Tag: theater

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Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan and Adriel Flete and company in On Your Feet! © Matthew Murphy

Theater review: ‘On Your Feet!’

The musical “On Your Feet!” opened yesterday at DeVos Performance Hall as part of the Broadway Grand Rapids Series. Love, passion, perseverance and a great beat underlie the musical — the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. The couple broke barriers, emigrating from Cuba to the United States and eventually becoming a pop sensation, with their music crossing lines between English and Spanish sounds and beats.

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GR|MAG’s Top Weekend Picks

Get ready to sit back and be entertained this weekend! It’s opening weekend of Circle Theatre’s production of Tony Award winning musical “Fun Home.” Grand Rapids Symphony kicks off its 24th annual Picnic Pops summer concert series. You can also enjoy a bit of nostalgia with Appetite for Destruction, a Guns N’ Roses tribute band visiting the 20 Monroe Live stage. That’s not all. Check out all of our weekend picks!

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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre stages "All the Way."

“All the Way” peels back political layers, examines the messy means to an end goal

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.