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WMU Hosts Campus Sexual Assault Summit

The fourth annual Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault summit is coming to Western Michigan University. It will be held on Monday, September 24. Organizers say its goal is to inform and empower people who attend.

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Dolly Says "Hello!" to Kalamazoo: The Civic Opens 90th Season With Classic Musical

"Oh, helloooo, Dolly, well hellooo, Dolly, It's so nice to have you back where you belong..." The song itself may never leave our mental playlist, but the show it originated from sometimes does, for years and even decades. The Kalamazoo Civic Theater will mount the Jerry Herman classic for the first time since the 1970s, in a fresh production that opens Friday, Sep 21. Three stars of the cast - Lori Moore as Dolly Gallagher Levi, Hal Hobson as Horace Vandergelder, and Ken Holda as Cornelius Hackl - plus director Tony Humrichouser and Civic marketing director Janet Gover join Cara Lieurance in the studio for a refresher on this classic.

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Matt Longjohn says as a doctor who has worked on public health policy he became convinced that you can’t live your healthiest life with Representative Fred Upton in Congress.


Becky Klose

In an interview with Cara Lieurance, director Kathy Mulay and actors Jody Briskey and Annie Yokom set the stage for an evening at Farmers Alley Theatre honoring the life and art one of the most popular and beloved performers of the 20th century: Judy Garland. 

Beyond the Rainbow: The Judy Garland Musical examines a woman adored by millions, who began her professional career at age 4. Garland earned iconic status by age 14 with her portrayal of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, but even then she was beginning a lifelong struggle with self-confidence and drug dependency.  Her legendary 1961 come-back Carnegie Hall concert serves as a starting and returning point in this production, which features four actresses playing Judy at different stages in her life. 

The show features several songs Garland made her own, including "Get Happy", "Stormy Weather", "The Trolley Song", "That's Entertainment", and, of course, "Over the Rainbow."

Beyond The Rainbow: The Judy Garland Musical opens on Sep 28 at 221 Farmers Alley, Kalamazoo, MI. After opening on Friday 28th, performances are Thursday-Sunday through Oct 14.

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The fourth annual Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault summit is coming to Western Michigan University. It will be held on Monday, September 24. Organizers say its goal is to inform and empower people who attend.


Crawlspace Comedy Theatre

Crawlspace Eviction entertained audiences in the Kalamazoo area for 16 years. It has weekly performances, including open-mic and stand-up comedy every Monday, and improv comedy twice a month.


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West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says most Americans are upset with dysfunction in Congress. The Republican says if he is re-elected, he wants to be part of changing the House.


Western Michigan University

Melody Barnes says citizens in the United States have important rights and responsibilities. The co-director for policy and public affairs at the Democracy Initiative at the University of Virginia says it requires we participate and be educated about our country.


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WMUK's news team is getting ready for Election Day. As we plan our coverage, we're wondering: What would you like to know about Michigan's 2018 elections? Share your questions below!

 

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Kalamazoo County’s lawyer is raising questions about a property transfer overseen by its treasurer. According to documents shared with WMUK, the county has asked the Michigan State Police to investigate the transaction. At issue is a house on Kalamazoo’s North Side that now belongs to the nonprofit group Mothers of Hope, which has ties to the chair of the Kalamazoo County Board.


Kiri Tollaksen

Kiri Tollaksen, a cornetto player for the Dark Horse Consort, tells Cara Lieurance about her instrument, her consort, and the special qualities of the Renaissance-era music they play, as she prepares to perform on the Bullock Performance Institute series at Western Michigan University on Wednesday, Sep 19 at 7:30 pm.  


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The deadline arrives for protestors to leave Kalamazoo’s Bronson Park. A tax abatement will help pay for redevelopment project for Battle Creek’s Heritage Tower. Michigan House Speaker Tom Leonard won’t bring “national popular vote” Legislation up for a vote. 

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