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JoAnn Falletta, trailblazing female conductor, joins Grand Rapids Symphony for concerts in DeVos Hall

Submitted 03-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

Two-time Grammy Award winning conductor returns to Grand Rapids with some of her favorite music this weekend during Women's History Month


American Music Prize Winner Margo Price to appear at St. Cecilia Music Center

Submitted 03-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center brings rising star Nashville singer Margo Price to Grand Rapids on April 6, 2017 at 7:30. Price recently won the 2017 American Music Prize that recognizes the year's best debut album


Grand Rapids Pops St. Patrick's Day celebration welcomes Irish singer Cathie Ryan from Detroit

Submitted 03-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

Former lead singer for all-women Celtic ensemble Cherish the Ladies has deep roots in the Emerald Isle, but she grew up in the Motor City.


Grand Rapids' first annual Asian Festival debuts in summer 2017

Submitted 03-07-2017 under NEWS

To raise awareness about and share the food, entertainment, and traditions of Asian culture, a team of eight Grand Rapids community members has come together to plan and execute the City’s first Asian Festival.


The Right Now returns to Founders Brewing to kick off eight show tour

Submitted 03-03-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Soul pop band The Right Now kicks off an eight show tour at Founders Brewing on March 25 to debut their new album: Starlight.


Symphony celebrates music of J.S. Bach at eleventh Grand Rapids Bach Festival

Submitted 02-28-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

The eleventh biennial celebration of the music of J.S. Bach, founded by Linn Maxwell Keller, opens March 5 with multiple events in Grand Rapids


"Let's Talk GR Music" latest meeting covers marketing, promotion

Submitted 02-28-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

I look back at recent meeting with John Sinkevics of


Premiere of WMCAT student-produced documentary will highlight local social justice and equity

Submitted 02-24-2017 under NONPROFITS

The documentary, in partnership with the Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives, will premiere on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. at UICA. Admission is free, and a panel discussion will follow.


Taste of Soul Sunday to celebrate African American history, culture

Submitted 02-14-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Taste of Soul Sunday will be held this Sunday, February 19 at the Grand Rapids Public Library’s downtown Main Branch.


Carrying local music's 'do-it together' torch: A look at the Upper Room

Submitted 02-10-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

In recent years, a number of smaller, accessible concert venues have shut down or moved away from downtown. The Upper Room hopes to keep Grand Rapids' Do-it-Together music scene going during the downswing.