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Local Music
11:28 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Western swing band premieres new album, new name

Chuck Whiting and His Rowdy Friends
Credit Chuck Whiting

If you want to hear Kalamazoo band Chuck Whiting and His Rowdy Friends, Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum might be your last chance. But Whiting says the group isn’t going away, just the name.

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Music
4:27 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Boogie Woogie Kid keeps uniquely American music alive

Matthew Ball aka The Motor City Boogie Woogie Kid
Credit Matthew Ball

Matthew Ball, also known as The Motor City Boogie Woogie Kid, will play Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Boogie-woogie is a type of blues that came out in the U.S. during the early 20th century.

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WMUK News
10:49 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Flaming meteors and comets, oh my!

Meteorite explodes over Russia in February
Credit AP Photo / Nasha Gazeta

Shortly after a large meteorite exploded over Russia last month, some people started thinking about a much larger event millions of years ago. Scientists believe that a massive meteorite impact probably doomed the dinosaurs to extinction. That makes many wonder if we could be next.  

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Local Music
10:40 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Local band blurs the lines between funk, rock, jam and punk

From left to right: Bassist Evan Kincaid, drummer Matt Curtis, and guitarist Jason Curtis. Keyboard player Chris Kauffman is not pictured.
Credit Pleasant Drive

Kalamazoo band Pleasant Drive will play Friday night at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Band members Jason Curtis and Evan Kincaid describe their music as dynamic. From song to song, you could hear influences from Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, or The White Stripes.

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Local Music
12:18 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Mandolin orchestra hearkens back to Kalamazoo's history of stringed instruments

The Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra performing at the Kalamazoo Public Library downtown in 2008.
Credit The Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra

The Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra will play Friday during the Art Hop at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. I talked with the group’s founding members Jackie Zito and Miles Kusik to find out a little bit more about the mandolin and its ties to Kalamazoo.

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