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Martin Luther King

Farmers Alley Theatre

The Conviction of Lady Lorraine, written by and starring actor Dwandra Nikole Lampkin, is the opening production of Farmers Alley Theatre's new season. On Thursday, Oct 29, in a partnership with Broadway On Demand, it will premiere as a tele-play. 


Kalamazoo Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior

Jan 16, 2019
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Over the next week, Kalamazoo will again reflect and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior.


File photo of Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at Western Michigan University in 1963. Photo from Western Michigan University
Western Michigan University

Note: In honor of yesterday's 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King, we're re-posting our Jan. 19, 2015 WestSouthwest show about him. Scroll down for short and extended web versions of the broadcast.

Did you know Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in Kalamazoo? And just four months after his historic “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C.?

WMU University Relations

The city of Kalamazoo is hosting its 16th annual day of service for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. 

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Her name is April Reign. With a single #OscarsSoWhite tweet two years ago this month, she spurred a national conversation about the lack of diversity in Oscar nominations. It's led to greater inclusiveness among the voters in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. But "there's so much more that needs to be done," she tells WMUK's Earlene McMichael on today's WestSouthwest show (listen now, below). Reign speaks Monday in Grand Rapids. 


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