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    Crowds stream their way into Chenery Auditorium during the Gilmore Keyboard Festival.

    ©The Gilmore/Chris McGuire

    'Magic that can only happen here' Gilmore Festival aims to make Kalamazoo a 'cultural destination'
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    John Schmitt orders food at an evening Food Truck Rally held in downtown Kalamazoo. Photo by Entrada Photography by Esther Tuttle.

    Food Trucks Keep It Fresh Creativity and uniqueness are key to this mobile food culture
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    Local cosplayers, from left: Jennifer Smargiasso (Beauty), Jake Andrews (Deadpool), and Laura Schubkegel (Cinderella).

    © 2018 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Cosplay on Display From stormtroopers to superheroes, this is serious dress-up
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    Syed Habib Fawaz, 31, plays pickleball on the courts at the YMCA of Greater
    Kalamazoo’s Portage branch.

    © 2018 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Pickleball Despite its name, this 'addictive' sport is scoring with locals
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    WMU dance student Samantha Soltis rehearses Loïe Fuller’s Fire Dance. Photo taken for January 2017 Encore.

    © 2017 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Revealed A treasure trove of unpublished Encore photos from this year's stories
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    © 2017 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Food Medicine The prescription for health is on your plate
  • Encore-Magazine-Features-Texas-Corners-Taps-October-2017

    The restaurants' taps feature Texas Corners Brewing Co.’s brews and ciders.

    © 2017 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Tractors, Taps and Tables How a farming family branched out into the brewery business
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    © 2017 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Edward Montgomery WMU’s ninth ‘Bronco-in-Chief’ takes the reins
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    Kim Willis and Mike Hoag stand in front of Lillie House, their home and permaculture garden on Douglas Avenue.

    © 2017 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Beautiful & Bountiful Lillie House Permaculture creates pathways to plenty
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    © 2017 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Flavor Faves The ice cream tastes that locals go for
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Pianist Pierre can der Westhuizen has been playing piano for almost 30 years.

Taking ChancesNew Gilmore director believes in serendipity
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John Schmitt orders food at an evening Food Truck Rally held in downtown Kalamazoo. Photo by Entrada Photography by Esther Tuttle.

Food Trucks Keep It FreshCreativity and uniqueness are key to this mobile food culture

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Enterprise

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Arts

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