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Grand Rapids Symphony's "Rhapsody in Blue"

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 09-01-2016 under

Pianist Ralph Votapek, Gold Medalist in the first Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, joins Associate Conductor John Varineau and the Grand Rapids Symphony at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16-17, for the opening of the 2016...

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"Carmina Burana" closes Grand Rapids Symphony's season with a spectacular blowout

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 05-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

If you’ve never set foot in a concert hall, never heard a live, symphony orchestra performance, and have no clue who Carl Orff is, it’s still likely you’re familiar with some of his best work. If you’ve seen “Cheaper By...

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Grand Rapids Symphony plays 'Star Wars & More,' film music of John Williams to close 2015-16 Fox Motors Pops Series

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 05-05-2016 under NONPROFITS

John Williams is the most successful film composer in the history of cinema. The facts speak for themselves. The composer for the Star Wars, Harry Potter and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as for films such as Jaws and E.T. The Extra-...

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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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