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May Erlewine at The Livery; Ernie Hudson helps LMC play; Breaking Character Episode 116

10/9/2019
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In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul welcome Traverse City-based singer-songwriter May Erlewine, who returns Saturday to The Livery to release her new album, "Second Sight"; and actor, producer and Benton Harbor native Ernie Hudson talks about assisting the Lake Michigan College theatre production of "Exit Strategy."

Duration:00:31:41

‘Resiliency’ exhibition opens at Krasl Arts Center; Breaking Character Episode 115

10/1/2019
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In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul sit down with Krasl Art Center deputy director and curator Tami Miller and Tasha Turner, the program director for Trauma Informed Initiatives at Spectrum Health Lakeland, to preview "Resiliency," an exhibition opening Friday that showcases the work of contemporary artists from across the U.S. who explore, celebrate and practice resiliency in their art.

Duration:00:24:31

‘Million Dollar Quartet’ opens 10th anniversary tour at The Mendel Center; Breaking Character Episode 114

9/26/2019
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In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul preview "Million Dollar Quartet," the Tony Award-winning, Broadway musical that opens its national tour Oct. 1 at The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, including an interview with Trevor Dorner, who portrays Jerry Lee Lewis in the show.

Duration:00:21:05

Beatles vs. Stones at The Mendel Center; Italian culture classes at ARS; Breaking Character Episode 113

9/18/2019
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In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul preview Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Showdown, which kicks off the 2019-2020 Mainstage season at Lake Michigan College's Mendel Center; and welcome Anna Russo-Sieber and Lucia Liano to the studio to talk Italian culture classes and more at ARS Gallery Arts & Culture Center.

Duration:00:34:30

PechaKucha at Artoberfest in the Benton Harbor Arts District; Breaking Character Episode 112

9/11/2019
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In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul welcome Krasl Art Center's Nathan Margoni, host RJ Williams, presenters Karen Joy B., and Terry Choate to talk about PechaKucha Vol. 18 taking place outside The Livery during Artoberfest in the Benton Harbor Arts District.

Duration:00:21:49

‘Mamma Mia!’ at TCP; Series 6 Exhibition at the Box; Breaking Character Episode 111

9/5/2019
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In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul welcome director Sarah Simmons and actors John Taylor and Fran Michelini from the Twin City Players production of "Mamma Mia!"; as well as Nikki Gauthier and artists Doug Klemm and Terry Choate to talk about the Series 6 Exhibition at the Box Factory for the Arts.

Duration:00:35:52

‘Urinetown’ at The GhostLight; Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm at The Livery; Breaking Character Episode 110

8/22/2019
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In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul welcome director August Garritano and actor Jason Cope, who portrays Bobby Strong, from The GhostLight Theatre's production of "Urinetown"; and the duo of Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm share their tale and music before their weekend gig at The Livery.

Duration:00:39:07

‘Inhaling the Universe’ exhibition at Krasl Art Center; Breaking Character Episode 109

8/7/2019
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In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul sit down with LaPorte, Ind.-based visual artists Jon Hook and Andrea Peterson as well as Krasl Art Center curator and deputy director Tami Miller to discuss "Inhaling the Universe," Hook and Peterson's new immersive exhibition opening Friday, Aug. 9 in the main galleries of the St. Joseph art center.

Duration:00:25:44

‘Clybourne Park’ at The GhostLight; and Emma Neuser’s ‘Subliminal’ exhibit at ARS; Breaking Character Episode 108

7/30/2019
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In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul welcome veteran Twin City Players actors Bill Klein and Carol Sizer who star in The GhostLight Theatre's production of "Clybourne Park"; and ARS Gallery owner Anna Russo-Sieber and summer interns Emma Neuser and Lindsay White talk about Neuser's solo show "Subliminal," opening at the Benton Harbor gallery.

Duration:00:36:05

The GhostLight, SMSO team up for ‘West Side Story’; Breaking Character Episode 107

7/24/2019
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In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul welcome Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra music director and conductor Robin Fountain, piano accompanist Joshua Goins, and actors Leo Carmody and Danny LeMache to talk about the SMSO and The GhostLight's joint production of "West Side Story," which takes place Friday and Saturday at Shadowland Pavilion on Silver Beach.

Duration:00:34:32

Box Factory Series 5 Exhibition; R-E-S-P-E-C-T 2; Breaking Character Episode 106

7/18/2019
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In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul talk with Nikki Gauthier of the Box Factory for the Arts and artists Susan Teague and Erica Roberts about the Series 5 Exhibition opening Friday; and Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra's Kyle Bartoszek and vocalists Jenna Mammina and Carina Kanzler, who are part of R-E-S-P-E-C-T 2 performing Friday at The Acorn Theater and Saturday as part of the SMSO's Summerfest at Shadowland Pavilion on Silver Beach

Duration:00:28:39

‘No Exit’ at The GhostLight; Krasl Art Fair; ‘Newsies’ at LMC; Breaking Character Episode 105

7/10/2019
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In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul talk with director Paul Stortz and actors Dan Maxon, Meghan Pelkey, Mariah Rifenberg and John Crumb from The GhostLight Theatre's production of "No Exit"; Krasl Art Center's Matthew Bizoe and Dee Hodgson, who preview the 58th annual Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff; and director Meagan Francis, actor Aly Wilson, Children's Music Workshops executive director Adrienne Glison and Lake Michigan College's Kristopher Zook, who discuss LMC and CMW's joint...

Duration:00:38:06

Jason Robert Brown at GhostLight; Coastline’s Summer Films at the Box; Breaking Character Episode 104

6/27/2019
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In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul sit down with singer Alyson Snyder, one of the guest performers for The GhostLight's Red Carpet Premiere Party Event with Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown; and Coastline Children's Film Festival Founder Leslie Sullivan, who talks about the Summer Films at the Box Factory for the Arts.

Duration:00:27:43

Fun Squad at NTAA Art Hop; Niki Haris; Scott Stapp; Breaking Character Episode 103

6/19/2019
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In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul sit down with Fun Squad members Nathan Margoni, Lea Bult, Clement Teo and Christian Webster whose new group show, "Four Walls & a Dance Party" opens Friday as part of the NTAA Summer Solstice Art Hop; Niki Haris, who talks about Sunday's final (?) Coming Home Coming Together Concert; and Scott Stapp of Creed who plays Four Winds Casino's Silver Creek Event Center.

Duration:00:44:53

The GhostLight Theatre opens ‘The Bridges of Madison County’; Breaking Character Episode 102

6/11/2019
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In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul sit down with actors Elizabeth Pacheco Rose and Branch Fields who portray Francesca and Robert in "The Bridges of Madison County," the Tony Award-winning Jason Robert Brown musical that opens the inaugural season of The GhostLight Theatre in the Benton Harbor Arts District.

Duration:00:28:59

Twin City Players’ ‘The Addams Family’; Box Factory’s MAAC show; and musicians Mike Struwin & Matt Sypian; Breaking Character Episode 101

6/6/2019
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In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul talk with Marty and Wendy Golob, who are directing the Twin City Players' "The Addams Family"; Box Factory's Nikki Gauthier, guest curators Ali Hansen and Carol L. Myers, and photographer Andy Sawyer about the Michiana Annual Art Competition; and musicians Mike Struwin & Matt Sypian, who are playing The Livery.

Duration:00:37:32

100th Podcast Live Recording Celebration; Breaking Character Episode 100

6/4/2019
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In this special bonus episode, Jeremy and Paul welcome back some favorite and recurring guests in celebration of their 100th podcast during this live recording on the grounds of the Krasl Art Center. Among those stopping by are Larry Nielsen; Larry Underwood; Anna Russo-Sieber; Becky Wehmer; Julia Gourley; Lana DeFrancesco; Mike Nadolski; Nathan Margoni; Nikki Gauthier; Kristen Patzer; and Jenny Waters.

Duration:01:05:06

‘Pete Souza: Two Presidents, One Photographer’ at Krasl Art Center; ARS Gallery’s ‘I Am The Greatest’ Beach Bash; Breaking Character Episode 99

5/29/2019
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In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul talk with Krasl Art Center Deputy Director and Curator Tami Miller about the new exhibitions "Pete Souza: Two Presidents, One Photographer" and "In the artlab: Norwood Viviano" opening Friday at KAC; and Anna Russo-Sieber, owner of ARS Gallery Arts & Culture Center, about their "I Am The Greatest" Beach Bash on Saturday at North Pier Brewing.

Duration:00:25:08

Mendel Center season reveal; GhostLight apprentice artists; Joshua Powell plays The Livery; Breaking Character Episode 98

5/22/2019
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In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul talk with Mike Nadolski, executive director of The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, and Grace Kelmer, director of the Mainstage, to announce the 2019-2020 Mendel Center Mainstage season lineup; The GhostLight Theatre's inaugural class of apprentice artists, Fafa Shaeffer, Zachary Myers, Micah Brooks and Hans Chelesvig, and Indianapolis-based musician Joshua Powell, whose namesake band returns to play The Livery.

Duration:00:51:34

JD McPherson, Nora Jane Struthers at BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass; ‘Jersey Boys’ at The Mendel; Breaking Character Episode 97

5/15/2019
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In this week’s episode, Jeremy and Paul chat with musicians JD McPherson and Nora Jane Struthers, who are both part of the lineup of the 7th annual BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass festival taking place Saturday at Whirlpool Centennial Park in St. Joseph; and Jonathan Cable, who portrays Nick Massi, in the national touring production of "Jersey Boys," which takes the stage Thursday night at The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor.

Duration:00:45:13