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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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Mind Meets Music

by Kristen Krueger-Corrado (GRPLComm)

Submitted 08-10-2017 under

Celebrate learning through music! Mind Meets Music is an academic achievement program using music to improve literacy skills. Children in grades Kindergarten – 2nd grade will experience songs, games, movement, and core lessons centered around...

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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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Kurt Elling

by St. Cecilia Music Center (Stcecilia)

Submitted 07-18-2017 under

Elling won the DownBeat Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years and was named “Male Singer of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association on eight occasions. Grammy nominated over a dozen times, Elling has also been honored with...

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Gregory Porter

by St. Cecilia Music Center (Stcecilia)

Submitted 07-17-2017 under

Porter has time and again demonstrated an innate ability to transcend genre and connect with audiences from all walks of life, and his new music reflects the singer’s continued and mindful growth as an artist and as a person amidst the...

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Brad Mehldau

by St. Cecilia Music Center (Stcecilia)

Submitted 07-17-2017 under

From critical acclaim as a bandleader to major international exposure in collaborations with Pat Metheny, Renee Fleming, and Joshua Redman, Mehldau continues to garner numerous awards and admiration from both jazz purists and music enthusiasts alike...

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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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Harlem Hellfighters: A Jazz Retrospective

by Kristen Krueger-Corrado (GRPLComm)

Submitted 07-06-2017 under

The great intellectual W.E.B. Du Bois implored African Americans to close ranks and join the fight to end the Great War. Although Black troops had to fight in segregated units in World War I, Du Bois understood that, historically, Black...

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