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10:07 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Meditteranean fusion band partners with bellydancers

Wisaal and Karma Bellydance
Credit Jena McShane

Mediterranean fusion band Wisaal will play tonight at Bell’s Brewery alongside dancers from Karma Bellydance. The Lansing-based band has been partnering with belly dancers almost since the group started.

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Local Music & Dance
8:20 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Red Sea Pedestrians perform with Wellspring for a one-of-a-kind show

Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

If there’s one thing artists hate it’s thinking inside the box. But that’s not a problem for musicians from the Red Sea Pedestrians and Wellspring Cori Terry and Dancers. They’re reaching outside their comfort zones with their collaboration “Old World New,” which premieres Thursday through Sunday.

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Local Music
5:19 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Legends Drum & Bugle Corps takes marching band on the road

The drum and bugle corps prepares for performance
Credit Nancy Camden

Legends of Kalamazoo is a touring drum and bugle corps made up of 15 to 22-year-olds who perform and compete with a variety of instruments and pageantry-like movement.

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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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Local Music
8:47 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Can't afford a trip to Ireland? Come listen to a cozy Irish session instead

Peering into the Irish session through the windows of London Grill
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Walk into the London Grill in downtown Kalamazoo on a lazy Sunday afternoon and you might forget you’re not in an Irish pub. There’s an old British telephone booth in the corner, pints of beer on almost every table, and the chatter and laughter of familiar faces playing together in an Irish session. 

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