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2018 Festival of the Arts celebrates rich tradition and new additions

by (ric72528)

Submitted 05-31-2018 under NONPROFITS

Organizers and volunteers are working hard to prepare for the 49th annual Festival of the Arts taking place on June 1, 2 and 3 in downtown Grand Rapids. Check out the 2018 program, lineup of food booths, performance schedule and map to plan your...

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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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Enjoy 'Star Wars' and more at Grand Rapids Pops' concerts of movie music of John Williams, May 11-13

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 05-08-2018 under NONPROFITS

Through the medium of music, John Williams has created more heroes and villains than Harry Potter could summon with all his magical powers. The Harry Potter franchise of movies are just some of the many famous films for which Williams has composed...

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Grand Rapids Symphony, Symphony Chorus, bound for New York City's Carnegie Hall for Friday concert

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 04-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

The first time the Grand Rapids Symphony went to New York City, the goal was to go to Carnegie Hall, play a great concert, and show itself to be worthy of the hall that’s arguably the most important in North America. When the ...

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Grand Rapids Symphony set to return to New York City's Carnegie Hall with world-famous pianist, Brazilian music

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 04-10-2018 under NONPROFITS

The old joke about the world’s most famous concert hall begins, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” “Practice, practice, practice,” is the answer. You also roll up your sleeves and work hard to prepare a program,...

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Catalyst Radio: WMCAT talks teen music projects, Creston Brewery show

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-19-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Young speaks with Mike Saunders, teaching artist at West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology's after school teen arts program. For more information about WMCAT, visit http://www.wmcat.org/. Catalyst Radio is the weekly public...

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

by (GRSymphony)

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 Public Library to celebrate Día de los Muertos

by (wayjulie)

Submitted 10-25-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

This Saturday, October 28 through Wednesday, November 1, the downtown branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) will celebrate the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos. Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, honors family and friends who have...

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Sunny weather, large crowds make HopCat, WYCE Blue Bridge Music Festival a success

by (lemmon)

Submitted 10-02-2017 under NEWS

Unlike last year, when rain, wind, and cold weather dampened attendance, this year sunny skies and warm temperatures brought thousands of music and art lovers to the Blue Bridge Music Festival over two days to listen to the eight bands competing for...

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Reflecting on rocking times: my experience as a GR!GR counselor

by (mariahcaitlin)

Submitted 08-23-2017 under OPINION

As I hang my Polaroid pictures from drum instruction above my desk, find traces of glitter still embedded in my clothes, and count down the days til next year's camp week (it’s 356 in case you were wondering), I wanted to take time to...

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