Art Beat: Installations With Purpose

Justin Tyler Tate’s work combines sculpture, installation, media, performance, and social art. He's exhibited more than 80 projects in more than 20 countries on four continents, most recently in Taiwan.

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Kalamazoo Bach Festival

Holiday Tradition Continues Online For Kalamazoo Bach Festival

At 4 pm on Sunday, Dec 4, the Kalamazoo Bach Festival will release its annual holiday concert online, in a year when the COVID-19 pandemic has put a stop to live concerts. Director Chris Ludwa and featured soloist Ben Gulley give Cara Lieurance a preview of the production.

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A New Year, A New WMUK!

New programming, new look, and the launch of Classical WMUK in 2020.

Kalamazoo Bach Festival

At 4 pm on Sunday, Dec 4, the Kalamazoo Bach Festival will release its annual holiday concert online, in a year when the COVID-19 pandemic has put a stop to live concerts. Director Chris Ludwa and featured soloist Ben Gulley give Cara Lieurance a preview of the production.


Justin Tyler Tate’s work combines sculpture, installation, media, performance, and social art. He's exhibited more than 80 projects in more than 20 countries on four continents, most recently in Taiwan.


Joscha Weese, left, stands outside the Capitol building during a rally in Lansing, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Michigan's elections board is scheduled to meet to certify the state's presidential election results Monday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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(NPR) West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says it’s “really tragic” that a full Presidential transition has not begun in the middle of a pandemic. Upton spoke with host David Greene on NPR’s Morning Edition Tuesday.

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(MPRN) A bipartisan state board has certified the results of the November 3rd election and awarded the state’s 16-electoral votes to President-elect Joe Biden. 

Farmers Alley Theatre

Longtime fans and patrons of Farmers Alley Theatre picked their favorite scenes and songs from the past 12 seasons at Farmers Alley Theatre for By Request, streaming now through Nov 29 on Broadway On Demand. Cara Lieurance talked to founders Rob Weiner and Jeremy Koch about some of the highlights.

State Capitol - file photo
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(WKAR) At the Michigan Board of State Canvassers meeting on Monday, two Democrats and two Republicans will meet to certify the results of Michigan’s election. Unofficial results, which have been certified by all of Michigan’s 83 counties, show President-Elect Joe Biden with a lead of more than 154,000 votes, roughly 14 times the margin by which President Donald Trump won the state in 2016. 

In this Nov. 4, 2020 file photo, a Republican election challenger at right watches over election inspectors as they examine a ballot as votes are counted into the early morning hours at the central counting board in Detroit. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
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(WKAR) A group of senior Republican legislators from Michigan was summoned to the White House Friday. But, after meeting with the President, the lawmakers say they will follow the law and normal process of selecting Michigan’s electors.

The front ends of six cars are pictured, parked against a curb. The cars are, from left to right, red, black, blue, black, red and black.
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The year 2065 is a little late for Western Michigan University to reach carbon neutrality. That’s the message from leaders of Western’s student government, who say they would like to see the school move its target for net-zero emissions forward about 25 years.

COVID-19 is undeniably dominating our lives. Artist Brenda Murphy felt the discomfort of lockdown too. But her approach to it was different.


Promising results from the trials of two coronavirus vaccines are lifting the spirits of health care workers in Southwest Michigan, according to doctors and health officials who took part in an online roundtable today. But they also urged people to mask, socially distance and avoid gathering – including for the holidays – for now.

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