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Fine Art
5:38 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Painted Chair Affair brings out the artist in crafters

Friday night about a hundred chairs will fill the Battle Creek Country Club. But not just any chairs; each one is a unique piece of art. Every year artists and first-timers alike paint old chairs and enter them in the Painted Chair Affair, where they’ll be auctioned off to benefit the Woman’s Co-op. The auction starts at 6 p.m. on Friday.

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Games
2:04 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Zombie apocalypse reenacted in WMU game

WMU students as the zombies in Zombies vs Humans

Once per semester, students across Western Michigan University’s campus will be running away from one another as if they were flesh-eating, undead corpses.

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Local Music
1:03 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

KJSO conductor previews 'Homeland' concert

Andrew Koehler
Credit Andrew Koehler

Conductor Andrew Koehler calls Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra Competition winner Cullen O'Neil an "amazingly gifted" cellist. 

He discusses the work she'll be performing with the orchestra this Sunday in Chenery Auditorium. He also describes the special qualities of Dvorak's Symphony No. 8, putting it in context between the writing of the seventh and ninth symphonies.

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WMUK News
1:53 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Michigan's air quality gets better, and worse

MSU researchers use a mobile lab to check air pollution levels
Credit Thomas Gennara/MSU / AP Photo

The quality of the air in southwest Michigan took a hit last year. But a new report by the American Lung Association suggests that, in general, Michigan’s air is getting better.

The State of the Air 2013 report gives Allegan County an “F” and Kalamazoo County a “C” for ozone levels. But both got much better marks for soot and other particulates. No data was collected in Calhoun, Van Buren, and Saint Joseph counties.

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Portage Superintendent Search
9:06 am
Wed April 24, 2013

What's next for Portage Schools Superintendent search?

Portage Central High School - file photo
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Interview with Julie Mack

The Portage School Board is weighing its next move after the sole finalist for superintendent took his name out of consideration on Monday. 

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