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Blues

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

by (GRSymphony)

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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Hannah Rose Graves - "Blue Jay Blues"

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-02-2015 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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Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials - "Icicles in My Meatloaf"

by (GRTV)

Submitted 01-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

For more, also check out "Gotta Find My Baby" from this same Songs from the Second Floor session. 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...

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Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish - "Beer City USA"

by (GRTV)

Submitted 10-06-2014 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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Jarekus Singleton - "Suspicion"

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-15-2014 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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Over 100 artists hope to win Album of the Year at 2014 WYCE Jammies

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 02-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The 15th annual WYCE Jammy Awards presented by Bell’s Brewery will be presented on Friday, February 21st at The Intersection in an all ages free event, and the coinciding live concert will showcase over 20 of the nominated area artists...

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Wayne Baker Brooks wraps up Blues on the Mall 2013

by (magical)

Submitted 08-26-2013 under NEWS

It was a cool evening down at Rosa Parks Circle for the last Blues on the Mall concert of the summer. The Wayne Baker Brooks Band, from Chicago, Illinois performed on August 14. "This is our 23rd year of being the main sponsor of Blues on the...

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Local blues musicians share love of music with area schoolchildren

by (Ken Ford)

Submitted 12-12-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

At a time when music education is a controversial topic in Grand Rapids, West Michigan Blues Society (WMBS) continues to provide an interesting music program called Blues in the Schools (BITS). What is WMBS BITS? Led by the veteran local...

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Blue Molly: Happy to be blue

by (LorenaSlager)

Submitted 01-05-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids has an enormous amount of talented musicians, not the least of which being Daniel and Brett Beelen, two members of the band, Blue Molly. Blue Molly is composed of a diverse group including a business owner, two auto industry workers,...

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