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Bill McKibben
7:36 am
Wed October 9, 2013

WestSouthwest: Author and activist Bill McKibben on climate change

Bill McKIbben
Credit Steve Liptay

Interview with Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is the founder of 350.org and the author of several books, his most recent is Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist

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Hobbies
9:40 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Temari thread balls: A lesser-known Japanese art

Temari balls made by Ethy Denardo
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

This month, Ethy Denardo is hosting a workshop on Temari, or decorated Japanese thread balls, at Comstock Public Library.

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Theatre
9:38 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Theatre disasters showcased in 'Noises Off' at WMU

Nathaniel Sabo (on shoulders), Deontez Lockett (middle), Lexie Plath (left), Sarah West right)
Credit John Lacko

Behind the curtain, theatres are hotbeds for chaos and no play shows this better than Noises Off.

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Local Music
3:38 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Bassist Edgar Meyer reflects on groundbreaking career

Edgar Meyer
Credit edgarmeyer.com

Bassist Edgar Meyer recently gave a solo concert in Kalamazoo to open the Fontana Chamber Arts season. 

Mr. Meyer and Fontana director David Baldwin sat down with Cara Lieurance before the concert and discussed his career, his approach to bass playing, and his work as a composer. He credits his association with such various artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile and Joshua Bell to the simple fact that, in his words, "I can write."

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Local Music
3:11 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

A look at WMU's Music, Mind & Medicine conference

Music Mind Memory
Credit C Lieurance

A two-day event which brings together professionals in the fields of neuroscience, music therapy, performance, and education, director Ed Roth says the Music, Mind and Medicine conference may result in unexpected synergies and new research that furthers our understanding of how music affects us. 

 Dr. Roth and Cara Lieurance also discuss two public events offered by the conference: a concert by jazz violinist Regina Carter, and a Taiko drumming exhibition.

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