the repertoire for two pianos, with his wife, pianist Albertine Votapek.

In his conversation with Cara Lieurance, Mr. Votapek recalls the early days of the festival and its founder, Neill Sanders, who started the series in 1980. He also discusses the longevity of his career. Votapek is soon to mark his 50th year of appearances in Argentina. 

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SW Michigan
10:46 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Arcus Center Gets New Director

Mia Henry
Credit Kalamazoo College

The Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College has a new leader. The college says it’s picked Mia Henry as the center’s executive director. She replaces former Arcus Center director Jaime Grant.

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July 14, 2014
8:11 am
Mon July 14, 2014

WestSouthwest July 14, 2014

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WestSoiuthwest July 14, 2014

An analysis of the only ballot proposal on the August ballot, and an effort to get voters to focus on children's issues in this year's election. 

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