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Grand Rapids Circle Theatre stages "You Can't Take It With You"

Submitted 06-14-2024 under OPINION

Grand Rapids Circle Theatre's production of You Can't Take It With You stars a terrific, fizzy ensemble.

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"Beautiful" dramatizes Carole King's journey from high school to Carnegie Hall

Submitted 06-09-2024 under OPINION

Alyssa Garcia Bauer shines in jukebox musical dramatizing the rise of influential singer-songwriter Carole King.

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Orville Peck takes off the mask

Submitted 06-06-2024 under OPINION

Masked singer kicks off Meijer Gardens's summer concert series with songs alternating between melancholy and rousing.

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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Stages Murder On The Orient Express

Submitted 04-22-2024 under OPINION

Despite a snag or two, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre's production of the Agatha Christie classic brings high drama in the old style.

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Local Artist Highlight: Annamarie Buller

Submitted 04-14-2024 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts talks with Annamarie Buller about her change-generating event series, "Centering Liberation." Interview by Pamela MacDougal

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In "Disney's Descendants: The Musical," youth choose their own path

Submitted 03-04-2024 under OPINION

"Disney's Descendants: The Musical," based on the 2015 film of the same name, dramatizes the potential of young people to change the world.

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Local Artist Highlight: Brandy Mayweather Rising from the Crucible of Experience

Submitted 02-12-2024 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts looks over the shoulder of Grand Rapids multi-media installation artist Brandy Mayweather to see how she does it. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.

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Clyde's dramatizes the hopes and struggles of post-prison life

Submitted 01-21-2024 under OPINION

Clyde's, a play by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lynn Nottage, dramatizes the realities of post-prison life with humor, empathy and style.

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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.

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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.

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