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.
The Grand Rapids Symphony and Chorus will take center stage at Carnegie Hall on April 20, playing a selection of beautiful, illustrious pieces by Brazilian, Spanish and French composers. But before taking off for the Big Apple, the orchestra will preview its playlist for Grand Rapids on April 13 and 14 at DeVos Performance Hall.
David Cope’s poems are derived from the experiences he’s cultivated over the years. They are snippets of inner monologues, conversations and moments in time that capture soulful characters through thoughtfully painted portraits and expressive accounts of real situations.
As the French Paper Co. approaches its 150th anniversary, the Niles, Michigan business began a deep dive into its archives, resulting in “The Road to 150 Tour,” an exhibition of its work, specifically its work over the past 30 years with Charles Anderson Design.