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3:41 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Legacy of WMU Alumni Gwen Frostic Transcends Art, Culture

Students Leah Rutt and Nick Errard screen printing at the Gwen Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University.
Credit Nancy Camden

Artist and entrepreneur Gwen Frostic was born April 26th in 1906 and died one day before her 95th birthday in 2001. She was a Western Michigan University (WMU) alumnus who gifted the university thirteen million dollars.

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Arts & More
3:35 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Military-Style Workouts, Sled Pushing, and the Trend of Extreme Workouts

A training session at Crossfit 269 in Kalamazoo.
Credit Courtesy of Crossfit 269

At Crossfit 2-6-9 in Kalamazoo, owner Jack Kelly says the technique has “a little bit of everything” – from gymnastics and rowing to cycling and running.

“One day you will be doing some weight lifting, and climbing ropes another day. But the beauty of Crossfit, the coolest thing about it is that it is infinitely scalable," says Kelly. "So no matter where your ability level is, injuries you might have, we can scale down the workout to fit your abilities and fit where you are fitness-wise.”

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Local Music
9:05 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Meet 2014 Gilmore Young Artist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner

Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner
Credit Gilmore Festival

Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, one of two outstanding young pianists singled out for the Gilmore Young Artist award in 2014, talks to Cara Lieurance about his Gilmore Festival performances in concerto and solo recital appearances.

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Local Music
8:40 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Alon Goldstein returns to Gilmore with Grieg

Alon Goldstein at the 2010 Gilmore Festival
Credit Gilmore Festival

Cara Lieurance speaks with pianist Alon Goldstein about his residency with the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra, which will present its final concert of the season in collaboration with the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival

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Local Music
9:02 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Meet 2014 Gilmore Young Artist Andrew Hsu

Andrew Hsu
Credit Pete Checchi

Andrew Hsu, who was named a 2014 Gilmore Young Artist earlier this year, may have been singled out for the brilliance of his pianism, but his work as a composer may turn out to be his greatest legacy. 

Cara Lieurance talks to the 19 year-old California native about his solo recital program for the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, and the Schumann Concerto he'll play with two orchestras during the festival. Hsu also pays tribute to his years of study at the Curtis Institute, and tells the story of how he learned he'd become a 2014 Gilmore Young Artist.

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