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Lushh's Eddie Codrington, who wrote the music, and audio/visual artist Peter Warner, who created the visuals, join Cara Lieurance to preview The Archangel Suite, an immersive musical and visual experience which will be offered in two free concerts on Saturday, March 16 at 6 and 9 pm in the Multi-Media Room in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University.

Codrington explains that he was searching for a theme for a series of pieces, something like Gustav Holsts's The Planets, when the idea of archangels popped into his mind. He began researching the histories of these sacred beings, ultimately choosing four - Raphael, Gabriel, Lucifer and Michael - to compose jazz-based pieces around. Warner was the collaborator on a previous Lushh project, Insight Unsought, and he worked for eight months on creating visuals that relied on both abstract and symbolic images which worked with the theme and the music.

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When the Kalamazoo Nature Center moved its annual Maple Sugar Festival from the third weekend to the second weekend in March, it wasn’t because organizers had tired of the old date. Instead, they were trying to stay ahead of increasingly warm winters and a shorter sugaring season. 


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Dr. Cheryl Dickson says income and environment influence health outcomes more than the care people receive from a physician. The Associate Dean of Health Equity and Community Affairs at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine will discuss health equity at the YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo’s Community Breakfast on Thursday, March 7th at the Radisson in downtown Kalamazoo.

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An Associate Dean for the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine says research shows that African American women who go to a doctor are less likely to feel welcomed and that their doctor cares for them. Cheryl Dickson says it’s one of the ways that implicit bias can affect health. 

Dickson will discuss health equity at the YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo Community Breakfast at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo on Thursday March 7th. She says physicians don’t want to treat people differently, but are not immune to images that may create unconscious bias. Dickson says many things like income, gender and religion also influence health outcomes.


Three Western Michigan University School of Music choirs - the Collegiate Singers, Cantus Femina, and the University Chorale - will perform Sunday, Feb 24 at 3 pm in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. Graduate assistant conductor Austin McWilliams previewed the works on the program with Cara Lieurance.


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