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Wynton Marsalis brings diverse jazz showcase to Meijer Gardens

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 06-25-2013 under OPINION

Based on the soft-spoken opening words of Wynton Marsalis as he introduced himself and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, I was immediately struck with a feeling that this installment in the Frederick Meijer Gardens Summer Concert Series was going...

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Gov't Mule treats Meijer Gardens to powerful night of southern rock

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 06-19-2013 under OPINION

Hiding from the sun under a tree at Meijer Gardens, I watched both dread-headed Deadheads to polo-shirted business casuals nod along to Frank Zappa songs as they waited for Gov’t Mule to begin their performance as part of the annual Frederick...

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Future Rock takes concertgoers to a galaxy far, far away

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 04-29-2013 under OPINION

Hailing from Chicago, Future Rock is a progressive electronic band consisting of three members: Darren Heitz on the drums, Mickey Kellerman on keyboards and Felix Moreno on bass. Their live performances combine instrumentation with pre-recorded...

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West Michigan Jazz Society carries on mission of founding leaders

by (Renato)

Submitted 11-20-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Betty Forrest had a passion for jazz, and she was married to a jazz musician. Jack Hoppus was a radio DJ with his own all-night jazz show for WLAV, and collected jazz records while opening up Jack’s Record Shop. Together, these two helped to...

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Letting go with mewithoutYou

by (edelsteven)

Submitted 09-26-2012 under OPINION

mewithoutYou is coming to Calvin’s Covenant Fine Arts Center on September 29 at 8 p.m. Over the last 12 years, the Philadelphians have carved a strange niche for themselves within the indie music world. They self-released their most recent...

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Breathe Owl Breathe performs live at The DAAC

by (adrian)

Submitted 07-31-2012 under OPINION

The Division Avenue Arts Collective (DAAC) proves to be Grand Rapids premier intimate venue for locals and others to see exactly what they were hoping for. Without the distractions of large crowds, age restrictions, alcohol and drugs, it holds up...

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