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5:02 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

LHI Live: Jazz pianist Edward Simon with Keith Hall

Edward Simon
Credit John Kelman

Venezuelan jazz pianist Edward Simon, who got his start with bandleaders Paquito D'Rivera, Herbie Mann and others, recently signed on with the all-star lineup of the SFJAZZ Collective.

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Arts & More
4:33 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Laughter Yoga Delivers Stretches For The Soul

Angēla Essick Dykes leads a laughter yoga class at Gilda's Club in Grand Rapids.
Erin Williams

The goal of traditional yoga is to make you feel stretched, calm, and grounded. Put the world "laughter" in front of it, and you get an hour of fun that will leave you feeling stretched and less stressed. 

"Laughter is the best medicine," says instructor Angēla Essick Dykes "So medicine is supposed to make us feel better and heal, and so the ultimate outcome in my opinion is that laughter brings healing."

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WMU Hockey
6:44 am
Fri March 14, 2014

WMU Hockey Opens Post-Season on Friday

Western Michigan University hockey - file photo
Credit GS Photo/WMU Media Relations

Interview with David Drew

    

Update: Western Michigan swept Minnesota-Duluth to advance to the semi-finals of the NCHC tournament. 

Western Michigan has completed its first regular season in the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference. The Broncos are the fifth seed for the first ever conference tournament. 

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WMUK News
6:26 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Kalamazoo County Gets $1.4 Million to Fix Winter Road Damage

Local roads took a beating this winter.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The state will give $1.4 million to Kalamazoo Co. to help it repair roads disintegrating after the harsh winter.

It’s the local share of $215 million state legislators have approved for winter road repairs. A little more than half of Kalamazoo County's award goes to the county road commission; the rest is split between nine cities and villages. The City of Kalamazoo will receive $324,444, Portage $220,852 and Vicksburg $13,903.

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Arts & More
4:42 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Reverend Robert Jones Brings Storytelling and Soul as a 'Holy Blues' Performer

Credit Peggy Brisbane

When an employee finds themselves with idle hands and time to fill while at work, they might read a book, break out a crossword puzzle, or fall prey to Facebook scrolling. But Reverend Robert Jones found a different way to kill time.

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