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Robbie Feinberg

On October 2nd, singer Dave Menzo will make his way to Kalamazoo and perform at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum as part of Art Hop. Before heading there, though, Menzo performed in the WMUK studios, showing off his guitar melodies that he loops and layers over and over again.

KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo Valley Museum is weighing the future of the Challenger Learning Center as part of an assessment of all of its science exhibits. Museum Director Bill McElhone said the museum is currently assessing all of its science exhibits, much in the way it re-evaluated and redesign its history exhibits in 2010.

Kalamazoo singer-songwriter and piano player Casey Grooten
Chris Killian

The Kalamazoo Valley Museum will hold a concert Friday night highlighting local transgender and gender non-specific artists called “Unified: A Kalamazoo Music Experience.” The show starts at 7 p.m. at the museum's Stryker Theater. Admission is $5.

For years, Davison Nicholas sang and played in the rock band Two Stars Burning Sun, among many other bands. The muscley and sometimes melodic music was driving and intense. 

Matthew Brady / Leslie Goddard

In 1861 Clara Barton saw soldiers marching off to the Civil War – and returning with injuries that had barely been treated.

Last month, residents of Kalamazoo met for a discussion about race and equality at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Now the project has turned into an oral history exhibit called “Voices for Social Justice.” The display will be up through January 19th.