live music

Phabies work balance into their free lunchtime show at Rosa Parks Circle

by (rosie.accola)

Submitted 05-24-2024 under LOCAL LIFE

Phabies, the indie rock brainchild of Laura Hobson and Garrett Stier, is singular to Michigan in the same way Sufjan Stevens is. There are certain bands whose creativity grows along the shores of lake beaches.  Hobson’s precise and...

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The Accidentals return to midtown with a new twist on old favorites

by (rosie.accola)

Submitted 04-26-2024 under LOCAL LIFE

Michigan natives, The Accidentals, played a sold-out show at Midtown on Wednesday to celebrate the release of their latest project, "Cover Art." While most musicians use covers as a point of entry into the music industry, The Accidentals...

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park releases 2024 summer concert series lineup

by (allisondonahue)

Submitted 04-11-2024 under NEWS

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park announced Thursday the 2024 Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens lineup, featuring 33 internationally renowned artists — including big names like Bonnie Raitt, Orville Peck,...

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WMCAT's iBall 2024

by (wmcat)

Submitted 01-23-2024 under NONPROFITS

At the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology, “You Got This!” is a commonly heard phrase encouraging adults on their journeys to new careers and economic security, encouraging teens as they build creative confidence and share their...

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First Aid Kit Makes Grand Rapids Debut At Meijer Gardens

by (John Kissane)

Submitted 07-25-2023 under OPINION

In 2008, a slightly grainy video appeared on YouTube. In it, two teenage girls, one holding a guitar, are sitting in the woods. The one holding the guitar says, “So, um, this is for you, Fleet Foxes. It’s a little gift from us. OK, here...

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Jenny Lewis Draws From Rich Catalog At Meijer Gardens Performance

by (John Kissane)

Submitted 07-11-2023 under OPINION

Talk about star power: the video for Jenny Lewis’s song “Just One of the Guys” features Anne Hathaway, Brie Larson, and Kristen Stewart. All three actresses have been nominated for Academy Awards, and two (Hathaway and Larson) have...

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Community Updates: Friday, June 3

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-03-2022 under NEWS

GRPD Says Goodbye to One of its K-9 Officers and Welcomes Another On June 1, the Grand Rapids Police Department announced that one of its police canines, Atos, has retired. According to a press release, K9 Atos has dedicated eight years of service...

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Cinematic Shostakovich and 'optimistic, absolutely stunning' music by Mozart come to Grand Rapids Symphony stage

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 01-09-2020 under NONPROFITS

Dmitri Shostakovich was one of the most subversive composers in the history of music who lived to tell the tale. Under orders from the communist regime to produce a piece commemorating a peasant uprising against Tsar Nicholas II of Russia,...

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Grand Rapids Symphony celebrates Christmas with new sights and sounds, unexpected surprises at Holiday Pops

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 12-03-2019 under NONPROFITS

December is the time of year for decorating, baking, shopping and spending time with friends and family. It’s also one of the best times of the year for celebrating with the gift of music. Enjoy the holidays with timeless music and much more...

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Two women, Grammy winning conductor and African-American violinist, join Grand Rapids Symphony for music by Prokofiev and more, Nov. 15-16

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 11-12-2019 under NONPROFITS

In the world of Classical Music, fewer women than men are major soloists on violin or piano. Even fewer women hold posts as conductors or music directors. Fewest of all are the number of women whose music is performed regularly in the concert hall....

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