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8:42 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Struggles of a modern African American family acted out in "Stick Fly"

The cast of 'Stick Fly'

Before long, the holidays will be upon us. And almost every young couple will have to make that tough decision: Do I take them home to meet the parents?

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Local Music
5:08 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Rhea Olivaccé on 'The Many Facets of Love'

Rhea Olivaccé
Credit rheaolivacce.com

The Kalamazoo Bach Festival will present lyric soprano Rhea Olivaccé in a solo recital called "The Many Facets of Love," this Sunday.

Ms. Olivaccé is a newcomer to west Michigan. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she tells Cara Lieurance about her Caribbean upbringing and her musical family. 

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Saugatuck-Douglas consolidation
9:11 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

WestSouthwest: Should Saugatuck and Douglas merge?

Saugatuck and Douglas
Credit Erin Wilkinson

Interview with Eric Lupher

In November voters in Saugatuck and Douglas will decide whether the two towns should consolidate into one. 

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WestSouthwest
9:21 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Teaching tolerance using racist memorabilia

David Pilgrim in the Museum of Racist Memorabilia
Credit Ferris State University

The nation’s long struggle with racial discrimination has left some litter behind: objects some now call “contemptible collectibles”. Some of these are on display inside the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University in Big Rapids. Its founder and curator is David Pilgrim, the university’s vice-president for diversity and inclusion. He speaks Thursday, October 16th, at 5:30 p.m. at Western Michigan University in the Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Room 2008.

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Local Music
3:55 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Brian Miller revives music of the northern lumber camps

Brian Miller & Randy Gosa
Credit Darin Back

Minnesota musician Brian Miller's most recent CD, The Falling of the Pine, is his second album of songs that were sung in the lumber camps across the northern states in the 19th and early 20th centuries. 

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