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Inside the Grand Rapids Ballet - "Black & White: Swan Lake"

Submitted 02-06-2017 under NEWS

This performance is choreographed by Mario Radacovský, a Czechoslovakian-born dancer turned choreographer who based this rendition on a very personal life experience.


GRAAMA to sponsor Ali exhibit, local oral histories for Black History Month

Submitted 02-02-2017 under NEWS

The recently opened Grand Rapids African-American Museum and Archives (GRAAMA) is hitting its stride in providing insight into local culture as the nation celebrates Black History Month.


Hip-hop camp brings happiness to kids at Cook Arts Center

Submitted 02-02-2017 under NONPROFITS

Two-week pilot camp was a clear success and stirred excitment for hip-hop culture among students at the Cook Arts Center.


Hello, this is "Let's Talk GR Music"

Submitted 02-02-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

A quick introduction to the local monthly music meeting called "Let's Talk GR Music"


Let's Talk GR Music recap and preview

Submitted 02-02-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

I look back at Let's Talk GR Music's last meeting and a quick preview of the next topic and date


Review of 'Faure and Brahms' at Royce Auditorium

Submitted 02-01-2017 under OPINION

Royce Auditorium provides perfect venue for Faure, Brahms pieces


Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition welcomes national judge, rewards local talent

Submitted 01-31-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Kent County's local poetry competition, now hosted by the Grand Rapids Public Library, features National Judge Oliver de la Paz, is free to enter


Grand Rapids Symphony brings magical world to life

Submitted 01-30-2017 under OPINION

Harry Potter Film Concert series debuted in Grand Rapids with three sold-out shows of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone featuring the Grand Rapids Symphony in DeVos Performance Hall.


Fifth annual Lake Effect Fringe Festival kicks off at Dog Story Theater February 1

Submitted 01-30-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Dog Story Theater, in partnership with GEM Theatrics and Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, is kicking off the fifth annual Lake Effect Fringe Festival on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.


CARE Ballet dance mom shares her favorite part of a performance

Submitted 01-30-2017 under NONPROFITS

CARE Ballet presents “The Pied Piper” with public performances this weekend. On Friday, Grand Rapids area students get a sneak peek.