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Michigan Democratic Party
10:31 am
Fri February 22, 2013

State Democrats pick chairman at convention this weekend

Mark Brewer - file photo
Credit The Associated Press

Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Mark Brewer faces the strongest challenge in his 18 year stint. The state party will pick its chairman during a convention this weekend in Detroit. Democratic activist Lon Johnson is challenging Brewer to lead the Michigan Democratic Party. 

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SW Michigan
10:13 am
Fri February 22, 2013

BC Air Guard unit returns from Africa

Boeing C-17 "Globemaster III" aircraft of the 217th AOG
Credit Michigan Air National Guard

Members of an Air National Guard unit in Battle Creek are back home after service in the skies over West Africa. Transport aircraft of the 217th Air Operations Group supported troops from France and several African countries fighting Islamic insurgents in the deserts of northern Mali.

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Kenyan Elections
9:15 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Paw Paw couple discusses election work in Kenya

Voter Education Session
Credit Peacemaking in Africa Blog

When Kenya holds elections early next month, a Paw Paw couple will be among those serving as election observers. Joe and Kathy Ossman are volunteering with the African Great Lakes Initiative. They have also been keeping a blog about their time in Kenya.

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Local Music
9:02 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Tokyo Quartet's Kikuei Ikeda: 'My life changed in 5 seconds'

The Tokyo Quartet in performance
Credit Pete Checchia

Fontana Chamber Arts presents the Tokyo String Quartet on its farewell tour this Saturday in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Violinist Kikuei Ikeda joined the quartet in 1974, five years after it was formed. He says that his acceptance by phone was the most momentous 5 seconds of his life. Along with the opportunity to play at the highest level on world stages, the decision required him to leave Japan to live in the United States for four decades.

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Local Music
2:53 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Battle Creek Symphony presents 'An Evening with the Royals'

Anne Harrigan
Credit anneharrigan.com

The Battle Creek Symphony presents “An Evening with the Royals” this Saturday at 7:30 pm in W.K. Kellogg Auditorium, led by music director and conductor Anne Harrigan

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