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Grand Rapids Pops plays the great musical themes from 'Star Wars,' 'Star Trek,' 'Lord of the Rings' and more, May 10-12

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Submitted 05-08-2019 under NONPROFITS

At Disneyland, the grand opening of Galaxy Edge’s theme park, complete with new music, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite, by John Williams, is just weeks away. In Grand Rapids, you can get your Star Wars fix in DeVos Hall this...

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'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' comes to the GR Pops stage, March 8-10

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Submitted 03-06-2019 under NONPROFITS

Famed film composer Hans Zimmer thought The Lion King and Gladiator were great projects, which is why he signed up to compose the music for those films. When director Gore Verbinski invited the film composer of Inception and The Dark Knight trilogy...

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Grand Rapids Symphony welcomes Itzhak Perlman, Olga Kern, 'Ghostbusters,' 'Up,' 'Home Alone' for 90th anniversary season

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Submitted 02-01-2019 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Symphony’s 90th anniversary season, by the numbers, could hardly be more impressive. The 2019-20 season opening in September welcomes Itzhak Perlman, one of the greatest violinists of our time, performing with the Grand Rapids...

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GR Pops welcomes trumpeter Byron Stripling for a blast of ragtime, blues and 'all that jazz' Friday through Sunday

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Submitted 01-24-2019 under NONPROFITS

The great jazz pioneer Louis Armstrong spent his life traveling the world as an ambassador for the musical form that’s America’s greatest contribution to the arts. Trumpeter and singer Byron Stripling has lived a similar life, performing...

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Cirque stars celebrate the season in Grand Rapids Symphony's Cirque de Noel

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Submitted 12-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

Twinkling lights on evergreen trees with presents all around. Sleigh rides on new-fallen snow, partridges in pear trees, surrounded by ladies dancing while pipers pipe and drummers drum. When you think about it, Christmas not only is the most...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Holiday Pops is homegrown entertainment for a hometown audience, Thursday through Sunday

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Submitted 12-04-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Grinch may be down on Christmas, but the voice that sings about the Grinch is anything but. Two years ago, Justin Hopkins, brought the house down in Grand Rapids with his version of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” at the Grand...

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Frank Sinatra's biggest hits come to Grand Rapids Symphony stage in 'Sinatra and Beyond,' Nov 9-11

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Submitted 11-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

Frank Sinatra was one of the most popular entertainers of the 20th century as well as one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. Twenty years before fans screamed themselves hoarse at the sight of The Beatles, bobbysoxers worked...

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Jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli joins Grand Rapids Pops for ‘McCartney and More’ this weekend

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Submitted 09-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

Jazz guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli has played and recorded with such luminaries as Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Frigo and Buddy DeFranco. He was the opening act on Frank Sinatra’s last tour. But Pizzarelli, age 58, grew up listening to...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Holiday Pops are homegrown fun for a hometown audience

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Submitted 12-12-2017 under NONPROFITS

If you love Christmas, you love Christmas carols, sung by a choir. Join the Grand Rapids Pops for its Wolverine World Wide Holiday Pops, and you get to hear not one but two choirs sing Christmas music. What’s more, you get to sing along too....

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Grand Rapids Pops brings 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' to DeVos Performance Hall on Friday, Saturday

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Submitted 09-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

Harry Potter has a magic that resonates across locations and generations, and this weekend the magic will leap from movie theaters to DeVos Performance Hall in one flick of a wand.  Last season, the Grand Rapids Pops brought the Harry Potter...

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