The Rapidian


St. Cecilia Music Center launches 2018-19 season with folk artist Pokey LaFarge

Submitted 09-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) will begin a new season of music on October 4, 2018 launching the Folk Series with popular artist Pokey LaFarge. This season will be SCMC’s celebration of their 135-year history as the oldest performing arts organization in Grand Rapids.


Grand Rapids Symphony bids farewell to Rich DeVos to open 2018-19 season

Submitted 09-18-2018 under OPINION

Music Director Marcelo Lehninger welcomed violinist Karen Gomyo for the opening concerts of the Grand Rapids Symphony's 2018-19 season on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15


Jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli joins Grand Rapids Pops for ‘McCartney and More’ this weekend

Submitted 09-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

Sir Paul personally asked John Pizzarelli to record and perform McCartney's songs in the style of jazz standards from the Great American Songbook


Grand Rapids Symphony will remember philanthropist Rich DeVos at season-opening concerts Friday, Saturday

Submitted 09-11-2018 under NONPROFITS

Philanthropist Rich DeVos will be remembered with remarks and special music at the Grand Rapids Symphony's season-opening concerts Sept. 14-15.


Festival of the Arts announces honorary co-chairs for 50th year

Submitted 09-10-2018 under NONPROFITS

Festival of the Arts announces its honorary co-chairs for the event’s 50th year – Glenn Del Vecchio, Executive Director for Grand Rapids Ballet and James Sofranko, the new Artistic Director for Grand Rapids Ballet. The two were selected to celebrate the link to the very first Festival of the Arts.


Wealthy Theatre documentary premiere co-directed and edited by Grand Rapids’ Libi Hake

Submitted 09-07-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The documentary about Michael K. Paxton, an Appalachian Artist/Cancer Survivor, is produced and edited Ms. Libi Hake, who calls Grand Rapids her hometown.


Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park celebrates Autumn with Chrysanthemum Exhibition

Submitted 09-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Chrysanthemums and More! exhibition features a celebration of all things local with vibrant chrysanthemum displays, family-friendly activities and more, September 21 to October 28.


Blast of Beethoven kicks off Grand Rapids Symphony's exciting 2018-19 season

Submitted 09-04-2018 under NONPROFITS

Classical favorites played by world-class soloists, classic pop/rock, fabulous films with live music, and family friendly entertainment fill the Grand Rapids Symphony's 89th concert season


Celebrate ten years of Meanwhile movies at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 09-04-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Meanwhile Film Series & Perrin Brewing Company present "The Big Lebowski" up on the big screen! Festivities begin Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in celebration of the 10-year anniversary for The Meanwhile Film Series.


Meijer Gardens' fall exhibition celebrates contemporary disability sculpture

Submitted 08-20-2018 under NONPROFITS

The group exhibition Process and Presence: Contemporary Disability Sculpture features 16 international artists.