1:01 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Project connects the poor to vital services

Billboard advertising a previous Project Connect event
Credit Kalamazoo County Poverty Reduction Initiative

Many agencies offer help to people in the Kalamazoo area who are homeless or need help getting health care or food for their families. But if you’re poor, getting to those agencies can be a serious problem. To overcome that barrier, many agencies will gather in one place on Wednesday, November 13th, to make access much easier.

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8:39 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

No, "The Spectacular Now" was not directed by John Hughes

One of the great perks of being a film critic is being able to call attention to terrific movies that most people will never hear about. These are the pictures that aren't advertised every ten minutes on TV or hyped to the heavens a full year before they're going to be in theaters. An excellent example would be The Spectacular Now, director James Ponsoldt's outstanding adaptation of the popular novel by Tim Tharp.

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Local Music & Dance
8:20 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Red Sea Pedestrians perform with Wellspring for a one-of-a-kind show

Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

If there’s one thing artists hate it’s thinking inside the box. But that’s not a problem for musicians from the Red Sea Pedestrians and Wellspring Cori Terry and Dancers. They’re reaching outside their comfort zones with their collaboration “Old World New,” which premieres Thursday through Sunday.

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12:52 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

Bridging generations on Veteran's Day

The Disabled American Veterans Memorial at the Kalamazoo County Courthouse
Credit WMUK

Veteran’s Day, the day the nation honors and remembers those who’ve served the country in the armed forces, was set on the 11th day of the 11th month. That's the moment the guns fell silent at the end of what was then known as the “Great War” in 1918. Since then, Americans have fought in many other wars and served in peacetime. Each year an event at Western Michigan University brings veterans together with young people who are just beginning their military careers.

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Local Music
12:58 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Cor Cantiamo will sing new music, spirituals at sacred fest

Director Eric Johnson talks to Cara Lieurance about Cor Cantiamo's upcoming concert at the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, scheduled for Sunday afternoon in the First Presbyterian Church of Kalamazoo.

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