Twenty shows and forty artists over three months and the capacity for over fifty thousand audience members, New York City’s SummerStage Festival presents the continental United States’ largest array of free Latin music performance this year.
SummerStage embraces as many contemporary and classic expressions as available. Artists in this year’s SummerStage represent emissaries from Puerto Rico, Brazil, America, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Mexico, Peru and The Dominican Republic in the fields of contemporary pop (Pamela Rodriguez, Julieta Venegas, Carla Morrison), salsa (Moncho Rivera, Sammy Garcia, Johnny Ray), MPB (Preta Gil), bachata (Toby Love, Andy Andy), hip-hop and reggaeton (Tego Calderon,Cuarto Poder, Los Rakas, Emcida), classic soul and funk (Joe Bataan, WAR,The Ghetto Brothers, ...Read More
Kalamazoo-Hundreds of supporters rallied in Kalamazoo to send a clear message to the EPA that the residents of Kalamazoo want complete removal of PCB’s from the old Allied Paper Mill site on Alcott. In 1999, Bryant Mill Pond was excavated, and PCB-contaminated soils were piled up at the Allied site. Most residents were under the impression that the PCB’s were removed from the area in 2007 with the demolition of the old paper mill.
PCBs(polychlorinated biphenyls) are synthetic organic chemicals, banned in the US in the 1970′s, that have a high range of toxicity used in hundreds of industrial and commercial applications, such as: carbonless paper, plastics, rubber, paints, and transformers...Read More
Hundreds of people turned out Wednesday afternoon to the Kalamazoo County Expo Center to connect with a variety of free, on-site services, ranging from haircuts to eye exams to personal hygiene, clothing and books.
Project Connect, is a semi-annual event sponsored by Kalamazoo County’s Poverty Reduction Initiative and connects individuals and families in financial need with over 50 vendors offering services such as parenting support, employment assistance, medical screenings, housing assistance and health insurance.
Many community members take advantage of the one stop approach, eliminating excess travel. Attendees at this years event were able to fellowship with a spaghetti lunch and refreshments.
Previous events easily attracted 700 attendees, but the numbers appeared lower than expect...Read More
May 7, 2013 Category: Local News, Occupy Kalamazoo Comments:
Today, hundreds of taypayers will head to the polls to vote on a number of proposed taxes to better serve the community.
Residents in the Kalamazoo, Delton Kellogg, Marcellus and Lawrence school districts will vote whether to increase property taxes to improve school facilities.
The Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority is requesting a 0.4-mill levy for operations, and seven area school districts — Mattawan, Vicksburg, Three Rivers, Gobles, White Pigeon, Edwardsburg and Cassopolis — are requesting renewal of their 18-mill nonhomestead tax, which is levied on commercial property and does not affect owner-occupied homes.
Nearby, elections in the cities of Bangor, Otsego and Sturgis and in Allegan County’s Cheshire Township as happening today as well.
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MURRAY FAMLY ILLEGALLY EVICTED FROM THEIR HOME BY BOA ON MAY 14, 2013
Call Diane Wagner Media Relations 312-952-1756
Also call Brian Moynihan -Office of the President and CEO: 704-386-5687
Demand they stop their corrupt practices and return the Murrays to their home. The Murrays’ loan number is 023732976.
You may also email Bank of America President Brian T. Moynihan at: Brian.email@example.com or fax them at: 1-866-603-4755
The banks expect the hoopla to die down after the eviction. It usually does because people lose interest! But if we’re to STOP the victimization of borrowers by Bank Of America, we must continue to make our voices heard LOUDER after the eviction than before, until justice is served.
THIS BEHAVIOR IS RAMPANT ACROSS AMERICA!! DON’T LET BAN...Read More
50 bands or so will help keep the the music alive for 24 hours during the O Music Awards.
Put on by MTV, VH1 and CMT the show celebrates music and counter culture. June 19 there will ba a 24-hour livestream event that will celebrate live music.
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson will kick off 24 hours of live music by starting a drum-a-thon and artists will perform around the country. Awards in categories like next big scene, digital genius and best Web-born artist will be given out.
May 5th marks the date in 1862 when an outmanned, overmatched Mexican militia succeeded in crushing Napoleon’s French army at the Battle of Puebla.
Today, Cinco de Mayo is recognized mostly in the U.S. as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride (Mexican Independence Day is celebrated Sept. 16). Throughout SW Michigan, cultural celebrations of food, entertainment and fact sharing will offer will fill the weekend. Check for events near you:
Los Bandits at The Union
What: Kalamazoo Tex-Mex band Los Bandits of Michigan playing blend of R&B, gospel, country, rock, norteño, and tejano music
When: 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: The Union Cabaret & Grille, 125 S. Kalamazoo Mall
Rugger’s Up & Under
What: Kalamazoo punk rock band Rudy’s Broke...