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11:22 am
Fri May 31, 2013

'Let's Hear It' is WMUK's new local showcase, hosted by Cara Lieurance

Host Cara Lieurance

On Let's Hear It, it's my intention to create a place to stop by nearly every weeknight at 8 pm to hear your musician friends play their music. 

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Early childhood education
6:31 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Upjohn Institute Economist says state increase in early childhood education is "major step forward"

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Credit The Associated Press

Interview with Tim Bartik

    

Michigan's education budget for the next fiscal year includes a major increase in funding for state-funded pre-school. 

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Film
6:17 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Bicycle Film Fest aims to make biking the norm

Credit Kalamazoo Film Festival

At the 4th Kalamazoo Bicycle Film Festival, 24 short films featuring, or inspired by, bicycles will be shown Saturday at Western Michigan University's Little Theatre

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Local Music
5:30 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Andrew Koehler conducts a vast musical playground in 'Of Gods and Men'

Andrew Koehler

Kalamazoo Philharmonia conductor Andrew Koehler unites two Parisian masterpieces, 100 years apart, in a concert called 'Of Gods and Men' in Chenery Auditorium this Saturday. Both works feature the Kalamazoo Bach Festival Chorus.

Mr. Koehler characterizes the Requiem in C minor of Luigi Cherubini as a work bridging the Classical and Romantic eras. Written in 1816 as a memorial to Louis XIV after the French revolution, it was praised by Beethoven and its innovations were later used by Brahms and Verdi.

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Music
4:27 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Boogie Woogie Kid keeps uniquely American music alive

Matthew Ball aka The Motor City Boogie Woogie Kid
Credit Matthew Ball

Matthew Ball, also known as The Motor City Boogie Woogie Kid, will play Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Boogie-woogie is a type of blues that came out in the U.S. during the early 20th century.

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