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Tegan and Sara bring Grand Rapids community together to create safe space

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 08-18-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

On August 17, 2017, the amphitheater at Frederik Meijer Gardens filled up with fans of all ages. Everyone came together to sing along to the well known lyrics of Tegan and Sara. The show was opened by AOK, a Grand Rapids duo that features pop...

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Local musicians talk community, music while preparing for GRPM Planetarium show April 6

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 03-31-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Emma Loo and Sam can be found performing and connecting with the community all over Grand Rapids. The band started in 2012. Emma Loo was raised in Lowell and Sam was raised in Chicago. With their unique psychedelic folk sound, the band has taken off...

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Aquinas College spring play opens cast to community members to promote social change

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 03-29-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Randy Wyatt has directed over 60 productions. "Love and Information" has a large cast and the casting process was opened up to community members. This play ties in to spreading the word about Aquinas’ new major, Theatre for Social...

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Fifth annual Lake Effect Fringe Festival kicks off at Dog Story Theater February 1

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 01-30-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Lake Effect Fringe Festival stands by its motto, “Changing the forecast for live local theatre,” as many local West Michigan talent pull together to provide a wide variety of events that span over a month, from February 1 until...

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Harpeth Rising

by (harpethrising)

Submitted 09-28-2015 under

With their brand new album, 'Shifted', debuting at No. 1 on the Folk Charts, the classically trained women of Harpeth Rising combine original, gritty lyrics with folk, roots, bluegrass, and rock on violin, banjo, cello, foot-percussion, and...

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Dear First Grade Journal - "Junie B. Jones: The Musical" is coming to HSRT!

by (HSRTheatre)

Submitted 07-11-2015 under NONPROFITS

HOLLAND, MI - Hope Summer Repertory Theatre’s Children’s Performance Troupe is ecstatic to present “Junie B. Jones: The Musical,” written by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, and adapted from the New York Times bestselling...

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Hey Marco! Give Love! CD Release Sneak Peek

by (mjak68)

Submitted 10-03-2014 under

  Funky, Fun and Playful Music Hey Marco has been playing together since 2007 and this is our first studio album.  We feel we have spun together our musical influences in unique and exciting ways in these 12 tracks.  The record...

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VALENTIGER Album Release Party

by (brentshirey)

Submitted 07-10-2014 under

SAT July 12 2014The Pyramid Scheme {link} 68 Commerce SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 21+, START:8PM ///// END: 11:55PM   There are four acts: Nathan K (acoustic solo act - also releasing an album) The Handgrenades (from Detroit - awesome...

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Wealthy Theatre LaughFest: diverse, edgy, experimental, local

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 03-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

Wealthy Theatre has partnered with LaughFest since the comedy festival’s first year, hosting national headliners - and presenting original, local events. This week Wealthy Theatre presents two homegrown events, with a focus on experimentation...

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Grand Rapids-based band Field ready for listeners

by (Davis Dryer)

Submitted 07-17-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids-based band Field has begun its entry into the scene of live music, and they’re eager to dive in. Field’s entrance into playing live has been a long time coming- the band first formed nearly a year ago. Within the month,...

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