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Local Music
8:42 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Those Who Remain: Spiritual Music To Get Over Loss

As you’re adjusting the dial on your radio, it might take you a while to realize the song you’re listening to is religious. If it weren’t for buzzwords like “God” or “holy,” maybe we’d never know. You won't find too many of these words in Darryl Loiacano's new album Those Who Remain. Loiacano says it's a spiritual album, but it's for people of all religions.

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Dance
6:25 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Cinderella Ballet Scored By Strauss, Not Just Prokofiev

Claire Amat and Michael Artrip during rehearsals for Cinderella
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The Ballet Arts Ensemble will perform the ballet Cinderella at Chenery Auditorium in Kalamazoo, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

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Arts & More
12:16 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Hacker Gals: A How-To Collective For Women

From left to right: Hacker Gals Sydney Davis, Jessica Maronto, and Stacy Burdette
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Hacker Gals is an organization where women can learn everything from how to cook a quick, healthy recipe to how to create an app for their business. 

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Local Music
3:38 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Cape Breton Fiddler Andrea Beaton To Play In Richland

Cape Breton fiddler Andrea Beaton
Credit andreabeaton.com

Andrea Beaton grew up on Cape Breton Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada. The Beaton family, like the Rankins and the MacMasters, came to the attention of folk music enthusiasts in the 1960s and 70s through field recordings of house parties and dances. The main purpose of the music was social. It was something that knit together the small coal-mining communities.

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Arts & More
2:25 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Spelling Bees Aren't Just For Kids Anymore

2013's Great Grown Up Spelling Bee
Credit Kalamazoo Public Library

Spelling bees used to be about nervous kids in their Sunday best, dusting off words no longer a part of common speech. But Wednesday night you can experience a very different kind of bee. This one isn’t for kids and it’s all about the fun.

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