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Hornet (and Bee) Artists Feted

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The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo has awarded Kalamazoo College Professor of Music Jim Turner its 2016 Award for Arts Leadership-Educator, and the Arts Council awarded Kalamazoo College Alumnus Ladislav Hanka ’75 a Community Medal of Arts. Turner, who directs … Continue reading

The Psychology of Film and TV Music

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Professor of Psychology Siu-Lan Tan convened and co-chaired a symposium titled “Film, Television, and Music: Embodiment, Neurophysiology, Perception, and Cognition” on July 6, at the 14th International Conference for Music Cognition and Perception held at the Hyatt Regency in San … Continue reading

Intercultural Conference and Hip Hop Collective

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Kalamazoo College’s Intercultural Student Life group presents the “Intercultural Conference and Hip Hop Collective,” a two-day event on April 29 and 30 featuring guest speakers, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, panels, discussions and a performance featuring five Hip Hop … Continue reading

Scores Make Waves

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Answer this question, “What’s the best movie you ever saw?” and chances are your answer will be accurate  for a slightly different question: “What’s the best movie you ever heard?” Professor of Psychology Siu-Lan Tan, a leading figure in the … Continue reading

Sweet Music in North Georgia

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If you happen to be in the Atlanta area this weekend you might want to make your way to Jasper, where the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family presents internationally acclaimed organist Calvert Johnson ’71 in an organ concert of … Continue reading

Does Good Need Memorable?

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BuzzFeed’s Reggie Ugwu wrote an explication of a new vocal phenomenon he calls “Indie Pop Voice” (“Selena Gomez’s ’Good for You’ and the Rise of the ’Indie Pop Voice’”). The trend refers to many singers’ creative reshaping of vowel sounds. … Continue reading

Beyond the Blood

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The outside gaze that condemns is the subject of Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College’s spring term production of CARRIE the musical. “Almost the very first lyrics concern the horror of going to high school every day and the pain of … Continue reading

Sunday Concert

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Soprano Katelin Spencer will do a concert at Kalamazoo College on Sunday, January 25. The Brighton (Mich.) native received her bachelor’s degree in voice performance from the University of Michigan and her master’s degree in opera performance and literature from … Continue reading

First Language: Music!

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Our first “language” is music, according to the latest Psychology Today blog post of Kalamazoo College Professor of Psychology Siu-Lan Tan. Or, more accurately, our first language is the interaction of our bodies with music, which begins as young as … Continue reading

Holiday Greetings from Kalamazoo College

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Dear Friends: Happy holidays and warm wishes for 2015. This is a very exciting time at K. We welcomed an outstanding class of 2018: 362 students from 30 states and 17 countries. The class is one of the most diverse … Continue reading