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WMUK News
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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Local Music
12:33 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Fretwork to present Elizabethan age concert

Fretwork
Credit fretwork.co.uk

The viol ensemble Fretwork, on a rare tour to the Midwest, is celebrating the music of John Dowland, songwriter, lutenist, and one of the the greatest composers of the Elizabethan age. 

Founding member Richard Boothby tells Cara Lieurance about the composer's personality and his travels and travails across the continent in the 16th century.

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WMU basketball
6:26 am
Fri November 8, 2013

WMU to open men's basketball season this weekend

University Arena
Credit GS Photo/WMU Media Relations

Interview with David Drew - web version

Western Michigan University will open the men's basketball season with three games in Hawaii beginning on Saturday. 

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Culture & Music
9:04 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Native drum helps bring community together

Native American group Southern Straight's performance at the Kalamazoo Public Library in 2009. Southern Straight is an earlier incarnation of Sons of Three Fires.
Credit Kalamazoo Public Library

“You’re singing your best. You’re singing your hardest. You’re not being shy or holding back anything because somebody might look at you,” says John Bush of Sons of Three Fires describing what he tries to achieve as a singer.

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