The Rapidian


Catalyst Radio: WMCAT talks teen music projects, Creston Brewery show

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-19-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Young speaks with Mike Saunders, teaching artist at West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology's after school teen arts program. For more information about WMCAT, visit Catalyst Radio is the weekly public...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Holiday Pops are homegrown fun for a hometown audience

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 12-12-2017 under NONPROFITS

If you love Christmas, you love Christmas carols, sung by a choir. Join the Grand Rapids Pops for its Wolverine World Wide Holiday Pops, and you get to hear not one but two choirs sing Christmas music. What’s more, you get to sing along too....

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Grand Rapids Public Library to celebrate Día de los Muertos

by Julie Way (wayjulie)

Submitted 10-25-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

This Saturday, October 28 through Wednesday, November 1, the downtown branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) will celebrate the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos. Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, honors family and friends who have...

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Sunny weather, large crowds make HopCat, WYCE Blue Bridge Music Festival a success

by Ron Lemmon (lemmon)

Submitted 10-02-2017 under NEWS

Unlike last year, when rain, wind, and cold weather dampened attendance, this year sunny skies and warm temperatures brought thousands of music and art lovers to the Blue Bridge Music Festival over two days to listen to the eight bands competing for...

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Reflecting on rocking times: my experience as a GR!GR counselor

by Mariah Cowsert (mariahcaitlin)

Submitted 08-23-2017 under OPINION

As I hang my Polaroid pictures from drum instruction above my desk, find traces of glitter still embedded in my clothes, and count down the days til next year's camp week (it’s 356 in case you were wondering), I wanted to take time to...

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Tegan and Sara bring Grand Rapids community together to create safe space

by Brittany Devon (brittany.devon)

Submitted 08-18-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

On August 17, 2017, the amphitheater at Frederik Meijer Gardens filled up with fans of all ages. Everyone came together to sing along to the well known lyrics of Tegan and Sara. The show was opened by AOK, a Grand Rapids duo that features pop...

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Fireworks, mariachi music wrap up Grand Rapids Symphony's Picnic Pops in two special, one-night only shows

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 08-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Symphony’s D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops, since its debut in 1995, has drawn more than half a million people to Cannonsburg Ski Area. The summer series’ latest fans include Grand Rapids Symphony Music Director Marcelo...

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Why you should volunteer for the fifth annual Girls Rock Grand Rapids camp week

by Mariah Cowsert (mariahcaitlin)

Submitted 08-01-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

GR!GR is organized by a stellar group of women volunteers that are dedicated to providing a safe and fun experience for all attendees. As a program of Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities (GAAH), camp takes place each year at the Cook Arts Center...

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Grand Rapids Pops' Music of ABBA has audience dancing the night away

by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk (ArtswriterGR)

Submitted 07-14-2017 under OPINION

ABBA has sold nearly 500 million records since the band emerged from Sweden in the north of Europe to take the world by storm. At Thursday’s opening of the Grand Rapids Symphony’s D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops, they probably...

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Rediscover music of ABBA at Grand Rapids Symphony's Picnic Pops on Thursday, Friday

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 07-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

ABBA, one of the all-time best-selling acts in pop/rock, never officially disbanded. ABBA songwriters Benny Anderson and Björn Ulvaeus both say recent reincarnations of their music have been successful because the group never reunited....

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