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"In the Mood," "Minnie The Moocher," "Stormy Weather," "American Salute," and "Guadalcanal March" -- those are some of the highlights shared by Dr. Tom Evans in a Kalamazoo Concert Band Flashback with Cara Lieurance, live on Classical WMUK. The concert, which was recorded on Feb 22, 2020 in Chenery Auditorium, was called "The Homefront: Musical Memories of World War II," and featured Kalamazoo-based singer Megan Dooley. The versatile singer with a 100-year songlist performed in front of a capacity crowd with the 80-member band, led by Tom Evans.

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The Homefront: Musical Memories of World War II is the next program by the 90-piece Kalamazoo Concert Band, conducted by Dr. Tom Evans.  It's a free concert at for 7:30 pm on Saturday, Feb 22 at Chenery Auditorium. 

The featured guest is Megan Dooley, a well-known, versatile singer from Kalamazoo who will perform classics like "All of Me," Stormy Weather," Minnie the Moocher" among others. Evans and Dooley joined Cara Lieurance in a live interview to share their appreciation for this music, and for the collaboration that brings them together. Expect to hear a selection of favorite marches, along with classic songs and dance-band swing tunes on the concert.

Downtown Music Jam Facebook Page

On April 22nd, a new, ambitious event will officially launch in Kalamazoo: The Music Hop. The event is billed as similar to the city's Art Hop, but with musicians instead of artists. The event’s organizers say that one night every month, local musicians will perform in restaurants, museums and venues across the city, from the Old Peninsula to the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

Megan Dooley Produces New Album Despite Band Break-Up

Nov 6, 2015
Megan Dooley in WMUK's Takeda studio
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

This past spring, singer/songwriter Megan Dooley thought she had it made. Her band Moxieville was getting gigs left and right. They had written all the song for a new album and just received a grant to produce it from the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo