The Rapidian


COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Wednesday, March 18 updates

Submitted 03-18-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids suspends walk-in traffic at City Hall and other departmental buildings, Kent County Clerk suspends in-person transactions, Festival of the Arts cancels 2020 event, and more statements from local organizations issued March 17-18, 2020.


St. Cecilia Music Center's Concert with GRAMMY® Award Winning Marc Cohn has been Postposed

Submitted 03-15-2020 under NONPROFITS

A new date for St. Cecilia Music Center's Marc Cohn Concert has been scheduled for September 2020 and the exact date will be announced soon.


Still Scary After All These Years: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Broadway Grand Rapids

Submitted 03-12-2020 under OPINION

Cody Garcia shines as the candy man in the national tour.


Local Pantry is Investing in Local Agriculture

Submitted 03-06-2020 under NONPROFITS

UCOM has invested over $46,000 in locally grown food since July 2017


Award-winning writers Krista Tippett, host of ON BEING podcast, and novelist Min Jin Lee in Grand Rapids this Spring for the 30th Anniversary Festival of Faith & Writing

Submitted 02-25-2020 under NONPROFITS

The Festival of Faith & Writing’s 30th anniversary celebration, April 16-18, 2020 in Grand Rapids, will include Krista Tippett interviewing Min Jin Lee for a live taping of Tippett’s On Being podcast.


St. Cecilia Music Center Jazz Series features Jazz at its finest on March 5 with Grammy Award Winning Jazz Vocalist Luciana Souza

Submitted 02-23-2020 under NONPROFITS

Luciana Souza's performances transcends traditional boundaries around musical styles, offering solid roots in jazz, sophisticated lineage in world music, and an enlightened approach to new music.


Meijer Gardens' 25th Annual Butterfly Exhibition Explores an Era of Discovery and Highlights the Story of the Wardian Case

Submitted 01-30-2020 under NONPROFITS

Thousands of butterflies fly freely in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory March 1 through April 30.


GRAMMY(r) Award Winning Bluegrass Band The Infamous Stringdusters to make their debut appearance in West Michigan on February 6 at St. Cecilia Music Center

Submitted 01-16-2020 under NONPROFITS

The GRAMMY® Award-winning Bluegrass Band The Infamous Stringdusters will bring new heights to the Royce Auditorium stage with their high energy, expressive blend of All-American bluegrass combined with heartfelt lyrics and strands of rock, jazz, funk, country and more.


St. Cecilia Music Center brings back the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on Thursday, January 23 performing a program entitled French Enchantment featuring inspiring works by Saint-Saëns, Fauré and Ravel

Submitted 01-14-2020 under NONPROFITS

“French Enchantment” begins and ends with early works by Saint-Saëns and Fauré that recreate the elegant atmosphere of 19-century Parisian salons.


St. Cecilia Music Center Jazz Series features Emmet Cohen's Master Legacy Series with World-Renowned Jazz Legend Benny Golson this Thursday, January 16, 2020

Submitted 01-14-2020 under NONPROFITS

Multifacted “New Generation” American Jazz Pianist Emmet Cohen and the Emmet Cohen Trio will combine talents with Multitalented and Internationally Revered Jazz Legend Benny Golson