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Local Music
3:33 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Jazz musician Ken Morgan shares his thoughts on the power of music

The Ken Morgan Jazz Unit
Credit Kalamazoo Public Library

 

 The Ken Morgan Jazz Unit presents a free concert Tuesday night at the Oshtemo branch of the Kalamazoo Public Library. Ken Morgan has played professionally for 60 years, he’s a flute and saxophone player as well as a band leader.

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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

Full interview with Jackie Zito and Miles Kusik of 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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Local Music
12:00 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Battle Creek group learns ukulele through jam sessions

Members of the Battle Creek Ukulele Group jam together at Your Local Yarn Shop in Battle Creek.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Hear about the Battle Creek Ukulele Group

Your Local Yarn Shop in Battle Creek isn’t usually open on Sundays. But every third Sunday of the month, the shop opens its doors for the Battle Creek Ukulele Group also known as B.U.G.S. 

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Local Music
12:00 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Kalamashoegazer brings in bands influenced by 90s Shoegaze and Dreampop artists

Hear from the bands in Kalamashoegazer 2012

“An introvert in a very loud and crazy world, ideally that’s what the sound of Shoegaze is to me," says Joshua Garman of the Crash City Saints. "It’s finding beauty, in kind of, the storm.” 

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Local Music
12:00 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Kalamazoo musician creates 'quilt' for community garden, album in memory of friend and gardener

Elisabeth Pixley-Fink
Credit Steven Holmes

“My last name’s Pixley-Fink and a lot of people like to call me Pixie, Pixie Funk, the P-Funk,” says Elisabeth Pixley-Fink. “So it’s pretty funky and pretty playful I’d say.”

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