The Rapidian

Review

John Butler Trio fans jump onstage during memorable concert

Submitted 08-05-2013 under OPINION

At least five members of the audience jumped onstage during the encore of John Butler Trio performance at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Highlights from the show included classic jam "Ocean" and an end of the world dance party.

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David Byrne and St. Vincent burn down the house at Meijer Gardens

Submitted 07-10-2013 under OPINION

On an overcast and occasionally rainy evening at Meijer Gardens, David Byrne and St. Vincent shone through the clouds with a beautifully weird performance.

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Umphrey's McGee celebrates America with musical fireworks

Submitted 07-05-2013 under OPINION

With no show to play on the 4th of July, jam band giants Umphrey's McGee decided to celebrate Independence Day one day early, throwing a funk-filled dance party at Frederik Meijer Gardens.

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UICA screening French film "Something in the Air"

Submitted 06-28-2013 under OPINION

"Something in the Air," a film about French students in 1968, opened at UICA Friday June 28.

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Antrim Dells' new album shows musicianship, nostalgia

Submitted 06-26-2013 under OPINION

Jacob Bullard, Brian Voortman, Laura Hobson and John Hanson debut Antrim Dells' newest album this Saturday, June 29th at Nice Gallery.

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Founders Fest proves itself supreme Grand Rapids party

Submitted 06-26-2013 under OPINION

Despite a very hot and humid day, Founders Fest draws thousands of people to their sixth annual celebration of beer and music. Highlights included Minneapolis band Roster McCabe and Detroit performers Satori Circus.

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Wynton Marsalis brings diverse jazz showcase to Meijer Gardens

Submitted 06-25-2013 under OPINION

Backed by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis led attendees at Meijer Gardens on a tour through the history of jazz, featuring classics like Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington.

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UICA to show "Girl Rising" this Tuesday night

Submitted 06-24-2013 under OPINION

UICA will be presenting a special one night showing of "Girl Rising" on Tuesday, June 25.

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UICA exhibit "Chroma" changes perspectives on color

Submitted 06-19-2013 under OPINION

The UICA’s exhibit ‘Chroma’ engages and interacts with viewers, questioning beliefs and ideas about color.

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Gov't Mule treats Meijer Gardens to powerful night of southern rock

Submitted 06-19-2013 under OPINION

Bringing their unique brand of blues inspired, psychedelic southern rock, Warren Haynes-led Gov't Mule showed concertgoers that they are among the best touring bands in the country.

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