music

Celebrate 50th anniversary of The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's' album with Grand Rapids Pops' live performance

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 04-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band changed the course of rock music. Released on June 1, 1967, Sgt. Pepper spent 15 weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. charts, making it the soundtrack for the “Summer of Love.” The...

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Changing accessible nature of city through art, Disability Arts Now engages community

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-04-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Launching this week, the three-year-old cultural organization DisArt, will be hosting a large symposium entitled, Disability Arts Now! World renowned academics, artists, community organizers, designers and much more, will come together and consider...

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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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Celebrating Mexicains Sans Frontieres with ten years of community involvement

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 03-22-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Hugo Claudin talks about his community work and events at Mexicains Sans Frontieres. How did Mexicains Sans Frontieres get started? “Mexicains Sans Frontieres started around 2006 when I moved into my loft on the Avenue of the Arts. A friend...

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American Music Prize Winner Margo Price to appear at St. Cecilia Music Center

by (St. Cecilia Mus...)

Submitted 03-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center will bring rising star Nashville singer Margo Price to Grand Rapids on Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. Margo Price has been taking the country music scene by storm with her debut album “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter....

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Grand Rapids Pops St. Patrick's Day celebration welcomes Irish singer Cathie Ryan from Detroit

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 03-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

Cathie Ryan teaches Irish myth and folklore and regularly leads tours of Ireland, which might come as a surprise since she’s a singer and songwriter. It might be even more of a surprise once you learn she isn’t from Dublin, she’s...

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Premiere of WMCAT student-produced documentary will highlight local social justice and equity

by (wmcat)

Submitted 02-24-2017 under NONPROFITS

Maybe you’ve cranked the volume up while listening to the latest post-breakup song, or you’ve listened to a song in remembrance of your childhood years or deceased loved ones; No matter what emotion you may be experiencing, music has the...

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Big voice of Lalah Hathaway, big sound of Grand Rapids Symphony, sell out 'Symphony with Soul' in DeVos Hall

by (ArtswriterGR)

Submitted 02-23-2017 under OPINION

The Grand Rapids Symphony set out 15 years ago to do something it had never done before - fill the better part of DeVos Performance Hall with people who likely had never been to a symphony orchestra concert before. Fill it they did on Saturday,...

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Taste of Soul Sunday to celebrate African American history, culture

by (wayjulie)

Submitted 02-14-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

On the third Sunday of every February, a long line of people gathers outside of the downtown Main Branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library. At exactly 1 p.m., the doors open and people of all ages stream through the doors. The smells of delicious,...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Marcelo Lehninger makes momentous debut in St. Cecilia Music Center

by (ArtswriterGR)

Submitted 01-11-2017 under OPINION

A new artistic leader’s arrival in a new home is a series of firsts. There’s the first announcement, first public appearance, first performance and on it goes. January's first was Music Director Marcelo Lehninger’s debut in St...

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