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1:21 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Golosa, the Russian folk choir, will perform at sacred music fest

Golosa
Credit golosa.org

The University of Chicago-based choir Golosa was founded in the 1990s to explore Russian folk repertoire, especially that of the Old Believers, an isolated community who split from the Russian Orthodox church in the 17th century. 

Choir member Anaïs Ahmed tells Cara Lieurance about what drew her into the music. Ms. Ahmed describes the full-voiced sound as a hair-raising sensation. They also discuss learning Russian pronunciation and the poetry of the songs. 

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2013 election
7:28 am
Tue November 5, 2013

It's election day

Credit WMUK

Polls are open until 8:00 Tuesday night. 

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Theatre
9:03 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

A Dream Play: A surreal play on why humans suffer

Alexander Ross as The Officer and Emma Franzel as Agnes
Credit Lanny Potts

This week, Kalamazoo College will attempt to stage what’s considered to be an un-stageable play. A Dream Play by August Strindberg is more than 100 years old and takes place almost entirely in a dream.

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Arts & More
4:41 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Pressing fresh apple cider on a fall afternoon

Joan Donaldson makes sure the cider goes in the jug while her husband John turns the crank of the cider press
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The grinder whirs as it slashes apples into pomace, and the chopped apples fall into a nylon mesh bag that lines the barrel of our small cider press. I drop more fruit into the hopper and already, juice puddles on the wooden platform that holds the barrel.

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Ned Sublette
6:46 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Author and Musician Ned Sublette on "The American Slave Coast"

Ned Sublette
Credit Courtesy photo

Ned Sublette says his next book The American Slave Coast grew out of his previous work. 

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