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Beethoven's mighty Ninth Symphony, plus world premiere, bring Grand Rapids Symphony's season to thrilling conclusion

by (ArtswriterGR)

Submitted 05-22-2018 under OPINION

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is one of the crowing achievements of Western culture. The music, some of Beethoven’s best, stands on its own. Its message that all of humanity is a brotherhood elevates it to a whole new level. In 1989,...

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GRandJazzFest offers eclectic lineup for 2018 event at Rosa Parks Circle

by (Molly Klimas)

Submitted 05-15-2018 under NONPROFITS

If you like variety in your jazz, bring a lawn chair down to Grand Rapids’ Rosa Parks Circle Aug. 18-19 and kick back. GRandJazzFest presented by the DTE Energy Foundation has announced the performance lineup for its seventh annual music...

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Dwelling Place launches new community arts series

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 04-17-2018 under NONPROFITS

“Our focus for the Community Arts Series is lowering barriers to resident participation so that our residents know that cultural programs are for them, and how they can best utilize the cultural organizations in the downtown area. The arts are...

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Downtown Market hosting month of cheerful holiday events

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 11-30-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is hosting a variety of holiday events during the next month, making it the one-stop destination in Grand Rapids for holiday cheer the whole family can enjoy. Visitors can pick out a freshly-cut Christmas tree and...

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Art happens here 365 days a year

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 10-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

This time of year in Grand Rapids, it’s pretty much impossible to walk three feet without coming face to face with some kind of art. What many people who flock to this city this time of year for ArtPrize may not realize is that art lives and...

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Summer celebration along Downtown's South Division Avenue

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Another sunny August in Grand Rapids marks the most exciting First Fridays event of the season: the 14th annual artist’s market, hosted by the Avenue for the Arts. First Fridays is a monthly event held in the business corridor along South...

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Stay motivated to create this summer with Workshop Wednesdays

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-18-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

If you are an artist or a writer, you’ve probably heard this one piece of advice from a mentor at some point in your life: find a community. What people don’t always tell you is how to find that community. It can be a daunting process to...

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Grand Rapids Symphony sees spectacular audience growth from new Symphony Scorecard program

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 05-10-2017 under NONPROFITS

When members of U.S. Military are deployed far from home, family and friends are concerned for their safety. The men and women in uniform, however, are just as concerned with the well-being of those left behind, and experiencing live music,...

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

by (GRSymphony)

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

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 03-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

JoAnn Falletta, as a child, dreamed of growing up and becoming an orchestra conductor when girls weren’t supposed to think such thoughts. After all, there were none when the New York City native enrolled in Mannes School of Music in the early...

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