On Monday night, 1998 Gilmore Artist Award winner Leif Ove Andsnes astonished and delighted a modest crowd among the gilded trim and glittering chandeliers of Kalamazoo's Chenery Auditorium.

Celebrated conductor, humanitarian, educator, and the first American-born composer to receive worldwide fame, Leonard Bernstein was the inspiration for Sunday evening’s Gilmore Festival performance from the Bill Charlap Trio at Western Michigan University’s Williams Theatre, which was transformed into a jazz club with candlelit tables set up cabaret style while the exceptional musicians played a lovely 75-minute set of original jazz variations of Bernstein’s gorgeous and often dramatic works.

No Canvas: Off The Wall brings something new to the gallery

Written by Kayla Tucker | Monday, 30 April 2018 16:00 |

For one night only, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts is taking art “off the wall and into the space.”

Director Todd Avery particularly enjoys the “dark side” of Into the Woods, the hugely successful musical penned by James Lapine and composed by the iconic Stephen Sondheim.

When Vadim Gluzman was a young music student, he didn’t like playing the violin. Instead of practicing for hours on end, he wanted to play ice hockey with his friends.

Art Avalanche: Five new Muskegon Museum of Art exhibits are opening at once

Written by Marla R. Miller | Monday, 30 April 2018 15:08 |

Ultra-realistic sculptures. Picasso prints. Vintage motorcycles. Local 1950s racing photos. And masterpieces from the Edward Curtis: The North American Indian collection.

Glass Attack: A day of glass-blowing and education comes to Kalamazoo

Written by Jane Simons | Monday, 30 April 2018 15:00 |

Local artisans are breathing new life into the art of glassblowing, and their efforts will be on display at this year’s Battle of the Glass Blowers.

Had he not won a Gold Medal at the Stulberg International String Competition in 1979, Anthony Ross isn’t sure where his career would have gone.

Last Call: Dexy’s Midnight Runners from Green Well

Written by Nick Macksood | Monday, 30 April 2018 11:21 |

The Green Well’s Dexy’s Midnight Runners is a fresh take on a classic English summer cocktail.

Earth is a vast and wildly varied place, yet every culture we’ve ever come across has something in common: delicious food.

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