eastside kalamazoo

Local Music
8:52 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

New Eastside children's choir brings music to an underserved neighborhood

The Eastside choir performing at St. Mary's Catholic Church during the Kalamazoo Children's Chorus Christmas concert.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus will be performing at Chenery Auditorium Saturday at 3 p.m. Some of the money from the concert will go to support the Eastside choir.

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3:31 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

Eastside neighborhood leaders encouraged by recent developments

Lead in text: 
Children's Chorus Eastside Choir, Peace House, Boxing Club all seen as positive steps
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Isolated geographically from the rest of the city, Kalamazoo's Eastside neighborhood has been economically challenged and in decline for years. The neighborhood, home to about 2,200 residents, sits on a hilltop, bordered by Gull Road and the Kalamazoo River. Its housing stock is older, jobs and businesses have steadily disappeared and blight has taken hold.