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Local Music
5:31 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Slim Gypsy Baggage: Making music with all they've got

Credit Slim Gypsy Baggage

Have you ever heard the expression, “Too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the broth?” It means, when a bunch of people with differing opinions come together to work on a project, that project tends to fail. But in the case of the band Slim Gypsy Baggage, those different styles make for a pretty flavorful soup.

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Film
5:39 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Amour: A film about true devotion

You can see Amour at Western Michigan University’s Little Theatre. The first showing is Friday night at 7.

There’s a good reason why so many love stories end with the couple heading for the altar or happily running off together. That’s because falling in love is easy and staying in love can be very hard work -- especially if you spend 30 or 40 or 50 years with the same partner.

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Arts & More
5:34 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Silent film screening to feature live performance by famous klezmer musician

From 'The Yellow Ticket'
Credit Boston Jewish Music Festival

During this year’s Jewish Film Festival in Kalamazoo, movie-goers will get a chance to see the 1918 silent film, The Yellow Ticket. Most films in the festival will be shown at Celebration Cinema this weekend.

“It’s talking about a young Jewish woman who emigrates from Poland to Russia to study medicine, which is quite a progressive concept I think for a film that was made in the early 1900s,” says organizer Naomi Morse of the Jewish Federation of Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan.

During the screening, viewers will get to hear the film’s score performed live by famous klezmer musician Alicia Svigals and pianist Marilyn Lerner. Klezmer is a type of Jewish folk music that originated in Eastern Europe.

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Fashion & Design
6:55 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Fashion show lets WMU students show their creativity

Fashion design students working around the clock at the WMU sewing lab.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Think about the shirt you’re wearing today. Although it was probably made in a factory somewhere, at one time that style was just someone’s idea. Someone designed it, cut out a pattern, cut or ripped the fabric, sewed it together, and prepped it for the runway.

That’s what Western Michigan University design students have been doing since December to prepare for their annual fashion show. The show put on by WMU’s Merchandising Opportunities and Design Association will be at the Kalamazoo Expo Center Friday and Saturday night starting at 8 p.m.

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Poetry
6:00 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

'Do you get it?' Poet questions the struggle to be understood

Credit Jaswinder Bolina

Poet Jaswinder Bolina will be reading at WMU's Bernhard Center on Thursday night at 8 p.m. as part of the Gwen Frostic Reading Series. He’ll read from his second book titled Phantom Camera.

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