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Theater Review: Murder For Two: Holiday Edition

Farmers Alley Theatre's production of Murder For Two: Holiday Edition runs through Dec 12. WMUK’s Gordon Bolar has this review.

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Raymond Harvey Returns From Sunny Houston To Conduct KSO

Music Director Emeritus Raymond Harvey will lead the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra in a program of Weber, Beethoven and Stravinsky at 7:30 pm on Friday, Nov 19 at Miller Auditorium. It marks the first time he's returned to conduct the orchestra since his move to the University of Houston in 2017, where he directs opera productions at the Moores School of Music.

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WMUK-FM is seeking qualified candidates for News Director.

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Cara Lieurance honored with community arts award

WMUK’s Cara Lieurance is among the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo’s Community Arts Award recipients. The Arts Council has given the awards since 1985 "to recognize exceptional artists, arts organizations and arts supporters in the Kalamazoo area."

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When we think of opera's biggest stars and greatest hits, we tend to think of solo arias. But that overlooks another operatic goldmine: duets.

Over the years, there have been plenty of classic duet collaborations, resulting in legendary recordings and performances. Mirella Freni and Luciano Pavarotti come to mind, singing the "Cherry Duet" from Mascagni's L'Amico Fritz. Going back a little further, there's Jussi Bjorling and Robert Merrill with "Au fond du temple saint," the famous duet from Bizet's The Pearl Fishers.

Dianne Reeves On Piano Jazz

May 13, 2011

This Piano Jazz episode from 1999 features one of today's preeminent jazz singers. Dianne Reeves brings her rhythmic virtuosity to a sparkling set of standards, including duets with host Marian McPartland on "Close Enough for Love" and "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise."