Sales Tax Proposal
7:57 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Snyder Not Concerned About Early Polls on Ballot Proposal

Governor Rick Snyder - file photo
Credit Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

Governor Rick Snyder says he’s not worried about early polls that show the road funding proposal on the statewide May ballot is in trouble. 

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Road Funding
7:50 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Some Lawmakers Want Road Funding Alternative

State Capitol - file photo
Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

There’s some talk at the state Capitol about passing a legislative alternative to the May ballot proposal that would boost road funding. 

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Local Music
5:59 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Albright Brings Gershwin Concerto To KSO

Charlie Albright

Charlie Albright, who last appeared in west Michigan as a 2010 Gilmore Young Artist, has spent the last four years earning degrees at Harvard, the New England Conservatory, and the Juilliard School. 

Hardly a by-the-book pianist, Albright's approach to music includes the classics, new modern works, and exploring his own improvisational muse. 

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5:23 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

New Play Fest Expands With Guest Playwright, More Seats

Play rehearsal for Theatre Kalamazoo's New Play Festival. All of the plays are staged readings to allow for more revisions.
Credit Sarah West

This weekend Kalamazoo playwrights will share their latest work at the 5th Annual Theatre Kalamazoo New Play Festival.

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3:15 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

'Black Or White's Far-Fetched Plot Ruins Chance For Serious Race Talks

Don’t let the title fool you: Black or White has nothing to do with Michael Jackson or Macaulay Culkin or those really-cool-in-a-1991-sort-of-way digital tricks used in the duo’s famous music video.

Instead of a pop-song lecture about equality, this Black or White gives Detroit-born Mike Binder an opportunity to tackle a hot-button issue: What is the best environment in which to raise a mixed-race child?

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