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Brian K. Powers, courtesy of Encore Magazine

Encore Magazine editor Marie Lee talks to Cara Lieurance about the stories written for the newest edition of Encore Magazine, which focuses on culture and community in west Michigan.


Brian K. Powers, courtesy of Encore Magazine

This month's issue of Encore Magazine celebrates sound engineer Ian Gorman, the man behind the music of hundreds of artists based primarily in Michigan. Cara Lieurance talks to editor Marie Lee about Mark Wedel's feature on La Luna Studios, as well as Five Faves by Lynn Houghton, and the return of Poetry That Ate Our Ears, a contest that brings young people's poetry to public places.

Brian K. Powers, courtesy of Encore Magazine

The cover story of the February issue of Encore Magazine went from a short profile proposed by Chris Killian last spring to a nearly 5000 word feature, due to the depth of topics and stories surrounding Michelle Johnson, according to Encore editor Marie Lee.


Brian K. Powers, courtesy of Encore Magazine

Every month, editor Marie Lee joins Cara Lieurance to talk about how the Southwest Michigan stories in the newest issue of Encore Magazine came together. 


Brian K. Powers, courtesy of Encore Magazine

Marie Lee, editor of Encore Magazine, says the December issue is one of her favorites, because it features staff photographer Brian K. Powers' "best of the rest" portfolio -- standout images that didn't make it into the publication in the past 11 months. In an interview with Cara Lieurance, Lee talks about prepping stories on a new Battle Creek brewery, the Southwest Michigan Postcard Club, a profile on Kalamazoo Bach Festival executive director Cori Somers, and more.


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