The 21st annual Kalamazoo Blues Festival will be Thursday through Saturday, July 10-12, at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place in downtown Kalamazoo. Admission varies by day.
Arts and Entertainment
Three dance students performed "Entrechat," a ballet choreographed by WMU's Sharon Garber, during the 2014 annual conference of Corps de Ballet International, held June 20 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Mark Sahlgren, volunteer host of the WMUK show "Grassroots" for 36 years, will be honored by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 13, in Bronson Park.
The 29th annual Taste of Kalamazoo will be Thursday through Saturday, July 24-26, at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The Kalamazoo Film Society will present the drama "The Immigrant" beginning Friday, July 11, at the Alamo Drafthouse in downtown Kalamazoo. The film is rated R; admission is $5.50 for film society members.
Bradley Wong, professor of music, has assumed leadership of the University's music school. His appointment was approved during the WMU Board of Trustees' June 10 meeting.
WMU's public radio station was awarded two awards from Public Radio News Directors Inc., or PRNDI. WMUK's Gordon Evans accepted the award during a June 21 ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Nick Dewyer of Chelsea, Michigan, won the Larry Wiehe Solo Competition at the 2014 International Trombone Festival at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York
The 34th annual Bronco Bash is set for 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, on the pedestrian mall in front of Sangren Hall. Applications are now being accepted for vendor booths and entertainment.
The 10-week Mixer on the Mall concert series is featured Wednesdays June 18 to Aug. 20 on the Kalamazoo Mall. The series begins with the band We Know Jackson and concludes with Fly Paper.
Pop rock, bluegrass, folk, jazz and more musical styles will be displayed at the annual Concerts in the Park. The season kicks off Saturday, June 8, and runs through Aug. 24.
The 2014-15 Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series lineup, announced May 21, includes performances by David Sedaris, The Lettermen, Wynonna Judd, the Moscow Ballet and more.
Miller Auditorium has announced its 2014-15 PNC Broadway in West Michigan and Broadway Plus series lineups, which include performances of "Sister Act" and "Disney's Beauty and the Beast."