Honestly, there was a point during the play “The Nether” on opening night Thursday evening where my guest wanted to walk out of the auditorium. Quite frankly, that’s something I was happy to hear, as I don’t think I want to know any person sitting in that audience that didn’t feel disturbed to their core of the virtual reality world brought to life on the stage.
To borrow a description from Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities,” 1967 was the best of times and the worst of times in Detroit. Motown music was at its peak. But that was also the year Detroit experienced one of the worst race riots in American history.
Yuge Zhou came to upstate New York from Beijing, China with the intention of studying computer science. Once settled into New York, Zhou said she became fascinated by the American landscape and urban landscape.
On Sunday afternoon, ArtPrize named the Top 20 public vote finalists, now eligible for round two voting beginning today at 2 p.m. The finalists have a shot at $200,000 in grand prize money.
The West Michigan Symphony (WMS) 2017-18 Season opened to a full house at the historic Frauenthal Theatre in downtown Muskegon Friday night. The brilliant Cuban pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán joined in as guest artist, displaying once again the level of artistry found in this professional regional orchestra located on the shores of Lake Michigan.
A year ago, Hwa-Jeen Na lost his childhood friend to suicide. Na said his buddy had recently come out to his family and struggled with the response.
ArtPrize Nine is in full swing and there are only a few days left to cast a vote for your favorite entries. The first round of public voting closes at 11:59 p.m. Saturday and the Top 20 entries will be announced on Sunday, kicking off the second round of voting.