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Local Black Hair group hosts second annual hair show "Spring is in The Hair"

Submitted 05-24-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

African American Hair has a long cultural history and as the surge of natural hair had begun to resurface all across the globe, Grand Rapids creatives decided to align and form Natural Hair GR. NHGR is more than a cultural movement about hair but rather empowering all to embrace their authentic self


Circle Theatre honors Long-time Broadway Favourite with CATS

Submitted 05-12-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Circle Theatre offers a two-hour cat dance soiree invitation with their 2016 season opener of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS. Performances are May 6 & 7, 11-14, 18-21 at 7:30 p.m. and May 15 at 5 p.m at the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center


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

Submitted 05-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

Some 200 musicians including soloists, Grand Rapids Symphony and Symphony Chorus and Youth Chorus will be on stage Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, 2016.


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

Submitted 05-05-2016 under NONPROFITS

John Williams is the most successful film composer in the history of cinema. The Grand Rapids Symphony plays music from a dozen of his films on May 6-8


Celebration of Free Comic Book Day on May 7 in downtown Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-03-2016 under NEWS

Vault of Midnight celebrates Free Comic Book Day with an all-day sidewalk festival on Monroe Center featuring cosplay contests, video game tournaments, trivia games, and many other activities for kids and adults.


1yr Theater Company presents two new, high drama, one-act plays

Submitted 05-02-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

5 plays, 1 year. Appropriately titled, 1yr Theater Company presents some meaty original works.


New live, weekly radio show to showcase Grand Rapids' growing music scene

Submitted 04-27-2016 under NEWS

Local indy-folk artist Quinn Mathews will host GRLive from The B.O.B. starting April 28 at 12 p.m..


LiveArts 2015 - A look back at Grand Rapids Symphony's multi-genre, multimedia extravaganza one year later

Submitted 04-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

LiveArts put nine performing arts organizations with more than 1,500 performers on four stages in the Van Andel Arena for a single night in April 2015


Local production of "The Mikado" raises questions on theatre and race

Submitted 04-22-2016 under OPINION

KT Herr and Deirdre Chervenka Cunningham review West Michigan Savoyard's production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado, playing this weekend at Wealthy Theatre, and explore the show's attendant problems of Asian misrepresentation.


Boston Symphony Orchestra last-minute appearance boosts Grand Rapids Symphony music director candidate's career

Submitted 04-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

Guest conductor Marcelo Lehninger leads Grand Rapids Symphony in second DeVos Hall appearance during local music director search.