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Devos Hall

Grand Rapids Symphony opens season with celebrated violinist Sarah Chang and Ravel's Bolero

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Submitted 09-13-2017 under NONPROFITS

Violinist Sarah Chang is one of classical music's biggest and best-known soloists. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant followed by the Avery Fisher Prize in 1999, Chang became the youngest inductee to-date in Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of...

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Celebrate 50th anniversary of The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's' album with Grand Rapids Pops' live performance

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Submitted 04-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band changed the course of rock music. Released on June 1, 1967, Sgt. Pepper spent 15 weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. charts, making it the soundtrack for the “Summer of Love.” The...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Marcelo Lehninger leads orchestra in picturesque adventure into the future

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Submitted 03-06-2017 under OPINION

Imagine a day at an amusement park with wild rides, unusual sights, new experiences and surprises around every corner. That gives some insight into the Grand Rapids Symphony’s Classical series concerts “Pictures at an Exhibition”...

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See and hear 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' like you've never seen it before with Grand Rapids Pops

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Submitted 11-03-2016 under NONPROFITS

Composer John Williams is the best-known film composer of modern times. Winner of five Academy Awards for films including "Jaws" and "Schindler’s List," Williams is that master at setting the scene for an epic battle...

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

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Submitted 10-18-2016 under OPINION

One of the great pleasures of art is the delights and discoveries you encounter along the way. Grand Rapids Symphony’s performance of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini easily transported its listeners to...

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A Night at the Nutcracker dress rehearsal

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Submitted 01-03-2012 under NONPROFITS

  Shirley On Thursday, December 8, the GAAH Press Club saw the dress rehearsal for The Nutcracker presented by the Grand Rapids Ballet Company at DeVos Hall.   I liked the part of the play when they had a party and a war, but the part...

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The Conversation Continues . . .

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Submitted 10-09-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

The conversation continues . . .This morning I stopped into Tillie’s, a party store on north Monroe Avenue. I’m a regular there. Whether I desire a lottery ticket, Cheetos or an adult beverage, it’s where I tend to  my easy-and-quick-to-satisfy...

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