Saturday. December 5, 2020

Culture

https://www.kalamazooarts.org/event/university-chorale-performance/
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Arts Council

The first half of the program features works that frame the concept of mortality in different ways, including Rautavaara’s Suite de Lorca, Runestad’s Let My Love Be Heard, and movements from Howell’s Requiem. 7:30 pm at the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The second half of the program features Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden (BWV 4). This chorale cantata is among Bach’s earliest compositions in the genre.

Published: January 27, 2019

Arts Council
https://www.kzoo.edu/news/westhuizen-duo/
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K College

An international piano duo known for playing at major festivals and venues throughout the U.S., will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Dalton Theater in the Light Fine Arts Center. South Africans Pierre and Sophié Westhuizen, acclaimed as the Westhuizen Duo, will perform works from Schubert, Brahms, Debussy, Poulenc and Corigliano. The pianists have settled in the Kalamazoo area, where Pierre has recently been appointed the director of the International Gilmore Keyboard Festival.

Published: January 27, 2019

K College
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Kalamazoo arts events over the next two weeks include several theatrical/musical productions, radio theatre, indie films, classical music, multiple ongoing visual arts exhibits, and Art Hop. Decide what you don’t want to miss, before it’s too late.

Published: January 25, 2019

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http://www.secondwavemedia.com/southwest-michigan/features/The-women-of-Face-Off-Theatre-create-a-space-for-the-works-they-want-to-see-in-Kalamazoo-0124.aspx
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2nd Wave

No one else in the theater world of Kalamazoo was doing it, so the women behind the Face Off Theatre Company did it for themselves. In 2015, a group of black women -- directors, playwrights, actors, who came out of the academic world of Western Michigan University's theater department, noted that Kalamazoo's theater scene would sprinkle people of color into productions, and occasionally stage stories based on the black experience, yet they "saw that there was a gap," Face Off co-founder Bianca Washington says.

Published: January 25, 2019

2nd Wave
http://www.wmuk.org/post/theater-review-tenderly
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WMUK

The Civic Theatre’s current offering, Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical, is a different kind of theatrical experience than many of the juke-box musicals in recent years. In Tenderly, the life of the artist is consistently linked to and shares the stage equally with the music that made her famous. As the show opens, we catch Clooney at her lowest moment. She has been institutionalized after an onstage nervous breakdown during a 1968 performance in Reno.

Published: January 25, 2019

WMUK
https://www.kazoocivic.com/the-compleat-wrks-of-wllm-shkspr-2018-2019
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Civic

Three performers, one dead playwright, and 37 plays, all in under two hours! An irreverent fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays, this fast-firing comedy parodies all of the Shakespeare plays (plus the sonnets!) with only three performers in two acts. This play is full of energy as the characters run across the stage and keep you guessing how they will pull off the next play. At the Civic Theatre, downtown.

Published: January 24, 2019

Civic
https://www.kalamazoosymphony.com/calendar/tchaikovskys-5th-julian-kuerti-conductor-charlotte-marckx-violin
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KSO

The Stulberg International String Competition and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra welcome 2018 Gold Medalist Charlotte Marckx (violin) back to Kalamazoo for a performance with the KSO under the direction of Maestro Julian Kuerti on Saturday, January 26 at 8 p.m. at Miller Auditorium. The concert will feature her performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, as well as Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Anna Clyne’s “Night Ferry”.

Published: January 24, 2019

KSO
http://www.westernherald.com/arts_and_entertainment/article_de3ca28e-2003-11e9-b3e6-7baac0cf8247.html
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WMU

The play features nine characters, all of whom are members of an all-girls indoor soccer team. These young women are faced with many challenges as they discover their own strength, individuality, grief, and sexuality. “I don’t think any of us feel, if we’re honest, very far away from our younger selves,” director Kate Thomsen said. “That age when you start really testing out your own identity with your peers is something that we get to watch in this play.” At WMU's Gilmore Theatre. 

 

Published: January 24, 2019

WMU
http://www.publicmedianet.org/behind-the-scenes-big-fish/
http://www.pchsperformingarts.org/
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PMN video
Show info

Portage Central High School Performing Arts will present the Broadway musical “Big Fish” from February 1- 10, 2019. Kalamazoo's Public Media Network produced a behind the scenes look at how the show is coming together.

 

Published: January 22, 2019

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Upcoming events include the 14th annual Downtown Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, January 6, from 11am to 2pm. A map to all the chili tasting locations is provided, as well as chances to win prizes. 

There are two upcoming special events at the Expo Center – the Traditional Bowhunters Expo (January 25-27) and the 56th Annual Winter Auto Swap Meet (February 2-3). 

Published: January 21, 2019

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https://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/2019/01/free-chili-offered-at-annual-cook-off-event-in-downtown-kalamazoo.html
https://www.kalamazoorestaurantweek.com/chili-cook-off-2019
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MLive
Event site

Chili lovers are invited to sample free chili in downtown Kalamazoo this weekend as more than 40 businesses put their recipes to the test in Kalamazoo’s 14th Annual Chill Cook-Off. The cook-off, put on by the Downtown Kalamazoo Retail and Restaurant Association, will return Saturday, Jan. 26, running from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chili samples are available, while supplies last, at 42 different locations.

Published: January 21, 2019

MLive Event site
http://www.secondwavemedia.com/southwest-michigan/features/Kalamazoo-local-opens-a-bar-downtown-with-food-and-gaming-too-0110.aspx
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2nd Wave

When it comes to gaming, something is always changing, and the latest trend has made it to downtown Kalamazoo. They call it a "barcade" - an opportunity to enjoy classic video games, while enjoying craft cocktails. Game enthusiast and Kalamazoo local, Amy Spalsbury opened the doors to LFG ( Liquor-Food-Gaming) Gaming Bar in Kalamazoo on Nov. 16, 2018. Located at 116 Portage Street on the corner of Portage Road and West Michigan Avenue. The arcade bar now occupies the space that housed Mexican restaurant, Casa Bolero, which closed last winter after 8 years of business.

Published: January 19, 2019

2nd Wave
https://revuewm.com/arts/item/4326-review-nikita-mndoyants-brings-beauty-and-intensity-to-gilmore-rising-stars
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Revue

The Gilmore Keyboard Festival welcomed Russian piano virtuoso Nikita Mndoyants to the Wellspring Theater in Kalamazoo on Sunday evening for the third installment of its Rising Stars series. Rising Stars offers an opportunity to see small recitals from up-and-coming artists in the world of classical piano, and 29-year-old Mndoyants performed for a full house clearly eager to enjoy his talents in such an intimate setting.

Published: January 14, 2019

Revue
http://www.wmuk.org/post/tenderly-rosemary-clooney-musical-will-remind-you-why-shes-star
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WMUK

The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre presents the Southwest Michigan premiere of Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical at the Parrish Theatre Jan 11-27. It's an intimate, two-person show that traces the highs, lows, and highs of the popular singer's life and career. Mary Teutsch, who plays Rosemary Clooney, says she studied Clooney's career by reading her autobiography and studying her performances on film. Her foil is Hal Hobson-Morse, whose multiple roles call for transformations from Clooney's psychotherapist, to her mother, to Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and her ex-husbands, among other characters.

Published: January 09, 2019

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A typically eclectic week in Kalamazoo arts includes a visit by the Russian National Ballet, performing “Sleeping Beauty,” a new production by Queer Theater Kalamazoo, a Tony-nominated musical featuring rock music from the 1980s, and an opportunity to hear Schubert's Winterreise (Winter Journey) performed at Bell’s Eccentric Café.

Published: January 07, 2019

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