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Visual Art
5:30 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

'Inside Steinway' Photo Exhibit Lifts The Lid On Piano Production

"Wally's World." From the exhibition '"Inside Steinway" at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.
Christopher Payne

While next month’s Gilmore International Keyboard Festival is all about celebrating what pianos can do, it's not often that we examine what they are made of. 

The festival has partnered with the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts to present the photography exhibition "Inside Steinway," a series of images of the inside of the storied piano factory, shot by photographer Christopher Payne.

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Storytelling & Culture
2:41 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Complicated Courtesies: Storyteller Kimberly Dark Tells It Like It Is

Kimberly Dark
Credit courtesy of Kimberly Dark

Hear the full interview with Kimberly Dark

Sociologist and storyteller Kimberly Dark will be in Kalamazoo this week as part of the annual diversity program Respecting Differences. Dark will give performances at Chenery Auditorium on Tuesday and Wednesday. She'll also perform at Western Michigan University on Friday.

Dark is famous for talking about those things you’re not supposed to mention at the dinner table.

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Poetry
10:20 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

Last Hula: Poems of a Father's Final Aloha

Elizabeth Kerlikowske in the WMUK studio
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Hear the full interview with the poet

Kellogg Community College professor and local poet Elizabeth Kerlikowske will be reading from her chapbook Last Hula on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Parchment Community Library. It’s a look back at the last few months of her father's life.

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Film
4:36 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Francophone Film Festival Seeks To Educate And Entertain Audiences On Ever-Evolving French Language

Credit Designed by Aaron Cooper

The Francophone Film Festival is more than just films from France - a LOT more, actually. This year's festival has US premiers of films both long and short from around the world, including Algeria, Madagascar, and Tunisia.

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Local History
1:29 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Federal Center Housed Famous Americans as Army Hospital, Sanitarium

The Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center in Battle Creek
Credit Nancy Camden

The Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center building in Battle Creek is mainly serves as offices for the Defense Logistics Agency which provides supplies and services to U.S. military forces. 

The building has a colorful history and is on the National and State Register of Historic Places.

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