Kalamazoo music scene

August 01 2018

One day back in 1988, local musician Bob Rowe opened his mailbox to find a yellowed envelope addressed from India with type that was obvi

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May 01 2018

Every May Kalamazoo hosts the Olympics of the string music world, but many local folks don’t even know it.

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April 01 2018

The next best thing to watching a professional jazz orchestra perform is watching a youth jazz orchestra perform, especially one that’s n

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April 01 2018

After 18 years, 10 Gilmore International Keyboard festivals and hundreds of performances by accomplished and aspiring artists, I have acc

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April 01 2018

Two things happened a world away from each other when Pierre van der Westhuizen was 10 that would come together for him many years later

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April 01 2018

What can a world-renowned keyboard festival learn from a Kalamazoo-area craft brewery?

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January 01 2018

"I did a Google search for cool images and a religious article popped up with the words ‘Last Gasp,’” recalls Jay Jackson.

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December 01 2017

As the head of Miller Davis Co., Rex Bell oversees the construction of multi-million-dollar buildings, but being a builder wasn’t somethi

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September 01 2017

A little black box born in a “cavernous basement” in Kalamazoo changed the music industry, and almost no one here noticed.

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June 30 2017

On a cold night in January, steam rolls off concertgoers as they emerge from the back door of The Milhouse, a red and white two-story hom

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