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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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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Jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli joins Grand Rapids Pops for ‘McCartney and More’ this weekend

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 09-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

Jazz guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli has played and recorded with such luminaries as Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Frigo and Buddy DeFranco. He was the opening act on Frank Sinatra’s last tour. But Pizzarelli, age 58, grew up listening to...

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GRandJazzFest seeks volunteers

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Submitted 07-24-2018 under NONPROFITS

GRandJazzFest presented by the DTE Energy Foundation seeks volunteers to help at the festival August 18-19, 2018 at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids. “It’s about building community, meeting new people, and making new friends,...

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GRandJazzFest offers eclectic lineup for 2018 event at Rosa Parks Circle

by (Molly Klimas)

Submitted 05-15-2018 under NONPROFITS

If you like variety in your jazz, bring a lawn chair down to Grand Rapids’ Rosa Parks Circle Aug. 18-19 and kick back. GRandJazzFest presented by the DTE Energy Foundation has announced the performance lineup for its seventh annual music...

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

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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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St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids announces dynamic 2017-2018 season of music

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Submitted 10-24-2017 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) in Grand Rapids will begin a dynamic new season of music featuring the best musicians in chamber, jazz and folk music beginning on October 26, 2017. Amazing acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke will launch St. Cecilia Music...

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Antibalas coming to Founders Brewing on September 30

by (Erica Soto)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under NEWS

For decades, Antibalas (which translates to “bullet proof” in Spanish) has paid homage to and transformed Afro-caribbean and Afro-beat music. The Brooklyn-based band incorporates jazz, funk, and African drumming to their sound as well as...

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Volunteer at the sixth annual GRandJazzFest

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Submitted 07-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

GRandJazzFest volunteer, board member and longtime City of Grand Rapids resident Molly Klimas will be the first one to say, “I didn’t know much about jazz – or even if I liked it – when I got involved in GRandJazzFest in 2012...

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Ride The Rapid to visit free events throughout July

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 07-05-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

We’ve entered one of Michigan’s most magical seasons. Michigan summers are the perfect time for exploration, new activities and, most importantly, fun! Fortunately for Grand Rapidians and those living in surrounding transit-friendly...

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