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Local Artist Highlight: The Skinny Limbs

Submitted 12-13-2023 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts gets the spin from Max Knoth of The Skinny Limbs; local band headlining at The Pyramid Scheme February 24th, 8 pm. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.


Wealthy Theatre Presents History Rich Holiday Classic 'It's a Wonderful Life' in 16mm Film this December

Submitted 12-06-2023 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids's Wealthy Theatre to play "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946), for second annual holiday showing. Now considered a classic, the Frank Capra directed film once sprung controversial federal investigations and lengthy legal battles despite it's praise from American audiences.


St. Cecilia Music Center presents GRAMMY® Award-winning Blind Boys of Alabama on December 5, 2023

Submitted 11-27-2023 under NONPROFITS

The Blind Boys of Alabama will perform their exciting holiday Christmas Show at St. Cecilia Music Center on December 5th!


Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Stages Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Submitted 11-27-2023 under OPINION

Three decades after the movie's release, Disney's Beauty and the Beast retains much of its charm.


Local Artist Highlight: Michele Bosak, Exhibitions Director at Kendall College of Art and Design

Submitted 11-13-2023 under NONPROFITS

Proving that every ending is a beginning, Michele Bosak is transforming what were the Fed Galleries (and briefly UICA) into an experimental gallery space for design collaboration. Co-located with the KCAD FlexLab, the FlexGallery will enhance Kendall design programs. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.


St. Cecilia Music Center brings the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Concert on November 9, 2023, continuing their 12-year Partnership

Submitted 10-26-2023 under NONPROFITS

Co-Artistic Directors of CMS – Pianist Wu Han, Cellist David Finckel – with Violinist Arnaud Sussman will delight the audience with an exquisite evening of Haydn and Beethoven trios.


St. Cecilia Music Center brings Jerry Douglas, Dobro Guitar Master and 15-time GRAMMY® Award-winning Artist, to perform a special duo show with bassist Daniel Kimbro on November 16, 2023

Submitted 10-26-2023 under NONPROFITS

The amazing Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar, elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. Douglas masterfully incorporates elements of country, bluegrass, rock, jazz, blues, and Celtic into his music.


Grand Rapids Art Museum Presents First Annual LEGO Celebration

Submitted 10-20-2023 under NONPROFITS

Brick by Brick: The Creative Art of LEGO® opens Saturday, Nov. 4


Grand Rapids welcomes Halloween with haunted tours

Submitted 10-17-2023 under LOCAL LIFE

In Grand Rapids, Betka-Pope Productions' Halloween haunted tours, led by Eirann Betka-Pope, explore spooky city tales. From unexplained voices at St. Cecilia Music Center to mysterious happenings at local theatres and the eerie Lake Michigan Triangle, the tour fascinates attendees.


Local Artist Highlight: Jeff Ham Ceramics

Submitted 10-13-2023 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts investigates how the wheel spins with west Michigan potter Jeff Ham. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.