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Attention performers: 2019 Festival of the Arts performance applications now open

by (ric72528)

Submitted 11-14-2018 under NONPROFITS

Planning for Festival of the Arts’ 50th year is officially underway, and now is the time to submit applications for performing during the three day event: June 7, 8 and 9, 2019. Interested parties should visit festivalgr.org and complete the...

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St. Cecilia Music Center launches 2018-19 season with folk artist Pokey LaFarge

by (St. Cecilia Mus...)

Submitted 09-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

St. Louis-based singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Pokey LaFarge will begin his solo tour at St. Cecilia Music Center on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Pokey LaFarge incorporates elements of early jazz, ragtime, country blues...

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Concerts Under the Stars returns to Grand Rapids Public Museum's Chaffee Planetarium

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 12-12-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum announced today that Concerts Under the Stars will return for a second year, with an additional show in 2018. Concert-goers will enjoy a fully immersive audio and visual experience. Live concerts begin on January 18,...

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Margo Price

by (Stcecilia)

Submitted 11-16-2016 under

Price’s music recalls hardships and heartaches -- the loss of her family's farm, the death of her child, problems with men and the bottle. Her voice , an alluring mix of vulnerability and resilience that calls to the likes of  Loretta...

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Marc Cohn

by (Stcecilia)

Submitted 11-16-2016 under

Best known for his Grammy Award winning soulful ballad, “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn has solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer-songwriters. Combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with...

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Los Lonely Boys

by (Stcecilia)

Submitted 11-16-2016 under

Full of the infectiously melodic mix of bluesy rock ’n’ roll and rootsy brown-eyed soul that’s long endeared Los Lonely Boys to its fan base, the album adds an expansive range of new sonic elements, like touches of reggae grooves,...

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Pokey LaFarge

by (Stcecilia)

Submitted 11-16-2016 under

Incorporating elements of early jazz, ragtime, country blues, Western swing, and beyond, LaFarge has created a vibrant, deeply expressive body of work that embodies an expansive musical vision and vivid storytelling sensibility that are wholly his...

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Langhorne Slim

by (Stcecilia)

Submitted 10-24-2016 under

American singer-songwriter, Langhorne began to gain public notice through several years of touring with the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players and an appearance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival. His song "Electric Love Letter" was chosen...

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Local house venue welcomes new faces, returning artists to variety concert

by (Ben Wesley)

Submitted 05-10-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Beneath the surface of the Grand Rapids music community, even more underground than “underground”, lies the house venue scene, where hosts lend their basements or living rooms to artists seeking exposure. Some of the most powerful...

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Ralston Bowles, Jammies Legacy Award 2016 recipient, talks music, community

by (JordanSchulte)

Submitted 02-16-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

When Ralston Bowles left Gary, Indiana for Grand Rapids at 16, he wasn’t planning on building the legacy that he’s being awarded for at the Jammies this Friday. Feb. 19. But WYCE Station Manager AJ Paschka, who organizes the awards...

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