Cara Lieurance | WMUK

Cara Lieurance

Announcer & Producer

Cara Lieurance covers local music with live morning interviews, and produces WMUK's Let's Hear It weekday mornings at 10 am Mon-Fri, showcasing local interviews and performances. She also produces The Pure Drop, an hour of Celtic music, with musician Dave Marlatt.

Email: cara.lieurance (at)

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For the first time, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra will feature not one but two Gold medalists of the Stulberg International String Competition. At 7:30 pm Saturday, Jan 22 in Miller Auditorium, Dongyoung Shim (2020) and Keila Wakao (2021) will perform Bach's  Concerto for 2 Violins, BWV 1043 in a concert led by resident conductor Daniel Brier. All three joined Cara Lieurance to preview the concert. 

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Dhera Strauss and Madeline Cimini join Cara Lieurance to catch up on the activities of the Kalamazoo Film Society, starting with a Virtual Lobby Discussion at 7 pm Thursday, Jan 20. 

The topic is Jane Campion's first film in 12 years, The Power of the Dog. Moderated by Mike Milchak and Chad Campbell, the virtual discussion will be held over Zoom. Access to the discussion is available by emailing kalfilmsociety (at)

Becky Klose / Farmers Alley Theatre

One of today's foremost Liberace interpreters, David Maiocco says his depiction of the real-life entertainer draws on his own sense of innocent fun and the thrill of making people laugh. He and Jeremy Koch, Artistic Director of Farmers Alley Theatre, join Cara Lieurance for a conversation about this weekend's performances.

Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Opening Jan 21 at the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, Dames At Sea (1966) is an affectionate homage to 1930s Warner Bros musicals featuring period-style songs and Busby Berkeley-inspired dance. According to director Tony Humrichouser, the show's creators were caught up in a nostalgia for the 1930s that emerged in the 1960s.  It was first staged at Caffe Cino, a landmark Off-Off Broadway venue that served as a haven for gay creatives in Greenwich Village.

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Julian Kuerti and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra have prepared a dozen musical gifts to perform on the Sounds of the Season concerts, at 7:30 pm Friday, Dec 17 and 3:00 pm Saturday, Dec 18 in Chenery Auditorium.