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  • encore-magazine-feature-murphy-darden-portrait-february-2019 Wrangling Black History Local ‘cowboy’ lassos the past one artifact and artwork at a time
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    When completed, The Exchange building currently under construction in downtown Kalamazoo will bring a new outline to the city’s iconic skyline.

    © 2018 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Building Skyscrapers and Saving History PlazaCorp’s work is transforming Kalamazoo, one project at a time
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    A spiral staircase handcrafted by Bill Nichols for his Schoolcraft home (August 2016).

    © 2018 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Revealed 2018 Unseen Encore images
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    Rendal Wall in “Rendal’s Guitar Lounge” at Heritage Guitar Inc.

    © 2018 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    The Guitar Guru Those who know Rendal Wall say he’s ‘the real deal’
  • encore-magazine-chief-thomas-cover-october-2018

    Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Police Chief Karianne Thomas, front and center, stands with some of the “people that make it happen”: Back row, from left: Public Safety Officer (PSO) Ellen Arnold, Sgt. Dave Juday, Assistant Chief David Boysen, PSO Alex Araujo, Captain Chris Franks and Lt. Scott VanderEnde. Front row, from left: Executive Lt. Rafael Diaz, Thomas and Lt. Danielle Guilds.

    © 2018 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    'And, boom, here I am' KDPS chief tackles a changing landscape
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    © 2018 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    The Jet Set Siblings pilot the success of RAI Jets
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    Works by poet Diane Seuss draw much from her rural Southwest Michigan roots.

    © 2018 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Full Life with Poetry Diane Seuss' rural roots and love of art infuse her new collection
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    © 2018 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    See Your Town Like a Tourist Do what the locals do
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    The red glasses that artist Mary Hatch wears are nearly as memorable as her many paintings.

    © 2018 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    What’s going on here? Mary Hatch’s paintings tell stories and ask questions
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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'
encore-magazine-feature-plaza-corp-kalamazoo-skyline-january-2019

When completed, The Exchange building currently under construction in downtown Kalamazoo will bring a new outline to the city’s iconic skyline.

© 2018 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

Building Skyscrapers and Saving HistoryPlazaCorp’s work is transforming Kalamazoo, one project at a time
encore-magazine-feature-revealed-bill-nichols-spiral-staircase-december-2018

A spiral staircase handcrafted by Bill Nichols for his Schoolcraft home (August 2016).

© 2018 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

Revealed 2018Unseen Encore images

What's Happening in SW Michigan

Good Works

Gryphon Place aids in conflict, crisis and connections

Savor

Schoolcraft couple crafts seasoning blends, vinegars and teas

Enterprise

Kami Hill finds success in the blink of an eyelash

Arts

Plainwell woman creates art from ripped paper

Back Story

Associate Dean, Health Equity and Community Affairs, WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine