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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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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.

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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.

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In Funny Girl, Katerina McCrimmon Blazes

Submitted 09-21-2023 under OPINION

The first national tour of Funny Girl brings staggering talent to Grand Rapids.

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Sweeney Todd Cuts As Sharply As Ever

Submitted 09-13-2023 under OPINION

Grand Rapids Circle Theatre's production of Sweeney Todd is a dark triumph.

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Local Artist Highlight: An Introduction to The August Connection at 325 Division Avenue South

Submitted 09-05-2023 under NONPROFITS

Exploring Fashion as an Art Form: Avenue for the Arts visits with an owner of The August Connection on the inspiration and creation of new vintage shop in the Heartside District on Division Avenue South. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.

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Local Artist Highlight: An Introduction to Cocoon Art Space at 327 Division Avenue South

Submitted 08-11-2023 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts visits with the owners of Cocoon Art Space on the inspiration and creation of an innovative new gallery space in the Heartside District on Division Avenue South. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.

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Pippin Comes Of Age

Submitted 07-13-2023 under OPINION

Circle Theatre Grand Rapids stages sexy, sincere 1972 musical about finding yourself in others.

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