Kalamazoo singer-songwriter and piano player Casey Grooten
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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. 

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Governor Rick Snyder took a swipe at Washington Tuesday in his State of the State speech -- and said Lansing could serve as an example to the federal government on how to solve problems. 

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Metro Nightclub in Kalamazoo has re-opened after closing for two months.

House Speaker Jase Bolger says balance must be struck with religious beliefs

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Several groups say they’re forming a coalition to fight hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the Kalamazoo area. The move follows a break-in at the home of a same-sex couple last month. The coalition says that’s only one example of crimes targeting the LGBT community.