Local Music
4:39 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Transgender, Gender Nondescript Musicians Highlighted In Concert

Kalamazoo singer-songwriter and piano player Casey Grooten
Credit Chris Killian

The Kalamazoo Valley Museum will hold a concert Friday night highlighting local transgender and gender non-specific artists called “Unified: A Kalamazoo Music Experience.” The show starts at 7 p.m. at the museum's Stryker Theater. Admission is $5.

For years, Davison Nicholas sang and played in the rock band Two Stars Burning Sun, among many other bands. The muscley and sometimes melodic music was driving and intense. 

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3:30 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Plenty on WMU Trustees' Plate at First 2015 Meeting

Supporters of Alex Enyedi at Thursday's WMU Board of Trustees meeting.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees made appointments, welcomed a new member and faced a controversy at its first meeting of 2015 Thursday.

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2:46 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

650-Pound Man Seeks Daughter's Forgiveness, Truth In 'The Whale'

Cast photo for 'The Whale'
Credit courtesy of WMU Theatre

It’s safe to say you’ve probably never heard of a protagonist like Charlie in Samuel D. Hunter’s play The Whale. He’s a 650-pound online writing instructor with a tragic past. 

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January 22, 2015
10:04 am
Thu January 22, 2015

WestSouthwest January 22, 2015

Credit WMUK

On this edition of WestSouthwest, a Western Michigan University student's invention to help with speech impediments and we revisit last year's interview with a civil rights icon. 

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9:37 am
Thu January 22, 2015

WSW: King Protege Julian Bond Shares Private Side of His Mentor

Martin Luther King Jr. casts his ballot for Julian Bond during the then young activist's 1965 run for a George state House seat.
Credit The Associated Press

 There's a few things you probably didn't know about Martin Luther King: 

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