Article Category Archives: Arts and Entertainment

The Head and the Heart: A Presentation of Rock Artists

The Head and the Heart Performing at the Kalamazoo State Theatre in Downtown Kalamazoo on May 28

The Head and the Heart Performing at the Kalamazoo State Theatre in Downtown Kalamazoo on May 28 By Trisha Dunham Kalamazoo’s State Theatre hosted the folk-rock band The Head and The Heart on May 28. Indie-rock quintet Lucius opened the night. The concert was completely sold out and the entire front stage area and aisles [...]

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Kalamazoo Thespians Perform Peer with a Twist

Peer Gynt: Performers in the Theater Department''s rendition of Peer Gynt rehearse. Peer will close out the troop''s 50th season.

By Sarah Wallace Henrik Ibsen’s slightly profane, possibly offensive yet thrilling romantic dramatic play will be performed by Kalamazoo College students as a part of the close to the Festival Playhouse’s 50th season . The romantic dramatic play is Peer Gynt, and Kalamazoo College will be putting on Colin Teevan’s adaptation of it for the [...]

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Gilmore Free-Day Comes to Kalamazoo

By Emily Kotz Kalamazoo College welcomed Welsh pianist Llŷr Williams to perform last Tuesday in Stetson Chapel as part of the Gilmore International Piano Festival’s free day at the College. The festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary, so far holding five such similar concerts all in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. In his third performance [...]

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Saturday’s Jazz Band Performance not a Drag

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By Emily Pizza The Jazz band concert Saturday was definitely a change of pace from previous concerts, as several of the band members were dressed up in drag. Stepping onto the stage, these performers looked completely different, but as soon as they started playing, their true identity showed through. Their first song, Rooster Parade, required [...]

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Bean there, Brewed that: Kalamazoo’s Many Coffee Joints


By Colin Smith Between Biggby Coffee founder Michael McFall graduating from Kalamazoo College 20 years ago and Water Street Coffee taking over the College’s library cafe this past fall, coffee has been the school’s means to the ends of studying. That said, as Kalamazoo Coffee Co. just recently expanded their locations to over 80 Meijer [...]

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Brew Beat : Arcadia West Delivers Great Beer in a Unique Setting

By Camden Krusec Editor’s Note: The smokehouse has excellent assortment of meats and fresh side dishes like potato salad, slaw, and collard greens and Arcadia has put its own spin on these classic tastes. Nathan Colello Gilmore ‘12 designed the entire food counter and production line. A year ago, Arcadia released the details on its [...]

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Kalamazoo Talent to Set the Stage

Talent: Members of the cast of HOW MISS LONG BEACH BECAME MISS LONG BEACH include (at left) Natalie Vazquez ’17 (seated) and Belinda McCauley ’16, and, at right (l-r): Wendy Rubio ’16, Mireya Guzman-Ortiz ’17, and Marta Gonzalez Infante ’17.

Editor’s Note: This press release was edited by Arts and Entertainment Editor Sarah Wallace From May 1-4, Kalamazoo College, the talents of Kalamazoo students will be on display for the College Theatre Arts Department’s Senior Performance Series. The Performance Series includes two one act plays: How Miss Long Beach Became Miss Long Beach, an original [...]

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The Union’s Happy Hour…with Some Extra Hapy

By Colin Smith For all Index readers who are at least 21, take note: The Union offers half off for any and all orders during Friday afternoons from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. While this applies to appetizers and entrées, their wide selection of Michigan microbrews are enough to draw in any local beer advocate. Stop [...]

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Members of Kalamazoo’s Queer Theater Set the Stage

By Sarah Wallace Within The Fire Studio on Portage Road, Laura Henderson’s vision for a theatre that creates an atmosphere of acceptance for the LGBT community has recently taken form. Queer Theatre Kalamazoo (QTK) is founded on the idea that the more people are exposed to gay-themed entertainment, the more they will be accepting of [...]

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Beer and Loafing in Kalamazoo: Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brewery

Bigg Dogg: The restaurant/brewery combo is conveniently located on the corner of Academy St. and Westnedge.

By Colin Smith We were somewhere roaming around Westnedge and Academy St. when the thirst began to take hold. I remember saying something like, “I feel a bit famished; maybe we should go to Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brewery.” Gonzo’s, which has no affiliation to the style of narrative journalism of Hunter S Thompson, is a [...]

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