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12:05 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

New season, new director, new Fontana

Fontana Chamber Arts
Credit Carol Derks

The 2014-2015 Fall/Winter season of Fontana will feature eight concerts between September 2014 and April 2015. 

Artist director David Baldwin and Cara Lieurance look at the variety of music and musicians, from renowned pianist Garrick Ohlsson, to the legendary Marsalis family, to the centuries-old Vienna Boys Choir, who will appear in Kalamazoo as Fontana's guests next season.

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SW Michigan
10:54 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Holder Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Marriages

Credit WMUK

A federal appeals court won't consider the issue until this summer but U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder isn't waiting. The Gongwer News Service reports that Holder has announced that the federal government will extend benefits to about 300 same-sex couples who were married in Michigan last weekend. All of the Democrats in the state's congressional delegation had urged Holder to recognize the marriages now.

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Crafts
10:22 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Tobacco Pipe Art Brings Collector and Pipe Maker Together

Credit courtesy of Robert Bartholomew

Chicago resident Jason Niehoff is a freelance bass player for the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. 

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Arts & More
7:48 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Fried Egg Nebula Delivers Jam-Rock Sound Sunny Side Up

From L-R: band members David Grummon, Jerry Hoffman, Chris Soderman, and Alan Gulick.
Credit Courtesy of the Artist

Craigslist is great for locating a lot of things - antiques, part-time jobs, your next apartment - and for some, your new bandmates

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SW Michigan
2:34 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Gov. Snyder: 300 Same-Sex Marriages Legal, But...

Credit WMUK

Governor Rick Snyder said Wednesday that about 300 same-sex couples who exchanged vows late last week are legally married in Michigan. But the Detroit Free Press reports that Snyder also says they won't immediately get the benefits usually associated with marriage.

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