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Grand Rapids Symphony joins Cornerstone University Chorale to celebrate new, $14 million Christ Chapel

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 04-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Symphony, for the first time in its 86-year history, collaborates with the Cornerstone University Chorale for a program of music, “Sacred Dimensions: Sacred Stories,” on Sunday, April 17, 2016. The performance at 6:30 p.m....

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Grand Rapids Symphony rocks with Boyz II Men, music of David Bowie at D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops in August

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 04-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Symphony’s D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops over the past two decades has brought plenty of top recording artists to West Michigan each summer concert series. An appearance by The Temptations drew some 12,...

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Grand Rapids Symphony unveils 2016 Picnic Pops Season

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 03-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Pops will rock you at the 2016 Picnic Pops. New experiences and new sounds, including a tribute to the rock group Queen, are part of the 2016 D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops season at Cannonsburg Ski Area. But old standbys,...

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Vox Vidorra, Lady Ace Boogie win big at Jammies

by (JordanSchulte)

Submitted 02-20-2016 under NEWS

Local music prevailed Friday as 24 West Michigan artists took the stage for the 17th annual Jammie Awards, presented by local independent station WYCE Radio (88.1 FM), a proud service of the Community Media Center.  The...

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Corner Record Shop defies digital revolution

by (JordanSchulte)

Submitted 02-19-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

In an unassuming plaza on Chicago Drive, between a family diner and a used car lot, sits the Corner Record Shop. Inside you’ll find over 80,000 alphabetized records, tapes, CDs and more. Owner Steve Williamson says he isn’t sure exactly...

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"Radio on the TV" series returns to GRTV with new hosts, editing styles

by (WYCE)

Submitted 02-12-2016 under NONPROFITS

WYCE’s Radio on the TV, a music video show produced in collaboration with GRTV at the Grand Rapids Community Media Center, is in the midst of season four of the show. It airs every Tuesday at 8 p.m., Thursdays at 9 p.m. and Saturdays at 4 p.m...

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Awards showcase to celebrate local musicians

by (JordanSchulte)

Submitted 01-26-2016 under NEWS

Ralston Bowles, Lady Ace Boogie, Rick Chyme and many other Grand Rapids musicians will soon take the stage for a night of celebration and community that spans genres. They'll all be gathering at the WYCE Jammies on February 19 at The...

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Freedom from fear: Musician/dancer shares his art of achieving what was thought impossible

by (katelewisceramics)

Submitted 12-31-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Shamar Alef Ben-Yasara’El, given name William Griffin III, was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Starting at a young age, his mother enrolled him in summer art classes at Kendall. He was a member of the Grand Rapids Ballet ...

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Wealthy Theatre to host The Crane Wives for 6th annual New Year's Eve concert

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 12-29-2015 under NEWS

Wealthy Theatre is hosting its sixth annual New Year's Eve concert on December 31. Locally started indie-rock/folk band The Crane Wives will return to Grand Rapids for the event, and Chicago band The Way Down Wanderers will make their...

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The Muteflutes - "Worry About the Wind"

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-04-2015 under NONPROFITS

Songs from the Second Floor is a collection of the ephemeral performances that occur live on the air, in one take, on 88.1 WYCE. This video series is produced by GRTV in collaboration with WYCE and The Rapidian in order to capture and archive these...

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