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The Kalamazoo Film Society's Virtual Lobby Discussion at 7 pm Thursday, Sep 30 will focus on Pig, a 2021 film by first-time director Michael Sarnoski and starring Nicholas Cage. 


Face Off Theatre

Starting Saturday Oct 2, Face Off Theatre Company will accept video submissions of 1-2 minute monologues from new and experienced actors in a friendly competition determined by audience votes. 


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Lera Auerbach's 2002 Lonely Suite (Ballet for a Lonely Violinist) will offer special resonance for us after a year of isolation due to COVID-19. It's at the heart of a recital at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, Sep 22 by Megan Crawford, a member of the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra and visiting instructor at Western Michigan University. In a conversation with Cara Lieurance, Crawford talks about the pieces that inspired her, how caring for her family makes her musical choices more personal, and how she re-oriented her teaching to learn and teach music of Black composers with her students.


Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival/Kalamazoo Valley Museum

At 6 pm on Sunday, September 19, the first of up to 12 aspiring songwriters will take the stage at Liquid Note Brewing in Otsego to play up to three original songs in a round of 4 songwriters per hour between 6 - 9 pm. 


Irène Zandel

The new season of Rising Stars presented by the Gilmore Piano Festival begins this Sunday with a performance by a German pianist of Iranian heritage who has played Bach from childhood. She released a recording of The Art Of The Fugue in 2015 and next month she'll release the complete Bach Partitas. Cara Lieurance spoke with Schagajegh Nosrati about her Kalamazoo appearance.

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