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The Gratitude Steel Band

by Kristen Krueger-Corrado (GRPLComm)

Submitted 06-22-2017 under

Explore the history and music of steel drums! The Gratitude Steel Band will perform a Caribbean Fun Time show. Kids will have an opportunity to play the steel drum and the show ends with limbo and conga line fun!   Various times & locations...

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'Greatest Symphony of All Time' concludes Grand Rapids Symphony's 2016-17 season

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Classical music fans, naturally, have their favorite pieces of music. So do musicians and conductors. When BBC Music Magazine last year invited world famous conductors to pick the very best symphonies ever composed, the field of 151 working...

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Division Avenue Arts Collective is back with all-ages summer programming

by Mariah Cowsert (mariahcaitlin)

Submitted 05-12-2017 under NEWS

After attending the first meeting back at the space, Kylee Preseau and Charity Klein Lytle, board members for the DAAC, talked to me about the history of the space, getting involved, and what it means to them. What does the DAAC do and how long has...

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Grand Rapids Symphony sees spectacular audience growth from new Symphony Scorecard program

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 05-10-2017 under NONPROFITS

When members of U.S. Military are deployed far from home, family and friends are concerned for their safety. The men and women in uniform, however, are just as concerned with the well-being of those left behind, and experiencing live music,...

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Local First Street Party

by Local First (Local First)

Submitted 05-09-2017 under

The 14th annual Street Party, presented by Founders Brewing Company, will feature a wide array of talented Michigan musicians and performers, plus activities for kids of all ages. Hungry? Food trucks and local restaurants will be serving...

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Celebrate 50th anniversary of The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's' album with Grand Rapids Pops' live performance

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 04-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band changed the course of rock music. Released on June 1, 1967, Sgt. Pepper spent 15 weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. charts, making it the soundtrack for the “Summer of Love.” The...

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Changing accessible nature of city through art, Disability Arts Now engages community

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 04-04-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Launching this week, the three-year-old cultural organization DisArt, will be hosting a large symposium entitled, Disability Arts Now! World renowned academics, artists, community organizers, designers and much more, will come together and consider...

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Local musicians talk community, music while preparing for GRPM Planetarium show April 6

by Brittany Devon (brittany.devon)

Submitted 03-31-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Emma Loo and Sam can be found performing and connecting with the community all over Grand Rapids. The band started in 2012. Emma Loo was raised in Lowell and Sam was raised in Chicago. With their unique psychedelic folk sound, the band has taken off...

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Celebrating Mexicains Sans Frontieres with ten years of community involvement

by Brittany Devon (brittany.devon)

Submitted 03-22-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Hugo Claudin talks about his community work and events at Mexicains Sans Frontieres. How did Mexicains Sans Frontieres get started? “Mexicains Sans Frontieres started around 2006 when I moved into my loft on the Avenue of the Arts. A friend...

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American Music Prize Winner Margo Price to appear at St. Cecilia Music Center

by St. Cecilia Music Center (St. Cecilia Mus...)

Submitted 03-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center will bring rising star Nashville singer Margo Price to Grand Rapids on Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. Margo Price has been taking the country music scene by storm with her debut album “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter....

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