The Piano Cottage Rocks!

The Piano Cottage Gives Young Musicians a Stage

What began as piano lessons in a little brown cottage around the neighborhood has grown into a musical training center for the whole community of West Michigan.
Ed Spillers, Magic 104.9

The Man Behind The Magic

He’s on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. He sits in the booth, laughing with and teasing callers as they eagerly await the news that they’ve won something. Sometimes he chats with movers and shakers about local activities and happenings in the city, keeping the community in the know.
"One Crazy Summer" by Rita Williams-Garcia

Citywide Kids Reading Initiative Selects 2018 Book

Fifth graders across the state are being encouraged to read “One Crazy Summer” by Rita Williams-Garcia in 2018.

The show must go on

Opera Grand Rapids will broadcast a performance for ticketholders this weekend.
Broad Leaf Local Beer interior

Foreigner Band Members Visiting Brewery

Classic rock and craft beer know what love is.

Meijer Gardens brings back butterfly exhibition

The largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibit in the country is returning to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

Outdoor pavilion opens in Ada

The Van Andel Family Pavilion, an outdoor entertainment venue in Ada Township, opened last week.
Sweet Adeline's won the 2018 Region 17 singing competition.

In Perfect Harmony with the Sweet Adeline’s

The Grand Rapids Sweet Adeline’s (GRSA) chorus is headed to New Orleans in 2019 for the Sweet Adeline’s International chorus competition after taking home first place in the mid-size chorus category at the Sweet Adeline's Regional 17 competition held in Cleveland last month.

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.
Jackie Venson, Photo by Jinni J

Jackie Venson Accompanies Gary Clark Jr. in Grand Rapids

If you’re planning on attending Gary Clark Jr.’s show at 20 Monroe Live on Tuesday it’s worth getting to the venue in time to catch his opening act, Jackie Venson, who will be making a stop in Grand Rapids for the first time.
Elevation at The Intersection, Photo by Benjamin Howell

With Two New Venues, The Intersection Gives a Stage to Burgeoning Acts

One of Grand Rapids’ most versatile spaces has transformed yet again. The 40-year-old concert venue, The Intersection, which has rocked the corner of Grandville Ave. and Cherry Street for the past 15 years, has added two new venues to continue its tradition of “delivering first-class shows” to the city’s concertgoers.

Ford airport to debut Super Bowl ad

Gerald R. Ford International Airport will air its first Super Bowl ad.           
FMG Amphitheater by Kendra Kamp Photo & Design

Meijer Gardens Shows Off Expansion Progress

The frigid temperatures aren’t slowing down the progress of the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park expansion project, which includes completion dates ranging from later this spring to 2021.
"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" premiere's in Grand Rapids.

“Jumanji” Author Comes to GR for Film Premiere

Families will come together for action, adventure, and an opportunity to support the children’s programs of Hospice of Michigan at the premiere of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”—at both Celebration! Cinema North in Grand Rapids and the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor.

GRCC’s Renovated Music Center Benefits Students & Audiences

Audiences will benefit as much as students from Grand Rapids Community College’s renovated Music Center, according to Kevin Dobreff, director of Grand Rapids Community College’s music program.

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.”
Lindo Mexico

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Grand Rapids

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.
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen Game of Thrones cropped

Downtown Venue Hosting ‘Game of Thrones’ Watch Party

The long night is coming, but the side that fights for the living is making a last stand downtown.

Grand Rapids Ballet announces 2020-21 virtual season

Grand Rapids Ballet will begin its virtual 2020-21 season with four new programs starting Nov. 13.

Competition features works inspired by Meijer Gardens

Entries for a West Michigan art competition later this year all will have one thing in common: the beauty of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

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