Celebrating Pride: Grand Rapids Gears Up for the 2022 GR Pride Festival

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 06-03-2022 under LOCAL LIFE

In June of 1988, the very first Pride Celebration in Grand Rapids was held in the downtown Monroe Ampitheater -- now known as Rosa Parks Circle. The event included live entertainment, informational booths, and a number of guest speakers. The...

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Broadway Grand Rapids Returns After Nearly Two-Year Hiatus With Hairspray

by (John Kissane)

Submitted 01-13-2022 under OPINION

On January 12th, 2022, Broadway Grand Rapids returned in the best way possible: with a fast-paced, streamer-shooting, dance-filled show that offered, above all else, fun. It was a long time coming. Thanks to the pandemic, nearly two years have...

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Grand Rapids Community Media Center kicking off live virtual concert series on Monday

by (Community Media...)

Submitted 06-07-2020 under NEWS

The lights are back on at Wealthy Theatre’s historic theatre space this Monday. Wealthy Theatre will be joined by its fellow Grand Rapids Community Media Center (CMC) resources for a new live virtual concert series – WYCE at Wealthy....

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Tegan and Sara bring Grand Rapids community together to create safe space

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 08-18-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

On August 17, 2017, the amphitheater at Frederik Meijer Gardens filled up with fans of all ages. Everyone came together to sing along to the well known lyrics of Tegan and Sara. The show was opened by AOK, a Grand Rapids duo that features pop...

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Local musicians talk community, music while preparing for GRPM Planetarium show April 6

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 03-31-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Emma Loo and Sam can be found performing and connecting with the community all over Grand Rapids. The band started in 2012. Emma Loo was raised in Lowell and Sam was raised in Chicago. With their unique psychedelic folk sound, the band has taken off...

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Aquinas College spring play opens cast to community members to promote social change

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 03-29-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Randy Wyatt has directed over 60 productions. "Love and Information" has a large cast and the casting process was opened up to community members. This play ties in to spreading the word about Aquinas’ new major, Theatre for Social...

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Fifth annual Lake Effect Fringe Festival kicks off at Dog Story Theater February 1

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 01-30-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Lake Effect Fringe Festival stands by its motto, “Changing the forecast for live local theatre,” as many local West Michigan talent pull together to provide a wide variety of events that span over a month, from February 1 until...

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Harpeth Rising

by (harpethrising)

Submitted 09-28-2015 under

With their brand new album, 'Shifted', debuting at No. 1 on the Folk Charts, the classically trained women of Harpeth Rising combine original, gritty lyrics with folk, roots, bluegrass, and rock on violin, banjo, cello, foot-percussion, and...

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Dear First Grade Journal - "Junie B. Jones: The Musical" is coming to HSRT!

by (HSRTheatre)

Submitted 07-11-2015 under NONPROFITS

HOLLAND, MI - Hope Summer Repertory Theatre’s Children’s Performance Troupe is ecstatic to present “Junie B. Jones: The Musical,” written by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, and adapted from the New York Times bestselling...

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Hey Marco! Give Love! CD Release Sneak Peek

by (mjak68)

Submitted 10-03-2014 under

  Funky, Fun and Playful Music Hey Marco has been playing together since 2007 and this is our first studio album.  We feel we have spun together our musical influences in unique and exciting ways in these 12 tracks.  The record...

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