A few fun videos that can paint the picture for you. The first features Michigan's own Tim Allen, who went to school and live in Kalamazoo. This is from the now-famous "Pure Michigan" campaign, and extols the virtues of Kalamazoo.
Some information about doing business in Kalamazoo, featuring Ron Kitchens of Southwest Michigan First, in association with Discover Kalamazoo.
This sneak peak is from Discover Kalamazoo.
"I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo"--This is the full clip of the Glenn Miller band with Tex Beneke and one of the greatest dance routines ever in movies by the Nicholas Brothers. From the 1942 movie "Orchestra Wives"