The Rapidian


Meijer Gardens' 25th Annual Butterfly Exhibition Explores an Era of Discovery and Highlights the Story of the Wardian Case

Submitted 01-30-2020 under NONPROFITS

Thousands of butterflies fly freely in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory March 1 through April 30.


GRAMMY(r) Award Winning Bluegrass Band The Infamous Stringdusters to make their debut appearance in West Michigan on February 6 at St. Cecilia Music Center

Submitted 01-16-2020 under NONPROFITS

The GRAMMY® Award-winning Bluegrass Band The Infamous Stringdusters will bring new heights to the Royce Auditorium stage with their high energy, expressive blend of All-American bluegrass combined with heartfelt lyrics and strands of rock, jazz, funk, country and more.


St. Cecilia Music Center brings back the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on Thursday, January 23 performing a program entitled French Enchantment featuring inspiring works by Saint-Saëns, Fauré and Ravel

Submitted 01-14-2020 under NONPROFITS

“French Enchantment” begins and ends with early works by Saint-Saëns and Fauré that recreate the elegant atmosphere of 19-century Parisian salons.


St. Cecilia Music Center Jazz Series features Emmet Cohen's Master Legacy Series with World-Renowned Jazz Legend Benny Golson this Thursday, January 16, 2020

Submitted 01-14-2020 under NONPROFITS

Multifacted “New Generation” American Jazz Pianist Emmet Cohen and the Emmet Cohen Trio will combine talents with Multitalented and Internationally Revered Jazz Legend Benny Golson


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

Submitted 01-09-2020 under NONPROFITS

Two longtime friends, celebrated conductor Peter Oundjian, pianist Jeffrey Kahane join the Grand Rapids Symphony for music by Shostakovich and Mozart on Jan. 10-11.


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

Submitted 11-12-2019 under NONPROFITS

Conductor JoAnn Falletta and violinist Tai Murray lead concerts including music by a promising, young French woman who died at 24


Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Celebrates the Holidays with 46 International Traditions

Submitted 11-04-2019 under NONPROFITS

25th annual ‘Metro Health Christmas & Holiday Traditions’ exhibition welcomes a new title sponsor and explores iconic symbols from around the globe.


St. Cecilia Music Center will feature The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performing the powerful works of four Great Innovators - Beethoven, Stravinsky, Mendelssohn and Smetana on November 21, 2019

Submitted 11-01-2019 under NONPROFITS

Executive Director Cathy Holbrook remarks, “It is truly a special experience to see the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center perform at St. Cecilia Music Center. These artists are amazing to watch with incredible artistry that is flawless."


Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids Provides Michigan Premiere of Gloria

Submitted 10-22-2019 under OPINION

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' play presents a bleak, funny-sad view of modern life.


Firebird Soars

Submitted 10-19-2019 under OPINION

Firebird offers broad view of ballet as art form and demonstrates the strengths of Grand Rapids Ballet.