Former Grand Rapids resident and Calvin College graduate Paul Schrader returns to Grand Rapids next week to premiere his most recent film, “First Reformed.”
When Madelaine Lane graduated from college she couldn’t decide whether she should go to law school and achieve her life-long ambition to become an attorney or return to college and get a second degree in her new-found passion: vocal performance.
In one room, sketchbooks lie under glass—open diaries of intimate musings. In another, small steel sculptures rest on pedestals, catching the light as onlookers stroll by. The blue-gray and rust-colored walls are adorned with large framed drawings in every manner of color and shape.
A popular exhibit that included 1400 pieces of artwork last year is back at the Muskegon Museum of Art.
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.