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Anne Harrigan, music director of the Battle Creek Symphony, joins Cara Lieurance to preview a concert that's getting its final touches in the film editing studio: A Dickens Christmas, which will be released as a free online concert at 7:30 pm on Saturday, Dec 12. Anyone can access the program by registering at the Battle Creek Symphony website.


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Joel Mabus, the versatile, multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter, is playing from his home office during the COVID-19 pandemic. His YouTube channel offers a series of short videos that trace the weeks of the pandemic with songs he thought "might help a little." 


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At 2 pm on Sunday, Dec 6, the Gilmore Keyboard Festival will release the next online concert in its Piano Masters series. Yefim Bronfman, an Israeli-American pianist born in Uzbekistan, will perform music of Beethoven and Debussy. Cara Lieurance spoke with Pierre Van Der Westhuizen, the executive director of The Gilmore, for a preview of Bronfman's special gifts as a pianist.

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Carolyn Koebel's musical life has introduced her to so many diverse musicians, regionally and beyond, that she no longer sees barriers between genres. The multi-instrumentalist and music therapist  likes to connect these disparate points in her projects.

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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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