3:35 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Rally Against Nigeria Kidnappings Planned for Sunday

A demonstration May 5th in Lagos, Nigeria, protesting the kidnapping of girls by Boko Haram.
Credit Sunday Alamba / AP Photo

Mothers, daughters, and members of the community are invited to a rally in Kalamazoo this Sunday to protest the recent kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

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SW Michigan
5:41 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

State House Passes Road Bills

The state house has passed a set of bills that would provide the government with money for fixing roads and bridges. That’s according to Gongwer News Service, which reports the proposed legislation would deliver about $450 million to the state’s infrastructure projects each year.

Most of that amount would be raised by pulling money from fuel sales and use taxes out of the general fund.

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2:24 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Theater Out of a Van: Fancy Pants Takes Their Show on the Road

Executive Director Carol Zombro steps out of the Fancy Pants Theater motorhome in the Kalamazoo Vine Neighborhood
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Ride along with Fancy Pants Theater

Since moving out of Studio 246 in Kalamazoo, Fancy Pants Theater has been looking for a new home. And they’ve finally found one…sort of.

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Arts & More
2:23 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

After Five Decades of Piping, Paddy Keenan Has No Plans To Stop The Music

Credit Richie Tyndall

To truly stand out in the music industry, your style has to be distinct, you have to have gumption, and you have to resilient. Uilleann pipe player Paddy Keenan has mastered all three defining points.

He plays an instrument whose sound is so distinct you have no choice but to sit up and listen.

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Local Music
3:04 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Old Wicked Songs actors & director discuss the work of art

Keith Baker and Nich Mueller

Old Wicked Songs, a two-character play by Jon Marans that delves into music and emotion, will be extended through May 18 at the Farmer's Alley Theatre

Cara Lieurance talks to director D. Terry Williams, actor Nich Mueller (Steven) and actor Keith Baker (Professor Mashkan) about the drama of the play and how it connects to the song cycle Dichterliebe, by Robert Schumann. 

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