Following its debut at the Wealthy Theatre last spring, “Rhythm and Race: A History of African American Music in Grand Rapids” has had an interesting journey.
This morning a new statue was unveiled in downtown Grand Rapids and the organization behind it hopes it will serve as a backdrop for many people’s big celebrations.
Eldonna Edwards set her recent book “This I Know” in the fictional West Michigan town of Cherry Hill, which she said allows her to draw from the several cities she grew up in, including Grand Haven, New Era and Shelby, for the book’s setting.
Cinco de Mayo, the annual celebration of the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire in 1862 and a general celebration of Mexican-American culture, takes place Saturday, May 5, and several area restaurants and one entertainment venue are participating in events to help you celebrate.
Long have there been stories of mermaids in the oceans and water people who live in the Great Lakes. But are the watery folks merely the stuff of legend or just a little bit real?
With National Poetry Month well underway, Grand Rapids-based spoken word poet Rachel Gleason has been busy with a variety of events taking place within the local poetry scene.
The “Color of the Year”, presented by PANTONE and X-Rite, is an exhibition at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA) that revels in the regality and decadence of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, the PANTONE Color of the Year 2018.
The historic Lowell Showboat will be rocking this summer with the Sizzlin’ Summer Concert series. This outdoor concert series runs from June 14 to Aug. 23 on Thursdays.
This past Sunday marked what would have been the 100th birthday of Betty Ford, the former first lady to President Gerald R. Ford. To celebrate this centennial anniversary, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is giving the community an in-depth look at her life and legacy in its newest exhibit, “In Step with Betty Ford.”
When Bob Dylan was announced as the recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, there was some kerfuffle over whether or not a musician deserved such an honor, but for poet Levi Romero, the recognition made perfect sense.