VAI hosts Couture for a Cure for the 12th year.

Van Andel Institute Hosts Fashionistas for Couture for a Cure

The 12th annual Couture for a Cure event returns this Thursday, Oct. 12 to the Van Andel Institute (VAI).
Kekla Magoon visits West Michigan to talk about "X: A Novel

“X: A Novel” Author Speaks in West Michigan

Kekla Magoon is making a series of appearances in West Michigan this week to discuss “X: A Novel,” the book she co-wrote with Malcolm X’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz.
Opera Grand Rapids celebrates 50th anniversary season

Opera Grand Rapids Launches 50th Season

Opera Grand Rapids, the state’s longest-running professional opera production company, is celebrating its 50th season with pride in the past and expectations for the future.

ArtPrize Nine Winners Announced

The winners of ArtPrize Nine’s $200,000 grand prizes were announced last night along with the 2-D, 3-D, Installation, and Time Based category winners and the Best Venue award.
Actors' Theater opens season with "The Nether"

“The Nether” asks uncomfortable, disturbing, relevant questions

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.
Ebony Road Players present "Detroit '67"

Ebony Road Players Stage “Detroit ’67”

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.
Vander Mill's 8th Annual Vander Fest celebrates fall.

GR|Mag’s Top Weekend Picks

We hope you weren't planning to catch up on sleep this weekend. Grand Rapids  has so much to do it was hard to narrow our list of favorites.
P!nk announces Beautiful Trauma World Tour

Pink Swings into Grand Rapids

Ahead of the release of her seventh studio album, pop superstar P!nk announced her Beautiful Trauma World Tour, which includes a stop in Grand Rapids.
"Midtown Flutter" by Yuge Zhou

“Midtown Flutter” Captivates ArtPrize Viewers

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.
Fenced In by Cassandra Burgess at The B.O.B.

ArtPrize Names Top 20 Finalists

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.
West Michigan Symphony

West Michigan Symphony offers Unpretentious Sophistication at the Lakeshore

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.
"As Much Heaven As Earth" by Jean Na at GRAM

“As Much Heaven As Earth” Poses Tough Question

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.

Griffins Hit the Ice Next Weekend

If you haven’t purchased your tickets already for the Griffin’s season opener what are you waiting for?
Three portraits from "As Much Heaven As Earth" entry.

ArtPrize Nine Photo Gallery

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.
Grand Rapids Symphony presents Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets in concert

GR|Mag’s Top Weekend Picks

With the excitement of ArtPrize still keeping the city bustling, GR|Mag had to include some interactive ArtPrize events to keep you busy this weekend. We've also got some seasonal fall fun for the now appropriate sweater weather, exercise for a cause, and Michigan’s largest and oldest tribute to the Bard.
"Portrait of the Artist: Jo Powers" by Donita Simpson

89th Annual Art Show Spotlights Michigan Talent

ArtPrize isn’t the only game in town. The Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) kicks off its 89th annual Michigan Regional Exhibition on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m.
"Enmesh" by Leroi DeRubertis

ArtPrize Jurors Narrow Field to 20

Last night, ArtPrize jurors gathered to announce their 20 finalists.
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.

With New Album Lipstick Jodi Sets Out to Conquer Midwest

In the next year, Lipstick Jodi hopes to regularly play shows across the Midwest. In anticipation, the Grand Rapids-based band released its first full-length album and will celebrate its release with a live show on Thursday, Sept. 28 at The Stache, located inside of The Intersection.
"Past Perfect" by Jeana Eve Klein at GRAM.

Guide to GRAM’s ArtPrize Nine exhibits

ArtPrize Nine began on Wednesday and Grand Rapids Art Museum is eagerly anticipating the hundreds of thousands of visitors who will stream through its doors throughout the 19-day art competition.

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