Artist & gallery owner Madison May

Conflict, Comfort and Convention

When a difficult childhood and troubling high school experiences left 24-year-old Madison Nicole May with a hefty emotional burden to bear, the Grand Rapids native decided to make the most of it, channeling her pain into art to overcome the past.
Musician Hannah Rose Graves. Photo courtesy of Hannah Rose Graves

Hannah Rose & the GravesTones Play Founders

Hannah Rose Graves, lead singer and founder of Grand Rapids-based band Hannah Rose and the GravesTones, has been singing since she could speak. Whether she exercised her talent in choir or theater, Graves has always sought opportunities to sing.

Griffins to host summer camps

The Grand Rapids Griffins will host a two-week summer camp for young hockey players.
The Russian Five Detroit Red Wings at bench

‘The Russian Five’ Hits Theaters

A movie based on a historic moment in NHL history is taking viewers behind the Iron Curtain.
ArtPrize 10 "49 Elegies"

ArtPrize Jurors Announce Shortlist

Last night, the ArtPrize jurors announced their shortlist. Twenty artists are now vying for $500,000 in prizes — including two $200,000 Grand Prizes and $100,000 in Category Awards.

Concerts Under the Stars continue

The Grand Rapids Public Museum will continue its 2022 Concerts Under the Stars series in February.
Dan Rickabus

Dan Rickabus Performs ‘Existentially Charged’ Album at Planetarium

Grand Rapids musician Dan Rickabus has been playing music for over 17 years. He has been the drummer for indie folk pop rock band The Crane Wives for almost eight years, a bandmate and producer for Michigan Earthworks musicians Seth Bernard, and performs with Gifts and Creatures, and an instrumental band, Public Access.
Grand Rapids Civic Theater brings "Annie" to the stage this holiday season.

The Sun Shines Non-Stop on Civic’s “Annie”

You don’t have to wait for the sun to come out tomorrow. It shines non-stop in Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s latest powerhouse production, “Annie.”
"A Christmas Carol" by Grand Rapids Ballet. Choreographed by Brian Enos.

Choreographer Brian Enos Takes on Ebenezer Scrooge

Choreographer Brian Enos took on the classic Christmas tale, “A Christmas Carol,” for the first time this year and he is excited for audiences to see the final product, which debuts Thursday evening with a benefit performance for Ronald McDonald House.
Pride & Joy The Marvin Gaye Musical stage shot

‘Pride & Joy: The Marvin Gaye Musical’ Takes You Into Motown

A new jukebox musical with the songs of Marvin Gaye is performing its second-ever show in Grand Rapids.
Wicked, Original Broadway Company

“Wicked” Continues to Defy Gravity

Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is definitely not dead.Her musical bio “Wicked,” which just opened a sold-out three-week run at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, is every bit as enchanting and exciting as when I first saw it 13 years ago on Broadway.

Symphony welcomes spring with weekend concert

The Grand Rapids Symphony is fighting the extended winter blues with a spring-themed performance featuring a mother-son duo.
The Knickerbocker Stein Night

GR|Mag’s Top Weekend Picks

Whether you’re an early riser or a night owl, this weekend is filled with events perfect for you. Maybe enjoying the morning planning out all of your holiday shopping? Or how about a warehouse party dedicated to the leading figure of pop art? Take this weekend to enjoy the cool outdoor fall weather and also all of the businesses lining the city.
Grand Rapids Ballet brings "Nutcracker" to life this weekend.

“Nutcracker” Choreographer Makes GR Stop Ahead of Opening

Val Caniparoli jokes that he’s a “Nutcracker” machine. A choreographer for companies all over the world, Caniparoli was in Grand Rapids before Thanksgiving to update his choreography for the Grand Rapids Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker,” which opens Dec. 1 at DeVos Performance Hall.
Trevor Noah headlines LaughFest 2018

Trevor Noah & Cameron Esposito Among LaughFest Headliners

"The Daily Show’s" Trevor Noah is coming to Grand Rapids in March as part of the eighth annual LaughFest lineup.

Rock band to perform at Pyramid Scheme

A Canadian rock band will make an appearance in Grand Rapids.
Vernis Schad

Living Legend

Vernis Schad has been part of the fabric of Grand Rapids for more than 70 years. She’s seen the best the city has to offer and lived through some of the most difficult years.
Great Skate Winterfest Griffins player and child Rosa Parks Circle

Grand Rapids skates to number eight

Whether you enjoy figure skating, hockey, or speed skating, winter is the best time to bundle up and head to your local ice rink.
Vinyl collection on display at Kendall College of Art & Design's Fed Galleries.

Unique Personal Collections on Display at Fed Galleries

From lost shoes to old family photos to Madonna memorabilia, the Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) community is made up of many individuals with unique collections, now on display as part of the new “Focus on KCAD | Collections” exhibition.
Winfred Rembert, Photo by Howard Shapiro

Artist Winfred Rembert Documents Black Life with his Paintings

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.




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