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9:30 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Stamp collectors not worried about U.S. Postal Service decline

The Kalamazoo Expo Center
Credit Discover Kalamazoo

Hear about the Stamp Expo in Kalamazoo

While your e-mail inbox may be overflowing, your mailbox is likely devoid of handwritten letters. Even so, stamp collectors are doing their best to keep the hobby alive.

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Fine Art
12:00 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Artist's circular collages have a Victorian feel

Artist Eana Apple Agopian points out different pieces in her collage
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Hear about Eana Apple Agopian's collages

If you sit down to get your hair cut at Tromblay Salon and Gallery in Kalamazoo, you might wonder why the woman in that photo on the wall looks so familiar.

“My face is in a lot of them, so I think people will put two and two together,” says collage artist Eana Apple Agopian.

She works as a front desk manager and receptionist at the salon and has her art collages hanging on the walls, some of which have photos of her in them. Agopian’s art is similar to Victorian paper collages.

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Local Music
12:00 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Southwest Michigan blues band to take part in International Blues Competition

Hear about the Bosco Gee Blues Band

Southwest Michigan’s Bosco Gee Blues Band is headed to the International Blues Competition in Memphis, Tennessee next month. 

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Local History
3:18 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

One-room schoolhouse restorers reminisce about class in rural Michigan

The Nottawa Stone School
Credit Nancy Camden

Hear about the Nottawa Stone School

Rural life in a one-room school district was simpler than today. Doors were seldom locked. There is a one-room school in St. Joseph County which has been preserved for students and others to experience that time in American education called the Nottawa Stone School.

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Local Music
2:48 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

The 5th annual Beethoven Fest features Beethoven's famous 9th Symphony

The 2011 BeethovenFest
Credit Kalamazoo Junior Symphony

Conductor Barry Ross talks about the 5th annual BeethovenFest

Five years ago, conductor and former Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Barry Ross arranged what he thought would be a one-time-only all-Beethoven concert during the holidays to raise funds for the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony. Friday night he'll conduct his fifth BeethovenFest concert, the most ambitious yet, featuring Beethoven's ultimate work, the Symphony No. 9. 

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