Hope College faculty member releases debut album in response to prejudice

Nationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist and Hope College faculty member Jordan VanHemert released his debut album “I Am Not a Virus.”

Muskegon County casino plan heads to Lansing

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians is one step closer to building a casino in Muskegon County.

LowellArts Youth Theater to perform ‘The Trial of Goldilocks’

After COVID-19 halted LowellArts Youth Theater’s comedy production of “The Trial of Goldilocks” by Joseph Robinette last year, the theater will be raising the curtains for a performance this spring.

Sensory Showtimes returns to Celebration Cinema

Celebration Cinema is relaunching its Sensory Showtimes program, which is designed for individuals and families with special needs, including autism.

National collegiate bowling championships to be held in Wyoming

The top events of the United States Bowling Congress Collegiate season, the Intercollegiate Team Championships and Intercollegiate Singles Championships, will be held from May 3-8 at the Spectrum Entertainment Complex, 5656 Clyde Park Ave. SW in Wyoming.

Van Andel Arena celebrates 25th anniversary

Van Andel Arena is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and is asking you to share your favorite memories.

Grand Rapids band releases first album

Jeff Troutman and the Parachute Adams Band released its first album “Heaven.”

Circle Theatre adds more performances to its 2021 season

Circle Theatre updated its 69th main stage season with new outdoor productions and in-theatre productions that will begin May 6.

LaughFest kicks off 11th year

Gilda’s LaughFest begins at 6 p.m. Thursday with headliner Justin Willman and continues through Sunday.

Battle Creek Symphony to host free virtual concert

The Battle Creek Symphony will present Russian Romance, a free virtual concert at 7:30 p.m. April 3.

Muskegon garden and boat show moves to new location

Muskegon Lakeshore Home, Garden + Boat Show will be held April 16-17 at the new VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center, 460 W. Western Ave. in downtown Muskegon.

Circle Theatre holding virtual auditions for 2021 season

Circle Theatre is offering virtual auditions for select 2021 season productions, including “The Gin Game,” “Always... Patsy Cline” and “Cabaret.”

Grand Rapids women’s football team announces 2021 schedule

The Grand Rapids Tidal Waves, a women’s tackle football team, will be opening its 2021 season against the Columbus (Indiana) Vanguards at 5 p.m. May 1.

St. Cecilia cancels five remaining in-audience concerts

St. Cecilia Music Center canceled five of its remaining live in-audience concerts for the 2020-21 season because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Grand Rapids Symphony to honor community leaders with online gala, concert

The Grand Rapids Symphony is combining an annual concert and gala into one online event this year.

Festival of the Arts to return in 2021

Festival of the Arts will return in 2021 with a slightly different format.

West Michigan Whitecaps to open 2021 season in May

After more than a year off the field, the West Michigan Whitecaps will begin their 2021 season on the road against the Fort Wayne TinCaps on May 4.

Indian Trails Golf Course opens for winter recreation

The recreational trail at Indian Trails Golf Course is now open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. for fat-tire biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, weather permitting.

GRPM receives national grant for prototype of digital experience around Grand River

The Grand Rapids Public Museum was awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Grand Rapids Symphony continues Pathwaves series for spring

The Grand Rapids Symphony launched its online spring Pathwaves concert series that will continue through June.

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