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"Caroline, or Change" full of raw feeling, captures strength of community theater

Submitted 05-31-2016 under OPINION

"Caroline, or Change" will show at the Civic Theatre from June 3-June 19, 2016.


East Hills unveils bicycle, pedestrian improvements

Submitted 05-31-2016 under NEWS

Thursday, June 2, 2016 during Uptown's "Eat. Shop. Rock." event, the East Hills Council of Neighbors will reveal infrastructure changes for pedestrian and bicycle safety.


Grand Rapids Symphony unveils five-year strategic plan for innovation, collaboration, growth

Submitted 05-27-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Grand Rapids Symphony, about to select a new music director, has adopted a 5-year Strategic Plan to guide the orchestra into the future.


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


"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.


Local house venue welcomes new faces, returning artists to variety concert

Submitted 05-10-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

House concert at The Compound features four local bands, Bet on Rats, I Believe in Julio, Charlie Darling, and First Curse at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 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


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.