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On Friday, Misti Ryefield and Kathleen Robertson of Grand Rapids will interpret for the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre's production of My Fair Lady. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Western Michigan University

Last year, with the help of a Kellogg Grant for Racial Healing, more than 160 students, staff, and faculty at Western Michigan University were interviewed about race relations on campus. The result is a documentary theatre piece called Check Your Privilege, premiering this week.

Kalamazoo College student Grace Gilmore performing part of the 2.5 Minute Ride monologue in WMUK's Takeda performance studio
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Saturday night, Kalamazoo College student Grace Gilmore will perform the one woman show 2.5 Minute Ride by award winning playwright and K-College alum Lisa Kron.

The Vivacious Miss Audacious does acrobatics and hula hooping for the show, but you may not see many more of her burlesque acts. Lil Darlins organizers say they're trying to keep true to the vaudeville format.
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Before movies were invented, vaudeville was one of America’s most popular forms of entertainment. Its heyday lasted from the mid-1800s until around 1925.

The cast of Bound for the Promised Land. Back row from left to right: Deb Koppers, Jennifer Furney, Jocelyn Furney, Jaclyn Furney. Front row: Heidi Cernik and Kim Dunham
New Vic Theatre

Remember that video game Oregon Trail where you’re a pioneer traveling in a covered wagon?

If you’ve ever lost the game it might be because you wasted too many bullets on bison when you could only carry back four pounds of meat. Or maybe you and your virtual family drowned trying to ford a river. Or, most likely, your family members died of cholera, dysentery, and typhoid one by one.