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Summer celebration along Downtown's South Division Avenue

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 08-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Another sunny August in Grand Rapids marks the most exciting First Fridays event of the season: the 14th annual artist’s market, hosted by the Avenue for the Arts. First Fridays is a monthly event held in the business corridor along South...

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GR Ladies Rock Mulligan's for Halloween benefit concert

by Ben Steer (Ben Wesley)

Submitted 10-24-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

The thirty-one days of Halloween are in full swing here in Grand Rapids, MI, where locals cheerfully greet sweater weather and warm up with beer city’s eclectic tastes. Thursday night series with Atmospheric Promotions continues into October,...

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Get transported by the debut video of Grand Rapids band I Believe in Julio

by Claire Breen (breensea)

Submitted 06-28-2016 under OPINION

Take a ride with the dudes of I Believe in Julio in their debut music video for Big Trucks, the hit track off their upcoming, and long-awaited album, "An Episodic Memory," to be released this summer by 1980 Records. The official...

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Get transported by the debut video of Grand Rapids band I Believe in Julio

by Claire Breen (breensea)

Submitted 06-28-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Take a ride with the dudes of I Believe in Julio in their debut music for Big Trucks, the hit track off their upcoming, and long awaited album, "An Episodic Memory" to be released this summer by 1980 Records, the official release show...

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"Carmina Burana" closes Grand Rapids Symphony's season with a spectacular blowout

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 05-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

If you’ve never set foot in a concert hall, never heard a live, symphony orchestra performance, and have no clue who Carl Orff is, it’s still likely you’re familiar with some of his best work. If you’ve seen “Cheaper By...

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Grand Rapids Symphony plays 'Star Wars & More,' film music of John Williams to close 2015-16 Fox Motors Pops Series

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 05-05-2016 under NONPROFITS

John Williams is the most successful film composer in the history of cinema. The facts speak for themselves. The composer for the Star Wars, Harry Potter and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as for films such as Jaws and E.T. The Extra-...

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WYCE, listener supported radio station holds fund drive

by Claire Breen (breensea)

Submitted 04-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

“WYCE is all about taking people on musical adventures, it’s about the segue, and painting pictures with music.” Says Mark Gerard, WYCE Volunteer Programmer for 15 Years.   WYCE 88.1fm (A service of the Community Media Center...

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Grand Rapids Symphony joins Cornerstone University Chorale to celebrate new, $14 million Christ Chapel

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 04-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Symphony, for the first time in its 86-year history, collaborates with the Cornerstone University Chorale for a program of music, “Sacred Dimensions: Sacred Stories,” on Sunday, April 17, 2016. The performance at 6:30 p.m....

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Grand Rapids Symphony rocks with Boyz II Men, music of David Bowie at D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops in August

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 04-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Symphony’s D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops over the past two decades has brought plenty of top recording artists to West Michigan each summer concert series. An appearance by The Temptations drew some 12,...

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Grand Rapids Symphony unveils 2016 Picnic Pops Season

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 03-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Pops will rock you at the 2016 Picnic Pops. New experiences and new sounds, including a tribute to the rock group Queen, are part of the 2016 D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops season at Cannonsburg Ski Area. But old standbys,...

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