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Theatre
8:36 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Crawlspace hosts the Kalamazoo Improv Festival

Dann Sytsma (left) and Brian Lam (right) doing some improvised theatre at WMUK.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

“It really isn’t just people jumping on a stage and trying to make you laugh. It really isn’t," says Dann Sytsma of Crawlspace Theater Productions. "It’s people on stage working together to create a story that’s never been told, that will never be told again. And they want you to experience that with them.”

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Film
8:36 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

"The Great Gatsby" aka 'The Great Glitzy'

If the old saying that nothing succeeds like excess were true, director Baz Luhrmann’s movies would have out-grossed Avatar, Titanic and everything in the Star Wars catalog. Over the past 20 years, the Australian has built a reputation as a filmmaker who always buys in bulk when it comes to sets, costumes, music and emotions.

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Local Music
12:38 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Anonymous 4 sings of earthly Marion, heavenly Marie

Anonymous 4
Credit Christian Steiner

The acclaimed a cappella ensemble Anonymous 4 returns to Kalamazoo to perform a program of 13th century French music Friday night. 

A joint presentation of Fontana Chamber Arts and the WMU Medieval Institute, the program blends sacred works honoring the Virgin Mary and secular songs about a fetching shepherdess named Marion.

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2014 election
10:18 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Schauer campaign for governor looks more likely

Mark Schauer - file photo
Credit The Associated Press

Interview with Zach Gorchow

Update: Congressman Bart Stupak has endorsed Schauer for governor (MLive story)

This week has brought more indications that former Congressman Mark Schauer of Battle Creek will soon launch a campaign for Governor of Michigan. 

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WMUK News
7:41 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Who will win the Collaborative Social Justice Awards?

Architectural drawing of the planned Arcus Center building
Credit Kalamazoo College

Two organizations will take home new awards from the Arcus Center at Kalamazoo College on Saturday, May 11th. It is the first time the center will hand out its Global Prize for Collaborative Social Justice Leadership worth $25,000 as well as a $5,000 regional prize. Eighteen finalists are vying for the awards. The jurors for the competition include nationally known activist and academic Angela Davis.

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