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West Michigan native lives the dream with Grand Rapids Symphony debut in DreamWorks Animation in Concert

Submitted 10-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

Rockford's George Goad, newly named principal trumpet of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, performs for the first time with his hometown orchestra in DeVos Performance Hall


Grand Rapids Improv Festival brings comedy into the present

Submitted 10-19-2016 under NEWS

From October 17 to 24, the third Grand Rapids Improv Festival has shows every day, an improv bar hop, workshops and Improv Chaos.


"Geek culture meets high culture" in "DreamWorks Animation in Concert" with the Grand Rapids Symphony

Submitted 10-18-2016 under NONPROFITS

DreamWorks Animation films are fun for everyone. But they're even better with live music from your Grand Rapids Pops


Rachmaninoff Rhapsody delights, but Concerto for Orchestra delivers brilliant Grand Rapids Symphony performance

Submitted 10-18-2016 under OPINION

Guest pianist Joyce Yang entertains with Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, but Grand Rapids Symphony delivers with challenging Concerto for Orchestra by Lutosławski.


Grand Rapids Public Library covers a lot of ground in book clubs, both geographically and topically

Submitted 10-14-2016 under NEWS

GRPL leads the Reading the Great Lakes and #ReadSoHard book clubs. Each of them features books from a variety of settings, genres and subjects to open up spaces for discussion among readers.


One-on-one interview with "Holes" guest director, Jason Marlett

Submitted 10-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre sits down with guest director Jason Marlett


Downtown Market hosts free Halloween event

Submitted 10-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

On October 22-23, 2016, the Downtown Market will host the Market’s first Jack O’Lantern Jamboree event, with fun Halloween events for the whole family.


John Ball Zoo and Grand Rapids Public Museum proposal November 8

Submitted 10-04-2016 under OPINION

The November 8 Zoo and Museum millage proposal is an opportunity for Kent County voters to make an investment in two cultural institutions that are essential to the growth of our community.


Between Our Homes: Finding comfort in the unexpected during ArtPrize

Submitted 10-04-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Hailey Lamb expresses sincerity through public visual works featured Downtown during ArtPrize and at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.


City Connection: Larson and Mayor Bliss discuss key Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. topics

Submitted 10-03-2016 under NEWS

Kris Larson, president and CEO of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., is the guest during this month's episode of City Connection.