Otsego Club Helps Budding Songwriters

Feb 15, 2018
Lyn Sawyer

If you happen to walk into the M-89 Bar & Grill in Otsego on the third Sunday of the month, don’t expect to hear your favorite cover band. For ten years, the Chili Pepper Songwriting Club has made sure that this night is about original songwriters.

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The United States government does not have an agency in charge of arts and culture. But Adam Horowitz says some artists, activists and policy makers started to imagine what one would be like. 

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Dianne Carroll Burdick/Courtesy of Waterfront Film Festival

The future looks more certain and year-round for the Waterfront Film Festival now that they have a new permanent building in Holland.

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Violinist Diana Cohen was concertmaster of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra from 2007 to 2011. She now lives in Calgary, Alberta, and is concertmaster of the Calgary Philharmonic. Cohen performs in Kalamazoo again this week with her father, clarinetist Franklin Cohen, who recently retired from the Cleveland Orchestra, and Roman Ravinovich, a prizewinning Israeli pianist. 

Courtesy Mary Brodbeck

On Tuesday, March 31st, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts will screen Becoming Made, a documentary by Kalamazoo artist Mary Brodbeck on the history, passion and unique process behind Japanese woodblock printmaking. And the story behind the documentary is nearly as fascinating as the film itself.