Winfred Rembert grew up in the cotton fields. As a young boy, he worked picking cotton, making 50 cents to $1 in a day. Later in life, he returned to the backbreaking labor as a member of a prison chain gang. He said it’s important to him to document the stories of the cotton fields because they contain a history that many Black people don’t know about.
“If/Then,” the latest offering by Actors’ Theatre, is a fast-paced and entertaining production loaded with talented singers and musicians.
USA Today recently named the “Best Museum Exhibits in the U.S. this Winter” and the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s (GRAM) exhibition of “The Great Lakes Cycle” by Alexis Rockman is among the exhibitions highlighted.
Inspired at the age of five to learn to dance after seeing Michael Jackson on television, James Sofranko had no idea he was about to begin training for a future career as a professional ballet dancer– or that he would eventually end up in Grand Rapids.
Political fatigue may be setting in around the country as many tire of polarized conversations that seem to go nowhere but down. Social media allows people to be more ‘involved’ in politics than ever before, but without true access to the long-term, behind-the-scenes political processes most just get to argue about the remote tips of the icebergs, the end results that are simplified in message for public platforms.
Fifth graders across the state are being encouraged to read “One Crazy Summer” by Rita Williams-Garcia in 2018.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. day on Monday, the Muskegon Museum of Art is offering free admission and several special activities.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Opera Grand Rapids will take part in an in-concert version of Douglas Tappin’s “I Dream,” which recalls the last 36-hours of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life through his memories and recollections.
With films spanning the globe, the free Chiaroscuro International Film Series kicks off its 12th season on Sunday.
The frigid temperatures aren’t slowing down the progress of the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park expansion project, which includes completion dates ranging from later this spring to 2021.