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Al Jarreau, Jessye Norman highlight Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra 2015-2016 season

February 23, 2015 - 5:45am

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's 95th season will include the talents of pop and R&B artist Al Jarreau and famed soprano Jessye Norman.

Kris Bowers jazz, 'The Hobbit' and Cooper's Glen: The top things to do when you can't feel your toes

February 19, 2015 - 5:30am

Brr. That's cold. The only thing we can do when Mother Nature batters us like that is to laugh in her face and defiantly head out into the night in search of good times with family and friends.

Top 5 activities to start the week for families: wolves, owls, music

February 8, 2015 - 5:30am

The early part of this week looks to be one great for families, with lots of activities that should give you and the kids a chance to explore, learn and listen together.

Top 5 Kalamazoo entertainment alternatives to the Super Bowl

January 29, 2015 - 5:30am

The Super Bowl game between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks takes place Sunday evening. For fans, that means staying firmly ensconced in front of the television on Sunday. For everyone else, there are these activities.

Bobby McFerrin brings Gershwin to KSO, continues to explore limits of music

January 23, 2015 - 5:30am

The 10-time Grammy winner Bobby McFerrin brings his vocal and conducting talents to Kalamazoo for the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra event "Bobby McFerrinTakes on Gershwin" at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium.

Top 5: Take advantage of the thaw in Kalamazoo to get out and about and enjoy these activities

January 15, 2015 - 5:30am

Welcome to another weekend. Hope that you've thawed out a bit from last week and are ready to venture out for some fun.

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra cancels tonight's 'Classics Uncorked' because of weather

January 9, 2015 - 11:55am

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra has canceled tonight's performance its chamber music program "Classics Uncorked" at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts due to the weather.

Top 5 events to help you fulfill your New Year's resolution to have more fun

January 7, 2015 - 5:30am

Happy first week of 2015. Did you make a resolution to have more fun, try something new, learn more about Kalamazoo? Here are five events to kick start those New Year's resolutions.

Frankie Ballard and KSO share different sounds of the season on the weekend Top 5 list

December 17, 2014 - 5:45am

We must have all been good girls and boys this year, because Santa's helpers have been busy programming a bunch of holiday concerts for us this weekend — and even some non-holiday cheer as well.

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra to play 'Sounds of the Season,' at Miller Auditorium, with special Kalamazoo guests

December 16, 2014 - 6:45am

Grace Notes Cello Orchestra, Kalamazoo's Children's Chorus, and Judy Sarkozy will join the KSO for their second annual "Sounds" holiday concert, at Miller Auditorium Dec. 20.

'We are not stuffy': New Kalamazoo Symphony executive director on his vision for the organization's future

November 16, 2014 - 6:25am

"We are really questioning ourselves in everything we do in order to become better," KSO executive director Peter Gistelinck said.

Kalamazoo Symphony names Daniel Brier new assistant conductor

November 12, 2014 - 2:00pm

"I look forward to sharing great music and connecting with this vibrant community," Daniel Brier said.

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra concertmaster to solo in 'meaty' concert of Strauss and Beethoven

November 9, 2014 - 10:57am

This is the third time Park has played for the KSO since she took the position in March and her second time as a soloist. The Australian born and raised violinist has performed with orchestras around the world, was the violinist for the Grammy-winning Eroica Trio (2006-2012) and is a founding member of ECCO (East Coast Chamber Orchestra).