Cara Lieurance

Announcer & Producer

Cara Lieurance covers local music with live morning interviews, and produces WMUK's Let's Hear It weekday evenings Tues-Fri, showcasing local interviews and performances. She also produces The Pure Drop, an hour of Celtic music, with musician Dave Marlatt.

Email: cara.lieurance (at)

Jiyang Chen

The Gilmore's Rising Stars Series opened on September 27th with a concert featuring Chinese pianist Fei Fei Dong.

Fred Western

The Kalamazoo Civic will open its 87th season with the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical Evita, which is based on the true-life story of Eva Perón, whose rise from the slums of Buenos Aires to First Lady of Argentina is the stuff of high drama. Abbey Brooks, who was cast in the lead role of Eva Peron, will be sharing the role on alternating weekends with another actor, Hannah Hesseltine. The roles of both Eva and Che have been double-cast due to their vocal demands.

C. Lieurance

The saxophone may be a relative newcomer to the world of orchestral instruments, but it's gained ground fast in the 150+ years since it was invented. Today's saxophonists are expected to be fluent in European and American classical music, pop, jazz, and all related sub-genres. 

Pat Johnson

Critically acclaimed jazz flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny opened the 2015–16 Bullock Performance Institute’s concert series last week, leading a quartet in a concert featuring WMU professor Tom Knific on bass, Gene Knific on piano, and Sean Dobbins on drums. 

Katherine Nofs

Farmers Alley Theatre opens its eighth season on September 18th with the Alan Menken/Howard Ashman musical Little Shop of Horrors.  Lead actor Harrison Bryan laughingly describes the role of Seymour as "the Hamlet of musical theater," while Melody Ricketts calls playing Audrey "a dream come true."