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Grand Rapids native brings Broadway home for the holidays

by (Matt)

Submitted 01-09-2013 under OPINION

“It’s as if the stars aligned,” said Brian Martin, 22-year-old cast member of Broadway’s traveling production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. “I’m the only one out of 60 production members who got to be...

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Jane's Addiction's kinky theatre of rock

by (tylersteimle)

Submitted 03-26-2012 under OPINION

After a long intermission following the drums and guitar duo of opening act Black Box Revelation, the blue mood lights finally go dark and a low swirl of static hisses from the PA.  Ferrell's voice breaks in, "I try to find some...

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Uses, misuses and abuses of music: John Varineau at the January Series

by (Ken Ford)

Submitted 01-06-2012 under OPINION

Associate conductor John Varineau of the Grand Rapids Symphony demonstrated to the audience "The Uses, Misuses and Abuses of Music" this past Thursday at the January Series of Calvin College. After opening performance with Mozart's...

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Toi, Toi, Toi! Love at the Opera for You!

by (Suzanna LaCroix)

Submitted 02-11-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

The classic head-over-heels love story transcends centuries. A man falls in love with a beautiful woman. The woman is passionate about the man. Yet the seduction of material luxuries and trickery by another man who can provide those...

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Bond, James Bond

by (Ken Tamke)

Submitted 10-02-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

Sept. 26 — The arts have exploded in downtown Grand Rapids much like the fall color does this time of year. Faced with a smorgasbord of choices for Friday night’s activity, no self respecting James Bond fan could pass up a chance at the Grand...

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